The Covenant series is now officially one of my all time favorite young adult series. I honestly wasn’t sure Deity could be as awesome as Half Blood aThe Covenant series is now officially one of my all time favorite young adult series. I honestly wasn’t sure Deity could be as awesome as Half Blood and Pure but I was (gladly) proven wrong. Deity is just as unputdownable as the first two books and the wait for Apollyon might just be the death of me.
Alex has really shaped up since the turmoil of Pure. She is back and better than ever. She is one of the most bad-ass heroines in YA these days and I adore that about her. She is such a strong character, even after everything she has gone through. There are a few times where she really does need someone to save her (and that someone may be a guy) but those times are balanced with all the times that she manages to save herself and even save others. She is the perfect balance of strong yet needy. She knows when she can’t handle something on her own and she is willing to ask for help. That’s the best part about her.
The boys are also back and better than ever. I mentioned in my Pure review that you get to see a different side of Aiden briefly in that book and you get to see more of his softer side in Deity. I was very pleased to find out more about his back story and what exactly happened to make him choose to be a Sentinel. He’s a much deeper guy than he originally appears to be and you really get to see that in Deity. As for Seth, I like him more than I did in Pure but I’m pretty sure I can’t be won over to his team at this point. All I can see is Alex with Aiden and I love them together. They have such a great relationship that is based on so much more than just desire. Seth is a very complex guy who has some demons of his own but he just does not seem right for Alex. I would however like him to get some sort of happy ending. Even though he royally pissed me off in Deity.
Things get really, really crazy in Deity. You have the Furies pissed off, you have the Gods getting pissed off, and then you just have some crazy people who want to take over the world. Well, maybe not the world (just yet) but it’s only a matter of time before that becomes their goal. I was really surprised by a lot of the things that happened in Deity. Sure there were hints that made me see some things coming but I was still supremely shocked. Nobody is completely trustworthy and a lot of people aren’t exactly who they say they are.
Overall, Deity is probably my favorite book in the Covenant series so far. Things just keep getting crazier and this series just keeps getting better. Fans of the first two books need to get a copy of this one as soon as possible. ...more
Half Blood was a completely awesome start to the Covenant series and I am very happy to say that Pure only adds to the awesomeness. The Covenant serieHalf Blood was a completely awesome start to the Covenant series and I am very happy to say that Pure only adds to the awesomeness. The Covenant series is quickly becoming one of my favorite young adult series.
Things have really amped up since Half Blood. Alex has the meeting with the Council coming up and as if that wasn’t bad enough daimons infiltrate the Covenant and start attacking students. Alex of course ends up in the middle of all this and things quickly spiral out of control in her life. Alex never manages to stay out of trouble for long and it definitely makes for a fast-paced, crazy story. She isn’t really a troublemaker, per se, but she always manages to find trouble if it’s out there. I found myself laughing out loud at a lot of her antics but I also found myself tearing up a few times throughout the book. Things really have heated up at the Covenant and nobody is safe anymore, least of all Alex. Alex goes through the complete range of emotions in Pure and readers will be right there with her.
Now I’m sure you are all wondering: what about Seth and Aiden? Well, I’m still totally Team Aiden and readers get to see a very different side of him in Pure, even if it is only for a very short time. Aiden is a very confused guy and I felt really bad for him. It’s pretty clear that he has feelings for Alex but it’s also clear that he can never act on them. He seemed to be going through some inner turmoil at certain parts of the story and by the end I just wanted to shove him and Alex together. They bring out the best in each other and I think they have a great friendship that could be so much more. As for Seth, he’s a player and he’s kind of a jerk. He’s not a bad guy as far as I can tell from this book but he just doesn’t have much going for him, other than his hotness. Sure, he and Alex have this connection but it really doesn’t amount to much more than desire. However he is pretty hilarious and I cracked up so much at the things he did.
Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing is completely fabulous. It’s nothing beautiful or lyrical but it’s perfect for the story she’s trying to tell. Her writing is descriptive without being overbearing and it flows so perfectly. The story is fast-paced all on its own but her writing really makes the story go by even faster.
