Monday, 27 February 2012

Review: Half Blood by J.L Armentrout

Title: Half Blood (Covenant #1)
Author: J.L Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Date Published: October 18th 2011
Rating: 4/5

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.

This book is a very interesting take on Greek mythology and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It focuses on Alex the main female protagonist of this book as she trains to become a Sentinel ( The Half Blood trained to kill Daimons). Daimons are creatures that feed on innocent Pure blood's and half blood's.
After running away from the Covenant with her mother 17-year-old Alexandria finds herself back there after her mother's death. A very hot Pure Blood called Aiden (Whose similarity to Dimitri in Vampire Academy I couldn't shake off) trains Alex to become a Sentinel and surprise!! she starts falling for him, even though romances between half blood's and pure blood's is strictly forbidden.

Alex faces a lot of tough and unexpected turn of events in this book, as someone is looking for her to turn her into a Daimon.
J.L Armentrout is a fantastic writer and really brings her characters to life, so the reader can connect with them. She is one of those rare writers that can think up mind blowing characters (Aiden!!) *swoon*. I would like to see lot's of Aiden in the sequel (sorry I'm fangirling).
I would recommend this book to everyone, I cannot wait to read Pure.

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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Review- A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Title: A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2)
Author: Beth Revis
Other title in series: Across the Universe
Publisher: Razorbill
Date Published: January 10th 2012
Rating: 5/5
Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. It’s been three months. In that time, Amy has learned to hide who she is. Elder is trying to be the leader he’s always wanted to be. But as the ship gets more and more out of control, only one thing is certain: They have to get off the ship.

I loved Reading Across the Universe, so was really excited for the sequel. I thought A million suns wouldnt be as good as the first one but it exceeded my expectations I enjoyed reading it far better than the first one.
Three months after Amy was woken from cryogenic storage. The inhabitants of the Godspeed are struggling to deal with life without the effects of Phydus, and at the same time with Elder as their new leader . But not everyone is happy with the new freedoms, someone aboard the ship is killing in Elder's name leaving a ominous message behind on each of its victims: Follow The leader.
As Elder struggles to keep the ship in one piece, Amy is left a series of clues by Orion (The previous Eldest who tried to kill her in book 1) which leads to a startling revelation. 

Beth Revis weaves a tale rich in suspense, mystery, murder, lies and romance. The plot was very unpredictable and kept me guessing throughout, I was so not prepared for the ending. I love both the main protagonists and cannot wait for the third book in the series. I would recommend this book to fans of science fiction and dystopian.

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