Book Review – Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis

“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…”

Jen’s Review

Once again, Jennifer L. Armentrout delivered! She is officially one of the best series authors I’ve ever read. She clearly understands how to build upon an existing story, develop characters in a likable way, and keep a reader vested and thirsting for more. In fact, I’d say Armentrout’s books only get better and better as a series progresses. I saw this in her Lux series, and now I’m seeing it in her Covenant series.

Now, as for Deity…I’m going to keep it short and sweet. I loved it. There was plenty of laughs, plenty of action and plenty of heartwarming (and breaking) moments. There was also resolution to a couple of central conflicts that needed to be resolved by this point. One of my book pet peeves is when an authors drags out a conflict for-evvvv-ver; almost like they’re afraid if they solve it, there won’t be any story left to tell. No problem with that here. The conflicts solved were replaced by new, interesting ones that drew me in to the story deeper, and increased my enthusiasm for Alex’s harrowing tale.

When I reached the final page of Deity I was completely satisfied and eager to move on to the next in the Covenant series, Apollyon.

“I couldn’t be dead. I hadn’t even brushed my teeth, for crying out loud.” –Alex

 Jen’s Rating

4 StarRead more about Deity here.

Book Release Day

Hey, guess what? It’s a book release day! Which means I can finally get my greedy hands on the sequels to two of my favorite series, Defiance and Lux

Deception by C.J. Redwine

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“Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander’s whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father’s death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it’s up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington’s army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.

But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn’t long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.”

Read more about Deception and the rest of the Defiance series here!

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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“Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?
And will they even be together?”

Read more about Origin and the rest of the Lux series here!

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