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Review: Deity (Covenant #3)

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult – – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology
Series: Covenant #3
Pages: 330
Publication: November 2012
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read August 2016

Goodreads 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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Have any of you read the covenant series yet? If you haven’t, I would highly recommend that you do so!
If you have read it, what are your thoughts on it? What did you think about the ending of this book? What are your predictions for the next one?
Let’s chat about it in the comments!

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See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: Pure (Covenant #2)

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology
Series: Covenant #2
Pages: 329
Publication Date: April 2012
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read August 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
There is need. And then there is Fate… Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome—especially when Alexandria’s “other half” is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom—so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do—and sacrifice—for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies—lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon… and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude… or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.


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Is the Covenant series on your TBR?
Have you already read it? Did you enjoy it?
How about Jennifer Armentrout’s other novels?

Let me know in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for joining me!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: Half-Blood (Covenant #1)

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #1
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology
Pages: 281
Publication Date: October 2011
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
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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Have you read this book? How about any of Jennifer Armentrout’s books?
Did you find any similarities between this book and Vampire Academy by Michele Read?
Are you team Aiden or Team Seth?
Let’s chat about it down in the comments below!

Thank you all so much for joining me today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you all again soon!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: The Way We Bared Our Souls

The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Magic Realism, Romance
Pages: 288
Publication Date:
January 2015
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read in August 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
If you could trade your biggest burden for someone else’s, would you do it?
Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to make the biggest sacrifice of their lives.
Lo has a family history of MS, and is starting to come down with all the symptoms.
Thomas, a former child soldier from Liberia, is plagued by traumatic memories of his war-torn past.
Kaya would do anything to feel physical pain, but a rare condition called CIP keeps her numb.
Ellen can’t remember who she was before she started doing drugs.
Kit lost his girlfriend in a car accident and now he just can’t shake his newfound fear of death.
When they trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they think it’s only an exercise.
But in the morning, they wake to find their burdens gone…and replaced with someone else’s.

As the reality of the ritual unfolds, this unlikely group of five embarks on a week of beautiful, terrifying experiences that all culminate in one perfect truth: In the end, your soul is stronger than your burdens.


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Have any of you read The Way We Bared Our Souls?  What were your thoughts on it? How did you feel about the writing style?
Is it on your TBR?
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