The story is just as good as that of Half Bloods, if not better. Like I said, things have really been amped up and the stakes are a lot higher now. Jennifer L. Armentrout isn’t afraid to kill off her characters and it really starts to seem like no one is safe in Pure. Things come out of nowhere and the book is just full of surprises. You won’t be able to put this one down until you turn the very last page!
Overall, Pure is an amazing sequel to Half Blood and the Covenant series is heating up! If Pure is any indication, Deity will be completely fabulous. If you haven’t started this series yet, get on it!...more
Jennifer L. Armentrout continues to impress and enthrall me. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors and while Cursed is not her best, it’sJennifer L. Armentrout continues to impress and enthrall me. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors and while Cursed is not her best, it’s still a great story.
Ember wasn’t always an outcast at school. In fact, she used to be popular. That all changed the day she died and her little sister brought her back to life. Ever since then everything Ember touches dies. Ember knows she will never be able to get close to anyone so she shuts herself off from the world. All except her best friend, Adam. Adam stuck with Ember through it all even though he didn’t know what exactly changed with her. Then Hayden Cromwell showed up and changed her life all over again. Suddenly Ember finds herself, her little sister, Olivia, and their mother living with a stranger who has taken in a bunch of other “gifted” kids. What exactly does he want with the kids though?
Once again I adored Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing and I found myself hooked from the very beginning. She has a way with words that makes it impossible for readers to put the book down. Her writing style is simple, easy to understand, and super fast-paced. Her writing is one of the best things about her books, in my opinion.
Another great thing about Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books is the romance. She knows how to write sexy guys and steamy scenes. While Hayden didn’t compare to Aiden from the Covenant series, he was sweet, funny, smart, and like I said, sexy. He was one of the better characters in the book. He was well-developed and I found his story to be very interesting.
Ember, on the other hand, was not one of the best characters. I was really disappointed with her as a character. She just seemed very contradictory. At the beginning of the book all she can talk about is how much she loves her little sister and how it’s her job to take care of her. However, about 60 pages into the book Olivia just seems to disappear. She plays almost no part in the story from then on out. I really thought she was cute and I loved her relationship with Ember so I was really sad that she didn’t play a bigger role. Adam also disappeared not too far into the story. The whole thing with Adam really upset me and if I had been in Ember’s place I would not have let it go like she did. She barely put up a fight and it made me think that she really wasn’t a great friend. She was also kind of a bitch. Because of her curst she shut herself off from everyone and she did that by being nasty to them. I expected a lot more from her.
The story itself was not that impressive but still interesting. I guessed who the bad guy was very early on but I did not guess his motives. That is what kept me reading. No matter how hard I tried to piece things together I just couldn’t. I was really surprised by the end of the story and it made the book worth it. Jennifer L. Armentrout definitely knows how to write suspense.
Overall, Cursed will greatly appeal to Jennifer L. Armentrout fans. While I doubt it will be a favorite of her books, readers will still enjoy it....more
Wow! Half-Blood is the book that would be produced if the Vampire Academy series and the Percy Jackson series had a baby! It was a mix of all my favorWow! Half-Blood is the book that would be produced if the Vampire Academy series and the Percy Jackson series had a baby! It was a mix of all my favorite elements: fighting, romance, and Greek gods! I might have to add this to my favorites list!
Half-Blood is one of those books that starts with a bang. From the very first line to the very last, this book was full of action. It never slowed down! There were also lots of surprises in Half-Blood. So many things that happened, I never saw coming. I love a book that keeps me guessing and Half-Blood definitely did that.
The characters really made this book though. The plot was great and fast-paced but the characters were what made me want to keep reading. I felt connected to each and every character and I was very interested in their stories. Alex was just like a regular teenage girl as far as emotions, boys, and fitting in. She was so easy to relate to. I felt for her and I wanted to see her get a happy ending. It was the same with Caleb, Deacon, Olivia, Aiden, Seth, and even Mia. Each character was so different and had such unique personalities that I couldn't get enough of them. Aiden and Seth were some of my favorites though. Aiden was sweet, sensitive, and kind of bad ass. Seth was rude at times, cocky, and a total bad ass. What can I say? I like the good and bad boys. =)
Overall, Half-Blood is a fantastic novel that I recommend checking out. I can't wait for more!...more