03 November, 2011

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

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Information. 281 pages.
Published 18th Oct 2011/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.” – Half-Blood blurb.
Half-Blood is a new book, published around the 18th of October this year so it may a bit a difficult to find.
I would advise before reading this book, read the novella Daimon that Armentrout wrote which better explains the main character, Alex’s, story. Daimon can be downloaded for free, here at Goodreads.
In Daimon, the novella, Alex’s mother was killed by a group of daimons, but Alex was lucky enough to escape. At the beginning of Half-Blood, she is found fighting the Daimons that have been following her by Aiden, a Sentinel. She returns to the Covenant where she must catch up in her training to be allowed to become a Sentinel or become a slave.
I had been waiting for this book to be released and I will openly admit that I was not disappointed at all. It was full of action from the first page which made for a gripping and exciting read. As well as action, there was drama, romance as well as twists throughout.
The plot was fresh and interesting with interesting facts about Greek mythology. The novel was not lagging anywhere which kept the reader wanting to keep turning the page.
The characters were very well written. Alex is a kick-ass, stubborn and strong female lead that has a dry yet fantastically witty sense of humour. She interacts really well with all the other characters in the book. She made for a really entertaining first narrative to read through.
Speaking of characters, I loved the boys in the book. Aiden who seems deliciously dreamy and Caleb, the best boyfriend which every girl wants were both great characters and I want one of each for myself. I even had a soft spot for both Seth and Deacon who made for great minor characters.
The romance is in the book is also very entertaining. It is not overly pushed and rushed and does not take over the plot either. Although, a little foreseeable, it was still romance that did not make you want to gag.
Half-Blood definitely deserves a read especially if you like Dru from The Demon Trapper Series. Both Alex and Dru have similar humorous tones. Half-Blood is an enthralling which I utterly recommend.
Rating: 4.5/5.


  1. @BookFilledBlog Thank you for such an awesome review.
    – Jennifer Armentrout, author of Half-Blood.

    Via Twitter, 3/11/2011.

  2. Great review! I can't wait to read this one. I've been looking forward to it being released since May..now I might have to go out and buy it sooner :)

  3. I don't know how to talk about this book without giving everything away. The characters are amazing. Their relationships, their banter, even their fighting is all genius. You get pulled in from page one and cannot put it down until you know what happens. Alex is a strong character who, even though is a bit irrational, can take care of herself. Aiden. Well, that's all I have to say right there. Anyone swooning yet? Seriously, he is perfection. I can't even elaborate on that because this review will turn into a book.