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Covenant

(The Books of Raziel #2)

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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  18 reviews
The haunting gothic tale started in Archon continues-a mesmerizing work of the paranormal in which a young woman discovers that she is caught in a labyrinth of intrigue where angels, demons, and all the creatures between Heaven and Hell will stop at nothing to possess her.

A year ago, Angela Mathers, a talented artist with a tortured soul, enrolled at the Westwood Academy a
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Harper Voyager
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Stacey
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Covenant is the second installment in a series about a young woman, the subject of a prophecy that foretells the end of the world. In the prophecy, she is an unknown redheaded person whose destiny will manifest as either the Archon, or the Ruin (unsurprisingly, if she's the Ruin, the world ends). But Angela Mathers is also just a young girl. She lives on an island isolated from the rest of the world, in a sunless city called Luz. There, she attends school with her best friend, Sophie, and other ...more
Sabrina Benulis
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Thank you to all readers and those who enjoyed/will enjoy the book. :-)
LadyCroft86
May 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was actually better than the first book. First of all the cover art is really amazing! The characters are still really flat and boring, but the story for this one actually made a little more sense. I am still confused about many things, but at least this book helped clear some of the things up about the first book with a "story so far" section at the beginning. The world building is still really good as well as the descriptions. The story for this book was better than the first one, th ...more
Lisa Tobleman
May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: youngadult, fantasy
Here we have the next installment of Ms. Benulis' Gothic Horror series about the end of the universe and the red haired Archon who will herald it all. First, let me say that this world is dark and filled with wonderful ghosts, demons, and angels and is an imaginative spooky take on the whole angels and demons fall From grace story. I had re-read the original book Archon, in great anticipation of this book' release. And it helped me get though some of the more baffling sequences in the Book of Ra ...more
Evie
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*Warning: possible spoilers* This is book 2 and does pick up right where book 1 ends, so they do need to be read in order.

A yr has gone by where Angela Mathers discovers she's the Archon. Not the reincarnated Archangel Raziel as expected, but definitely protected by him, and it is she who will determine the fate of the universe (for good or for bad). The half Jinn Sariel/Kim is determined to have Angela kill Lucifel (not Lucifer),and take over her (yes, her) throne. The snake son of Lilith, Pyth
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T Loche
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Amazing Story Continues

Think you know what hell is all about? Think again! Think all demons are bad and all angels are good? Think again! With Covenant the story picks right up where it left off in Archon. Once again the author takes us to the amazing imaginative city of Luz where things start to unfold. From there, the main character Angela begins her journey into hell to save her friend, keep the Book of Raziel out of evil hands and stop the universe from unraveling. Now the roller coaster
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Kate McDougall Sackler
Is this a YA book? So much drama! So much crying and scratching/beating/ pounding the ground. I did like that there was a recap of the story so far as it had been a long time since I read the first book. But please, pull yourself together and save the world already.
Mariah
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced and full of suspense

This book holds many critical moments for not only Angela, but Troy, Kim, and others. I am left anxiously awaiting the events of book 3!
Ashley
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked ‘Covenant’ much better than its predecessor. I couldn’t tell you what was different - the author paced this novel much better but Angela was just as boring and annoying; the creepy sexual overtones still present and many scenes were a little wanting for details. It seems Benulis left some moments open-ended to pave the way for the third and final novel in the series.

All Angela’s attempts to save everyone without consequences were very frustrating. It’s difficult to relate to a character
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Carrie Mansfield
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Review first published here: http://gildedlady.wordpress.com/2014/...

an e-ARC was provided through Edelweiss in exchange for fair review.

When I reviewed Archon back in January, I said that the book left me cold. Although I did not empathize with Angela, I thought the mythology that Benulis presented was enough to keep going into Covenant.

On the plus side, I find Angela to be more personable now. On the negative side, it isn’t by much (Troy probably gets more character development than any of the
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Amanda
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, fantasy, paranormal
Five outstanding Hearts!!

A year has passed and Angela is waiting, but she's not sure what she's waiting for. Stephanie has gone insane from not being the Archon after all. It's widely known that Angela is the Archon, but this doesn't make her life any easier. Sophia is still her only friend. Kim has disappeared and she hasn't seen Troy since the fight with Lucifel's shadow. Sophia and Angela are presented by a group of blood-heads that want Angela to be the head of their committee to show that
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Jessica
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heaven-and-hell
Covenant was a definite improvement on Archon. The story seemed to flow better and was less confusing overall. There's still plenty of unanswered questions but I expect they'll all be answered in the last book. Covenant was the typical middle book that advances the plot enough to setup the final showdown in the last book.

Unfortunately we didn't get much character development for anyone other than Troy. This book made me like Troy a lot more but I could have done with a bit less of her if it mean
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Elizabeth
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Again we delve into the life of Angela, who has been born into a legacy that is both feared and hoped for. She is now widely known as the Archon, the destroyer or savior of the world. This second book of the series is as dark as the first. There are sparks of hope towards the end and the tunnel with light is slowly being followed. Angela is almost at the culmination of her destiny. I was very sad for Angela for most of this novel, but I was left with hope that her life will head toward something ...more
Jaclyn
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I give this 3.5 stars. There are some excellent and truly unique ideas in the second installment of the series. There is still quite a bit of vagary that can make it difficult to follow, but in general, improved from the first book. I am still not personally invested in the main character- she's always crying and all full of feelings that she doesn't know what to do with, blah. I find some of the accessory characters much more interesting, in particular, Troy. At times there are extraneous sub p ...more
Mona Lisa (ForestGreenReader)
I liked the story as a whole and I especially loved learning more about Troy, and Juno is so cute. But Angela was a mixture of stupid, arrogant, and self conscious throughout the whole book and some of her thoughts didn't make sense. I hated her in this book, which sucks because I loved her personality in the first book.
Alisha Torres
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Science Fiction/Fantasy done darkly right!! The line between "good" and "evil" get so blurred you end up loving to hate all the "bad guys" and hating to love the "good guys"...if you can actually determine who they are. Twists, turns, and no traditional happy endings here.
Floriel
Ci troviamo nell'esatto punto in cui ci trovavamo alla fine del primo libro. Come se non fosse successo niente. Niente di niente.
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Sabrina Benulis lives in the Pocono mountains of PA with her husband, daughter, and a spoiled but sweet cockatiel. When she isn't writing or cooking up another story to tell, she's learning to be super Mom.

Her third book in The Books of Raziel series, Angelus, is scheduled for release on February 9, 2016.

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Other books in the series

The Books of Raziel (3 books)
  • Archon (The Books of Raziel, #1)
  • Angelus (The Books of Raziel, #3)