Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: ARC (Thank you so much, SHP!)
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.MY THOUGHTS:
And that would kind of suck.
(summary taken from Goodreads)
Oh my gods, I can't even tell you how much I love this book!
After reading and loving the prequel novella, Daimon (you can read my review here or download it for free here), I was so excited to get my hands on an ARC of Half-Blood — and it surpasses every high expectation I had! It's everything you could ever want in an awesome novel: a breathtaking plot, an amazingly original premise, and Aiden St. Delphi.
(Am I swooning? I feel like I'm swooning.)
Alex has to be one of my favourite heroines ever. As a totally kick-ass and hilarious half-blood, she's the kind of girl you definitely want on your side at all times. But even with all the complications of the Covenant and the action-packed plot, Jennifer L. Armentrout writes her in a way that makes her so easy to connect with. I adored how strong Alex was, but she was also vulnerable and real.
Completely entertaining and utterly compelling, Half-Blood has definitely earned its place high up on my favourites list! Even if you're not a fan of Greek Mythology, I recommend this book wholeheartedly. It's the kind of book you want to go back and read again immediately.
BUY or BORROW?: Do you even have to ask? Buy it! I'm definitely going out to get my hands on a finished copy as soon as it comes out! It's that good! :)