Half-Blood Review

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Half-Blood (Covenant #1)

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.

Paperback, 281 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Spencer Hill Press
My Review
I read this book after reading the Lux series and then accidentally reading the first book in the Titan series, unaware that the Covenant series even existed. I am officially Jennifer Armentrout’s creepy stalker! These sort of books fulfill a need I must have to go back to being a teenager and be really unique and special and meet someone with great powers who is just too gorgeous for words, but for some reason worships me. Ah, well. Are there any thirty-something powerful god-like men out there?

As always with Armentrout’s writing, I devoured this book because I fell for the characters. Also, the great thing about my faux-pas with the series order was that now I get to go back and read Seth’s character development. I like Alex as the female protagonist, a bit more than I liked Lux’s Katy and a bit less than Josie. She has attitude to the point where I get annoyed with her, but I like the fact that she doesn’t get lost in her crush for Aiden. Some of the secondary characters didn’t seem to serve much purpose, and the story was a little slow. I give it four out of five stars, because although as a stand-alone it wasn’t the best, I see the potential in where it’s going and what it all leads toward.

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