Mon, October 1, 2012

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

Deity book cover

Deity book cover

Deity
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date: Nov. 6, 2012
Spencer Hill Press
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History is on repeat, and things didn’t 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…

— Goodreads.com description

Deity is the third installment in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Covenant series, and with every book I fall more and more in love with Armentrout’s writing.

I don’t mean to knock it, but I have to say: I totally judged this series by its cover. I really didn’t want to read it, and likely wouldn’t have until a trusted friend literally SHOVED it into my hands and said, “I think you should read this.”

But, after reading this series, Obsidian and an adult novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, I have to say she’s quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.

Why? Let me get down to business and be honest here: The girl knows how to do romance.

I said to a friend recently: “You know why I love Armentrout’s books? Because it’s not just ‘…and then we kissed.’ No, it’s five pages of buildup and sexual tension and details like where are his hands are, and…” That, my friends, is what I live for. And I’m totally embarrassed and stopping now.

Anyway, do give this series or her other books a try. Are they flawless? No. But they certainly are delicious.

Fans of the Covenant series who want more dish out of me? You’re not getting any! You should know by now that this series keeps you hanging, and I don’t intend to spoil you in the slightest! Just know that this one is good, sooooo good!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee said:

    I completely agree! Her ability to create sexual tension is A-MAY-ZING. I can’t wait to read Deity!

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    Anna Reply:

    RIGHT?!?!

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  2. Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook said:

    Yeah, I don’t like these covenant series covers either. I really enjoyed Armentrout’s Lux series, but I have been hesitant to try this series.

    Some parts of it freak me out a little. But I should give it a try, because I also really like how Armentrout writes romance. All the tension and stuff is amazing.

    Thanks for the review. I might just give this series a try. And I can’t wait for Opal in December!

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    Anna Reply:

    QUINN! You have to read it. It blows all of her other series out of the water. I WOULD NOT LIE TO YOU! 🙂

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  3. jen said:

    wait, we need to know where his hands were!

    i still have to read the second book, which you’ve lent me. ahem. sorry! but if it means i will find out where his hands were, sign me up.

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  4. Emmi said:

    Whoa, this looks good!

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  5. Danielle said:

    You definitely have me wanting to read this one! Putting it on my must-read list now! 🙂

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  6. April said:

    I just read the Lux series. The covers! Blarg! But I do like her writing. It overshadows all the grammar problems and bad editing. There’s something about her characters that draws you in regardless of all of that. Anyway, curious minds want to know which adult book you read? Good?

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