Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel (Covenant, #5)

Goodreads Summary: As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.
And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.
In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

My Review: My Gods, what an epic finale that was! So much happened that the entire series had been leading up to. It was action-packed, romantic, and was overall a ridiculously fast read. The mythology aspect was huge in this book and I loved every second of it, being the Greek mythology lover that I am. JLA has yet to write a book that I don’t like and this series did not disappoint.

The plot line in this book was insane and everything happened so fast I didn’t realize I was reading and that makes for the greatest kind of book. The characters were so well developed that I felt what they felt like they were real people which is borderline crazy but I can’t help it! I am still in love with Seth and find myself thinking about him, even after I finished the book. I do love Aiden too which also complicated the whole romantic situation.

The giant war between the Gods, students, sentinels, and even a Titan was written extremely well. JLA excels at fight scenes, and the fact that it was mythology based made it that much better.

I can’t say too much more without spoiling everything but I will say I am not completely thrilled with the ending but I would reread the entire series because I still love it. You’ll just have to read it for yourself to find out. I definitely recommend this series to anyone who likes mythology or anything else JLA has written because she is amazing. I will for sure be reading JLA’s new series about Seth in the near future so stay tuned!

You can buy Sentinel here.

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Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

Apollyon (Covenant, #4)

Goodreads Summary: Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.
Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.
The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.
Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

My Review: This book was even more amazing than the past books in the series which is saying something…I am really glad I read Elixir (the novella) before I read this one because so much happened in that book and it made me love Aiden even more so I read this book differently.

JLA always perfectly times each part of her plot to where you almost get beyond frustrated with how things are going but then she picks things up and makes the plot even crazier. The beginning of this book was really frustrating because of the whole connection between the Apollyons and I was so glad when JLA added something more to the plot, like a war between the Gods. Yeah, and things only got crazier from then on. An unknown God was working against Apollo and Alex, and Alex has to go on several adventures trying to figure out how to stop them. It was fantastic and addicting. The mythology mixed with all of the crazy action was also perfect and helped intensify the plot.

I also loved all of JLA’s phrases like “crap on a cracker” which is just so her. There were also so many references that I loved like a Charmed reference (the old TV show and one of my favorites), a Harry Potter reference which she tends to use in her books, and so many Supernatural references that make me want to watch that show. Now I must. Her references and phrases amuse me to no end.

The romance, oh the romance, was so intense in this book it brought out my inner fangirl times 10. I don’t know why part of me still loves Seth but I do and so I really hope he doesn’t die…I am now officially in love with Aiden and the novella Elixir really helped bring me to that point. This book only made my love grow because of his sexy I-can-defeat-anything-wariorness and because of how deep his love for Alex goes. I love this relationship and I am living through it like the book slut I am.

The ending of this book was insane and there wasn’t a huge cliffhanger, just a bunch of things that were left open-ended so I must read the next book as soon as humanly possible before I go crazy. You can buy Apollyon here.

Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer Armentrout

Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer Armentrout

Elixir (Covenant, #3.5)

Goodreads Summary: Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex.
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for.
Even if it means making war against the gods.

My Review: This novella was surprisingly really fast-paced. So much happened in the 75 pages that it didn’t feel like it was short. I was nervous to read it at first because it is from Aiden’s POV since the ending of book three kind of took sane Alex out of the picture and I wasn’t sure how good a book in Aiden’s head would be. I should know better then to ever doubt JLA.

The plot picked up where the last book left off so I definitely would have missed this whole chunk of story if I hadn’t read it. Compared to the other books there was less plot and action, of course, but it was just as good as the others. I loved seeing the world and Alex and the Gods from Aiden’s POV and having this whole plot that the main character had no say in was really interesting.

I love Aiden so much more after being in his head and experiencing his true love for Alex. The other books made me guess and I was never sure but I know now. My favorite quote,  “I would burn down the world if that meant Alex would be safe” sounds very similar to something Daemon Black once said, so yes I did fangirl over that like a crazy person.

This novella was definitely worth the read. I would recommend this series for sure because it is amazing, and I recommend reading this novella if you do read the series. Which you should. You can buy Elixir here.

Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennfier L. Armentrout

Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennfier L. Armentrout

Deity (Covenant, #3)

Goodreads Summary: 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…

My Review: I am fangirling so hard right now that it was hard to take time away from reading to write this review but there is just so much I have to say! This book was AMAZING like everything else JLA has written. The further I get in this series, the more I love it and the more the writing sounds like JLA to me, which is a great thing.

