Sunday, December 16, 2012

Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Format: ebook
Print Length: 360 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published: November 6, 2012

"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... 

My Thoughts

Deity is LEGENDARY! Wow can Armentrout seriously take you through a range of emotion in 5 pages or less. Let’s see shall we- sadness, loneliness, hysteria, shyness, love, belonging and happiness all in one chapter. She is a wizard at creating emotion within the pages. Her stories cause the reader to lose a sense of time, and logic until the book is finished.

Spectacular addition to the Covenant series. Deity starts off right where Pure ended. Seth and Alex are back home and Aiden and Marcus are still in New York. Seth is well as Sethy as he always is. I know there are team Seth folks out there but I still cannot get on board. Even if Alex promises to give a go with Seth in Pure. For several reasons- I am and will always be Team Aiden. Thank all alien babies everywhere for Leon. Oh Leon!

When Aiden returns so does Marcus and Alex’s step-daddy Lucian. I really do not like him- because well he seems so Sethy (new word for shady) to me. Alex receives a letter that her biological father is alive, having been placed on the exiler. She wants to go after him but Aiden makes her promise nothing rash. When is she not rash?

In Pure, Aiden kept his distance from Alex- so much so that many fans switched to Team Seth. I understood his need to be protective of her. It is that need that caused him to put distance between them. I can honestly say that I am so grateful that he comes to his sense in Deity. My favorite scenes have with Aiden and Alex or Aiden, Alex and Leon in them.

I gotta say the one character that surprised the crap out of me is not Leon but Marcus. His reaction in the end towards everything that has gone on just proves that he truly does love his niece. It also proves that he is not the donkey’s behind that many thought he was.

The ending was literally an OMG moment! A punch straight into the gut that will have the readers cured into the fetal position until the next installment.

Favorite quote: Leon, the Kind of Impeccable Timing, glared at me. “You are in need of a professional babysitter.” 

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Other Characters

Deacon- Aiden’s brother, he rocks

Luke- Alex’s friend, who stands by her even through her bad attitude 
Linard- one of Alex’s babysitters

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