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
Okay soooo As a HUGE Vampire Academy fan please allow me to address the whole “It’s just like V.A. Issue”….. Well it did have several moments especially in the beginning as well as the concept that it is like Vampire Academy, there’s no denying that, however keep reading because Half-Blood transforms into something unique and desirable that will capture the hearts of their own fans. In Half-Blood the premise revolves around Greek mythological creatures and as i’m a big fan of Greek mythology i have no complaints… 🙂
Meet Alexandria, or more known as Alex, she’s smart, witty, fascinating, sarcastic, irresponsible, and basically thinks she’s “bad-ass” like every other seventeen year old and i liked her from page one. She’s considered a Half-Blood; with her father a mundane human and her mother a Hematoi a very powerful race of Pure-Bloods, a product of the Greeks shacking up after the demigods died. She finds herself back at the covenant after her mother was ‘killed'(read book 😉 ) by daimons.
“She was everything to me!” I jumped to my feet. “She did nothing but think of me. What happened to her was horrific—‘tragic’ is for people who die in car wrecks!”
Her best friend Caleb was an extremely desirable best friend to have and he was hilarious!!! I found him extremely likable and a very reliable friend to Alex. What I love most is that they both supportive friends and that just it; they’re complete friends with no desire of a relationship.
Caleb stood up as I walked into the living room.”You look hot.”I scrunched up my face.”You think this is hot?”He laughed as he turned toward the door.”No”
Then there’s the sexy Aiden St. Delfi, a pure also referred to as Hematoi; he’s fiercely responsible and dedicated to training Alex to becoming a powerful Sentinel. He also has been in possession of the key to Alex’s heart for the past three years. Quickly he becomes her confidant, mentor, and masculine shoulder to cry on. He proves himself crushworthy along the way and you cannot help but encourage the budding relationship between Alex and Aiden because he’s loyal, trustworthy, strong, and cares about Alex’s well being above his own. When Aiden St. isn’t training his forbidden crush Alex he is carrying out the parental figure with his alcoholic abusing fun loving, promiscuous brother Deacon and each and every scene he’s in was a mixture of fun and rebellion.
And then there Seth well 🙂
Seth was someone I didn’t see coming. Yeah he was the type of guy who you’d like to kick in the groin for being so full of himself! But yeah he has this soft spot too that I didn’t expect to be there. Oh yeah! Seth is delicious a hottie too just so you guys know!
Anyhow, I would definitely be recommending this book especially for those who love mythology like me and for those who want a good paranormal romance novel! It totally exceeded my expectation. It has everything that I could ever ask for in a book plus a lot of add-ons on the side.
Ms. Jennifer Armentrout, you did it again!
You made me squeal in anticipation for your next books
‘I was gonna be super pissed in the afterlife if I died a virgin in this crap hole.’