Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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

Synopsis: Alex's life is anything but simple. She's been on the run for the past three years with her mother from the Covenant- a place where Alex grew up surrounded by half-bloods, like herself, and pures, like her mother. The pure-bloods descended from the relationships of the gods and their mortal lovers, giving them magical powers. However, the parents of a mortal and a pure only result in half-bloods, leaving them no magical properties at all.
Now, Alex is being shipped back to the covenant where she is given two options: become a mindless slave and work for the pures, or train with pure-blood Aiden to become a Sentinel- a guard that protects pures from Daimons- evil creatures who hunt the pures for their addictive blood.
The convenant has some strict rules, the number one being pures and half-bloods don't mix. This use to be a fairly simple rule for Alex to follow, that is, until she started training with Aiden. Now she has to hide her feelings are risk automatic enslavement. Of course, having a huge crush on Aiden isn't her only problem. She has Seth, the half-bloods of all half-bloods, the Apolloyn (a half-blood who can wield all the elements) checking her out every five seconds. And if that's not creepy enough, Alex also has a damion with big plans for her. Surviving summer has never been harder.

My Thoughts: I loved it! Jennifer's writing style is superb, as always. This series is going to be amazing. Alex is hilarious and totally relateable.  The story is refreshing as it twists it's way through a new secret world filled with people who have their own set of rules. If you were to throw in Vampire Academy meets Percy Jackson in a mixing bowl, add some of JLA's witty ideas and styles, you would get Half-Blood.

My Rating: 5/5 Stars
GoodReads Rating: 4.25

Teaser Pleasers:
-"Okay, I'm ready to move onto something else, like practicing with knives or defense against the dark arts. Cool things."
"Did you just quote Harry Potter?"
I grinned. "Maybe I did."




4 comments:

  1. Awesome review Sonnie. I love this series. You have GOT to read Pure. It's even better =)

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    1. Thanks Kay!
      I've heard that! For some reason, I didn't think it was available yet on Kindle, but I just checked Amazon and it is! I've lost track of my days with all my tooth issues! lol

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  2. Awesome review. I really have to read it now.

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    1. Thanks :]

      It really is a fantastic start to a series. Her writing is just wonderful!

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