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...
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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.
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