Deity (Covenant Series #3)

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History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781937053147
  • Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Covenant Series , #3
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 62,178
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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#1 New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. Well, mostly. She spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories... therefore explaining her dismal grades in math.
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  • Posted November 11, 2012

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    Oh. My. Gods. There are no words to express how much I loved thi

    Oh. My. Gods. There are no words to express how much I loved this book. Deity was absolutely amazing. I had very high expectations for this book, and it lived up to all of them. Deity is definitely the best Covenant book so far, and one of the best books I've read this year. Apollyon is going to have to completely blow my mind to top this!

    Deity starts off at a fast pace. There's a huge OMG moment in the first chapter itself, and I don't even know how many there are in the whole book; every chapter will have you gasping in shock. Most of the events in Deity lead up to Alex's Awakening, and there are so many twists and turns that you'll be reeling by the end.

    Alex makes me laugh so much! She's feisty and witty and I don't know how anyone can possibly not love her. She's also incredibly self-sacrificing in this book, and I got to see a different side of her here - a more vulnerable side. Alex is afraid of Awakening, of becoming someone she's not. That fear leads her to do a lot of things, and it changes her. She's still as reckless as always, though.

    Aiden. *Sigh* Aiden was perfect in Deity. Absolutely perfect. After what he did for Alex in Pure, I knew it was only a matter of time before he breaks his amazingly strong self-control. Thank goodness it happened in Deity! I can't believe Alex had no idea how Aiden felt about her before; it was glaringly obvious to me. Aiden would never let anything happen to Alex. Simple as that.

    It's sweet how protective he is of Alex even though he knows she can take care of herself. Plus, he's so comforting with her. Alex can go to him for anything, and she has complete trust in him. They would gladly give up everything for each other, and I don't know whether that will help them or cause them pain in future books.

    Alright, now we come to Seth. Oh, Seth. Why? I don't want to give anything much away, but Seth changes so much in Deity. So much it's unbelievable. I really liked Seth in Half-Blood and Pure, and I still liked him in the first part of Deity. He's funny and witty, and he can make Alex laugh at any time.

    Alex and Seth have a lot of steamy moments at the beginning of the novel, but the tension between them grows as Alex nears her birthday, the day she Awakens. Seth is slowly changing for the worse, becoming blinded by power. Although, even after he changes, there are moments of hesitation, of vulnerability, which make me think that there is still hope for him. There has to be. I know a lot of people who've read Deity hate Seth now, but I can't bring myself to feel the same. There's still hope. We find out about Seth's childhood in this book, and it made me feel so sorry for him! I desperately want him to redeem himself in Apollyon.

    Another thing I loved about Deity - Some of the gods make an appearance! It was awesome to witness them in action, and to see their personalities. One of the gods we get to meet is the one and only Apollo! Yes, that's right. I absolutely loved him. And I loved how everyone else treats him with so much respect, but not Alex. Oh no, Alex just says and does whatever she feels like, as usual.

    Deity is breathtaking, and it completely blew me away. It stunned, amazed, and electrified me all at once. I don't think a lot of books can do that. Jennifer, I bow down to you. I really do. If you haven't read the Covenant series yet, what are you waiting for? Every second reading this series is a second well spent. Apollyon, I can't wait to get my hands on you!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2012

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    Absolutely Amazing

    Wow…talk about putting my heart and my head through the wringer. This book was an absolutely amazing and perfect third book for this series.

    There are so many things that happen in this book that you are afraid to give any of it away. You want everyone to experience it with fresh eyes like I did. I have to say though where I thought book two gave much for team Seth to lust after I feel like book three is definitely for team Aiden and oh yes I’m on team Aiden. I wasn’t sure he could get any yummier than he already is but he most certainly did. We see Aiden really come out of his shell in the book and I mean really. I just wanted to crawl into the pages and hug him.

