Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #3
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pub Date: November 6, 2012
My Copy: ARC that I got at Book Expo America
History is on repeat, and things didn’t get go so well the last time.
Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her eighteenth birthday-to her awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the council ever discovers what she did in the catskills, she’s a goner…and so is Aiden.
If That’s not Freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time training-which really is just Seth’s code word for some up close and personal one on one time-she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.
But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she’s caught between love and fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves. Unleashing their wrath, lives will be Irrevocably Changed and Destroyed.
Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than fate.
From the very start of this book, you are totally absorbed by the world of the Covenant series. What makes Jennifer Armentrout books so unique and great is she understands her world, her characters, what drives them to make their decision. With Deity everything we have come to love about this series, really comes to a head as things change drastically.
What I love is that all the characters we have come to love really are thrust into situations that sometimes are just thrust upon them. We also learn things that we thought of one way are really another thing all together. Alex really is tough and spunky. I really love the dynamic she has with so many different characters.
In the first book I was such a fan of Aiden, the second book I was Seth. You really feel that Alex could really end up with either of these guys because they appeal to different sides of her. One is the guy she truly loves, and the other one is destiny. So it’s a very different dichotomy here. I mean both these guys have a place in her heart. I utterly fell in love with Aiden in this book so much. He risks so much for Alex. I mean everything he does is so perfect.
There was so much action and turns in this book, you were like WOAH. Didn’t see this coming or that coming. Things get really dark and intense in this book. I kind of like the direction that this book took. The actions of Seth were surprising because he seemed like such a good guy for the last two books and in league with Lucian her uncle. I really like the fact that Lucian wants to change things but he does it in a way that’s wrong. Seth and Lucian’s way of doing things has resulted in the Gods showing up and impacting things in a way that you don’t expect. This impacts a lot of characters in different ways.
Alex feels like she’s caught up in events that are beyond her control. Yet change is needed, but the Gods really do play a big part of the book in the fact that their actions make everyone question things. Alex goes through so many emotions as she does every book and begins to question things that she might not have and starts to think a little bit more instead of being reckless.
The way this book ended was one of the most unforgettable cliffhangers. I mean my jaw dropped at the very end of it. I was just blown away from it. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, Apollyon. It was one of the best books that Jennifer L. Armentrout has written.