As promised, I am going to post my review of this totally awesome, completely amazing, utterly incredible book. Can you tell what my review is gonna say??? LOL!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Once again, I have no idea where to even start with this. Jennifer's boos always leave me tongue tied! Armentrout took what she had in Half Blood and pushed it that hat much further. Blew it out of the park! I didn't think she could do better than Half Blood, but damn girl, you know how to write. Armentrout gets right to your heart, pulling you into her books and not letting go. You are so deep, there is no way you get out, and, believe me, you don't want to! It's a ride to remember.
Blurb from Goodreads:
There is need. And then there is Fate
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone
I have to talk about the cover, first. It was not clear to me until close to the end what the significance of this cover is. I stated in my review of Half Blood that I thought the cover could have been different. That I understood why it was the way it was, but felt like such a great book deserved something even better. With this book, I thought the same thing, at first. But now, I know that I was wrong. I love what this cover means, what it signifies. There is no denying that the symbolism here completely creates the mood for the book.
We see the same characters once again: Alex, Aiden, Seth and the others we have come to know and love. Alex continues to find herself in trouble. It's like it calls to her. I love her character so much. She is kick ass and ready to fight. She's strong, tough, authentic and loveable. And Aiden, well, he denies so much, but we know where his heart truly lies. It is painful to watch these two interact at times. The tension is so thick I can cut it with a knife. And then we have Seth, well, I just love his bad boy attitude. I love that he's confident and cocky. No holds barred with him in any way shape or form. And he obviously cares for Alex, more so than either of them truly cares to admit. I wasn't prepared to fall in love with Seth, to like him even more than Aiden, but I did and I do. I'm not usually a fan of the love triangle thing but Armentrout does it in such a way that you want to know what happens, need to know what is going to happen.
And we get a little depth from some of the more minor characters in Half Blood: Laaden, Leon, Olivia. It's nice to see them developed a bit more. I have to say, I love Leon's character and I hope we get to see more of him in the future. He's funny and fun, without necessarily meaning to be. And he's always interrupting things just when they start to get hot and heavy.
The storyline is once again a roller coaster ride of emotion. It's juicy and hot, tantalizing and what a page turner. Once again I did not want to put one of Jennifer's books down! There's lots of action, just the right amount of romance, and the mystery that's thrown in is awesome. There was so much going on, I found it hard to find a place where I could stop to take a break! I just wanted to continue reading and never stop. Armentrout knows what ingredients to mix in her stories to complete the perfect recipe that makes you want more. There's humor, there's tears, there's fear, there's wanting, there's, well, just about everything you could ever imagine or want. And the mystery surrounding if friends are enemies or enemies are friends, well, this keeps the tension so high, you feel like jumping every time you turn a page! I seriously wanted to spend more and more time with the characters in this book. I want to be part of the storyline. I want to be their friend fighting right along side them.
Jennifer's writing so natural and easy. It flows without any glitches. She truly knows how to put words to the page. Words that have you wanting more.
So, where do I stand with this, why 5 stars as you can see, even though I think it deserves more! I can't wait to read Deity and find out where Aremntrout continues to go with this amazingly colorful story!