Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Covenant #1)
October 18th, 2011 ∙ Spencer Hill Press
Page Count: 281
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.
When I heard about this book and great reviews that followed I decided to give it a shot. Even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would of liked it was still a pretty good read.
As soon as I started reading this book, there’s no wasting time as your thrown right into the action. The beginning isn’t very clearly as your thrust straight into the story, but it was a great way for the author to introduce the daimons and what they could do and were capable of.
My favourite thing about Half-Blood was Aiden. At the start he didn’t let anyone in but as the story went on and his shell started to crack, you see just how great a guy he is and how much he cares for Alex.
Alex the heroine of the novel of the novel is your average teenage girl (except not really…she’s a Half-Blood). She feisty, strong, snarky, stubborn and has the tendency to not think her actions through. Even though I like Seth, I would definitely choose Aiden over him.
Even though I didn’t love it, I would still be interested in picking up the following book, Pure, as I’d like to know if anything happens between Alex and Aiden (yep, that’s me always the dreamer).