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The Redemption of Ajax

(The Mephisto Covenant #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  4,075 ratings  ·  479 reviews
Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—she is an Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx's biggest threat.

A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God's promise he will find peace in the love o
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 438 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by EgmontUSA
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I am very sorry, but this is unreadable. It's not often that a book makes me this angry. In fact, I don't remember the last time it happened. I'd honestly hoped that I would like it, otherwise I would never have requested it. But after 170 pages, the list of problems I had with The Mephisto Covenant was longer than the book itself. And I just had to give up.

Alexandra ‘Sasha’ Annenkova is an Anabo, a descendant of Aurora, daughter of Eve before the Original sin. Being made of pure light, she is c
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book was given to me by the publisher through netgalley. You can also find this review on my blog Cait's Corner

So, Mephisto Covenant.

Sounds like it would be a good book, right? A nice enough premise, seems as though the author actually did some research and, from the plot, it looks like he actually has to win her love, instead of it being the common YA insta-love. It's going to be fabulous!

Bhahahaha whooo.... I love that picture. But anyways......

It. Was. Terrible

Let me start with so
For everyone who thinks I've lost my mind liking this book, here's a little message:


Okay, I'm kidding. I'm kidding. Jeez.

In and of itself, The Mephisto Covenant is a straight-up young adult paranormal romance targeting older teens. (view spoiler) The initial couple of chapters were a little rocky, with way too much info dumping and I was afraid the
PLEASE NOTE: This is a DNF (did not finish) review.  For those of you concerned, I quit at the 100-page mark.  Also, this is all spoilery, so you have been warned.

I tried with The Mephisto Covenant, honestly, I did.  But it was clear to me really early on that this was not the book for me, and unlike Carrier of the Mark (which I also realized early on was not the book for me), I didn't find anything in it that compelled me to keep reading. Find out why HERE .
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, ya, half-read
This book will be popular. It has a great hook and an interesting mythology and the same utterly-devoted-overprotective-and-totally-into-her-but-with-iron-self-control romance dynamic that Twilight fans like so much.

That said, I couldn't get through it. It made Twilight's 1950s gender dynamics, abusive relationship parallels, and sexual-innocence-is-a-girl's-most-precious-belonging undertones seem subtle in comparison. Sex with a "Mephisto" (sons of a fallen angel who are sorta good -- working f
Allison (The Allure of Books)
The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen is the first book of a new paranormal series about a group of sons of Hell and their hope for redemption through the Anabo (daughters of Eve). More specifically, the brother named Jax meets Sasha, who turns out to be his Anabo. Attraction and complications ensue, and the even-more-evil-than-the-sons-of-Hell-bad-guys come out to play.

Even though I'm sure I'll go on for longer than this, my review can basically be summed up into one sentence. My belief is th
I've always had a thing for angel books but to my surprise this wasn't necessarily about angels but the mythology surrounding mephistopheles and his seven sons. Sure the goody two shoes main character is cliche and all too well known, but I liked how she gradually sees the evil like any other human. She's supposed to be free of sin born from Aurora, Adam and Eve's daughter. Meeting Jax changes everything. Though this can be touted first as a romance, I ignored the lovey dovey and focused on the ...more
You Tarzan. Me Jane? No. „I’m Mephisto – you’re Anabo. Since I’m the one who caught your scent, it means you’re intended for me.”
In my very private opinion there are only two possible and healthy viewpoints to adapt when reading The Mephisto Covenant: Incredulous Outrage and Guilty Pleasure. My own has been a mixture of both, but as my final 3-star-rating shows, I primarily went with the latter and consequently had a shitload of fun. I am aware of the fact that there are also readers who consume
Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Mephisto Covenant. This name alone made me think of a witchy boys, and even sons of hell translated in my mind to a group who had pledged their souls in some way to hell. I wasn’t expecting actual sons of hell, which is exactly what they are. Such a breath of fresh air with the abundance of other paranormal creatures and fallen angels floating about. Also; kind of hot if I do say so myself.

