Jul 10, 2012

Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

Book Description:

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.

Christina's Book Review:
“Need covers itself with love, but need… need is never love. Always beware of the one who needs you. There is always a want behind a need, you see.”

Holy crap this book is AWESOMENESS! Jennifer Armentrout takes Greek Mythology and develops an outstanding storyline! From horrid monsters to a kick ass heroine!

Alexandria Andros is a half blood who is taken from the Covenant by her mother for reasons she doesn't know. When tragedy strikes she must find a way back to her home all the while avoiding the Daimon's hunting her. As a half blood she is able to see Daimons for what they really are and not for what they portray. As a half blood she has no other power then the ability to kick Daimon ass. She was born and breed to do just that. Protect the Pure's from Daimons. When she finally makes it to the Covenant she realizes things aren't going to be easy for her. She is training to catch up on her combative skills and trying to follow the Covenant rules. There's one rule that's the hardest for her. Relationships between Half's and Pure are forbidden.

Unfortunately, Alex has fallen for Aidan St. Delphi. Aidan is a Pure.

Aidan is a Sentinel for the Covenant. A guard that protects all Pure's from the Daimons. He isn't like most Pure's though. He isn't a snob, doesn't believe he's better then the Half's. Aidan is everything a girl wants. Everything Alex loves. He is protective, smart, badass, sweet, caring, and gorgeous. The one thing about Aidan? He is a Pure. Which means he is off limits to Alex.

As Aidan trains Alex so that she can enter the Covenant for school they both fight against what they both feel. All the while trying to figure out what is going on and why the Daimons are coming after her. When they finally do figure it out Alex will have to make a decisions. Kill someone she loves of let them kill her in order to protect everyone else she loves. Read to find out...

This book is totally badass! I loved that every character had a personality and everyone of them were kick ass in their ways.

If you love Greek mythology, a kick ass heroine, a HOT male lead and lots of action this is the book for you! Pick it up and read it! You will not be disappointed!
Daimon (Covenant, # 0.5)

Book Description:

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 freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty.
According to her mother, that’s a good thing.
But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill.
The Daimons have found her.

Christina's Book Review: 
Daimon is the prequel to the Covenant series. In this book we get the story of what happened with Alex before she was taken back to the Covenant. It helps to read this before Half Blood to understand what happened with Alex's mom.
Quick and easy read. If you are about to start the series read this first. 

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