Minor spoilers past this point:

The plot was really entertaining and stressful with Alex being the second Apollyon and trying to prepare for that, the whole thing with a servant at the New York Covenant, and the inclusion of some Gods and even more drama between everyone. The inclusion of the Gods was one of my favorite parts about this story because I love mythology and I find the Gods so amusing, especially the ones JLA chose. There was also one scene in the middle which blew my mind and all I will say is that I almost cried when I got to talk to Caleb. It was beautiful and confusing at the same time! The preparing to be the Apollyon was kind of a total gray area because no one (except Seth) really knew what was going to happen and how to handle it.

Which brings me to Seth. I was totally team Seth through the last book and partly through this one but now I cannot decide. Is Seth really the monsterous God-killer everyone makes him out to be? Why do I still love him so much? I don’t want to hate him but I am scared that may be what is coming. I just want to love him. Then there is Aiden, the badass sexy Sentinal who is risking everything to be with Alex. I developed an intense love for this man throughout the book and I cannot wait to see what is in store for this relationship.

Gods, I love JLA more than any other author (besides jk Rowling) and I recommend this book along with any other book of hers that I have read so far! I am completely obsessed with this series and almost forgot about school…I am going to finish this series soon because I cannot wait any longer! You can buy Deity here.

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2)

Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Review: OH MY GODS! JLA has done it again. I am once again in awe of her genius ideas and remarkable writing style that keeps me glued to the pages and makes me forget I have to wake up and go to class. I was that weird girl in the gym reading while exercising. Only JLA can keep me that addicted. This book was THAT good.

The ending of the last book wasn’t exactly a cliffhanger but it was insane and this book only got crazier. There were more of my favorite training scenes and plenty of hot boys fighting over Alex which was totally sexy. Both Aiden and Seth are definitely swoon-worthy and each had some steamy romance with Alex which was okay by me! At this point, Alex still can’t decide who she wants more but I already have my opinion and I am team Seth all the way! I have no idea why I like him more than Aiden. He’s sexy, a total badass, super protective, has moments of vulnerability that make him more lovable, and he stays with Alex through everything to try to make her feel better. There is that stupid connection between them but I still love him. I guess I do kind of know why I love him.

Anyway, the plot line in this book was fantastic! The Apollyon training and powers awakening and the trials and Covenant, someone (multiple people actually) trying to take Alex out, both boys defending her, everything was just perfect. I really like how the mythology ties into this book too because I am a total Greek mythology lover. The furies and the oracle being the most important was interesting because those are some of the creepiest parts of mythology in my opinion which means that there is just more bad stuff coming. The battle scene in this book was also totally epic and bloody and heads got cut off and it was just awesome. I wasn’t anticipating a fight, but JLA cannot go wrong. There were also two of my favorite phrases of hers in this book and I wanted to jump up and down and laugh because I was so excited to read “asshat” and “I would give my firstborn child for ___” but I’m sure my roommate would have thought I was a sociopath and saying that I love JLA would not have made anything better.

After the end, the chapter in Seth’s POV was really amazing. Seeing into his head was really amusing because he is such a hilarious and annoying character. His feelings toward Alex and his reactions to what happened between them were adorable and I loved it. His sarcasm and narcissism remind me of Daemon Black which is the highest compliment ever but seeing as how it’s the same author…

I would highly highly recommend reading this book and any other book that JLA has ever written because you will not be disappointed. This series is amazing and I cannot wait to read the next one. Read it. Now please. You can buy Pure here.

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

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

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)

Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Review: If you have ever read my blog then you know how much I love JLA! I am on track to reading every book she has ever written and she has not let me down yet. This book did not disappoint!

I was a bit surprised that I felt like I had read this exact book before and it took me a little while to realize that it was scarily similar to Vampire Academy for the first 60%. The plot line was almost the same with a few minor differences but same idea. Even though it was so similar to Vampire Academy, I loved it anyway because JLA just has a style of writing that I adore. After the book hit the point where it was different from anything I had read I was completely sucked in and I couldn’t go to sleep until I finished it! Aiden is totally swoon-worthy, as is Seth and I know who Alex wants right now but I can’t decide who I like more. Both are sexy badasses (JLAs favorite) and I may end up loving them both, and I am actually pretty okay with that.

