Review: Half-blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted February 16, 2016 in review / 4 Comments

Review: Half-blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutHalf-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Spencer Hill Press on October 18th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: E-book
Pages: 281
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Kindle (Amazon)
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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.

Oh. My. God.

Why didn’t I read this book sooner? It’s really really really really good. REALLY GOOD. AND AIDEN. AND SETH. HOTNESS PARADISE.

Reading Covenant reminded me of other Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books. It was really amazing how she had that unique writing, that can make readers go “Yup, this is Jennifer’s book, alright.” The main character in this book, Alex, was more or less my favorite type of girl. It was definitely cool that she had a guy’s name, as her nickname. What made her even better was that she was stubborn, rebellious and reckless. YUP, my favorite girl. I had a great time chuckling and smirking to myself every time Alex picks a fight with someone else. She was also REALLY badass which made the whole story line much much more interesting. I mean, no damsel in distress here, people.

Covenant was unique in the sense that it was much more interesting that most of the fantasy books that I’ve read. There’s that whole division between half-bloods and pures, in which half-bloods were looked down upon. And of course, they can’t be with each other, and that made me curious as to how the author would end this whole series, because of Aiden and Alex’s differences.

Covenant was fast paced, but it definitely did not seemed rush. It was the opposite in fact. I got so caught up in the book, and the battles, that I was seriously emotionally exhausted after reading it. It felt like the book wrung out every available emotion from me, and that, my friend, is a good thing. It’s like the amazing feeling ever. Each page oozes out emotions that you actually feel that you’re a part of that world. I mean, seriously, I cannot wait to see how good the next book would be like.

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4 Responses to “Review: Half-blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. This is probably my favourite JLA series though I still have to finish it (getting the books in Canada was always a task but they are all here now so I have no excuse!).

    I find it funny too that she has her own unique style so I always know when I am reading her books. Probably because she seems to have a certain formula she sticks to in all her YA books. Not that it is a bad thing; I always know what to expect with her books 🙂
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    • HAHAH yes, I definitely need to start reading the next few books EEEEEK. And yeah, I agree that JLA tend to have that CERTAIN WAY of writing, which I really love. It makes her seem unique 😉

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