Just like the Lux series, these two books that I've read so far (I just started Deity) have been a very fun read.
I would rate this book an 8/10 I really liked it, not as much as I liked the Lux Series, but it was pretty good. (If I rated the Lux Series or The Darkest minds an 8/10 SCRATCH THAT I've reread them and now their both 10/10)
I've heard from a lot of people that the Lux series has parallels with Twilight and that this series, is a lot like Vampire Academy. Since I have read neither of those series, I would have no idea and I loved both the series I've read so far from Jenn.
this is the synopsis for Half blood
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.
It's a lot better than it sounds, I promise. I wasn't too interested in this from the synopsis either, but it's really good, not surprising from how awesome Jenn's writing is. For me, who loves the action, some of the training got a little dull for me, and Alex isn't my favorite main character, but hey, it's good. So if you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it, though if you've read none of Jenn's books, I would say read the Lux series first, because in my opinion, it's better. Admitably I like Daemon WAY more than I like Aiden. Sorry guys!
Spoilers for Half blood below
So the Beginning was a little slow for me and I wasn't too interested in it till later. When the daimon bit her (How do you say it Dae-mon like Daemon Black or Di-a-mon or demon?? I wasn't sure) and asked her what she was, my first idea was that maybe her father was a daimon so she'd be kinda a (SPOILERS FOR TID)
I thought it was funny when she was like 'Everybody calls me Alex' when Aiden was saving her. I wasn't really sure what to think of the whole slavery thing, I was kinda just like ah sucks for you because if she went into slavery something would happen out of it. But Aiden saved her from it so whatever. I loved Caleb from the beginning, like seriously I thought there was going to be a Caleb - Alex - Aiden love triangle kinda like the Clary - Simon - Jace ordeal. I figured out that Aiden liked Alex really quickly I thought maybe he'd need some warming to her, but no it seems like he liked her from the start.
It was obvious that Alex would get caught somehow for sneaking off to the party, and hey look, she did, BUT she and Aiden did get to have a cute short little talk, so it's okay. I thought that it was really cute that Aiden remembered her.
Like I said before I wasn't really paying attention in the beginning so I thought oh, her mom is a daimon from the start, so that didn't really shock me.
Another thing that didn't get me surprised was that she was the 2nd Apollyon. When she was reading the thing about it in the giant text book I was like, yep she's the second, otherwise why the heck would Jenn put that in? For Fun? No Authors don't really do that.
Caleb and Alex's relationship is so cute. I love how protective he is of her, it's very sweet. When Grandma Peperi was like he had a short road I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOO
I wanted to know from the first time Lucian was nice to Alex what his game was. I mean, maybe she just hated him a little too much, I didn't really know, but I thought he must have had other motives, and he kinda did.
Alex kissing Aiden, that was kinda a sad kiss since he was all 'we're pretending this never happened' and all.
I figured out that it would be a love triangle between Aiden and Alex and Seth from the minute she said Seth was young. What can I say? I know my love triangles lol.
Okay, any TMI fans reading this? Doesn't Seth sound like exactly like Jace, golden hair, tawny amber eyes, and cocky arrogant egotastic attitude? I mean he has disappearing tattoos too lol.
Aw when Aiden said she was pretty I was like YES one step closer!!!
You trust me, right? I got conflicting emotions on that.
Insult me... Or something -Seth to Alex
Kat, say something insulting. Come on - Daemon to Katy in the Lux series
haha so similar.
She's such an idiot obviously she shouldn't have gone, but we all knew she would go after Rachelle.
The thing with Kain seriously freaked me out before I figured out he was a daimon. What did you guys think about that? I felt really bad for the half bloods. They thought they were safe.
Jenn does love writing about those weaknesses- Titanium, Obsidian, Onyx, ya know what I mean?
Good job to Caleb for knowing his best friend, bad job for getting captured, though, that wasn't his fault.
I was so confused over Rachelle being kinda Mom-like I was like WTH because I'm used to the TMI demons. Rachelle was insane though, and creepy.
It was really sad when Aiden said they can't be together, but I get why and I understand why he won't take that risk, he loves her. But the fact that Seth felt her. AWW. I felt bad that he had to go through what she had to also.
She's training with Aiden and Seth, that'll be interesting since you can tell that they both hate each other. Well, strongly dislike.
"Yes, I would actually do that." I know he said that because he was afraid for himself, but I already loved Seth, not just because he's the half-blood version of Jace, but because he's my type of guy like Jace Herondale, Will Herondale, Nine, Daemon Black, Gabriel Merrik, etc. I thought that it was really cute when Seth kissed Alex on the forehead before he left.
The funeral for Rachelle was so sad. It was so cute when Aiden showed up and lit the candles for her, we didn't really see him use his power at all, because it's mostly about Alex, you know?
The whole peace thing, "Yes I have now" AWWWWW Aiden. that was cute.
Spoilers for Pure below
To start off, Romvi sounds like a jerk. Like seriously. Worst. Teacher. Ever.
It's funny because Leon is like Alec- He keeps walking in at the wrong time.
He told me to go straight to my room. (something like that) I went to the cafeteria instead. Haha. Alex may not be my favorite main character but she can be funny.
I do not like Lea, I side with Alex on this. So this was my note about the apple
Haha in your face, Lea - Literally.
I thought that Caleb MIGHT be the daimon on campus, it's the kind of sardonic plot twists most authors go for, thank Raziel he wasn't.
