by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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.
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rating & review
Read in February, 2012
I own a copy
Holy Shit I love Aiden!
I love him... that is all! If you have read Half-Blood you have to read this POV scene! It is AMAZING and will make you love him even more!
AH-MAZ-ING! I absolutely love this series!!
Alex - wow - great character! Aiden - sigh and swoon - <3 - so strong and caring... Alex and Aiden together... HOLY HOT SHIT!
I love Alex's attitude. How she uses her actions to speak in situations and how her bravery comes out and shows itself ... along with her stupidity ... you know just like everyone else in the world - we all have our moments ;)
The world JLA created in this book is one of my favorites - anything can and does happen here. The rules Aiden and Alex have to abide by SUCK, but that's how it is... The story of this book is a roller coaster you will not want to get off of ever!
This is my favorite series and JLA is a truly spectacular writer!
So... would I recommend this book - HELL YES :D
author info & links
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
mini interview from JLA for Half-Blood
For JLA – Half-Blood was your first published book. Does it hold a special place for you or do you wish you could have a chance to re-write it?
Half-Blood definitely holds a special place for me, and I wouldn’t want to re-write it. I’m happy with the book.
For Leon – You defended Alex and advocated for her to stay and be trained. If you’d know she was gonna be such a pain in your ass, would have do that again. Why?
Oh yeah, Alex needed to be trained, but I would have advocated for an attitude adjustment along with the training.
For Aiden – That day that Alex meets Seth for the first time, did you notice anything then that could have warned you of what was to come?
Everything about him warned me.
For Seth – Did you know that Alex was not impressed with your name when she met you? She thought you should have a more Greek name like Apollo or something. Turn around is fair play. Your thoughts on her name?
She’s named after a boy.
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