04 March 2012

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Giveaway)

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Genre/Audience : Paranormal/Young Adult.
Published by : Spencer Hill Press.
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.



Have you ever found yourself wishing that a book wouldn't end? Trying your hardest to read it as slow as possible so you could treasure/savour the story? That's how I felt while reading Half-Blood.

And here I thought Obsidian was awesome. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout had EVERYTHING that I love all wrapped up in one book - Awesome plot, kick ass characters and really hot romance.

When I started reading this book, I noticed similarities between Vampire Academy and Half-Blood but really, they weren't alike at all. I'm a HUGE Richelle Mead fan and I feel like I'm cheating on her by saying this, but Half-Blood was so much better than VA. I loved every word/page/chapter of this book. I couldn't tear my eyes away from its pages and I devoured the entire book in less than 3-4 hours. It was that good. I found myself checking my iPad every few minutes to see if hoping I had a lot left to read.

With the whole vamp fad out of the way, it was refreshing to read a story that's based on Greek Mythology. Alex is witty, brave, strong, smart, amazing and all the synonyms that go with it! I usually hate love triangles, I find them frustrating and they rarely work for me but Arementrout's definitely pulled it off. I love Aiden, I really do but I also have a thing for Seth. I'm torn between them, God knows how Alex would be able to choose.

While the chemistry between Alex and Aiden is obviously strong, I cannot wait to see how the Armentrout is going to explore the relationship between her and Seth. How on earth do you balance forbidden love with destiny? I can't believe I have to wait an entire month to read Pure.

Jennifer Armentrout is definitely my new favorite young adult paranormal author!



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58 comments:

  1. My favorite paranormal series is Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong. My second most favorite would be Vampire Academy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. My favorite paranormal series would be the Night World Series by L.J. Smith. Thank you for the giveaway. ^^

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  3. my fav paranormal : vampire academy series by richelle mead and black dagger brother series by JRWARD..

    thanks for the giveaway. success for you ^^

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite paranormal serie is House of the night.

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  6. my favorite book serie is Vampire academy.

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  7. Thansk for the giveaway - I've been wanting to read this one for ages!
    And Vampire Academy, hands down! Two words: Dimitri. Belikov. 'Nuff said! ;)
    Thanks again! :D

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  8. That's a hard one! But I love teh Caster Chronicles, TMI, The Night Huntress and sooo muck more!

    -Cathee

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  9. the classic "Pet Sematary" by Steven King

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  10. My favorite YA paranormal series is Percy Jackson. My favorite adult paranormal series is Demonica by Larissa Ione.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  11. Favorite paranormal series is Black dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward and YA paranormal is Mortal Instruments series. I also love Immortals after Dark by Kresley Cole.

    Thanks for the Giveaway!!

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  12. My favorite paranormal series is House of Night.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I love the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz and the Need series by Carrie Jones. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  14. fave series is so difficult! I Like so many! I Love the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, love Rachel Vincent's Shifter series, and Jennifer Armentrout's Lux series :)

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  15. My favorite is Vampire Academy By Richelle Mead! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favourite paranormal series is Vampire Academy.

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  17. I really enjoyed Vampire Academy. I also like the Chicago Vamp series. Great giveaway!

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  18. Love the Divergent series -- so far!

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  19. That's hard a good series, i like is House of Night and Twilight series.. :)

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  20. The Jude Magdelyn series by L.M. Pruitt. All her stuff is FANTASTIC!

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  21. The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

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  22. My favorite Paranormal atm is the Sookie Stackhouse Series :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. My goodness so many to choose from I'd say TMI Love those books. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  24. My favorite would have to be The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Cain!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  25. Hmmm, probably The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. :)

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  26. YA, probably the Wolves of Mercy Falls. Overall, either Fever or Kate Daniels :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I've been meaning to read this book for a while!

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  27. My personal favorite is Leviathan :D

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  28. My favorite series is Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill. I'm a couple books behind, but I'ma get them. :)
    I love Jacob, he's the epitome of the best man ever. He's loyal, confident, assertive, loving, protective and a little ornery.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  29. My favorite YA paranormal series is Fallen:) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  30. I love the Vampire Academy, so this book will be right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. So many good series out there - I love The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews as well as the Hollows series (Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison)!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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  32. I have so many paranormal book series that I love, but my favorite would have to be Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I don't have a favourite because with each new book/series I read, I tend to end up falling in love for a moment of time and it becomes my favourite.

