Monday, May 26, 2014

Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 10/18/2011
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
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.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 04/03/2012
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
There is need. And then there is Fate. Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's other half is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 11/06/2012
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
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...
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 04/04/2013
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 11/02/2013
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
It's a beautiful day for a war.

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.
Pictures and Summaries from Goodreads
*le sigh*
Yet another shining example of why Jennifer L. Armentrout rocks the book world.
This series!  So amazing!! It took over my life for, literally, three whole days.  Three whole days of doing nothing but reading these five books, one after the other.  How people waited in between book releases I have no idea. It was just that amazing, and that suspenseful, and that swoonworthy that I could NOT stop reading until I knew how it would all end. 
The basics are that it's a secret "society" I guess you could call it descending from the Greek gods, I love me some Greek mythology. At the center of the story is a girl, Alex, who is this half blood superchick.  She has spent her whole life training to be all badass and protect Pures but of course things go differently when her mother runs away with Alex in tow.  When we start the series Alex and her mom have been on the run for three years and things have just taken a turn for the worse, which in turn causes Alex to return to the Covenant and resume her training.
The characters that make up this series are so awesome and powerful and badass. Alex has some pretty solid friends (and higher ups) who have her back. I got attached to so many people and cried over more than a few. There is also a semi love triangle. I say semi because in my eyes it could have only gone one way (Team Aiden).
When I turned the last page of the last book I felt like I was losing a part of myself.  I no longer knew how to function in the real world without Alex and Aiden and the whole gang.  Talk about a serious book hangover!
Now for a little truth, I had half blood on my NOOK for a REALLY long time before actually reading it.  Mostly because the cover is not at all attractive. Yup, I judged a book by its cover which caused me to miss out on reading this series for longer than necessary.  Don't make the same mistake I did.  Read the Covenant series now!


  1. Yes, yes, yes!!! Jennifer L. Armentrout is just epically awesome and I go into withdrawal symptoms every time I finish one of her books ;) . I finished the Covenant series a few months ago and I was sobbing at the end. Great review of the series!

    1. Always good to find someone who understands my obsession of her books!! She is so good at leaving me hanging for more at the end of her books. I just finished White Hot Kiss after trying to hold off for a while since I just knew it would leave me dying for more. I was right but it was soo amazingly good! If you haven't yet you should definitely check it out :-)


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