Jan 13, 12
Read from December 30, 2011 to January 12, 2012 — I own a copy
I can not say it enough---I LOVE a story from the guy's POV!!! It is so much more powerful than from the girls. As a girl myself, I know how we think-feel-want. But there is nothing sexier than getting into the guy's head and witnessing their vulnerable side, especially since we the readers get to see it all first before the girl does. Ahhh, it's a beautiful thing! And Aiden? He's a beautiful guy! God, he's beautiful and lucious. And sexy. And dammit, I can not shut up! Okay, well I liked this tidbit from him. It was wonderful! Now I am wanting Deity so bad!!!! It can't come soon enough!! :(
Loved this book so much!!!! Review to come!
I have my eye on this book for a couple months now. Mainly the cover just stuck out and it was begging me to get into it. I tried reading it once but sadly was distracted by a couple of other books. I bought it on my nook and kept going back to it wanting to read it. Geez, you'd think I would have given in. I mean look at that cover. B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L! But nooooo, I kept skipping over it. Then I read Obsidian....OMG I was in love. It was like love at first sight. Well, mainly with Daemon that is. But the plot, the writing, the descriptions, the characters-it was like OMG, I couldn't put that book down. So, once I finished it-I was sad of course. I wanted more. More, more, more, more, MORE!!!! Armentrout has that affect on me apparently. But wait, we are talking about Half-Blood. DAMN! I am so confused! Okay, okay so I finally decided to read this one knowing how awesomely, amazingly, wonderfully, beautiful Armentrout's writing is. YAY! I finally finished it! *pats her back* And I loved this series just as much! Well done Jennifer, WELL DONE! You did not disappoint! So I will get on with my review now...
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
I loved the whole Half-Blood, Pure-Blood concept. It was really neat. I started really liking Greek Mythology/Gods and such. It puts a great spin on it. The history was cool. The plot was fresh and entertaining and never bored me. I enjoyed it alot!
“I was gonna be super pissed in the afterlife if I died a virgin in this crap hole.”
I was a big fan of Alex from the get-go. I love her sense of humor and witty comments she throws out there. She is a kick ass heroine who is tough and doesn't take shit from anyone! Though that gets her in trouble from time to time because she doesn't know when to stop. I take that back, she does know when to stop but seems to enjoy fighting and getting in trouble. Despite her lack of effort to be a bigger person and walk away, I really liked her. Although I wanted to punch Lea in the face myself a few times! She is your typical "woe is me and I am perfect and better than everyone else and my shit don't stink" bitch who you just wanna shake until all of her arrogance and pissy attitude is out of her system. But what fun would that be if they didn't have a trouble maker in these books? But towards the end, you start to feel the slightest sympathy for her. I didn't care for her uncle much, he was kind of an asshole. Oh but her step-father was a prick, though I am sure he feels he is being protective of her bla bla bla. Then there is Seth, the Apollyon himself. I know people who are fan of him, though I didn't really like him much from the beginning. He was kinda annoying and was always in Alex's personal space. He kinda creeped me out.
“Are you lost, Lea? This isn't where they're handing out the free pregnancy tests.”~Alex
I loved Caleb. He was Alex's really sweet best friend who had a great sense of humor. He welcomed her back with open arms and never gave her shit about anything. He was understanding and a great person to talk to when you needed to vent or a shoulder to cry on. He reminded me of one of my best friends I had growing up in so many ways.
"Caleb stood up as I walked into the living room."You look hot."I scrunched up my face."You think this is hot?"He laughed as he turned toward the door."No"
And then there is the oh-so-gorgeous Aiden St Delphi!! *fans herself* Yes, I loved him about as much as I loved Daemon. They share similar personalities, except Aiden was never a dick. He is just a sweetheart and really loves Alex but since he is a Pure, they can't be together. Halfs and Pures are not supposed to mix their blood-which is a shame because DAMN, we all know she wants him too! Hell, I will take him! Haha. But really, he was my favorite part of this book. From the training sessions together to the steamy passion and deep connection they shared. He made me weak in the knees. Oh yes, that one moment of nothing but beautiful passion, passion, passion they shared. I can still picture the scene so vividly in my mind. *goosebumps* It was about time he shut up and kissed her... and then some. Geez, I was about to go all Jackie Chan on his ass! But the moment ended all too soon. Shit, why does that happen so often? Can't they have a few moments of forbidden love together without being interrupted? Ugh! I couldn't get enough of Aiden!!
“Hey,” I reached out and tapped the hand that rested next to my left leg. “you are--”
The hand that I tapped reached up and clasped mine. I froze as he threaded his finders through mine. “I’m what?”
Beautiful. Kind. Patient. Perfect. I said none of those things. Instead, I stared at his fingers, wondering if he knew he was holding my hand. “You’re always so….”
His thumb moved over the top of my hand. The balm made his fingers cool and smooth. “What?”
I looked up, and I was immediately snared. His stare, his soft touch along my hand was doing very strange things. I felt hot and dizzy, like I’d been out in the sun all day. All I could think about was how his hand felt on mine. Then, what his hand would feel like on other parts. I shouldn’t be thinking that at all.
Aiden was a pure.”
I would highly recommend this book! It was beautiful, exciting, heartbreaking, powerful and just. Perfect! Yep Jennifer Armentrout is now my favorite new author!! I am dying to get my hands on both Onyx(sequel to Obsidian) and Pure, the Half-Blood sequel. I am not sure I can make it, but I've got so many other books to keep me busy! So hurry up May and whatever month Pure comes out!!! I want them NOW!!!