    Oh Alex, so naive sometimes. There are things I wanted to scream at her, it’s kind of like watching a horror movie and you want to yell, “Don’t open the door!!” At least there were moments I felt that way. I can see her reasons for her actions but sometimes I just slapped my forehead and though you silly silly girl. Alex has evolved so much through this series and it amazes me how she is still growing and maturing. I think by the end of the series she will be a force to reckon with and it’s more than just being an Apollyon.

    I continue to be team Aiden all the way, but I never doubted I would be. I also continue to love the side characters; each one has their importance to the book that cannot be ignored. Which is good since Deacon will be my brother-in-law when Aiden marries me…… :o)

    Enter the Gods; you didn’t think they could stay out of this forever. I’m a big fan of mythology and sometimes books will reference them but not actually bring them in. Well they are a part of this series now in a big way and I love it. The part that they play in the grand scheme of things fits perfectly and is well done.
    Romance? Ya this book has it to the nines. I actually set the book down and walked away for a day because I wanted to savor the wonderful moment before Sh*t hit the fan. Hit the fan it did, this book had me on my toes like no other. I don’t want to give anything away because it’s one of those books that you want to experience every moment for the first time yourself.

    To sum it up, this book is absolutely Amazing!! I finished it, and then stared at it….maybe hugged it a little. Then went online to stare at the release date for Apollyon and then roamed around not being able to read another book since this one had me in knots. So I say run out and buy it!! Stand outside the store at midnight if you have to!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    I cannot possibly survive until April for the next book to come

    I cannot possibly survive until April for the next book to come out. This series is absolutely AMAZING. And if anyone needs something to read inbetween -  def check out her Lux Series!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2013

    You know how sometimes a series can get a bit stale? Well, that

    You know how sometimes a series can get a bit stale? Well, that is NOT the case with the Covenant Series. In my opinion, this series gets better and better as the series grows. 




    Deity gave me some answers I needed, yet kept my blood pumping for more. I got the action-packed story that I love, but Deity is also filled with some really spectacular romantic moments. I mean seriously...Aiden is a dream. 




    There really isn't much I can say about this book, because you really just need to read the series. The Covenant Series is truly a gem of a series. If you haven't started it yet, what are you waiting for?




    Quotes:
    ~In the silence of the early morning, I admitted that there was no getting over Aiden. No matter what happened from here on out, my heart would remain his.-Loc 2535




    ~Horror stole my breath. And it struck me then. That was the difference between Aiden and Seth. No matter how badly Aiden would want to strike back or how much he wanted something, he would never risk me.-Loc 4758




    ~"Are you ok?" Aiden asked Deacon.
    He nodded slowly. "Yeah, I'm great. Nothing like witnessing a death match between gods when I'm trying to get some Cheetos."-Loc 5191

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

    "Best Covenant Book Yet!" Like always when I finishe

    "Best Covenant Book Yet!"


    Like always when I finished a JLA book, I am speechless. I finished Deity yesterday and my emotions are still all over the place, while I struggle to find a way of EVER talking about what this book did to my heart, and what it means for the Covenant series. Deity brings us back into the world of our beloved characters Alex, Aiden, and Seth, and then turns everything you think you know on its head, ending in a breath-taking cliff-hanger that made me literally screech with frustration. Everything here is heightened - the characters, the relationships, the emotions, and the stakes. With Deity, Jennifer L Armentrout has set herself apart from any other YA author in the industry these days, with a book I will never forget, for what it did. It made me fall in love with the characters all over again, and it broke my heart.

    I feel like I read Deity by holding my breath, because something was always happening to put these characters that I adore in new peril. Not only is her 18th birthday looming over Alex - she also has her connection to Seth to deal with, not to mention a few key players in her world who have it out for her. And then there's always the mystery of her feelings for Seth, and for Aiden. JLA's feisty heroine takes it all in classic Alex stride, but the scenes where she gave in to her emotions and admitted her fears really broke my heart. We saw a new, vulnerable side of Alex in Deity, and I have to say: I want more. I admire JLA SO much for showing us that Alex isn't just all spirit and fire - she's also very, very human, loving, courageous, and at her core, a girl facing so much more than she's ready for.

