Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Review: Alex is a half-blood, she is part human and part Hematoi. Three years ago she attended a school to become a Sentinel called The Covenant. A Sentinel is a guard that helps protect full blooded Hematoi from the Daimons. Daimons are creatures that suck the aether out of pure and half blood Hematoi. They can also turn pure bloods into Daimons as well but so far they have never turned a half blood.
But three years ago Alex’s pure blooded mother decided it was no longer safe for Alex to become a Sentinel and they run away into the human world, and she never told Alex why. Recently the Damions found Alex and her mother and her mother didn’t make it out alive. Lucky for Alex she was saved by some Sentinels sent by the Covenant. Now Alex has returned to Deity Island where many Pure’s and Half-bloods live. She wants to restart school but unfortunately she is really behind on training and most people feel that there is no way to catch up. For half-bloods there are only two types of professions that you can have — a guard/sentinel or a servant. If you become a servant you are given an elixir that makes you a vacant person. It pretty much puts you on a high that you never come down from, but it makes you a very compliant servant. Alex has had nightmares about being put into servitude and now it looks as if she has no other choice. Fortunately for Alex some people believe that she has too much natural talent and putting her in servitude would be a waste. One person in particular is Aiden St. Delphi, he is a pure Sentinel. He offers to help train Alex so she will be ready when the school starts in the fall. Alex needs to train hard and learn to deal with what happened to her mother. Also some people have a different agenda for Alex’s life and she might not have much to say in her future as she would like.
Alex is a great character. She is very independent and has lots of attitude. I will admit that at times she has a very immature streak that can be a little frustrating. She is very impulsive and tends to act before she thinks at times. Despite her flaws she is an awesome character that I really connected with. She is a very determined person and she goes after what she wants. She develops a huge crush on her very hot instructor Aiden, but he is a Pure Blood. Relationships between Pures and Halves is strictly forbidden, but Alex can’t help the connection she feels with Aiden.
Aiden St. Delphi is one of those dream boys. He has a rocking body; he’s gorgeous, kind, caring and all around pretty much perfect. Unfortunately, he is also very off limits. When he was a young man his parents were killed by Daimons, and it forced him to grow up faster than most. He raised his younger brother and became a Sentinel. Most Pures leave Sentinel work up to the Halves, but Aiden needed revenge for what happened to his parents and he wanted nothing more than to kill Daimons the rest of his life. When he meets Alex he feels that she has so much potential and he offers to help train her. It is pretty obvious that he is attracted to Alex. Aiden is a decent guy and he tries to rein in his feelings because if he doesn’t Alex will pay the consequences.
So WOW — I have to fangirl a little bit. Jennifer Armentrout is probably my favorite author right now. I have read pretty much every book she has written and all of them have been amazing. Half-Blood is no exception, it is a great read. I love how Jennifer writes her stories — they always have lots of action, romance, and great characters. She does tend to end her books with a cliffhanger which can be frustrating, but the wait for the next book is always worth it. I love Alex’s story and I am excited to see what happens next. So if you haven’t read anything by Jennifer yet, I highly recommend you start like right now. As for the Covenant series, I would recommend it to anyone that likes YA Paranormal. I don’t think it will disappoint you.
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