Thursday, March 7, 2013
Book Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
"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...
First off, I seriously hope I am not the only one who no idea what the cover was supposed to be. When this arrived in the mail, I just sat and stared at the cover, turning it around so I could see every angle, trying to figure out what on earth it was. Once I realized it's the back of Alex's neck, I was like, "Oh! Duh! That's actually pretty cool." It's a gorgeous cover, even if it's weirdly confusing at first. :P
Deity is an amazing book. I think it's even better than the first two books in the Covenant series. So much happens in this book. There are some freaky, crazy, awesome plot developments. And I love that in Deity, we finally get to stop hearing about all the gods and actually get to meet one. Let me just say, it was totally epic.
I love all these characters so much. Alex grows a lot as a character, and I just love her voice - it's so full of snark and sarcasm. The whole time I was reading this, I kept picturing Jennifer Lawrence as Alex. Wouldn't she be absolutely perfect? She would so be able to pull off Alex's sense of humor!
I love Aiden. I love how supportive he is of Alex and how he's always there for her and cares for her. There was definitely more romance with Alex and Aiden in this book, which made it even more sad when it got to the ending, and that terrible cliffhanger. *sniffle*
And Seth? I would love to just punch him in the face right now. Okay, I admit: I did like Seth in the previous books (not with Alex, just as a character), mainly because he's so funny and always made me laugh. But now? Ughhh. I am so mad at him. I can't believe what he did...
This book is heartbreaking and funny at the same time, and it's filled with action, romance, and amazing characters. If you haven't started this series yet, then you are missing out on one of the greatest paranormal series EVER. I am counting the days until Apollyon comes out. I must find out what happens to Alex and all the others!
My rating: 10 out of 10 (5 stars)
~ The Bookworm