Book Review: Half-Blood

Title: Half-Blood9780983157205_p0_v3_s1200x630

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pub Date: September 19, 2011

My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

I loved this book. When I started reading it I didn’t put it down until I had read it from front to back. Though the thought that the book seemed a lot like The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. This book starts with action and throughout the entire book action is present. I love Aiden and Alex’s relationship. She wants nothing more than to be with him, but Aiden is mindful of the rules. He knows what could happen if they were caught. I love how Aiden is the careful one. When he shows emotion it is genuine. He truly cares for Alex and will go to just about any lengths to keep her safe. Alex on the other hand is impulsive. She doesn’t care about the rules. I thought the book was well written, and absolutely worth reading!

*Since this post is relatively old, I have since read the whole series, and it’s one of my favorites series of all times – yes, I like it more than the Lux Series. Every book is just as fantastic as the last one, and it makes the reader want to know how it’s all going to play out. There are moments of heartache and pain, but there are also amazingly funny moments as well. If you like greek mythology and want to meet some new versions of the Greek Gods, grab this series, read it, and get back to me. (:

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