Sunday, August 5, 2012

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads Description:

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.

Mary's Review:

I really wish I had read this series sooner!  However, I am so far behind in my "to-read" list this kept getting pushed back.  Shame on me!!!  Now that I have read it I cannot wait for more!!

Best part of book:  There are 3 parts that I consider the best of the book: Aiden, Seth and Alexandria!  I cannot say how awesome these three characters are.  Aiden: pure-blood, Sentinel, trainer to Alex and loves Alex but cannot be with her because of the Breed Order.  Seth: half-blood, First Apollyon, hot-head and also deeply cares for Alex.  Alex: half-blood, loves Aiden (but can't be with him) and is confused about Seth (hates him one minute and not sure about him the next) . On top of that she finds out two things that changes her life forever and has to deal with them.

Worst part of book:  The only thing that I did not like that much was the feelings Alex had for Seth and Aiden.  It was back and forth the whole time.  However, I understand the reasons for it.  She cannot be with Aiden because of the Breed Order.  She could be with Seth and feels a pull to him but does not get along with him all the time.

Why should others read this:  You should read this because Jennifer is an amazing author.  She gives and amazing twist on mythology and a troubled teenage girl.  Jennifer really makes you feel so sorry for Alex and all her issues; however, at the same time she makes you cheer for Alex too!  I love that about her.

Onto Book 2:  Pure

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