There is need. And then there is Fate...First I must start this review by saying that I admit... I'm such a fan of this series. I love the way it draws me into the story and keeps me wanting to stay after it's over. Plus, it has such a swoon-worthy cast. Especially in Aiden. *sigh*
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
Yes, I love her characters and they are further enhanced within this story. The story also had me cycle through a lot of emotions including almost sobbing. Yes, I cried and if you read any of my reviews or comments... you know I hate to cry. But then Ms. Armentrout broke my heart. Not just once, but several times over the same event. The tissue companies should sponsor this book. ;) However, those that feel the same way, take heart. You will also laugh a lot in the book as well. I just love that about Alex, the main character. Her snark makes my day and I would SO be her friend.
It also deals with a lot of issues. Mental rape, slavery and racism, also present itself here. Heavy handed topics that are dealt with in a way that doesn't overwhelm but still makes you want to yell to those in charge that it isn't fair... or at least kick them in the arse repeatedly.
Ah this book I did love, except for the ending (and the crying). I wanted it to continue. My questions weren't answered and I found myself adding a few more. I know that Deity (Covenant #3) will be here in Nov. However, it's not soon enough. *sigh* I curse Ms. Armentrout for leaving me too soon with a bunch of crumpled tissues surrounding me. *shakes fist* However, I will forgive her if she makes Aiden real and gives him to me. I mean, it's only fair... right? ;D
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I can't wait to continue this series!!
I was given this ARC by the publisher, Spencer Hill Press and no compensation for my review was given.
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