Favorite Quote: “Okay. I’m ready to move onto something else, like practicing with knives or defense against the dark arts. Cool things.”
“Did you just quote Harry Potter?”
Synopsis: 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.
Review: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
First off, this book referenced Harry Potter! Yasssss! I really really enjoyed this book. I would even say that I loved it. It was a fun read with witty characters and relatable relationships. The story was consuming and I read it very quickly as its a pretty short book. While reading Half Blood I was reminded of Vampire Academy on more than one occasion. It had similar points that I don’t want to ruin for you, if you’ve read this you might agree. I was able to overlook it because the story was interesting and I was really drawn into the story and Greek mythology. I absolutely love all retellings of Greek mythology (suggestions always welcome and appreciated!) I loved the magic and romance in this book. Also can we talk about Aiden for a second? He is so incredibly swoon worthy. I fell in love with him the second I knew his name, can that happen? Well Armentrout MADE it happen, thank you. The main character Alex isn’t an annoying heroine but quite relatable and I really enjoyed her point of view and how she perceived things. I highly recommend this series. Jennifer L Armentrout is an amazing writer and she weaves these characters and worlds together in such a wonderful way. Her world building and the incorporation of Greek Mythology was really enjoyable. I can’t wait to pick up the next book book in the series! If you’re a fan of her other works (dark elements series, cursed, lux series, etc) you’ll love this book, or if you’re looking for something to satisfy your Greek retellings need you’ll enjoy this book. Let’s be honest, everyone should pick this up. It’s quick, it’s fun, it’ll definitely get you out of a reading slump quickly. You can thank me later.