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(Covenant 0.5)

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"Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee!' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life."

For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a frea
Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Spencer Hill Press
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Jennifer Armentrout
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Well, I did write it so I'm kind of partial to it.
Daimon is the greek word for demon.
You can understand where this is going.

While Daimon doesn't add much to the story, it's a fun introduction to Alex's character and the events that took place right before Half-Blood! (that's right, I read it after Half-Blood. I strongly advise against it, because I didn't appreciate it as much as I should).
☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
Even in the normal world I hadn’t stopped doing stupid things.
Actually, I was prone to random acts of stupidity. I considered it to be one of my talents. (c)
“Whatever! Go save a dolphin or something!”
... “It’s a whale, Alex, a whale! That’s what I’m interested in saving.”...
“What’s wrong with saving dolphins? (c)
Well, they kind of needed to help each other off the ground. (c)
“You’re not a weirdo, baby.”
I gave her a droll look. “There’s a statue of Apollo in our living room. And come on,
Lo Bookfrantic
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lo Bookfrantic by: Mercedes
I picked up this novella because my friend Mer said I needed to read this series. So of course I wanted to start from the beginning. I found myself unable to put this short story down. I listened to the audio copy via my library overload app. The female narrator did an amazing job keeping me believing the entire time the heroine was her. The story itself is different and interesting. Really looking forward to continuing the series because that ending had me wanting to know what is going to happe ...more
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Vampire Academy
Recommended to Arlene by: Street Corner Bookers - Alexa & Crystal
Swinging with all my might, I slammed the bottom of the lamp into the daimon’s head. The sickening thud it made pleased me in a way that would’ve concerned guidance counselors across the nation.


I picked up the Daimon prequel in anticipation for the Half-Blood ARC I’ll be reviewing soon and WOW! What a great kickoff to a series I know is going to have me on the edge of my seat. Definitely a storyline I can fall into with a great cast and a perfectly crafted paranormal element.

The writi
Wendy Darling
Note: Info on free ebook download link for this story below. A lot of authors release short stories as prequels or companion novels to their series, usually to keep fans jazzed between books or to entice you to try out the others. Some of these small bites are more successful than others, and I'm happy to report that the taste readers get from Daimon is enough to whet the appetite for more.

Alex is a 17-year-old half-demon who has been living among humans with her mother for three past years. She
Rachel Reads Ravenously
It's been a while since I read the covenant series, so I decided to give this a whirl. It's a prequel novella of Alex and what she was up to before the events of Half-Blood. I enjoyed it, it's a fun bonus read but not necessary to read as a part of the whole series.

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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Daimon is the prequel to the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout. I have been planning to read this series for such a long time so I am finally taking the plunge and if this is any indication as to what to expect, I’m in for a wild ride.

Alexandria or Alex, is 17 years old. She is a half blood. Her mother was a Pure but her father was a mortal. She and her mother lived at the Covenant where she was trained for what role she would someday fulfill until suddenly, at age 14, her mother took her
Como debería haber hecho con la saga Lux y Elementos Oscuros, he empezado este libro sin haber leído la saga principal, pero aún así me ha gustado mucho, es un libro para leer en dos horas.
Espero que con esta introducción y sabiendo que me gustan los libros de Jennifer L. Armentrout esta saga se vuelva de mis favoritas como todo lo que ella escribe.
Maria Clara

Pero cómo puede terminar así?????
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can already tell this series is going to be fantastic. I'm so excited to read it!!
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
Despite my deep and abiding love for all things Jennifer L. Armentrout, there was still one of her series that I had yet to start. I changed that over the weekend when I picked up the prequel to the Covenant series. This was a super short (60-something pages) introduction to the series but was still packed with plenty of action. It's interesting getting familiar with the world and the mythology of a new series. I've never read anything based on Greek mythology so the gods and demigods, etc are a ...more
Pilar ☽
Sooo good! This prequel was intense, I'm utterly intrigued by the world JLA created.
Can't wait read the rest of the series!
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado saber cómo fue su vida entre mortales. Me lo he leído de un tiron, no he podido parar hasta acabarlo.
Ana M.
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology
Una historia corta donde cuenta los acontecimientos previos al inicio de Mestiza. Tenía curiosidad sobre como llegó a estar en esa situación y aquí nos lo cuenta con todo detalle. Un buen acompañamiento que hubiera disfrutado más de haberla leído antes que Mestiza.
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daimon como todos sabéis es la precuela de Mestiza y he disfrutado mucho con esta lectura.

