Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Review: Half-Blood (Covenant #1)

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by 
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis: (goodreads)
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

My Review:

Absolutely loved this book. From the first pages Jennifer and Alex both had me completely drawn in by what was happening. I love Alex she's so funny and strong and such a great character to read about. Never the less her life sucks.

The beginning of the book she is being chased by Daimon's which are pretty much dead rotting Pure Bloods who like to feed off of aether or Half-Blood and Pure life energy. The followed her from Florida after she fled when she found her dead mother on the floor. Finally thinking she's going to die help comes in the form of Aiden St. Cloud. The hot Pure that Alex has had a crush on since the first moment she saw him all those years ago at the Covenant. After dispatching the daimon's they take Alex back to the Covenant where she has a less than warm welcoming.

Her uncle is now what we could call a principle. His name is Marcus and he wants nothing more than to give Alex the Elixir and send her to her step fathers house to become a servant. However, as fate should have it Aiden steps in and says his train her so she can be caught up by the time summer is over in three months. Alex much obey the rules and not get into any large amounts of trouble or else she will be put into solitude for the remainder of her life.

Back at the Covenant Alex meets up with her old best friend Caleb. I have to say I love Caleb, he's insanely hilarious and always knows how to lighten the mood up in the book when situations are looking grim. Alex also starts training which is beyond painful for her and she soon learns how far behind she is after not training for three years. As time goes by she begins to catch up and she thinks that everything will be alright. But the fates have other plans for her.

Enter Seth, the Apollyon, a half blood who can control all four elements including a fifth. He's been sent to the Covenant to watch over Lucian, but he believes it was to watch over Alex. As secrets and lies become revealed Alex soon finds out she's been lied to, and she now understands why her mother ran with her three years ago.

Overall, great awesomesauce book. I hope you pick up a copy for yourselves because this is a great book. 

About the Author:

Hey Guys! Please note: I don't send out ARCs for review. If you're interested in reviewing a book of mine before release date, please contact the appropriate publisher. I also don't check my Goodreads email. For interview requests, please contact: jenniferlarmentrout(at)live(dot)com. USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion). Jennifer also writes adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn

About Book:
Paperback, 281 pages
Published by Spencer Hill Press
Released:  October 18th 2011
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Blog/ Website: Website
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