Review: Half Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:21 PM

Format: Kindle Edition

Pages: 304

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Publication Date: 9-19-11

Series: Covenant (#1)

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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.


I honestly don’t know why I didn’t read this book sooner; I absolutely adore the Lux series, so I should have known that I would fall in love with Ms. Armentrout’s Covenant series as well.

A Hematoi or pure-blood is the offspring of Greek demigods.  The pure-bloods are very powerful, they can control the four elements: air, earth, fire and water and they can use this power to work spells and compulsions.  Half-bloods are the offspring of pure-bloods and humans.  The half-bloods have the same amount strength and speed that the pure-bloods have, but they are also blessed with one extra gift that the pure-bloods don’t have; they can see through the elemental magic that daimons use. 

Since Alex is a half-blood, she only has two options for her life; she can either train to become a Sentinel, someone who hunts and kills daimons or she can become a servant in the home of a pure.  Since scrubbing toilets for the rest of her life doesn’t sound too appealing she chooses option number one, but there’s one slight problem.  Relationships between pures and half-bloods are forbidden and since she has a major crush on the hot pure-blood Aiden, she might end up a slave anyway.   

Half Blood has everything that I love in a book: a strong female character, a smoking hot male lead and non stop action.  Jennifer L. Armentrout is an extremely amazing and talented writer; I can’t wait to read more of her work.  


‘I swallowed and fixed a smirk on my face. “Blah.  Blah. You’re going to kill me. Blah.  I know.”

“You better have had a baby, killed someone, or slept with a pure.  Those are your three options.  Anything less is totally unacceptable.”



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