    I connected emotionally with Deity on so many levels, because I've come to really care about Alex. But by far the most profound bond was with Alex and Aiden. There were times in Pure where I waivered and found myself liking Seth, but Deity changed ALL OF THAT. Aiden finally showed that he DOES care about Alex, and just...the two of them make my heart beat faster in EVERY scene. The wealth of affection, trust, and respect between them is so beautiful, and it doesn't even compare to the bond between Alex and Seth. And oh, Alex and Aiden had some gorgeous, steamy scenes but none of that ever felt anything other than genuine. I found myself falling in love with Aiden all over again, even as I felt that sense of impending danger, and knew the sanctuary Alex and Aiden found wouldn't last.

    The ending of Deity shocked me into silence, then an outraged "What?!," and then just a sense of being heart-broken beyond words. Prepare yourselves because this is a wild, no-holds-barred ride that will jolt your heart in the end. I have a few theories on what the next book will hold, but ultimately, I'm just going to end this review by begging you to read Deity. It's intense, it's crazy, it's perfect. You'll laugh, cry, and swoon. You'll shake your head in denial, all the while reading faster. You NEED this book in your life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

    I was always proud to be Greek and believe that speaking Greek

    I was always proud to be Greek and believe that speaking Greek is a privilege and now it's one of those moments. Reading words like agapi mou, my love, and zoi mou, my life, made me extremely happy. I don't even know why I have to go over the same procedure I do with all the books I read on Goodreads. It's pretty obvious. 5 stars and one of the best books published in 2012. I decided to start reading the Covenant series a while ago because of what other readers and bloggers wrote about Aiden. So, I gave it a shot. And what a shot that was! The characters, the plot, the twists and finally the cliffhanger were exceptional.

    Now back to the story. Alex is a step before becoming the Apollyon and the fact that Seth can't keep his hands off her doesn't help. Seth, or Cuddle Bunny, is still one of the hottest guys and he's also the only guy who's trying to win Alex's heart, even when it belongs to a special pure-blood. But he has his humor as his #1 weapon. His lines are delightful.

    “Seth?”
    “Yeah?”
    “You were in my dream.”
    “Please tell me we were naked.”

    “Our training was rather…exhausting. You know, there's a lot of moving, sweating, thrust—“
    “Seth,” I snapped

    I wanted to touch him.
    “I know what you're feeling right now. I totally approve of it.”

    Alex loves them and she tries to accept that she and Aiden don't have a future as a couple. But when Seth announces that he has to accompany Lucian back to the New York Covenant, she wants to go with him because her father is a servant there. There is no way Seth will let her follow him and that's when everything changes.

    Because the Order of Thanatos, Death in Greek, wants Alex dead. And you know what? The Order gets its wish. Alex dies and goes to the Underworld, where her best-friend, Caleb, awaits and for a dead guy he's pretty funny.

    “No. Persephone owed me one. We were playing Mario Kart Wii and I let her win. I crashed in my favor.”
    “You have the Wii down here?”
    “What? We get bored. Especially Persephone, when she's down here during these months. Usually Hades doesn't play, thank the gods. He freaking cheats.”

    But fate or maybe one god in particular brings her back to life and now she has to stay at Aiden’s house for her protection and that brings them close. Very close. And that's when the best moment in this book, make that the series, occurs. Aiden confesses his true feelings to Alex. He can't hide how deeply and madly in love he is with her and she returns the feeling. The outcome? A night full of love and adoration.

    “ I wanted a piece of you with me always. No matter, what.”
    I shuddered. “But I don't…I don't have anything of you.”
    “ Yes, you do. You'll have a piece of my heart forever. Even if your heart belongs to someone else.”

