Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: Half-Blood (Covenant #1)

Title: Half-Blood (Covenant #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:

Gods/Immortals are always interesting for me to read about. And since the main characters name is Alexandria. How could I not read it?

This was a great story. It seemed to mirror Vampire Academy a little bit because of the guy training the girl in a school she fled, but was brought back to. There are a lot of other elements that made this story completely different and I LOVED it! 

First, the Apollyn, this God-like person, was really fun to learn about. Like Alex, I agree that for him to have the name Seth was somewhat of a disappointment. I was looking for something more that said God. 

The story keeps you interested the whole time because there's plenty of action. The only thing I wished there was more of where things like what characters gestures were or what they were doing. Maybe even how they were feeling. There was a lot of dialogue, which I like, but there wasn't much else telling what was going on around them or what they were thinking about it all. I don't remember descriptions of places and stuff to be too much so I think that was really good.

And for the life of me I still can't figure out why Pures and Halfs can't be together. SO stupid. 

Will definitely be continuing the series!

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