Sentinel (Covenant #5) | review

My rating: ❤ of 5!

05 - Sentinel

Length: 297 pages
Published: the 2nd of November 2013


 

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. Said friend has now lost all recommendation rights. Whenever I see her at work and she mentions books, I’m staying far away from that particular book. Fool me once…

Blurb:

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.

Worst ending ever and slaughtering of Greek myths

After dragging myself through this book because unfortunately, the third and fourth left much to be desired and in my personal opinion the author chose to focus too much on Alex. Don’t get me wrong, the book is about her and her journey and Alex is powerful. But it’s a shame when her greatest power is throwing emo tantrums to get her way, which she has mastered to perfection by now.

She once again takes advantage of both Seth and Aiden, but hey, why not encourage bad behaviour. Also, I never understood the “I’m not afraid” in books where gods and Titans walk among them. Does an all-powerful snarky girl really need her boyfriend to assure her, that it’s alright to be afraid of the immortals and their power? Personally, I don’t think there’s anything remotely close to being a coward in knowing your strength and weaknesses, and I had really hoped she would mature enough to learn the same or something similar.

The ending seems so very rushed and not proper researched because I for one would like to know when demigods turned out to be immortals. Jennifer L. Armentrout butchers the myths and changes this, by claiming demigods are IMMORTAL.

All the above aside I chose to return this entire series and received a full refund, through Amazon. This is not because I don’t like the books. All writing is a personal matter which is subject to interpretation, and as individuals, we can’t all like the same. The reason for is, that I don’t wish to support Jennifer L. Armentrout. Any writing says a lot about the person who wrote it, and Jennifer is not an exception. So, when she took serious problems that people of all ages battle on a daily basis, and made them entertaining, I couldn’t with a good conscience support that.

📚 Bullying
📚 Slut-shaming
📚 Emotional blackmail

Those are the three that are the reason for my main issues. If you’ve read my previous reviews you’ll know that I hold a special contempt for Alex, but that aside. The above listed should never be used in a celebratory way. It should be used to raise awareness, to help people find the courage to fight it or find help. Unfortunately, the character that is Alex promotes all the wrong things.

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9 thoughts on “Sentinel (Covenant #5) | review

  1. Have you read her Lux series? I love that series even though I couldn’t make myself continue this one after the first book? It has been nice to read your reviews because i no longer feel bad for not continuing only because it reminded me so much of Vampire Academy.

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