Archive (page 1 of 2)

BOOK REVIEW – Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutHalf-Blood (Covenant #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
Book Depository
Add to: Goodreads

Bravo Jennifer, Bravo. When I read the synopsis of this book, I was utterly confused. There were so many terms that I had never seen or heard of, so I was nervous to give this book a try. But thank gods (lol) I did! I decided to go on blind faith because I loved Jennifer’s other YA series, which I still think about at LEAST once a week, and because she is a great writer. She has a way of getting under your skin and consuming you, and that is exactly what she did with this book. She invaded my mind and made me fall in love with yet another of her male leads. I shouldn’t be surprised, I really shouldn’t-she truly is an excellent author.

The story starts with Alex on the run, because her mother pulled her out of the covenant three years prior, and she is both trying to stay alive and make it back to the covenant in one piece after her mother’s gruesome death by Daimon. By being pulled from the covenant, she is now behind in her training, and there is still question as to whether she could truly catch up and resume studies with all her peers. In comes Aiden.

I can’t even begin to try and explain half-bloods and pures, so I will just make it simple and say that Alex and Aiden can’t (or at least aren’t supposed to) engage in a relationship.

She honestly isn’t even supposed to be in close proximity to him or be comforted by him-these are the standards they are to conform to. So forbidden love it is 🙂 and we all know that’s the best kind. Another thing that I can’t help but gush about is the amount of peril always discreetly placed within the pages by this author. I am always guaranteed to be on the edge of my seat and begging for more. I absolutely adore climactic suspense, and of course, Half-Blood delivered. I can only assume there is more to come with this promising YA series.

I have a feeling there is a somewhat complicated love triangle to come, and I don’t know if my poor heart can handle that after the series I just finished, sigh. But this is just one of the many sacrifices I would make so I can read another Jennifer L. Armentrout novel-they are all pure gold. So with a leary outlook on what Alex’s love life will come to, I move forward to Pure, the second installment in this series.

BOOK REVIEW – Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutPure (Covenant #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
Book Depository
Add to: Goodreads

I love love loved this book. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters a little more and learning what makes them tick. I was again enthralled with the story and couldn’t tear myself away from Jennifer’s flawless writing and quirky characters. There is just something so funny about her books and you can’t help but label them your favorites. When I put her books down, I don’t really “put them down”. I sit and think about the story and what’s next for each character and how it might turn out. I replay all my favorite scenes and even those that are just perilous with high tension. I become trapped in this other world where reality is skewed and I don’t want to find a way out-I’m perfectly content in my dream state of mind.

What makes the Covenant series so appealing is the characters. Each character has a certain mannerism you can’t help but to love or hate, making a strong connection to what happens to them.

You can’t create a fanbase by writing characters that people could care less about, you have to pull strong emotions from the reader and make them CARE what happens to everyone-good or bad. These books most definitely succeed. For instance, Alex has two guys pining after her, and I can’t help but to be obsessed with who she will end up with. I truly do not trust Seth completely, the other apollyon. I think he has a hidden agenda, and I don’t find him all that flattering anyway. Yes, he stepped up his game in this book, but I don’t think that I would much care for a guy trying to flatter me while having sex with any girl that will have him-gross. He does show protectiveness and a side of sweetness, but he never really got under my skin. I don’t feel the connnection with him like I do Aiden. Aiden is a whole other story. He is a pure while she is a half-we know this. But the fact is, we all know that by pushing Alex away, he is showing how much he TRULY cares for her, even loves her. I ALSO KNOW what’s hanging around his neck. I do. I am no dummy. Not that it isn’t obvious, but it causes my heart to expand and my feelings to grow fonder of him each time his necklace is mentioned. He is adorable, and I would be so sad if she doesn’t end up with him. He would do anything for her, and I can’t help but to fall in love with him more and more with each passing page.

There is also the issue of Furies, Gods, and Daimons all after Alex. A pure used compulsion on Alex AND another pure, which is against their laws, so someone really wants Alex dead. These are just a few of the many problems to come for Alex and her crew, and I can’t wait to see what happens. The next book, Deity, will surely have double the romance and suspense and…..well……I think I’ll start it now. What else is there to say? This series is awesome, take a chance and indulge in it. Happy reading!

BOOK REVIEW – Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutDeity (Covenant #3)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
Book Depository
Add to: Goodreads

That ending. Oh my. That ending was a low blow. A real kick in the teeth, that’s for sure. I was seriously breathless when I finished Deity. Jen has now went from “one of” my favorite authors TO my FAVORITE author. No one can do what she does, no one takes it where she is willing to take it. She pushes each character to both their physical and mental limit, making for the most entertaining and heart pounding twists, turns, and conclusions. Her writing is truly astounding. This story gripped it’s claws into me and didn’t let me go-it haunted me all night.

I can only be grateful that Apollyon, book 4, is coming out next Tuesday. I don’t think I could handle ANOTHER of Jennnifer’s book hangovers for months. I’m still waiting for Origin in the Lux series and I thought THAT was bad. But having two of her series all up in my thoughts all the time? No..it can’t be healthy for me.