The Mephisto Covenant started a little slow for me, though it jumps right into the action, it took a little
Jul 13, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No longer reading "The Memphisto Covenant"

..because the story is just dragging and there’s too much “Oh I really love her and I must be with her” and “Oh, snaps-dizzles, he’s soooo hot, so I’m totally gonna trust him and not feel all weird that he tries to erase my memory. Nah, Imma keep on making out with him. It’s all good.” …. OOOOOkaaay.

If I wanted a sappy, mushy love story that lacks substance, I’d go read Twilight or something. And if I wanted a story with basically NO worthwhile action sc
Mar 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
This has all the elements of YA fiction I don't like. There's insta-love to the max in this book. As soon as they see each other they're stuck by how "beautiful" and "perfect" each other is. I clearly remember the guy saying some dumb crap like, "I've smelt you, so now you're mine." WTF. If some guy said that to me I'd tell him he's psycho and to get the fuck away from me.

I totally hate the tacky info-dumping and how he mind wipes her but she somehow STILL likes him when they meet each other aga
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series is one of my all time favorites! This series is based on the myth of the Anabo--the descendants of Eve before she ate the forbidden fruit--revolving around 6 brothers (the Mephisto Covenant, sons if a dark angel and Anabo) trying to rid the world of the dark influence of Eryx their eldest brothers who's bound for hell. But the Mephisto have a shot at redemption if they can selflessly love the Anabo that was made for them. This series is a page turn, impossible to put down and a must ...more
The Mephisto Covenant was rushed in some places while slow going in others, but I just loved the concept for this book, the writing is well done and the characters were enjoyable and easy to get lost with.
All in all a good start to what looks like a promising series, which I'm looking forward to continuing.

(Arc provided by Netgalley)
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, in the beginning I was skeptical about this one. I wasn't sure I was really going to get into it... but boy was I wrong. I enjoyed this one SO much. It just kept getting better, and better, and BAM better! Not to mention, Jax is one sexy soul, oh hell yes he is! :) There are struggles, funny lines, and SUPER sexy times. Cannot wait for the next one!
Silviya ☾
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! One of my favorite series.
It was amazing! AMAZINGLY BARFING! It's fatal!


1.Story First few pages was fine. I actually did enjoyed it. It was fast paced, interesting. Anyway, the scene does not get stuck. The story relating the Bible was no doubt interesting. The Love Story was TERRIBLE. That earns one star! *claps*

2.CharactersThe characters are awful.

Jax. Oh I hate him.
I was totally disgusted especially when he said: "I want to take off all of your clothes and carry you to the bed over there" something like that. Af
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: egmont
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

Wow! That is The Mephisto Covenant in one word. I absolutely adored this novel and have been going slightly crazy over it ever since. I began reading with no expectations and was shocked when I fell in love instantly. It was very easy to get lost in Faegen's beautiful writing and to be captivated by her well-developed characters, thought out plot and cheeky humour.

When Sasha's mother is deported to Russia after being fired from her job with the Sta
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley

The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen was a One-Sit-Read for me. Dark and enthralling, I was captivated my Ms. Faegen’s unique take on the dynamics between Heaven and Hell and those that fall in between.
Ms. Faegen puts an interesting spin on the whole Angel craze while intertwining some interesting German folklore into it.

Sasha is the female protagonist, a descendent of Eve and an Anabo which makes Sasha’s soul that of an angel, destined for Heaven. She’s able to resist tempta
Rachel's Book Reviews
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Mephisto Covenant
By Trinity Faegen

Sasha was living a nightmare, her life was torn apart in one night. The night her father was murdered. He was an insurance man on a business trip in Russia, her family's homeland. She would do anything to know who killed her father. A man said he knew who killed her father and offered to tell her. Too little, too late, she realized the man’'s real intention was to kill her next. By some sort of miracle, Sasha woke the next day, only to enter another nightmar
Sep 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
Ok- so lets get right down to it- this book just wasn't for me. I thought perhaps with the concept it might be a book I could get into...but disappointment.

Im about sick of girl meets a creep and immediately screws him, how pathetically trashy and how sad for the young girls reading this.

I've had about my fill of stupid girls and less than stellar writing. Overall, this was completely ridiculous for a YA book, the sex scenes were R rated, the plot-line was nonexistent and the book just screamed
Aug 01, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Where do I even begin?

I was originally super excited to read this book. There’s many positive reviews of it on Goodreads, and it had a very intriguing synopsis — Sasha, our main character, wants to know who murdered her father and thinks joining the cult, the Ravens, will bring her answers.

What she finds out instead is that she is Anabo, a descendant of Eve’s daughter (as in, Adam and Eve), and the Ravens try to kill her for it. The Ravens are working for Eryx, who is worse than Lucifer the Devi
Jennifer Ellision
To be posted on Almost Grown-up: 10/3/11:

I hate writing bad reviews. HATE IT. Because I'm very aware that the author has accomplished a difficult feat: writing a book in the first place. It's not as though she sat down and said "Today, I'm going to write a book that will make readers want to throw it across the room."

But unfortunately that's what was accomplished.

The premise of The Mephisto Covenant sounded really interesting to me. It seems like angels are the new craze and I haven't read many
Pamela Todd
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The author unflinchingly launches the reader head first into action and intrigue with The Mephisto Covenant. At first glance, Sasha is a normal girl…albeit one served with a huge injustice. Her father was murdered. And Sasha is determined to discover the mystery behind his death; even if it means going to a group of people she’d do anything to avoid.

The Ravens are a secret society at her school – one that will kill a person’s popularity stone dead if they show even a hint of joining. But it is t
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, pnr
I was highly intrigued with this book and the concept that it proposed. SO, I started it and when I finally had time to sit and not have any interruptions, I was captivated and couldn't put it down. The Mephisto Covenant is a great story with lots of action and emotion that leaves you wanting more.
We start off with learning about a girl named Sasha and how she is obsessed with finding out who killed her father. Sasha is determined to find out what happened to him and this leads her in to findin
0.5 star a.k.a did not like it at all

The title drew me toward this book. The characters or the story (or both) threw me out of it.

Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace
Hylary Locsin
Jun 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
Originally posted on my blog: ! Check it out for more reviews!

Seventeen-year-old Sasha Annenkova wants nothing more than to learn the truth behind her father’s murder in Russia years earlier. When a group of students at her Oakland high school tell her of a club called the Ravens, a group that pledges to give up God and serve Eryx in exchange for being granted whatever they want, she jumps at the chance to discover what really happened to her father. At the
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Trinity Faegen has done what no other paranormal YA author has: Written a compelling, good novel.
Sasha is your normal girl: she goes to school, has a crush on whats-his-name (they're all alike, so forgive my ignorance) and has a nice, group of friends. Vanilla, normal. That is what her life is like.
Then her father dies, her mother is deported back to Russia, and Sasha has to go live with her evil, soul-selling relatives. No, I'm being serious. Her relatives actually sold their souls to a demon
Thank you, Netgalley and Egmont USA, for the opportunity to The Mephisto Covenant. This, of course, does not influence my opinion whatsoever.

You can also find my review at my blog:

I had high expectations for The Mephisto Covenant. But it fell a little flat for me in the end.
Perhaps it was because it wasn't exactly what I had imagined... the synopsis didn't give much in the area of what the story was exactly about, and so when I first picked it up, I had a diffe
A Book Vacation
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Egmont USA has been extremely gracious to allow me to read a copy of this novel, via Netgalley, prior to its release on September 27th, and I must say this is an amazing book. I am thankful that I was able to read it early, and now I’m dying for the sequel, and the first book hasn’t even technically released yet! Faegen is a very talented writer that pulled me into her novel through her superb prose and wonderful storyline.

To be honest, I was originally interested in this book because
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Trinity Faegen is a multi-published RITA winning author who also writes romance as Stephanie Feagan. A practicing CPA who loves travel, books, and smart guys, she lives in the outback of west Texas with her husband and a mean cat. For bonus content and more about the Mephisto, please visit her website at
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