Book Review: Deity (The Covenant Series)

Posted February 25, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, Books, Entertainment, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Book Review: Deity (The Covenant Series)Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Covenant,
Published by Spencer Hill Press on 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Greek & Roman, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 330
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 1937053148
Buy on: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks

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 18th 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...

 The Good…:

I really enjoyed how conflicted Alex seemed in this one. As her Awakening began to get closer, Alex’s fear of what was about to befall her began to cause a bit of friction with the people in her life. With her and Aiden acting a bit awkward with each other, I liked her growing closeness with Seth. However, that didn’t sway me from loving Alex and Aiden together. By the end of the book, the choice between the two gets resolved, and I was happy to be put out of my misery, if a bit disappointed. I was hoping my faith in both Seth and Aiden was warranted. Sadly, it wasn’t. Yet, this is what makes good drama, so yay?

I also really appreciated how Alex, Olivia, and the others were dealing with what happened to Caleb. Nothing is worse than when something devastating happens in a book series, and the characters seem to move on over night. Alex’s grief, and her alienation from her peers is familiar to anyone who has ever lost someone. The situation also nicely sets up the events in the book’s conclusion.

Lastly, Deacon and Luke. Need I say more?

The Bad…: 

The conclusion. I loved it, and hated it. Loved the turn of events. Didn’t love that a character I really liked turned out to be someone other than I thought they were. However, the fallout from the events was stellar, so…

“Emotions that are forced always end in tragedy”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Deity

Do I Recommend?

Yes! This series just keeps getting better and better with each book. After you read Deity, I recommend you picking up book 3.5, Elixir, before reading Apollyon. Not only do you find out what happens immediately after the shocking conclusion of Deity, but the story is told from Aiden’s perspective for the first time.


Rating Report
Overall: 4.8

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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