by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Also by this author: Obsidian, Origin, Opposition, Shadows (A Lux prequel novella)
Published by Spencer Hill Press
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Other, Young Adult
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. -- Jennifer L. Armentrout
I liked this book, don’t get me wrong here, but I didn’t LOVE it. Does that make sense? And I know for a fact that if I didn’t love Armentrout as much as I did I probably wouldn’t have continued with this series but because I LURVE her AND HER WRITING IS DA BOMB DIGGITY FRESH, I stuck with it.
Ain’t I just the dedicated fan?…..Yup.
Basically we have this girl Alexandria “Alex.” In the beginning it’s totally obvious she’s running from something but we, the reader, don’t know what that is until later on the book. Her mom gets killed, (not a spoiler) while she tries to fight for both of their lives. She ends up getting brought back to the Covenant where she used to live before she “mysteriously left.” (The Covenant is a place where Pure Bloods and Half-Bloods live) This chick has mad goals and wants to become a Sentinel so she can be all awesome and be this super-epical warrior girl.
But, she has some problems to face before she can reach her goals.
RUBBING HANDS GIF
♥AND A WHOLE LOT OF ROMANCE AND SWOON (OMIGOSH, #SWOONFEST) When she meets Aiden again, I PROMISE YOU my irises turned into little heart shapes.
Aiden a pure. (Meaning, well…pureblood, or something like that?) And since she’s a half-blood, that makes them incompatible so they can’t be together. (But PFFT, we ALL KNOW they’re going to get together.)
Let me just highlight some of the (many) reasons I fell for Aiden:
♥AIDEN: Y’all, this dude grew in my heart SO MUCH. At first though, he kind of reminded me of Four so I kept having these images of Four pop up in my head when I read the scenes he was in. (Although, I’m in no way, shape or form complaining, because PFFT, I’m not.)
♥AIDEN: Even though he’s the strong and silent type, I STILL fell hard for him. (My ideal kind of book boo’s are the mysterious, the tall, the arrogant types but that didn’t matter.)
♥AIDEN: He’s such a fierce protector and I LOVE that even though he has feelings for Alex (and she has feelings for him) he thinks of HER and won’t let their relationship blossom and explode like it will if/when they get together.
Sooooo yes, Alex has to concentrate on this CRAPLOAD OF CRAPTASTICAL CRAP, all while dealing with her feelings for Aiden which are getting stronger and stronger the more she’s with him.
How ya’ll like my Theo James gif? Your welcome. You are oh, SO welcome.
One thing I didn’t really care for was how much information there was at one time. It’s like, when you first start reading, it’s important to connect with the characters AND the world before we have some of their backstory. I felt there was a bunch of info DUMP that my eyes were glazing over because my brain just wasn’t having it.
Over to you:
Has that ever happened to when you were trying to get into a book but the info dump just didn’t let you? Did it make you drop the book or did you keep reading it like a champ? Have ya’ll tried this book out yet?