Friday, 27 April 2012

{Review} Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: 18 October 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 281
Rating:  5- Wonderful

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 Thoughts:
 I had eagerly anticipated Half-Blood in 2011 and I cannot believe that I waited so long to read it! Half-Blood is something completely and utterly different to anything that I have ever read before and this book demands the reader’s attention and does not let you out of its clutches!

Jennifer did a great job of tying Greek mythology into a modern day story which completely blew me away.  I for one find Greek myths to be interesting but not so much so that I will go out of my way to read a book based on such myths, yet I found this book to be so addictive and fun to read, I am sure that this book will appeal to readers who may not like Greek Mythology as it is not dumped on you, it is elegantly woven into the story.

The characters in this book were nothing but awesome! I especially enjoyed the protagonists traits; Alex—the main character is feisty and snarky, which I absolutely loved. The fact that she had a quick tongue and an attitude that you could only absolutely love or loathe.

Jennifer sure knows how to write awesome action scenes and romance scenes that can only make your heart melt. Her writing is fantastic and made for a fast paced and fun novel that I absolutely loved; Half-Blood. I am glad that I read her debut and will read the sequel soon!

Half-Blood is filled with romance, action, adventure and intrigue and I recommend this to all of you who are looking for an awesome paranormal book that will remind you why you loved reading in the first place.
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1 comment:

  1. I loved this book too :) The next one was a little disappointing though
    Nice review

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers