Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of 5 of The Covenant series
Rating: 14+ language, violence, sensual content
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9680718-half-blood
In the first book of the series, Alex returns to the Covenant to begin her training with Aiden despite her Uncle’s reservations. As she begins her training, she finds that there is more to the story of her mother taking her away and when the truth comes out, she is now stuck in a whirlwind of problems with no way out.
Alex has got a whole lot going on in this story that it’s hard to crazy to see her handle it without exploding (at least at first). The deeper she gets into training, the more she starts to see that there is more to the story her mother running away and why she is given a break when others probably wouldn’t.
We get the beginnings of what will surely be a love triangle between Alex, Seth, and Aiden. Both Seth and Aiden want Alex, but for completely different reasons, and Alex feels connected to both guys (again for completely different reasons). Right out of the gate you are rooting for Aiden but as Seth and Alex get closer, a part of you would be ok with them ending up together. But Aiden’s got that whole forbidden love thing going on so point for him.
The dialogue between Alex and pretty much anybody is funny. She is very sarcastic and has no filter, even though she should learn to get one because it gets her into a lot of trouble.
The story itself is pretty predictable. I was able to guess what the ‘twist’ was in the story and I thank my obsession with Young Adult novels for that. It may surprise some readers, but anyone who’s read a few Young Adult series will probably figure it out.
Even though you know what’s going to happen, it’s still a fun and exciting read. It’s only the first book in the series and it’s really on the beginning. It could end up like Harry Potter where some stuff you can figure out but it just keeps you side tracked from the bigger twists that lie ahead.
The story is a fun read and has a lot of ups and downs that may get confusing at times (especially if you are as clueless as I am when it comes to Greek Mythology). Armentrout does a great job at keeping things simple and will leave you wanting to keep on reading.
The Covenant series
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