By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Oct. 18, 2011
Spencer Hill Press, 304 pages
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.
— Amazon.com description
Okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way first: Anyone who has read Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is going to draw comparisons. I sure did.
And I can see how the similarities might bother some people. It’s really impossible to ignore. But me? Ultimately, I didn’t mind it because this book is straight up good.
The fighting kicked butt, the heroine was likable, the romance was steamy and the plot was filled with nonstop tension. I adored it for many of the same reasons I loved Vampire Academy. So I’m hoping you all will agree with me and eventually see the comparison as a GOOD thing.
I’m a fan. Count me as one of the many clamoring for the sequel.