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.
©2011 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
"Sexy, sizzling, touching, and fun." (Leigh Fallon, author of Carrier of the Mask)
I had a huge problem with the narrator. She has a gravelly irritating tone that was like listening to nails on a chalk board. Even getting past that, she didn't differentiate the voices of the characters much.
The story might have been interesting if I hadn't already read Vampire Academy. There was so many similarities that it really distracted me. It was an OK story but not engaging and I'm not very interested in what will happen in the rest of the series.
If you liked any of Richelle Mead's books (Vampire Academy or Game board of the gods), there's no reason why you wouldn't like this series. Everyone says it reminds them of Vampire Academy series like it's a negative thing and if they stopped at just the first book I can see why they would think that, but I am on book 3 and I definitely think this series stands apart. Similar, not the same. It is certainly worth listening to!
P.s. The main characters ages range around 17-24.... so it has more "adult" scenes than the Vampire Academy series.
I had a little trouble with some of the narration in the first book, but she gets better during the 2nd book.
Loved this book. Kick butt heroine. The world the author built was believable and the Heroine goes through a pretty great character arc. (I know everything in the world...oops...maybe not.) Loved it! She stands up and takes responsibility for what she does. I am hooked.
Regardless of the plot, I could not get into the story because of the narrator. She has such a low voice and her performance as some of the main guys in the story was awful! It was comical at times because of how "valley girl" she sounded. very disappointing
picked a different narrator
awful...worst I've ever heard.
It had potential but Justine's voice made it impossible to get into it.
Once you get past the similarities to Vampire Academy it's actually a really good story. The first book I was not as sure about because it was so like VA I kept anticipating the twists and turns in the story like I had already read it. As the series continues the story changes and you hardly notice any similarities. I liked VA so a similar story line didn't bother me much. In the end I think I like this series better.
The complexity of the characters.
When Alex goes to Aiden after she finds out she is the second Apollyon.
Aiden St. Delphi
Please make all of the books in this series on audio!!!!
I enjoyed story and would really like to complete the series but I cannot listen to another book with the hunk in the story sounds like my 90 year old grandmother with a bad sinus infection.
I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
I really liked the premise of the book. It took Greek mythology to a different place by having it present yet hidden in "present" time. It shows what happens when people with power aren't careful or don't care about the consequences of their actions.
This book has good plot devices and good character development. Even though this book is considered YA, I think anyone who reads other YAs along the lines of Divergent, HP, Twilight, etc would find this enjoyable.
I like Alex a lot. She really needs a filter for her mouth but you know she wouldn't use it even if she had it.
I love Justine Eyre. She is a great narrator
I like the title of the book as the title of the movie
Its a good start to the series. There are 4 books total and it is a really good story from start to finish.
"great story, annoying narrator"
Great story and characters but the narrators voice was very irratating. love the story line and will listen to the other books. Shame about the narrator, when she did male voices it was very croaky for all charachters and irratating. Sounds like a frog
Better and more engaging narration
Not with same narrator
Didn't get far enough to find any
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