    After that, they're both ready to face everything this decision will bring as long as they're together. Although they have far more dangerous things to take care of. And these things are Lucian, who has gone crazy and he's thirsty for…power and SETH, Lucian's weapon and means of success. But the gods are not happy, not at all and three of them, starting with Poseidon who will do everything , even cause the deaths of innocent people. Then we have Hades, who wants Alexandra to follow him in the Underworld but then Artemis appears — she's pretty cool for a goddess —who saves Alex and reveals a secret about her family tree that takes her by surprise.

    “So I will say it one more time just in case Persephone has befuddled that brain of yours—stand down.”
    Artemis replaced the arrow back in her quiver and gave Aiden a sexy little grin. “ They just keep getting yummier.”

    So, when they finally get away from the crazy-version of Seth and the gods’ wrath, everyone is waiting for Alexandra to Awaken. And when she does…that's how Deity ends. So frustrating. I hate it when they do that. Cliffhanger,again!

    But still, it's one of the best books I've read and the wait for Apollyon, the fourth installment in the Covenant series, will be…frustrating! What else?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    So good!! No matter how hard headed Alex is, I find myself alway

    So good!! No matter how hard headed Alex is, I find myself always rooting for the girl. And Seth! He's such a mystery but I'm sure we'll be figuring him out soon. I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology and I love how in this book (spoiler alert) some of the Gods make an appearance and we get to really see how their powers and their attitudes coincide with one another. Whenever the Gods would appear, I was greatly entertained and very amused! 

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

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    Deity is action-packed and full of romance, intrigue, and suspen

    Deity is action-packed and full of romance, intrigue, and suspense. I could not put this book down, and I was up until 3am reading it when I had to wake up at the crack of dawn the next day and drive 10 hours. Not a good combination. However, this book was definitely worth the sacrifice. Alex grows a ton as a character, the book has plenty of Aiden and Seth, so no matter which team you're on, you'll be happy. Also, there are some pretty amazing surprises. You will not be disappointed with this installment of the Covenant series, but you will be begging for the next book as soon as you finish this one. It's just that good.

    Alex's character growth was amazing to me. She started trying to think instead of just running head first into a bunch of stupid, and she also became more selfless. A lot of that was Aiden's influence. He kept an eye on her quite a bit, but she made some good decisions for herself. She spent a lot of this novel extremely terrified of her Awakening, and I can't blame her. She still tried to do what was best for everyone, though. 

    The relationships between Aiden and Alex and Seth and Alex got a lot more complicated in this novel. I have also switched from team Seth to team Aiden. I'm not going to tell you why, but Aiden really won me over this time. I also like Marcus better now that I got to see a little more of his personality. 

    The plot was amazingly captivating, and action and suspense were nonstop. I could not have put this book down, even if I'd wanted to! So many people are out to get Alex that it's impossible to tell who is on her side and who wants her dead. Many of the characters aren't who we thought they were, and there are a lot of surprises. There are also a lot of attempts on Alex's life. Additionally, the pacing was perfect. All of that makes for a quick and enthralling read. 

    My only complaint with this book is that it ends on a cliffhanger. I want the next installment now, haha. I'm not very patient, so the wait is already killing me. I'm in for a rough road before Apollyon is released. 

    Overall, I'd recommend this book (and series) to anyone. Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors, and Deity does not disappoint. I can't wait to see what happens next. 

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    After the crazy ending in Pure, I devoured Deity the moment I go

    After the crazy ending in Pure, I devoured Deity the moment I got my hands on it. Like the rest of Jennifer L. Arementrout's books, once you start, there is no stopping. I really enjoyed the new setting in the last book, but it was nice to get back to the familiarity of the Covenant in this book. 




    Alex and Seth seem to get closer in this book, and I love the friendship slash sometimes intimate relationship that they share. They are always making fun of one another, and although many people look down on Alex's recklessness, I like that it is what Seth admires in her. They kind of boarder the line of friendship into something more, but there is something about Seth that I don't trust despite the fact that he seems like a nice guy and in this book-we learn a lot about Seth, and let's just say that those who haven't read this book yet are in for a surprise.