The one thing that I missed in this book was the lack of JLA phrases, the ones she manages to use in every book she writes. This was the first book she wrote though, I think, so she hadn’t really developed them yet. She also always writes a few chapters in the boy’s POV and I always love them because the way she makes the boys think is hilarious and entertaining. In Aiden’s chapters there were actually a few of her words and phrases that I love so much, my particular favorite being “asshat”, and whenever I came across one I just got so excited.

I cannot wait to read the next book because she has me addicted to another one of her series! You can buy Half-Blood here.

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Thanks Hyper About Books for nominating me for this award! I am going to use their rules for this award.

The rules for the award are:

1) Link the blogger who nominated you.

2) Answer the 11 questions your nominator gave you.

3) Tag 11 other bloggers (or as many as you can up to 11).

4) Ask the bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them.

Okay, I haven’t yet found 11 blogs and I don’t know how popular these blogs are or if they have already been nominated for this award, so just go with it:) I nominate:

1) A World of Books

2) The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger

3) The Broke and the Bookish

4) Cool Girls Read Too

5) Ok, Let’s Read

6) Reading is my Reality

7) 101 Books

8) Reflections of a Book Addict

9) The Book Wars

My Answers to 11 Questions:

1. What book do you wish you never read?

Honestly, this is a really hard question for me, but I am going to have to go with Dangerous Creatures. I haven’t yet done my review on it, but it was basically one of the worst spinoffs I have read and I didn’t even make it through the whole thing so I guess I wish I never started it.

2. Do you read one book or multiple books at a time?

During breaks from school, I only read one book at a time because I usually read them so quickly, I don’t feel the need to read multiple books at a time. During school, I always have a bunch of books I have to read so I end up reading 2-3  books at a time.

3. Your favourite underrated book?

TWILIGHT!!!! Enough said.

4. If you were trapped on a desert island and could only take 2 books with you what would they be and why?

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale because it is my favorite book of all time and I can read it over and over and never get bored. Book 2 would have to be a compilation of books 1-7 of Harry Potter. I don’t care if this isn’t real, it is real in my mind. I say this because I cannot pick one Harry Potter book.

5. Do you buy books based on beautiful covers?

No; I have seen covers and been immediately drawn to a book so then I look it up on goodreads but I don’t just buy books on their covers.

6. What do you think about E-readers and Ebooks?

I now live off of them because I am in college and have no room for real books. It’s definitely easy to keep my books together like that and through bookbub I get lots of free books (I have now surpassed two dozen) but I still will always prefer holding a real book in my hand.

7. Is there a book/books you have multiple copies of?

I own two copies of the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan but that’s only because my brother lost the book, so I rebought it and then we found it so now I have two. Otherwise I try to only have one copy of each book.

8. Favourite place to read?

My favorite place to read is outside on a patio while it’s raining. (I live in Arizona so that doesn’t happen very often).

9. Do you use bookmarks or fold over the pages?

BOOKMARKS!!! I hate it when people dog-ear pages! I tend to not lend out books because of it…

10. Do you write in or highlight quotes/sections in book, or do you use post sticks or nothing at all?

If I have paper with me like a receipt, I use that to make notes, I have used stick notes, if it’s an electronic book I highlight sections, and I type quotes into my phone to save for my blog reviews.

11. What inspired you to blog? And why?

There were two factors that inspired me to blog. One was my good friend, the blogger behind Escape Inside the Pages because she was always telling me about how fun it is and I always liked talking about books and she told me I would like it. The other factor was Katy, the main character from the Lux series who blogged, and JLA always made it sound so fun so because of these two things my blog was born and I am so thankful because I love the blogging world!!!

Questions for The Bloggers I Nominated:

1) Are you picky about the genres you read or will you just pick up any book and start reading?

2) Do you marathon read series or do you read different books between each book in a series?

3) What is your favorite standalone? Favorite Series?

4) Number one book crush?

5) Is there an author that you have read every book they’ve written?

6) Is there a book that grew on you after you read it and made you want to reread it?

7) Do you lend out your books?

8) Favorite book/book series that turned into a movie?

9) A book you wish never got turned into a movie?

10) Electronic books vs. paperback/hardcover books and why?

11) Why did you start blogging?

I’m so excited about this and I am ready to read everyone’s answers to these questions!