Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Half-Blood (Covenant #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: October 18, 2011
Pages: 281
Source: Kindle Book

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.


Review: AHHH!!!!! I couldn't put this book down!!! I was glued to it until I forced myself to put it down so I could sleep! Like no joke, this book is that good! It started pretty much where Daimon left off. Alex hiding from the Daimons, but this time people from the Covenant found her and saved the day (I guess). And Alex even though she was reluctant at first got to go back to the Covenant finally. She found out her uncle is like the head of the Covenant, which you think would be good for her right? Wrong, the first thing he tries to do is make her into a slave for things that happened in her past. Slave??? Um, I think I'd be beyond pissed if someone tried to make me into a slave. Lucky for her, the very hot Aiden steps in and offers to train her and try to get her caught up so she doesn't have to be put into servitude. That made me very happy! I really didn't want to see Alex forced to be a slave after all that happened to her. She totally deserved the chance to step up and prove herself and that she could get caught up. Though of course, even though Alex's life was already a wreck, they had to add more to the pile. Like that her mom wasn't really dead! Instead she was a Daimon. I mean, she already had enough on her plate, then they had to add more! I felt so bad for her! I mean she was going through so much and that only made things worse.

Aiden! He just sounds amazingly hot! I have to say that! I liked him before Alex really got interested in him (even though its not allowed). He was so dead set on helping Alex train and being a friend to her. I loved seeing their friendship/relationship grow. I especially loved how he told Alex that she could talk to him about anything. She needed a friend who would be there for her like that. Seth, the Apollyon, i dont know what it was, but from the first moment Alex saw him and sensed a connection between them I knew somehow what Alex was herself. So many things just clicked in that moment. I knew in some way Alex was another Apollyon. I found her relationship with Seth hilarious though. He'd try to talk to her, help her and she just wasnt having it. He tried so hard but it didnt go anywhere. Well, except at the end. After Alex having to kill her mom (OMG! That must have sucked, even if she was a Daimon) and Seth being the one who lead them to save her from the Daimons. I dont know what team I'm on honestly. I really like Aiden but Seth is kind of growing on me. Lol.

5 Stars! 

5 comments:

  1. Hooray for a fellow HALF BLOOD lover!!!! So happy you enjoyed this one, Brittani! I too found Alex and Seth's friendship to be funny! awesome review!

    :) Wasn't Aiden just.... Sexy?? Loved him!

    Diana @ The Lovely Getaway

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  2. YEA!!!!! Jennifer can do no wrong when it comes to writing!!!!! I so loved this book!!!!! Pure can not come out fast enough!
    Tara and her giveaway

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  3. Yes! So happy you loved it too. Bring on PURE!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  4. tnx 4 sharing your thoughts i so want this

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  5. HALF-BLOOD. AIDEN. ALEX. SETH. AWESOME :)

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