Sunday 24 August 2014

Book Review: Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

Name: Half Blood
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
UK publisher: Hodder
Summary: 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.

Review: I have been seeing this book around for a long time and had been meaning to read it, as I have loved many of Jennifer Armentrouts novels.  So lets talk about how much I enjoyed this novel!

Lets start with the strong protagonist Alexandria (Alex) this character brought laughs, tears and so much great moments. She wasn’t annoying like so many lead girls I’ve come across. She was brave, fierce but still had that gentle and innocent side to her. She was a very relatable character in terms of the normal human things she goes through such as falling in love or loosing a loved one.

I loved the whole school element as well as the Greek god plot. I feel there aren’t many YA Greek god themed novels out there and this book just added to the few that are amazing.  The relationships in this novel stood out to me so much. Especially Aiden and Alexandria’s. Their relationship built up over time it wasn’t love at fist sight. It was very refreshing. I loved the whole Romeo and Juliet aspect between the two. He’s a Pure and she’s a Half Blood and they are FORBIDDEN to be with each other. With Jennifer’s writing you couldn’t help but spur them on and break the rules.

I loved the twist towards the end of the novel. I did see it coming but I thought it brought a great aspect to the plot. I loved the fight scenes and action scenes. I thought Jennifer wrote them so eloquently and addicting. The sexual tension through out this novel with all the characters was at some points, you kinda wanted to throw a bucket of ice cold water on all of them woah.

Essences of Vampire Academy with an epic Romeo and Juliet twist. You guys will lap this up! 


Unknown said...

I have been meaning to read this along with a few other Jennifer Armentrout novels. Sounds like a really great plot line and characters! Will try to check this out soon :)

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