I like Deacon, we don't see a lot of him, but he sounds like a pretty cute guy when you see what's underneath the drunk cover.
"I really need to find a way to bar those doors." Lol Aiden and Seth's relationship - I love it.
I like that Alex feels comfortable around Seth, that she sleeps better with him, I think that's adorable. It was also really cute how she looked really hard and found a meaningful birthday gift for Aiden.
She was jealous of Seth being with Elena, AWWWW.
That feeling she's been getting it's been Seth having sex. I literally could not stop cracking up about that. His reaction is SO like something Jace would do.
Alex is pretty self centered, isn't she? Seth is 19, he's younger than AIDEN!
Aiden might save the motorcycle over the Minister... haha. I like his more 'wild' 'free' side over his stricter side. it's more fun to read about and easier to get attached to him, but he does have to be responsible, doesn't he?
She loves him.......... I found it entertaining that a guy like Aiden was scared of mortals. tehe. That's entertaining.
Fate and Unknown. Fate= Seth Unknown= Aiden it's obvious. Though the thing about not accepting gifts.... It's obvious that Alex is going to choose Aiden, even though I really got attached to Seth in this book. the last book was like 95% Aiden and 5% Seth
In this book it's like 90% Seth and 10% Aiden
That's okay with me.
I like Aiden and I like Seth so yeah.
Seriously who is the HE that Peperi was talking about? Seth? Jackson? Deacon? Aiden? Lucian? There are so many males.
She just poofed. HAHAHA I don't blame the others for laughing.
Seth is very infuriating- JUST LIKE JACE (Sorry I love Jace)
Seth feeling Alex's emotions is very entertaining, don't you agree?
I LOVED Seth by the time he said "I'm going to have a little talk with Aiden." There's nothing I love more than over-protectiveness (Actually there is stuff but that's near the top)
Aiden has a little bit of my-style-guy-too he's pushing Alex away because he thinks it's what's best for her. That's what they all do.
I loved that Seth brought over twilight, that was funny and it's cute watching Seth and Alex's relationship grow.
It's funny because I've been suspicious of Sandra since she climbed up Alex's window. So I wasn't that surprised when she turned out to be a daimon, BOOK SENSE lol.
NO CALEB DID NOT DIE. NO. NO. NO.
I was very upset about that. But it was great of Seth to be there for her.
I was pretty pissed at Liv (Olivia) for blaming Alex (I keep being tempted to say Katy) for Caleb's death, but doesn't that remind you of Adam, Dee, and Katy???
It was really cute HOW much it showed that Seth cared for her in this book. He grew a rather large attachment to her.
I know that Aiden is just trying to protect Alex, but he doesn't have to be such a douche about it, yep a definite my type of guy quality.
The Covenants remind me of the Institutes, right?
They're so racist in these, like seriously PURES are ARSES to the HALFS the thing with Hector and Kelia proved that. I felt so bad for them.
Do they do this often? Haha Laadan yes, they do.
A secret society of douchebags---- I can see that
Seth liked eating with the students. It provided more chances for his head to grow bigger.
That servant, IK he would have something big to do in the plot, but we'll get to that in my review of deity.
I thought it was really cute that she missed Seth when he was gone.
Her dad's name was Alexander, her name is Alexandria, that's really cute (I'm saying that too much) that her mom did that.
God- I love Seth in this book he is amazing though knowing Jenn's love triangle from Lux, is there something up with him? I really hope not.
I still LOVE the tension between Seth and Aiden.
"I think I'm going to kill someone," Seth replied casually. <333333
I have officially decided that Telly is an arse with a name that makes me think of Telly Tubbies (Creepy colored baby things)
It was cute when Seth and Alex danced in the field. Then he dropped her. "I blame the wine coolers." "I blame boobs."
What were Marcus and Telly talking about?! I think I know now but I WAS very confused.
When Aiden and Seth both stood on either side of her ready to burn the world down to protect her adfhgssfrlfgkvo that's all I have to say to all you fangirls and boys out there.
'Even if Aiden loved me as much as I loved cake' Why hello there female Tobias
Another thing what's with Jenn and Red dresses and linking connections between two people, lol.
I like Laadan but I felt like she was TOO Nice so when she gave her that drink I was like I WAS RIGHT but then I found out she was compelled or whatever.
Alex was being really mean I think when she jumped into the water with her dress on.
When they kissed I was like YES FINALLY.
Another similarity between Lux and Covenant Alex blamed the the connection- though not nearly as long as Katy.
I was glad when she said she choose Seth. But IK it's not the end, not yet for this love triangle.
I was mad at Telly for being like you always have a choice- CALEB IS IMPORTANT BITCHASS
Seth was building a storm for Alex in the room. <3 that was so cute.
When Alex was drugged tho.... It's like the Tris Amity Serum all over again the same embarrassing laughable thing.
Aiden and Seth fighting when Aiden thought Seth took advantage of her? priceless.
I think Telly is behind both attacks on her.
OBVIOUSLY Aiden looked for you and was comforted when he saw you, he LOVES you you naive GIRL. Seriously she is naive though. He loves her so much he won't risk her for his happiness.
They did the killing count thing, like in Lord of the Rings, awwww
They finished each other's sentences aghffsixgiwrhsfgbklwrhsfgh
That Guard... TELLY YOU ***** FOR COMPELLING HIM OR WHATEVER