Thursday, 4 October 2012

ARC Review: Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity (Covenant, #3) 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant
Pages: 360
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal
Pre-order Amazon: Deity
Release Date: 6th November 2012

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...

REVIEW: 5 out of 5 stars

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the third book in the Covenant series and was kindly provided to me by Spencer Hill Press.

Deity is another of my most anticipated reads for 2012, I have loved everything written to date by Ms. Armentrout and this book was no exception, if I could use one word to describe it, it would be brilliance!

This book was all sorts of amazing and I am still in shock by the events which took place.

After everything that happened in Pure and fear of the consequences of what took place, Alex has returned home and is lying low in the hopes of not being found out for what she, Seth and Aiden are hiding from the daimon, fury attack whilst in the NY covenant.

She is also approaching her eighteenth birthday which will result in her awakening, something she fears terribly but the marks of the apollyon are appearing sooner than expected when she is up close and personal with Seth, the question lies about whether or not he can be trusted or if he wants her to awaken sooner than expected for his own purposes.

Alex is one of my most favorite heroines, she is totally kick-butt, intelligent, has a sense of humor and a snarky mouth that gets her into a heck of a load of trouble but makes me laugh out loud and she has a caring streak a mile wide but also vulnerability which I think shows more in this book than what it has in the others.

Seth is hiding so much and for most of this book I was quite wary of his intentions and whether he could be trusted, I thoroughly enjoy the interactions and the banter between Alex and Seth but I questioned their true feelings for one another. He could be infuriating one moment but then he would let down his guard and I would question his sincerity {argh!}.

On the other hand, there is gorgeous {sigh}, perfect, protective Aiden who will pretty much do anything for Alex and his feelings are certainly not as hidden in this book as they have been in the others which I loved but the whole forbidden romance is still in their way.

So much was revealed in this book and I was literally gaping at the many twists, turns and shocks I didn’t see coming – at all! The element of surprise was certainly welcomed. The politics were alive and well and we learn more about the gods, a secret order, the court and Alex’s purpose in this book which was wonderful. Ms Armentrout never fails to amaze me with her enthralling storytelling.

Deity was an action packed, drama filled and exciting installment in this amazing series with a romance that makes me gush, I don’t think I have ever cheered on a couple as much as what I have for Aiden and Alex, I think they compliment each other perfectly.

Jennifer Armentrout’s writing is flawless; her characters are written to absolute perfection as it the setting. The world-building is pure genius and I am so eager to see what is to happen in the next book, Apollyon.

Overall, Deity is a perfect addition to this series that had me on the edge of my seat from the first to the very last page, Jennifer L. Armentrout is a must-read author, every one of her books are fantabulous!

Need.To.Get.Hold.Of.Apollyon – Now.

9 comments:

  1. Love your review! I can't wait for Deity to come out! I want it NOW!! =)

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  2. I shouldn't have expected any less than 5 stars. I have GOT to read my ARC already. It is sitting on my dresser just TAUNTING me. I'm SO SO glad to see that Aiden is making his feelings known a bit more. *squees*

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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    1. Hi, there is a request form on the Spencer Hill website you can complete for ARC requests..

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  4. SO JEALOUS YOU GOT THIS!!!! But I can't wait to get my hands on this!! AND GO AIDEN!! WOOT WOOT!! Not that I don't like Seth..it's just...I'm an Aiden girl! LOL ;p And a secret order....ohhhh...now I am really intrigued! GAHHHH...I just want my copy to come! BOO HOO! D: *breathe* Man, I hope I get to read this before I go crazy. *wink* AWESOMESAUCE REVIEW! I'm so glad you enjoyed this! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  5. I'm so glad Deity was all you were hoping for. All the readers seem to be very happy w/it. Great review!

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  6. So happy that you loved this book! This series is amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on this!

    Loved your review! Aiden is just that swoonworthy.

    Angie @YA Novelties

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  7. Jealous... thats all i could think!

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  8. eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk is all I can say!!!!!!

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