Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

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Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published Date:
October 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA

The Story: 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.

My Review: I just have to giggle! I LOVE this book so much, and I have no idea how to tell you about it without spoiling it.

Armentrout has given us an awesome world with gods and demons. Alex has been in hiding with her mom, but a daimon finds them and kills her mom. (We learn that in
Daimon - the prequel to Half-Blood). In Half-blood, Aiden, Alex's huge crush, finds her and brings her back to the Covenant, where her uncle is just worried sick about her (insert sarcasm). Aiden agrees to tutor her, to help her catch up. After a while, what she finds out while at school changes her life. Her friends and teachers stick up for her, which keeps her at the school, instead of becoming her step-dad's slave. What happens you ask? Well, you'll just have to pick up a copy of Half-Blood to find out!

3 comments:

  1. I agree with you it is very easy to spoil this book. I did think it was a great book although I felt a lot of the concepts were already done in an adult romance series that was out years and years before Jennifer even though of writing this novel.

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  2. I'm not loving these prequel and .5 books! Just put it in the real book so I don't have to blow an extra $4 or if I don't buy it, am left out of the loop.

    However, I've seen this book around for a while and want to read it as well as Obsidian, by the same author.

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  3. Kristin, you can download the prequel for FREE on the publisher's website at spencerhillpress. You only have to pay for it if you purchase it on Amazon. The ebook is free. Hope you enjoy it!

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