Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Review and Giveaway: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity (Covenant, #3)

  Deity
  Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
  Publication date: November 6th 2012
  My rating: 5 stars

 


"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...

Be sure to scroll down after this review and enter for a chance to win an this ARC. 



My Thoughts: Wow!  I think The Covenant series just keeps getting better and better!  Deity is my favorite so far!

Alex is back home and training but repercussions from the events at the council are not going away.  With the attack by the Daemons, the Furies showing up, and all the death and destruction that followed, their world is in upheaval.  Plus, Alex is worried it will come out that she was responsible for the death of a Pure, and that Aiden covered it up.  It won’t matter that is was in self-defense.  Plus, Prime Minister Telly is hot on Alex’s tail, paying a special visit just to see her.  Alex has also been spending a lot of time with Seth but she can’t shake the idea that theirs is a physical attraction only, and is she really willing to settle on that?  Also, Alex is counting down the days to her Awakening.  She’s afraid of what she might become and how much of herself she’ll lose once she Awakens. 

I have to say in Pure, I was growing tired of Alex’s rash and reckless actions.  She was playing right into the hands of the very ones that wanted to enslave her. This was really starting to annoy me.  I’m happy to report that in Deity, we see some major character growth and she seemed to smarten up and mature considerably.  I’m so pleased with the turn of events!  Alex is also starting to question the ways of her society, and no longer just taking things as she’s told. 

I don’t think I’ve ever loved Aiden more than in this book! Oh my heart!! ♥♥♥ He’s by Alex’s side and is her fierce protector, unwavering throughout!  I am SO Team Aiden!!! Seth is sexy, for sure, but his motives are always under suspicion, in my opinion; even more so as we have some revelations.  Okay, I have to give you a steamy quote, but I won’t tell you the parties involved, so it’s not spoilery:

My fingers sifted through his hair as I held him to me.  His kisses were doing crazy, strange, and wonderful things to me.  I whispered his name over and over again like some kind of mad prayer.  Then I was moving against him, being guided by some primal instinct that told me what to do.*

In Pure I was left with so many questions, I found it a bit frustrating.  But in Deity we have answers!! I was shocked by one in particular.  We finally get to find out why they don’t want Pures and Half-Bloods together.  Deity reveals many things, and I have a much clearer picture now.  However, the ending killed me!!  Oh no you didn’t Jennifer!!  I think some quality time on the naughty rug might be in order!

Jennifer L. Armentrout has a talent for sucking you into a story so you can’t put it down, it’s just impossible!  The Covenant Series is highly addictive!  I can’t wait until Apollyon!  April can’t come soon enough.

Thank you to Spencer Hill Press for allowing me to read this!

*Quote taken from an uncorrected proof and my change in the final copy. 

As a way to show our appreciation to you lovely readers, we’ve decided to giveaway an Advanced Readers Copy of Deity.  The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  So fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!  The only requirement is that you follow the blog via GFC. The giveaway will run for two weeks, so make sure you get your entry in soon.  Good luck!


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63 comments:

  1. Such a hard question! Haha I'm Team Aiden, though I do love Seth!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win <3

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  2. I haven't read this series yet, but from what I've gathered by skimming through this, it seems as if you really enjoyed this book (and this series!), Rachel! I eventually joined the throng of fans who loved Lux, so perhaps I'll enjoy this as well - I'll definitely be giving it a try soon! When I do, I'll be back to read this review without fear of spoilers! :)

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  3. I have not had the chance to read this series yet but I really want to. Glad to hear the series gets better as you move forward with it, that is awesome.

    Happy Wednesday, Rachel.

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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    1. Happy Wednesday to you too, Jennifer! :)

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  4. I tried reading the first book but I ended up just skimming it since I wasn't too into it. It reminded me too much of Vampire Academy. But maybe I'll try reading it again since I did like Armentrout's Onyx. And who knows, having the third book can force me to read it again sooner *wink wink* Haha, thanks for the giveaway :D

    And as of the first book, Team Seth XD

    Great review, Rachel!

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  5. forgot mention the team im in..

    team aiden :)

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  6. Team Seth :P :P Though I like them both :P :D

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  7. Well, after the Half-Blood debacle, I picked up Pure not expecting much, and actually ended up enjoying it. Based on this review, I know I'll enjoy Deity even more.
    Oh, and I'm definitely Team Aiden.

