Monday, May 6, 2013

YA Review: Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Half-Blood (Covenant #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Blurb by Goodreads
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.

Huge fan of YA novels with Academies and private schools. Excited that Jennifer L. Armentrout has a series with this.
Other thing I love to read is forbidden love. Alex has a had crush on Aiden before she left the school. Now she is back and still has feelings for him. Alex is a Half Bood and Aiden is a Pure Blood. Half Boods are not allowed to have any type of romantic relationship with Pure Bloods. I love the tension between Alex and Aiden. Love it when Aiden who is always buy the book with rules try to fight his attraction toward Alex.
I loved Alex strong will character and my heart broke for her with having to deal with the issue of her mother. Love her smart mouth and it tends to get her in more trouble. Loved how her character has backbone but it is not over the top. She still has feelings and sometimes does break down like anybody would in her situation.
Aiden is for sure a swoon worthy hero. Always there to comfort Alex and get her back on her feet. I love how he is protective of her.
The secondary characters Seth, Caleb and Deacon are fun and add so much to the story. Love the best friend relationship with Caleb and Alex. Deacon who is Aiden’s younger brother I adore and hope to see more of him in future novels.
Half Blood had an awesome twist I did not see coming. It was nice that it was halfway through. The ending was not a cliffhanger but it broke my heart a little and at the same time put a smile on my face. I look forward to continuing the series and see how everything will play out.


  1. You make me want to read it ! Of course, I had noticed the series because of Lux, but I have to say the covers are absolutely beautiful !

    1. You have to read it. I am slowly working my way with the Covenant series. Yes beautiful covers.

  2. Jennifer Armentrout is, without a doubt, one of my favorite authors. She's amazing! Haven't had the pleasure of getting in to this series, yet, but definitely will soon! Thanks for sharing :)

    P.S. Love the blog design.

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

    1. I am huge fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. I am slowly working my way through this series. Look forward to see what you think when you get to it. Thank you for the lovely blog comment and stopping by my Half-Blood review.


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