Book Review: Half-Blood and Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Synopsis on GoodReads:

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.

My Review:

I really liked this book, though it did at times remind me of the Vampire Academy storyline.
The Greek mythology and characters are all great and I love how each one was different.
Though being honest, Seth is my favourite, but I can see something bad happening.

Now onto the next book! 🙂

My Rating:

***** 5/5 stars


Synopsis on GoodReads:

There is need. And then there is Fate. Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome–especially when Alexandria’s other half is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom–so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do–and sacrifice–for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies–lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon–and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude–or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

My Review:

This was a wonderful sequel to the first book; Half Blood
I cannot wait to read Deity and order the rest of the series. Lots of adventure, romance, friendship and politics.
This has made it to one of my favourites series, though it is the only series/book that I don’t ship the characters your suppose too.
Seth has grown on me so much, and he is my favourite character of the whole series! I am curious as to who ‘Brown Eyes’ is! (My way of speaking in code here, so not to give spoilers!)

My Rating:

***** 5/5 stars

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