Oh My God, the tension between Elena and Raphael! It drove me crazy! They were sooo close, but Elena always pulled away at the last minute! Until the bathtub/huge bed for Raphael's wings scene ;).
And what about the whole macabre thing, killing spree, etc.? Well, I've always been a person who likes the macabre: in TV shows and now in books, too. The 'ew' descriptions were necessary, in my opinion. I heard that some people said they were unnecessary to the plot and too gory. For me, you're all wrong. I'm not saying this because I like the macabre, but because I actually believe those details really helped us understand the evilness of Uram and his madness.
I don't think I ever enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this one. I only wished there were men like Raphael in real life, if you know what I mean. For those who haven't read the book, I'm sorry I can't explain how hot he is: you'll have to read and find out! For those who read "Angel's Blood", what I'm saying isn't new, is it? ;)
For everything I said earlier, I'm certain you'll agree with me when I say that 5 stars is the correct rating.
(SPOILER ALERT!) In my edition, there was an excerpt of "Archangel's Kiss", and I read it, of course. I had a huge surprise when I saw Raphael's arrogance and how stupid he was being to Elena. Still, I hope it was just a rough beggining... Let's see what happens! :)