Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

Name: Half-Blood (Covenant # 1)
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: October 18th, 2011
281 pages

This is an ARC received from the publisher! (Thank-you Spencer Hill Press!!!)


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.-Goodreads

My Review:
If I could describe this book in one word it would be: AMAZING!!
The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover! It's gorgeous! Before I read Half-Blood, I read the prequel which really got me in the mood for this book (link to the e-book is here: http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com).
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One of my favorite characters in this book is Alex. She is so strong willed and is willing to fight back which was really awesome! I also loved Aiden. He really wants to help Alex and I loved seeing them interact throughout the novel.

I really liked how the Greek mythology was used in this book! I am an avid fan of Greek mythology and I have seen it written in various different ways in different novels and I really like how Jennifer L. Armentrout used it and made it really special for her book!

Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this book!! Read the e-book before the book comes out to get a taste of this awesome series!

My Rating:
Five out of Five Stars

6 comments:

Keri said...

I agree, the cover is just smashing. All of them are, looking at the prequel and sequel too. Alex is such a strong character. She was the reason I liked the book so much. Great review!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I love Greek mythology too! I'm glad to hear this book uses it in a creative way -- I've heard it's amazing! I need to get to it soon!

Jaime said...

So glad you like it! Awesome review and I can't wait to read the book too! :)

Andrea said...

Sarah-
Nice review! I agree that Half-Blood is a fantastic book. I thought Armentrout did a really cool, unique spin on Greek myths.
Thanks for checking out & commenting on my review!

Italia said...

Then there's Seth, the unknown. He's powerful and he's about to make life miserable for Alex. I really enjoyed his laid back character. He's cocky, yet he cares about what happens to Alex. I know I can't wait to see where this goes. The whole prophecy/oracle aspect of what will happen with Alex and her future did provide a bit of mystery as to what would happen next. So, I'm glad that where some differences in HALF-BLOOD's world that kept me entertained throughout.

Kara x said...

I'll have to read this! wait, isn't this being turned into a TV show? I'm glad you HIGHLY recommend! I'm a sucker for mythology.

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