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  34. I have a ton that I love but I would have to with either Soul Screamers or The Mortal Instruments or Vampire Academy the list goes on and on.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Hi
    I have a few, BDB by JR Ward (adult) and The Vampire Academy (young adult) and many more :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. There are so many faves....but lets see....BDB by J.R.Ward. (Those brothers are hot!)
    Night huntress by Jeaniene Frost. (ermm...hello...BONES!!!!) LOL
    Love at stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks. <3 <3
    Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

    Unfortunately myy interest in The Mortal Instruments is waning...but hopefully it'll pick up once CoLS releases.

    Thanks for the giveaway Anjana!!! :)

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  37. My favorite series is Ascension. It is about vampires with wings who are warriors. There are 8 warriors and each of them have their 'soul mate' which they know by scent. The description in the book is really good and there are humorous parts too which give you a good laugh if you get it. I recommend this book to those who like to reas books with quite a bit of sexual tension and yet have a good storyline.

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  38. My favorite paranormal series was Guild Hunter series from Nalini Singh.

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  39. The vampire academy series. I don't like that kind of series that contains more than 3 books but this series I wanted never to end.
    thanks for the giveaway

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  40. ^Appreciate giveaway! Helps those like me on fixed income/SSI {multi/perm disabled: wheelchair/home-bound} whoe need & enjoy to read, allow them to attain books can't normally afford <3
    ^My Favorite...Oh, but there are sooooo many! I'll give ya the short{er} list!
    ^..Uh..I'm Thinking..Um..OK!
    ^Sherrilyn Kenyon-Dark-Hunter Series
    ^Christine Feehan-Carpathian/Dark Series
    ^Christine Feehan-Drake Sisters & Sea Haven Novels
    ^Angela Knight-Megaverse Series
    ^Gena Showalter-Amazon Series
    ^Maggie Shayne-Wings of the Night/Twilight Series
    ^Maggie Shayne-Immortal Witches
    ^Eve Silver-Otherkin Trilogy + 4th
    ^Barbara Bretton-Knitting Mystery Series
    ^Shayla Black-Doomsday Brethren
    Etc....
    Sorry for those didn't include, but don't have time or room to do so!

    )0( Warmest Blessings )0(

    *Paranormal Romance is Magickal*

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  41. I can't wait to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Phoenix

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  42. caster chronicles
    great giveaway
    can't wait to read this
    milind.uppal@gmail.com

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  43. I'm re-reading the Night World series by L.J. Smith so I guess that would be my favorite! I would love to win a copy of Half-Blood because I've heard such great things about it!

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  44. My favorite book serie is Vampire academy, without a doubt!

    @Tibiux

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  45. I think it is going to be Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I just finished the book and it blew me away! Also Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon and Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi!

    Jaime Lynn- GFC
    jeepgirl529@yahoo.com

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  46. I haven't read a lot of paranormal fiction, but what I know of myself is that I'd most likely be attracted to a series with vampires! When given a list to choose from, I didn't realize that every book I had chosen was exactly about them! I even had read The Twilight series (all books) in five days, total! I had become a hardcore fan.

    Thanks for sharing a giveaway.
    From one book blogger to another,
    Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
    zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis
    My blog: http://zaraalexis.wordpress.com

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  47. SO many favorites! But my current top fav would be Angelfall by Susan Ee. :)

    celeste_fiore(at)live(dot)com

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  49. My favorite paranormal series is Hush Hush. :">

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  50. Awesome review. My favourite paranormal series would be either Clarity by Kim Harrington, Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost or Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, what can I say, they're all amazing.

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  51. I really love The Women of the other world by Kelley Armstrong ^^

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  52. as of now my favorite paranormal series would be Die For Me by Amy Plum!

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  53. Love your review! I need to read this book. :]

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  54. The review made it sound so good I just bought it- hope it's not a disappointment :)

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