    Then there's Aiden, who is a big enigma who is as frustrating as he is attractive. A wall also breaks inside of Aiden, and we learn that despite having as much self control as a nun, he is human and we get to see him at his most vulnerable state.




    The action and suspense in this book definitely is piking up, but it's not so much a blood bath as it was in Pure and as it probably will be in the next book. There is a lot of information being put on the table in this book, and it is a lot to take in trust me, but don't get overwhelmed because things are about to heat up even more.




    I think Deity has to be my favorite one so far-I enjoy all of the history in this book, and linking of lineage between the Gods and their offspring. We learn why things are the way that they are, and learn that a lot of "concrete truths" are actually nothing more than a load of lies. Now that the truth is finally breaking free, chaos and confusion is embedded in all of the characters and there is no going back to the old ways now.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

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    My favorite of the series so far! OhMygods...Jennifer L. Arment

    My favorite of the series so far!

    OhMygods...Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again! I could not put this book down, even when it literally fell apart in my hands from the heat. (Seriously, the glue on the binding melted off and Chapter 25 fell out onto my lap.) My first thought was, "Wow, Aiden is too hot for the pages!" *winks*

    In this third installment in the Covenant Series, Deity brings all the things we love about JLA's writing to it's pages; blood pumping action, bittersweet romance, witty humor and heart-stopping suspense. And this ending is...*clutches chest*... intense! I went from laughing hysterically to having my heart handed to me on a titanium covered platter in a matter of sentences. This is truly one of the most creative and entertaining series' I've ever read.

    Deity picks up where Pure left off and we find Alex and Seth back on Deity Island where they're pretty much attached at the hip or rather, their marks of the Apollyon. Alex has had little time to deal with what happened in the Catskills and all it could mean for she and Aiden. Her internal battle between love and Fate continues and even though she is dead-set on graduating and becoming a Sentinel, her role as the second Apollyon may super-seed her wants. Her heart belongs Aiden but the akasha running through her body pulls her closer towards Seth whenever he's around. And he's always around. Seth amps ups their "training" and Alex suspects he does so in the hopes of her Awakening early. (Things she "does not want".) He continues to assure her that everything will be better and together, they'll be able to bring about change. But is it the kind of change Alex wants?

    Things become even more complicated when Aiden is assigned to guard Alex while Seth is away on a super seekrit Apollyon mission. The time they spend together allows them to explore their feelings for one another and in the process, they uncover an ugly truth about the past and a plot designed to take Alex out before her birthday. It seems history is set to repeat itself unless something or someone changes it. Alex also learns that trust doesn't mean the same to everyone and her reckless, knee-jerk reaction, which is only balanced out by her willingness to put others first, could have deadly consequences.

    As her birthday quickly approaches, so does the threat of losing everything she holds dear. And when the gods finally show up, all Hades will break loose leaving a path of death and destruction in their wake. Alex may not be able to stop her Awakening from happening but she and everyone around her can only hope that her natural strength will be enough to keep her from losing herself and her heart in the process. *fingers crossed*

    Jennifer writes her characters in such a way that I'm always left feeling ALL THE FEELS. We meet some new faces in Deity but we also get to see different sides of familiar characters - some that will make you laugh, swoon and fan your face and others that will leave you choking on your own tears. Good times.

    The character who surprised me the most was Aiden. I've been a proud member of "Team Aiden" since Daimon but Deity had me swooning, OhMyAiden! Seth left me torn between wanting to hug him or punch him in the face and Deacon, Luke and Leon had me in fits of laughter. I love Alex but she really frustrated me, especially when she would make decisions that were not going to end well. I actually found myself yelling at her, "Don't do it! Don't do it!". (I have similar reactions to scary movie MC's who go against the instinct that tells them to "RUN!" but instead they feel the need to "check out" the noises coming from the kitchen. *rolls eyes* Everyone knows the kitchen is the favorite hiding spot of ALL THE BAD THINGS.)