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  8. I haven't read the series yet so I don't know who to choose but I have an inkling feeling towards Aiden. ;)

    -Riz Bulatao

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  9. so far i'm for aiden because he really think about her ( but after reading pure perhaps i will love seth a bit more but after reading halfblood: team aiden)

    thank you for this great giveaway!!

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  10. I haven't read this series but it is in my wishlist!
    thank you for this giveaway!!

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  11. Team Aiden ftw! :D

    I'm so glad to hear that Alex grows in this book. She annoyed me a little too in Pure, so I'm happy to know she changes for the good.
    It seems like everyone enjoyed Deity! :) Can't wait to read it myself.
    Lovely review, Rachel. :)

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  12. I don't have a team since I haven't read the books, yet. I held off after reading Maja's review last fall stating it was a VA ripoff, but after reading countless glowing reviews, I must check out the books for myself. Great review, Rachel, though I am concerned about the ending....

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  13. I agree with your review! I don't think I loved Aiden any more than in this book. I can't get enough of that guy and I'm sure you know which particular scene made me happy. ;) Lovely review, Rachel!

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  14. Ah, I NEED to read this book and join the legion of Armentrout fans... The series sounds fantastic, and I'm so pleased that you were wowed enough to give this a five star rating, Rachel. :) Fabulous review and a complete thumbs-up for the quote you featured in your review! :)

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  15. Team Seth for sure!! <3
    And thank you for the sweet giveaway! :)
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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  16. I can't wait to get my hands on this one! More Aiden for me please! Very excited to learn about all the new things and especially how the relationships change in this one! Awesome review! :D

    New Follower! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  17. I've only read Half-Blood which I really enjoyed so I definitely need to read Pure and Deity soon. After reading Half-Blood, I'm Team Aiden although Seth intrigues me a lot!

    Awesome review, Rachel! ♥ So glad you enjoyed it!

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  18. I'm glad to see that Alex is experiencing growth in her decision-making. I've always been really frustrated by her getting herself and others in bad situations. And I'm happy to see a lot of questions are answered.
    Great review, Rachel. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Another glorious review for one of the Covenant series. I don't have a favourite because, unfortunately, I haven't read any of the books yet, although I've had Half Blood on my shelf for months. I keep promising myself that I'll get to it soon.

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  20. Oh and I love the new blog design. It's awesome :)

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  21. I'm seriously torn but tending more to Aiden! thanks! I can't wait to read this one!

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  22. Aiden at this point. But I've only read the first book...

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  23. team Aiden without a doubt in my mind!!!

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  24. :)) I like Seth. He is funny and he doesn't really care about what everyone thinks.

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  25. I like Aiden, but for the last book, I was pretty much Team Seth. I don't know why. I guess it's his sense of humor...plus, he's really a softie underneath. I just know it!

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  26. Team Aiden of course!
    Though I must admit Seth has his charm.

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  27. At the moment, I am team Seth! Can not wait to read Deity.

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  28. Team Aiden. Definitely. I kinda liked Seth in Pure, but a lot of people hate Seth after reading Deity so I'm pretty sure I'll hate him too :P

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  29. Duh. Aiden for the win. Especially after reading Deity. Seth is pure EVIL!

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  30. I love them both but I guess team Aiden!

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  31. Team Aiden definitely!!! XD Thanks for the chance to win!! :) Excited about Deity!

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  32. Team Aiden :D
    Thank you for the international giveaway!

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  33. Team Aiden! :)
    Ileana-rafflecopter

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  34. AIDEN definitely. I don't trust Seth AT ALL.

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  35. TEAM SETH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Brittany S

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  36. Usually I like the Seth kind of guy, but with this series, it's team Aiden, although I like Seth too.


    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

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  37. ahh, I'm dying to read Deity now that I read your review! And I'm Team Seth but I still love Aiden, it's just that, I love badboys!
    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

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  38. After Pure, I'm totally on Team Seth!!!

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  39. hmmm... I'm actually in love with both, BUUTTT if I had to choose one, it would be TEAM AIDEN WOOO!

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  40. thanks for the awesome giveaway of deity Rach, IM TEAM LOVER BOY AIDEN OF CAUSE! after Pure i did like seth but there is no man like my Aiden YUMMMO

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  41. I haven't read this series yet, so I can't choose either Aiden or Seth ^^.
    This series has caught my attention but I haven't had a chance to read this.

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  42. I haven't started this series yet so I can't really choose, but I am really eager to get started. Everyone who has read/reviewed it loves it!

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  43. Have you picked a winner for this giveaway yet?

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  44. Have you picked a winner for this giveaway yet?

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