November 6, 2012

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Blog Tour + Giveaway)


Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 360
Series: Covenant
#3
Review Source: ARC for review from publisher


Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
"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:
I really enjoyed ‘Half-Blood’, and I liked ‘Pure’, but ‘Deity’? Let’s just say that this book brings back the awesomeness of book 1 and kicks it up a notch. The book starts off with repercussions of what happened at the New York Covenant in ‘Pure’. And as if Alex doesn’t have enough on her plate with her Awakening quickly approaching, she also has to deal with both those who want to harm her, and with the two guys she has a connection with.

One reason why these books are so great is the characters. Alex is a great narrator because she’s just hilarious. She’s also reckless and self-sacrificial, but you can’t help but like her, especially because she has a good heart and wants to fight for what is right. And the two guys? Well, I definitely have a preference between the two, but they are both really interesting and well developed.

I feel like this book upped the ante in almost every way. I absolutely adored the romance that happened later in the book and there was also so much going on, including some jaw dropping action moments. Without getting too spoilery I thought it was an amazing decision to bring the gods into play. We’ve heard so much about them in the series, that having them more present raised the stakes even more.

I have to say that I’m really intrigued by the mythology and complex politics of these books. Seeing where everything is headed, my head was spinning trying to figure out how there could possibly be an eventual HEA. ‘Deity’ features an ending that will leave you absolutely dying for the next full length Covenant book. The Covenant books have always been fun, but ‘Deity’ is the best installment yet. This is a must-read series for fans of mythology based books.

The Cover:
Definitely not my favourite of the series, but I do love the colouring.

Rating:
[4.5/5]

Find Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout on Goodreads, Book Depository, & Amazon.


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GIVEAWAY

Spencer Hill is running a giveaway as part of the tour, and there will be three winners. You could win: a $25 Amazon giftcard, a copy of the book, a shirt, and lots of SWAG. Open internationally. See widget for full details.

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You can find the whole blog tour schedule HERE.

14 comments:

  1. Excellent review! Yes, I loved that the Gods came into play more in this book and Alex is truly my favorite character!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    1. She's great, isn't she?? Really looking forward to further installments. =)

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  2. I need to get with the program and start this series! Since I love the Lux series and all there's a good chance I'll like the Covenant series, right? That's good to hear that the third book exceeds expectations. Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Yes definitely, I think you would. They are quite different, but similar in the fact that Jennifer's writing is quite addicting no matter which book it is.

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  3. Really enjoy the myth and complexity of this series. I, too, am worried about the ending.

    Thanks for participating in the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  4. I've seen this series and author around but never really picked it up... maybe I ought to start with the Covenant series...

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  5. AHHH! So many Jennifer A. Armentrout books...I don't know where to start. This series sounds like something I might like though.

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    1. Hmmmm... I think I might start with Obsidian & Onyx (Opal comes out next month!), but this series is enjoyable as well. I guess it depends if you're in the mood for gods/mythology or aliens. =b

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    1. Oh yes, do! Can't wait to hear your thoughts. =)

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  7. I've only read the first book of the Lux series by Jennifer and while I.enjoyed it, I didn't love it as much as I thought I would. That being said, I'm really exited abput this series.

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    1. Oh you sound exactly like me. I wasn't a huge fan of Obsidian the first time around. I re-read it and enjoyed it a lot more the second time.. and then I read Onyx and ADORED it.

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