Tuesday, March 13, 2012

(book review): Half-Blood

Half-Blood (Covenant #1)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pure-bloods. 
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.

Rating: 3.25/5 stars
Romance Swoon Scale: 2.9/5 stars, Nice, Cute-ish, Seth ftw, Aidan's the sweety. 
PublishedOctober 18th 2011
Series: Yes. Daimon, Pure, Deity and Apollyon. 
Heated Moments: A few. But majorly one.
Sex: Nope
Swear Words: Kinda, yes.
Action: Oh yeah.
Genres: Young Adult, Greek Mythology, Paranormal-Fantasy-ish, Romance

Half-blood was different from a lot of Greek-myth related books I'd read and I enjoyed reading it.

The Story:
Half blood was fast paced and, even though there was a ton of action, the thing that made me finish it was probably Alex- her voice was awesome. 
The story itself was engaging too. The whole twist on Greek myths with the half and pures was pretty interesting- though it made me wonder.
WHY had the half not done anything about it as yet? The whole thing about the half being used as slaves- either the fighting kind, or the cleaning toilets kind, and how they had to worship the pures, seemed a bit unbelievable. I mean, I got through this aspect of the novel with grudging acceptance, and suspended my disbelief and shizz, but still. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout, but I thought this seemed so dark-ages. And kinda lame, since, the half-bloods were so rigorously trained, couldn't they revolt or something? Why did they allow this to happen? I don't know. 
But if you ignored this glitch in the plot and read on, like I did, the story was, pretty good.
Action, with Alex training under the unattainable guy she liked, some twists and turns along the way. More action with Alex fighting for her life.
 Pretty great stuff, in my opinion.

I really liked Alex, the protagonist. (The story is written from her point-of-view.) 
Brave, strong and stubborn, she was the epitome of kick ass heroine. She was also sarcastic and snarky two traits which really make a good heroine for me.
Her love interest Aiden was sweet, and probably the epitome of 'perfect boy', a Prince Charming type and so obviously, I liked him. However, I may start liking Seth way more... just because he had that spark of personality, which out shined Aiden's- sorta too perfect to the point of being a bit dull character.

Overall, Half-Blood was a pretty good book, filled with action, a kick ass heroine, two lovely love interests and Greek mythology! 
Now I await its sequels eagerly.


1 comment:

  1. OmG I love this bookk!! its amazingg!! just cant wait till i finish it :D!!


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