Saturday, November 16, 2013

Week 46 Reviews: Daimon, Half-Blood, Pure, Deity, Elixir, Apollyon, Sentinel







From Goodreads:
"Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee!' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life."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.

From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:

There is need. And then there is Fate. 
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

From Goodreads:

"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "


Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden. 

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. 

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. 

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...

From Goodreads:

Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 

Even if it means making war against the gods.

From Goodreads: 
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.


Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

From Goodreads:
It's a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

My first review of Half-Blood, Pure, Deity, Elixir, Apollyon
My Review:
I enjoyed reading this whole series all together! Everything just came together, and all the small details that I'd forgotten in the first read just came together, and having that cohesive reading of the series, was an awesome reading experience!

Like the whole thing of Apollyon's are born of Pure moms, and Half-Blood dads? And the gods are hidden in plain sight? And that her dad is still alive? Yeah, these were all things that came out through the series, that I just enjoyed so much!

What I didn't enjoy, was when in Elixir, when Alex was pretty much under Seth's control, and wasn't herself, because that wasn't for anyone to deal with Alex wanting to merge with the First and become the God-Killer. But they found a way out of that, so yeah!

Sentinel was almost a perfect ending to the series! I just loved it so much, from the conversations, like Alex admitting that she thought she was pregnant, when it turned out that those 2 kids of Ares were in her, and her uncle's reaction. That was just hilarious! The only thing was, that she hardly had any time with her dad! I wish it could've been built in more!

I just loved this whole series, and I enjoyed where it ended, and yeah, now I'm really excited for The Return, Seth deserves a bit of happiness!

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #0.5, 1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4, 5
First Read: May 1st, 2011, April 12th, 2012, April 14th, 2012, December 11th, 2012, December 12th, 2012, April 7th, 2013
Read: November 9th, 9th, 9th, 10th, 10th, 10th, 11th, 2013
Source: Own, Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! And most are Sequel Challenge 2013 Books, and Sentinel is a End of Series 2013 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published: April 19th 2011, September 20th 2011, March 13th 2012, October 31st 2012, November 22nd 2012, April 4th 2013, October 31st 2013

Daimon:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Half-Blood:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










Pure:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










Deity:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










Elixir:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










Apollyon:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










Sentinel:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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