Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 18 October 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Count: 281
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.
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RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
What I Felt
I only found out about this series after reading Obsidian by the same author. As with Obsidian, I actually re-read Half-Blood! I find myself hook on Armentrout's writing style. The words flow so smoothly that they just spurred me to continue reading on and when I reached the end of the book, I craved for more. That was what led me to buying the whole series of 5 books.
We get to learn about Alexandria, or Alex for short, how she was trapped in the building with these monsters called daimons and what happened to her after that. It's fun to read about Alex because she's just full of energy and without self-restrains, evidenced by the fights she got into at the Covenant. How fun was that? Aiden is her champion throughout the book, always looking out for her and then volunteering to coach her on her skills so that she could catch up with the rest. Wow... However, they cannot be together... Relationships between a Half-blood and a Pure is strictly forbidden so how will they ever continue?
I must say that Armentrout has a way with her cast of characters, all of which supported the main characters in the book. A must read for fans of Greek Mythology and well, fans of Armentrout! On to the next book!
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