Armentrout Month ~ Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity (Covenant #3)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Paperback, 330 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Average Rating: 4.44

“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…”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…


five star

Disclaimer: Spoilers from the previous book included! Read at your own discretion!

Four words: agapi mou, zoi mou

Aiden killed me during this book. He absolutely killed me then brought me back to life.

Aiden was a star in Deity; he plays an important part, minus the fact that he is the love interest. (A swoon-worthy, badass love interest if I do say so myself) In Pure, Aiden used compulsion on another Pure. Which is against the law. And he did it for Alex, to keep her from being killed. In Deity, we see the aftermath of that decision, which provoked a high level of anxiety on my part and for the characters. I was waiting for that moment someone would find out or Seth going to the Council and telling them. (Seth, Aiden and Alex are the only ones who knew what happened.) If anyone found out what Aiden did, he would be stripped of his Sentinel title and Alex would be unjustly punished.

On top of this, Alex had loads more hardships to deal with. I felt so bad for that girl!! JLA put her in turmoil that’s for sure! She had a lot going on with her feelings for Aiden, the secrets Seth kept from her, and everyone going against her because she the Apollyon. With Alex soon going to be Awakened on her eighteen birthday, Seth will soon drain her of her power. Alex is terrified she is going to lose herself because Seth would be able to control her as she is technically his “other half”. JLA did redeem her torturous self by giving me THE Alex and Aiden Moment. *heart eyes*

MY SHIP HAS SAILED. MY SHIP HAS SAILED!

*sigh* How you could tell Aiden was in love with Alex by how he protected her and how angry he would get when Alex confronts him, saying she means nothing to him. I couldn’t take it!! I needed these two to kiss and make up!! The angst. Oh, the angst was there in Deity!

I know the romance is not that important  but yet again it is. The romance in this novel killed me!! My heart dies of too much love! Alex and Aiden is one of my ultimate ships!!

But the one thing getting in between Alex and Aiden’s HEA was Seth. Seth rose with the storm in this book. As the plot progressed, so did he and his intentions. We got to see the dangerous side of him. He was untrustworthy and manipulative. What sucks is that I know he could be good but in the end, like all villains, their thirst for power causes their downfall. Despite him later being an enemy, I did hope Seth would get a HEA. Seth, like any character JLA introduces, was very important in both the romantic storyline, and the plot development.

Talking about plot, Deity was fast-paced with lots of action with intermissions of romance. I never dropped my interest. Being the third book out of five, it was a great halfway mark, and it didn’t really feel like a filler like certain series containing five or more books.

I though the ending of HB and Pure was bad, Deity‘s ending was worse. My poor little fangirl heart was beaten and bruised. It felt like I was repeatedly stabbing myself in the thigh with a knife and I couldn’t stop because I was compelled not to. (Made a reference to a TV show. Which is it?) TOR-TUR-OUS!!! AH. I was tormented, absolutely tormented. It is for this exact reason why I suggest buying all the books before reading the series!! You just can’t continue living until you reading the next book! (which is Apollyon) JLA and her cliff-hangers, I tell you. Horrible.

Deity is a non-stop action with plenty of romance novel. It will make you lose sleep and never eat. Once you start, you can not put it down. The plot is there, the characters are there, the romance is there. Deity is the peak of the Covenant series.

I recommend reading HB before you read Deity ’cause you know, common sense.

Read my other reviews on the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout!! Links below.

Happy reading!

Michelle

Review: Half-Blood (Book #1)
Review: Pure (Book #2)

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