[Review] Half-blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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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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How do I even begin to explain this book? I think nobody can question Jennifer’s talent. Yes, I loved it and yes, I found similarities with VA and yes, I don’t even mind because the actual story has nothing to do with VA. So if you’re not a VA fan then you’re going to like this book.

First, let me praise Jennifer’s writting style. Not even once I got lost or consfused or tired. I found no plot holes and the story was evolving slowly and surely. Her humour is always appreciated and admirable.

We were introduced to a brave, smart and strong half-blood, Alexandria or Alex, who had just lost her mother and was trying to survive. A great first impression. Alex was not a godess so of course she had weaknesses and her behavior was not the best. She was stubborn, rude and she never listened to her instructors and friends. Ok, that reminded me of all the annoying female characters I always judge and I admit that there were a couple of time that Alex pissed me off.
Alex fell in love with Aiden, her pure-blood trainer and of course that was forbidden. I was glad that she denied it and fought it at first and that it wasn’t insta-love. Thank god for that! There was an enjoyable chemistry between the two of them and their scenes were intense and pleasing.

Aiden and Seth were the male leads. Aiden was the trainer and Seth was the fearsome Apollyon. Both of them were strong and respectable. They looked like they only cared about themselves but they were both caring and sensitive at some point. Especially Aiden who had a life similar to Alex and he felt like he should protect her. Well, if I had to compate them I would say that Seth was a selfish ashole on the outside and caring on the inside and Aiden was the mysterious, focused sentinel on the outside and a sensitive soul on the inside. I liked them both. Aiden grew on me immediately and Seth sent me the awe vibes since his entrance. Remarkable!

So, to end this review I will say that I am expecting the second book to be as exciting as this one and that I am already a fan of the series.


[Jennifer L. Armentrout]

# 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.

[Bookland Special] 2015: Most anticipated books

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End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other.

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Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa’s royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after.

Eighteen years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story…but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

A new generation of swoonworthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes a novel of danger, Gods and Titans… and an electric love story which will send you reeling.

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[Review] Opposition

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Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

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Oh my god I just don’t know what to say. It was perfect, the perfect end, the perfect story.
Jennifer’s writing skills leave me speechless and her hummor and sarcasm is a plus that some authors are dying to have.

When I started the series I was hesitant. I mean aliens? Really? But I read Obsidian anyway and I was freaking drown to the story.
The characters are all so special and interesting. They change and develop in each book and personally I was inspired and I motivated to get as strong as I can in order to deal with my small everyday problems.

I am so thrilled yet sad at the same time that this is the end but I can still re-read them so no harm done! Maybe I can hope for more at the future!


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[Let Me Quote Friday] Lux Series

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Well these are just from Opal. There are too many funny quotes in the series so I gathered a few of my favorites just from Opal.

[A slow, wry smile teased Daemon’s lips. “Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with.”

Annoyance flared deep inside me. “Don’t start with me, jerk-face.”]
Daemon & KatyJennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

[Dawson shifted, dropping his head into his hand. “Do you ever stop talking?”

“When I’m sleeping,” Blake replied.

“And when you’re dead,” Daemon threw back. “You’ll stop talking when you’re dead.”

Blake’s lips thinned. “Point taken.”]
Daemon, Dawson & Blake ― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

[I shot him a look. “That bouncer was really big.”
His lips quirked. “Oh, Kitten, see, I try not to say bad things.”
The grin spread. “I would say size doesn’t matter but it does. I would know.” he winked, and I let out a disgusted groan. He laughed.”]
Daemon & KatyJennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

[“I have the feeling we just made a deal with the devil, and he’s going to come back and want our first-born child or something.”

Daemon waggled his brows. “You want kids? Because you know, practice makes–“

“Shut up.” I shook my head and started walking.”]
Daemon & KatyJennifer L. Armentrout, Opal