| BOOK REVIEW | DEITY BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

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Deity
Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series : Covenant
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication : October 31st by Spencer Hill Press

 

Deity is the third book in the Covenant series. If you haven’t read the previous books, this review will spoil you !

Goodread’s synopsis : 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…

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The end of Pure, the previous book, was something of a cliffhanger.In this book, they’re all back to their Covenant.
Alex gets closer to Seth, their bond is becoming stronger.
In this book, Alex is targeted by an Ancient order; they want to kill her before she awakens.

I’m afraid of never being allowed to feel what I do.

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing style is really impressive. She alternates romantic/hot/angsty moments with action packed scenes. She completes it with awesome plot twists ! It was such a page turner for me !
In one of my previous reviews I said that it reminded me of Vampire Academy. In this book, I also got some Percy Jackson’s vibes ! As said before, it doesn’t bother me at all. In fact it’s something I really enjoyed : the gods starting to interfere with Pures business. It’s getting more and more interesting !

I also really enjoyed learning a little more about Alex’s father. I hope we’ll get to know more about it in the next book.
Another thing I liked is the Alex/aiden relationship. I’m not gonna say more because spoilers, but I love the direction their relationship took !
Alex and his uncle’s relationship is also evolving and that’s great !

Characters :
– Alex is feeling that Seth isn’t totally what he seems to be. She has doubts; she is frightened by her future.
– Aiden is the oh-so-perfect, swoon-worthy male character. He is ready to sacrifice so much for Alex’s safety.
– Seth gets darker and more frightening. I had a feeling about him, and I was right. I can’t help but don’t really like him, even though I know Lucian is manipulating him. Although, I really enjoyed learning more about him.
– Leon. Ah, Leon !

Some characters are getting more important, such as Deacon, Luke and Lea.

Don’t look at me like I’ve kicked a baby pegasus into the street.

I said earlier that the ending of the previous was something of a cliffhanger. But Deity’s ending is really REALLY worse. That last sentence !

I can’t wait to read the novella Elixir and then dive in Apollyon !

5 stars

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About the author

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.

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