Alex is back from New York and she has a secret about what happened there. A secret no one knows about except Aiden, Seth, and her. She must avoid trouble and keep the secret at any cost. The tricky part is that trouble finds HER, and it is a major problem. What happens after is a series of events that can only lead to ill willed power and destruction of their lives as they know it. Now, how anyone can be rooting for her to be with Seth is beyond me. He shows his true colors in this one, and they are not pretty. The thing is, I never once liked or trusted Seth. I’m not saying that goes either way after this book, but I just know who is right for her. Aiden is sweet, kind, caring, and willing to risk it all for her-for this forbidden relationship that can never happen. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. He doesn’t want to suck power from her, just suck face-lol. Sorry, couldn’t resist. My point is that I absolutely love when boys get jealous in these precarious situations, and this book is no exception. I loved it. My heart swelled to two sizes too big when Aiden does what he does for her. He really is a great guy.

People we once thought had no morals come to light and show how wrong we really are, and others show the side of themselves we have all been waiting for. We get to see what everyone is really like, WHO everyone truly is, and we discover there are more allies and even more foes than we expected. So much happens it gives you whiplash, but the story is woven together flawlessly and you really couldn’t ask for more. I am guilty of always wanting more, more, more, but really, how much more could have happened? There isn’t even room for more peril-I think she filled this book’s quota.

So. To sum it up-The moral of the story is: apparantly the third book in all of her series have ungodly cliffhangers that are hard to get over, so I just need to get over it already. I don’t know what will come of the fourth installment in the Covenant series, but what I do know? I’m sure it will be brutal. You see, I have never read the fourth installment in any of her books-they are never released yet. But based on her writing style, it will most likely be a doozy. I just don’t know how she can top the ending of Deity. *shivers* So one can only hope I don’t have to wait too long for the fifth and final book or I don’t know if I can do it. It will sure be a long summer waiting for all of her books to come out 🙁

BOOK REVIEW – Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutElixir (Covenant #3.5)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
Book Depository
Add to: Goodreads

A Covenant novella from Aiden’s POV?? Yes, please! While Deity ended with (shocker) a brutal cliffhanger, Jennifer decided to take pity on our poor souls and write a novella that kinda eased that ache until Apollyon comes out next week. This story showed how deeply Aiden loves Alex and how he would go to the ends of the earth to save her. He goes as far to say he’d die for her, and that in itself is an admirable trait.

Throughout the story he literally does anything he can to do what Alex would want in this situation, and it’s as beautiful as it is heartbreaking. He ultimately has to make an unsavory decision, but what’s for the best. At the end we are left with one very clear point: He will fight to the death for her and will take out anyone, even a God, to keep Alex alive.

I loved Elixir, and I would suggest it to anyone who has read this series. I hate reading novellas, but I loved this story and it left me feeling a little more hopeful towards Alex’s tremulous situation. Now I can breathe a little easier and hope for the best for Aiden and Alex in the next two books to come 🙂

BOOK REVIEW – Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutApollyon (Covenant #4)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
Book Depository
Add to: Goodreads

Well. Thank Gods I checked Goodreads Saturday, or I would have missed Jen’s Apollyon early release announcement. What a shame that would have been, for I finished this amazing novel in less than 24 hours. I don’t know how much gushing is truly appropriate without becoming obsessive, so I will make it simple: Jen has done it again. She kidnapped my mind and kept me prisoner for a chunk of the weekend, making it impossible for me to think of doing anything else.

We begin where we left off at the end of Deity and Elixir. If you haven’t read Elixir, I truly feel you are missing out on some super sweet moments, and there are a few references you won’t get in Apollyon unless you read the novella.

Anyway, we start with Alex in a cage, fighting to be free so she can connect with “her Seth”. Don’t get me started on just how wrong typing that was. She struggles to both break free from those holding her and also from Seth’s voice in her head, trying to find her location.

And then we have Aiden-the sweetest, most loyal guy ever. He hasn’t given up on Alex even when everyone else has. He even goes as far as to piss off the Gods to protect her-he literally punched a God in the face in Elixir…so adorable….or at least I think so. I don’t even know what to say to do him justice. He is willing to risk it all: his life, his brother, and everyone and everything inbetween. He loves her more than his own life, and I can’t help but to fall a little more in love with him with each new installment.

Packed with suspense and peril, my eyes were glued to the pages within this novel. I love suspense in romances, I feel like it’s the perfect touch to an already perfect story in most cases. My only problem with Apollyon? I didn’t think the cliffhanger was that bad. I always complain or comment on these horrible cliffhangers, and here I am begging for a whopper that would scar me until the final installment comes out in December. I found something out about myself after I realized that I wanted more shock factor for an ending-I am apparently a masochist-at least in these action/romance novels by Jen I have grown to love. I don’t know what that says about me…

So now we wait. What will come of Alex and Aiden? Will there be an epic battle for Earth? What will come of Seth? These are all plot lines I cannot wait to find out about or finalize, and until then, I will eagerly await the release of Origin in August, Sentinel in December, and Frigid in July-all by Jen, all in the forefront of my mind for surely the whole summer. I can only hope I stay sane until at least one of these novels is released. Sigh. The wait begins.

Purchase on Amazon or iBooks

Older posts

© 2019

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑

%d bloggers like this: