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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