Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #3
Publication: November 6th 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult ~ Paranormal
Format: Paperback, 330 pages
Cover Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
"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...
Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy freaking crap! I have no words for the awesomeness of this book. I have JUST finished it and I feel like screaming into a pillow. So much feelings inside me and not a way to get them out.
After finishing the previous book, Pure, I had no idea I would feel this way after Deity or how hard this book was going to be on me. I have a total different perspective of how I feel about this series. I'm not quite sure if that perspective is for the better or not. Time will tell!
I must say I wasn't instantly hooked with Deity when I first started it. The first few parts where rather slow and I felt like crying because normally I love any books by Jennifer L. Armentrout right away. Now I feel like it was just build-up to the earth-shattering events that were going to take place. Oh yeah, earth-shattering indeed!
But anyways... it wasn't until over the middle of this book that things started picking up. But that's just for me personally. Also it's the reason why I didn't rated it 5 stars. I just didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Pure. But I'm so over that with how it ended...
Alex is awesome! I wasn't so sure about her in the first book but she's become a favorite heroine of mine very fast. I need more characters in Young Adult books like her, STAT! You hear that, you authors of whiny characters that dare to call them heroines? More ass-kicking girls please!
I also feel like she has grown a lot. She's really not the same girl we met in Half-Blood anymore. She's still reckless but I feel like she's not AS reckless as she used to be. And I know she would sacrifice herself if it meant she could save people. And that's a big part of why I like her so much.
The other characters were amazing too. Aiden. *sighs dreamily* Aiden St. Delphi. He has recaptured my heart. I wasn't his biggest fan. But god(s), I really like him now. I'm glad things finally picked up for him and Alex. Loved the romance. So perfect! Also I loved how at one point he was like, fuck it, we can do this. Only not in those words... :')
I loved how we saw more of Deacon, Aiden's brother too. He's so fun! Also love seeing him and Luke interacting together.
oh and Apollo. Hello new favorite character! I loved the scene where Alex and Apollo play scrabble. So damn funny! And dude, I swear the character of Apollo is stalking me in books and on tv. Anyway... SO didn't see that one coming. But oh how I reveled in this rather huge thing that was revealed. Can't say too much about it because I don't want to spoil things for others. Just read the book and you'll know.
Also another element that I loved so much were the gods. A couple of gods will show up in this one. I'm like, yes, finally, there they are! Just awesome!
And then we have Seth. My poor Seth. *sad face* People who are Team Seth are going to feel like they're dying inside with this book. I am not kidding. I felt so awful inside for everything happened with him. People warned me I wasn't going to be Team Seth anymore but I just dismissed it. I had a bad feeling though that something awful was going to happen Right from the start I kind of knew Seth wasn't who I thought he was. But this...
I can't believe I'm going to say this but people were right. After everything, I don't love him anymore. My heart does go out for him. But I can't believe the things he did. He went batshit crazy in a totally psychotic way. I do home things will work out for him in the end. I wish there to be hope for him still.
At the end when everything went into chaos I kept turning page after page, gasping, not believing all of this was happening. And really, it wasn't just the end that was shocking. A lot of things happened in this book. It was like, shock here, betrayal there. On and on and on. And then the final end, I wanted to just curl up and die. It's one of the biggest cliffhangers I have EVER read. It's so damn shocking but yet I am awed by Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing talent. Woman knows how to write a heart-pounding, exiciting book, dammit!
Deity is one of the best Jennifer L. Armentrout books I have ever read. So exciting, so amazing. Though it was slow at the start, I came to love it and even think it to be one of the best Covenant books yet. Even with a cliffhanger that'll make you lose sleep over!
Full of action, forbidden romance, a witty heroine and smexy heroes. The Covenant series is the one you have got to read as soon as you can. You will not be disappointed in the least!
~About the author:
USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
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