Es un libro fácil de leer ya que no llega ni a las 80 Págs. además cuenta con un ritmo trepidante, y eso que es bastante introductorio, porque te va mostrando a los personajes, conoces la situación y empiezas a estar al corriente de la historia de Alex, cosas que te preparan para lo que estar por llegar.

Los personajes que nos presentan son diferentes, sobre todo la protagonista, Alexandría (o Álex como la
May 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

My mini-review can also be found on my blog Collections.

I wanted to read Jennifer L. Armentrout's Covenant series because I loved the covers. I went into this prequel novella not knowing what to expect but hoping that I would find the story to be just as appealing as the covers. I'm glad to say that it was good. REALLY good.

Looks like book one, Half-Blood, starts off right where Daimon leaves off, so I highly recommend reading Daimon if you want to have an idea of what the Covenant series is goi
I felt so bad for Alex. Glad I've read this novella before continuing with the series.
This shit was fucking intense, it didnt add too much to the series, but I think it adds a little to Alexs character and shows us why she is like that.
Some scenes were so heart-breaking, though the rest of the book had a pretty intense and "desirable" atmosphere for me to read, if that makes sense.

If you are a fan of the Covenant series, I really recommend you this read!
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I read this book after I read the entire series and that probably wasn't a good thing. It would have helped lead into the series but whatever, I read it after. It was still good but it was a left many things unclear. I don't know if that's just because it was a hook into the first book or if it just seems that way to me. This book is a good way to see what happened to Alex and what she is like instead of hearing the about everything that happened later.
Garden of Eden
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bye bye Matt. xD
Nikki  Peterson
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is going to be a short review. I don't want to give away any of the book. I'm just going to say that I liked it and am glad that I have Half-Blood in my greedy little hands so that I can start right away! And here are some of my favorite quotes from the book...

We’d talked. He’d kissed me and mauled my boobs, all the while smelling like cheap beer. I’d punched him and broken his jaw. Mom had moved me to a different town after that and lectured me about not hitting as hard as I could, remindi
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS SERIES!! The book covers are GORGEOUS! I need posters of them all. And maybe a tshirt, tote bag...oh I am so in love with these book covers!!

Finsihed this book earlier this year. Did not review it yet on here for some reason. Will get my review up soon. let me tell you what IT IS INCREDIBLE#!!!!!!!!
Alex è una badass e mi piace.
Mi piace come la Armentrout abbia strutturato la storia, mi piace la sua penna, il suo stile semplice ma coinvolgente.
Peccato che la narrazione si interrompa sul più bello!
Non vedo l’ora che esca il terzo volume di questa serie!
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Review can also be found on my blog: http://melissa-reads-books.blogspot.b...

“Don’t ask me to give her up before I even really get to know her … Because you’re not going to like my response.”

Daimon is an amazing prequel. I’m usually not that excited about prequels, but JLA did an amazing job like always. The story in this one makes you crave more of the mythology and whatever happens after that ending.

“Was your mom a gardener?” I asked innocently.
“What?” Ren’s mouth hung open slightly.
“Because a
Wart Hill
So I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep, so I decided to give this another shot.

Glad I did.

It's a bit reminiscent of the Vampire Academy series mythology-wise, except instead of Vampires, we're dealing with gods and their offspring. Which is right up my alley anyway, so I'm willing to give the rest of the series a shot

(or at least the next book)
Esther Langdon
2'5. No se mucho qué decir, no me ha gustado del todo pero tampoco ha estado mal, creo que está bastante bien para introducir a la saga. Me ha resultado un poco dificil de leer en inglés, pero no imposible así que a ver los demás.
Dang!! That was just the prequel and it kicked ass!!
Totally me book, I can't wait to get my hands on Half Blood!!
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, pnr, series, ya, mythology
I'm hooked.It's not even the first book and I'm hooked.
Awesome !!
I've already enjoyed the author's Lux series and the first book I read from her Dark Elements series so I snatched this one up when I was in the mood for some good YA otherworld action.

Daimon is a prequel that is more of a delicious teaser of what is to come for the Covenant series. It introduces the heroine, a few hints as to her background, an exciting chase, and then ends abruptly just in time for the reader to snack up the first book and settle in for an exciting ride.

Alex sounds like a grea
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Covenant (5 books)
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“Whatever! Go save a dolphin or something!"

He whirled around. "It's a whale, Alex, a whale! That's what I'm interested in saving."

I threw up my arms. "What's wrong with saving dolphins?”
“Was your mom a gardener?' I asked innocently.
'What?' Ren’s mouth hung open slightly.
'Because a face like yours belongs planted on the ground.”
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