Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review + Giveaway: Deity (Covenant 03) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Deity (Covenant 03) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press 
Publication Date: November 6th, 2012 
Paperback/Hardcover: 330  
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal 
Find it at: Goodreads / Book Depository

"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. 

I’m a fan of the Covenant Series and I really don’t know why it took me so long to get around to reading this book. Deity is the best book in the series so far and I really enjoyed it.
This series might have started a little too similar to another series I love but I think it has really changed and came into its own by now. The characters and story are great.
Deity picks up shortly after Pure ended. Alex has to find a way to survive to see her eighteenth birthday even as revelations turn her world upside down once more.
Alex becomes a better character and grows up a little bit in every book. She’s still too impulsive and now always thinks things through but I like the fact she’s determined, strong and not afraid to speak up for herself.
Of course this means she can be a little inconvenient at times but that’s definitely part of her charm. There’s a lot going on in Alex’s life and she’s forced to try and make the right decisions, even if she doesn’t know what those are.
Alex’s a kickass character and Aiden really brings out the best in her.
Aiden is by far my favorite character in the series. He keeps getting better and better. He’s determined, strong, intelligent, poised and protective. He’ll do anything to keep the ones he loves – including Alex – safe
He opens up a little bit in this book and the readers get to know him a little bit better.
I can’t wait to see the lengths he will go to keep Alex safe next.
There are other great characters in Deity. Leon, for instance. If I already liked him before I do even more now! I can’t say much about this because of spoilers but Leon really turns out to be awesome!
There’s also Solos, a new character I think I might come to like.
When it comes to Seth, he has never been my favorite character but I never exactly despised him and thought he was bad, either. I think he makes some really bad choices in this book, motivated by the need for power and acceptance.
The relationship between Alex and Aiden develops in Deity and I loved the sweet and passionate movements between them. Despite their differences they work well together and balance each other.
Plot wise, there are a few twists and turns in the story. Some people want Alex destroyed before she awakens and our heroes have to find out exactly who these people and what their plans are. The book ends in a little cliffhanger of sorts so I couldn’t wait to start reading Apollyon.
All in all, Deity is a great and gun read. It’s a wonderful, well-written and full of surprised addition to the series. The characters keep getting better and better and so does the Apollyon storyline.
I can’t wait to find out what will happen to Alex and Aiden and everyone else! 

Rating:   Somewhere Between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 ½ Stars)

About The Author:

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

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  1. Aiden is my favorite character as well. I never realized it before but when you said that he brings out the best in Alex I couldn't agree me.

  2. I haven't read Deity yet, but I loved the first two books so much! I can't decide if I like Aiden or Seth more, they're both amazing!

  3. Wonderful review. I love this series so much to. I just bought Sentinel and can't wait to read it - bittersweet though.