Friday, May 27, 2016

Audiobook Review with Crafts: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Series: Covenant #5
Narrator: Justine Eyre
10 hrs. 9 min.
Unabridged
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: 5/21/14
Source: Library/Hoopla
It's a beautiful day for a war. As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all. And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time. Alex faces a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear...or the end of herself.
My thoughts:
Finally! The last book. Good and bad thing to have in a series you enjoy. :) Ending books aren't usually my favorite so I didn't go into this one expecting fireworks, but I did find myself enjoying the last book in this series.

I do NOW get why everyone is all about Seth. He did grow on me in the last 2 books but he really made me like him in this one. So, I will definitely have to go onto his offshoot books next. And while I did love the romance (Aiden!!!) and the action, it did feel predicatable. Even the twist at the end wasn't a surprise. Still, I didn't mind it and while this one didn't quite wow me, I did enjoy my time here and I did like the ending. It felt solid and I'm happy with that.

The narration was the same for me. Had a bit of a problem with the inner dialog's monotone, but still kept this one at 1.25 speed which corrected this for me. Otherwise I loved her voices for all the characters.

I give this book 4 stars and I highly recommend this series for those that enjoy YA PNR with a good dose of Greek mythology.

The Crafts!
Made this one for mother's day! She picked out all the fabric and the pattern. The pattern is Maisie from Swoon Patterns (affiliate link). The main panel fabric is an antique silk obi (go to ebay for those, you can find them at such great prices), the faux leather is microsuede and the inner fabric is a faux duponi silk (polyester). All three fabrics were very hard to deal with as they all shifted, were light and wanted to slide all over the place. To this, I say... interfacing is a must. :) This one was challenging (especially the piping which I made) but satisfying when done. Yes, I can pick out all the things I don't like, but my mom liked it and that is all that mattered. The card was made by a cutting machine. I have an old one the company doesn't want to acknowledge they even made. LOL Eh... it still works and this was made by the freebie they had for mom's day.
front, back inside, zipper pull and card
Front of purse.

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34 comments:

  1. I have to agree that it was predictable, but at least it moved away from the Vampire Academy plotlines! The first book really crossed the line into plagiarism. I ended up loving the series, though.

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  2. It took a while but Seth really grew on me, too. Yay for moms!

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    1. I felt... finally! I get it. LOL

      Yay for mom! :D

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  3. I stopped reading the series this was based on after the first book. I'm curious about Seth's story, though. Hmm. Can I read his story even though I didn't finish the other one?

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    1. I donno. I haven't read the offshoot books yet.

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  4. Loving the cover of what sounds like a book that was a bit hit and miss for you. But even more than the cover I'm loving that bag. How lucky is your mom.

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    1. I really enjoyed this series. I think the audio was both a hit and miss for me. :)

      Thanks! My mom has been loving her new purse. :)

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  5. I've been eyeing this series for a while but just never bothered to pick it up. I don't really do audiobooks but I would be interested in reading the story. Sounds like I might find some book boyfriends! :) Nice review!

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    1. Oh I hope you enjoy it! I just really started getting into audios. You would find a couple of good book boyfriends here. :)

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  6. What an amazing Mother's Day gift idea. I love that she got to pick out her own fabric/pattern.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Aw thanks! Yep, we even went shopping specifically for the inner one to match the outer fabric.

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  7. Yay glad you liked the ending! And that purse is so stinking cute!

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  8. I have only read the first two of these. Sometimes bumping it up to 1.25 totally helps me with the narration too Melissa. I love that bag..your Mom is one lucky lady!

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    1. Yep, it has helped a lot for me. 1.25 is our friend. :D

      Thanks! She loves it. :)

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  9. I've been wanting to try this series! Love the bag!

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  10. What an awesome mothers day giftie. I'm always so impressed with your talents. So neat!

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  11. I still haven't tried Jennifer L. Armentrout. I have one book on audio to try. I think it is even narrated by Justine Eyre. It is in the Lux series. I've listened to Justine Eyre before. I usually listen at increased speeds with her, but I do with pretty much everyone. I love the person. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  12. I haven't read the first one for now but I have it so soon!

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  13. Still can't do audio, too "slow" for me even if I adjust the speed.

    Love that purse! OMG, you are so skilled! I tried the pattern you sent me, alas, I can't! I need to watch more YT tutorials to keep up

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    1. You just need to find the right activity. Seems to be the key. :)

      If you need help, just e-mail me! I'll do my best to help or at least find a good tute. :)

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  14. Yes Seth! I actually love the bad boy, so I always liked Seth! But the final two books made me fall for him more! And must say... love the bag!

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    1. LOL! I finally see it, but he had to have more good boy in him for me to join the ranks.

      Thanks!

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  15. Wow, you did an amazing job on the purse. Love it!

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  16. This is a series I need to get to. SO many love it. But, I do love the purse! :D

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