by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 281-US Paperback
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: October 18, 2011
My Rating: 5/5
Book 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.
Wow. I really cannot believe it took me so long to jump on this band wagon, but boy am i ever glad that i did. This book... this totally freaking awesome book took me by total surprise. I've heard quite a bit of hype surrounding it, but never really gave it a second thought. Finally, i decided time was up and i should just dig in, what's the worst that could happen, right?
Well the worst that could happen is that i would become totally and completely hooked. And that i did. Big time. BIG FREAKING TIME. What really caught my attention was the writing style that Jennifer has. I totally loved it. Every sentence, every word. She really keeps the story flowing and the reader engaged, aching for more.
I fell head over heels in love with this cast of characters. Aiden-the absolutely DROOL WORTHY love interest who just so happens to be sensitive, sweet, protective and hellllooooo .. HOT. And the main character-Alexandria. She's sometimes too brave for her own good, which can be borderline annoying but nonetheless she's hilarious and sassy. I gotta say, nearing the end of the book i started to develop a slight crush on Seth. OOPS! Should i be slapping myself on the wrist?
This story line was something completely fresh and new. One i haven't read yet, and one that really blew me away. A story that has all the intriguing aspects of the Greek Gods with the twist of having blood-sucking demons. Whoa. Stellar, right?
I've already downloaded book number 2, Pure, to my Kindle and you can bet your bottom dollar the minute i hop off this computer i'll be digging in.