My rating: ❤❤ of 5!
Length: 281 pages
Published: the 18th of October 2011
I was recommended this book by a friend, so I figured that it couldn’t hurt to give this a try. But this book only seems semi decent, so far. I think it’s a matter of the idea being alright, but the execution is very, very bad. However, my friend did also say that it gets better, so I will be reading the entire series.
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
The book has potential for anyone who’s into Greek Mythology and YA.
Even though, this series is clearly aimed at young adults, I can’t say I’m impressed with the writing. It’s incredibly immature and actually, the amount of time the Alex, the FMC, spends being a catty brat, keeps taking focus of the plot. Which is a shame!
Considering that this is a YA book I’m very disappointed that Jennifer has created such a hating FMC. Shouldn’t the she be the one to take the high road? Well, she doesn’t! But the worst part is, that for no good reason, the author tries to make the hate and petty jealousy valid, and Alex’ friends back her up.
Have you read this book? Or anything by this author? Does it seem like something you’d pick up and give the ol’ college try? Comment and let me know.