DEITY (A Covenant Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 In Romance YA, YA Paranormal

Deity (Covenant Series #3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Format: E-Book, Print
Recommended Reading: 16+


Holy Greek Gods Batman, Deity was awesome! I finished it one day and loved every heartbreaking, sexy, page turning minute. It sucked the literary life out of me, in a good way and I have never been so pleased to be left teetering on the edge of the unknown. I thought Onyx the follow-up to the Lux Series was good, but this killed it. Bravo Jennifer.

The third installment of the Covenant Series draws us deeper into the thrilling story surrounding Alex, Apollyon to be…reluctant mate of the God Killer. Just weeks away from her 18th birthday, Alex must figure out a way to help her people, keep Seth from becoming a monster, avoid a life a servitude and protect the love of her life from a death sentence. This book is a non-stop roller coaster…the only kind of roller coaster I will ever get on and enjoy. Here’s why…

First, I adore strong male characters that love unabashedly. I love them even more when the writer omits unnecessary love-story drivel as Armentrout did here (except for the whole “Agapi mou” – kinda barfed a little after the first one). Aiden was perfect. A god in his own right and the emotional conflict his character dealt with this installment made him stronger, deeper even. Although I loved him in the previous books for his sexy and very alpha bravado, his character here felt stronger, passionate…sexier. He grew up and put on his big boy pants.

Second, Seth was more dynamic. We see so many sides to him and I struggled to hate him, like him or be utterly annoyed by him. He was consistently inconsistent and it worked…well, especially concerning his relationship (?) with Alex. Alex, on the other hand, was a little more beige in this one. She still had the heart, drive, strength and snarkiness that I admired throughout, but she too grew up a little and learned to shut up…occasionally.

I can’t say enough good things about this book without reiterating the story and since I don’t want to spoil it, you will just have to take my word that this one is NOT to be skipped. I can safely say that this is one of my top 3 favorites of 2012 (Young Adult) and top 15 overall for 2012 (out of 250 plus books in the last 8 months alone, including Armentrout’s entire collection.)

Now there is one downside…the sequel isn’t scheduled for release until April 2013 and this book left off on a major cliffhanger. Luckily, Elixir, a mid-series novella will come out November 27, 2012 and will hopefully fill in gaping holes left to fester for 5 long months. Gods!

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