    Fans of The Covenant Series will NOT be disappointed and Deity's end is so intense, it had me wishing my last name was Piperi so I could get a glimpse of what's to come in Apollyon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Great Great Great!!

    Great Great Great!!

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

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    Review ┬┐Aiden had slipped under my skin, wrapped himself around

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    “Aiden had slipped under my skin, wrapped himself around my heart and embedded himself into my bones.”
    ¿ Jennifer L. Armentrout, Deity

    In Deity we dive deeper into Alex’s world. Her birthday is coming up and she is afraid of what is going to happen when she Awakens. Seth seems to be changing, the more marks that she receives, the more hungry for power he is. Alex thinks there is hope for Seth, but sometimes what we want to happen, and what needs to happen are two separate things. Alex is still mourning Caleb, but she is getting stronger everyday. With the Order of Thantos out to kill her, she is constantly surrounded by babysitters. When things get out of control Aiden takes Alex to a safe house so he can better protect her. Will the miles that separate her from Seth make a difference once she turns eighteen?

    Jennifer L. Armentrout has completely immersed us in this captivating and dangerous world. Alex and Aidan are like so many lovers in Greek mythology. Can they break the cycle and find some way to be together? The more of their story that is told, the more the reader is on edge. What will come of these two star-crossed lovers. Are they meant to end up like Apollo and Hyacinth? Gods, love, war, sacrifice, and unimaginable odds surround or heroes. Will they beat these odds, or be lost in a war that can’t be won?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    yes.

    yes.

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

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    There's something about the Covenant series that makes it so add

    There's something about the Covenant series that makes it so addicting. I finished Deity in one sitting and just couldn't get enough of
    it. Deity picks up shortly after the madness of Pure and works into the progress of Alex preparing for her Awakening. As her birthday
    nears, Alex starts to learn that Awakening isn't all that simple.

    I'm just going to take a moment here and just soak in the awesomeness that are the characters of Deity. There's Alex who continues
    to grow into a fierce heroine, Seth who is, well, Seth, and Aiden who's still the loyal gentleman. I know that I went from Team Aiden to
    Team Seth, but Deity really messed with me. I'm not sure who I ship anymore! (But incase you were wondering, yes, I still ship Seth and
    Alex) There's also more Deacon, Luke, and Leon who I just adore! Deacon was always one of my favorite supporting characters and
    was glad when he made more appearances in Deity. 

    There were some up and down moments for Deity, but it was just as entertaining as the others. Now I'm counting the days until the
    release of Apollyon!

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Recommend this series.

    I love this series, cannot wait until apollyon is released.

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  • Posted November 17, 2012

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    Yup, it's official, Aiden is the most perfect guy EVER! Merged

    Yup, it's official, Aiden is the most perfect guy EVER!

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    HOLY C***! I am WITHOUT words to describe that! I have to brew and come back...HOLY C***!
    I received an ARC of this totally amazing book from Jennifer herself when I saw her at YA Fest 2012. I am SO happy I was able to get this book! I don't think I could have stopped at Pure. I want to thank Jennifer with all my heart for being at YA Fest 2012!
    Ok, so I had to sit on this a bit before I could write anything, it was that good. It was that enthralling. It was that captivating. I have to say that this is HANDS DOWN THE BEST Convenant book as of yet! Once again, Armentrout takes us into the world of Pures and Halfs and pushes and pulls us through a ride that has your brain rattling and spinning and your heart racing out of control. This book is EPIC.

    Blurb from Goodreads
    "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...

    Once again, Alex (Alexandria) is one of the most kick butt heroines there is out there. She is tough as nails, and she's not afraid to put herself in situations that will help save others. She repeatedly tries to sacrifice herself so that others may be at peace. It astounds me. At the same time, this drives all her friends, family, and others who love her INSANE. They see it as selfish, but I don't think she's being selfish. She's being a Sentinal, she's being who she is trained to be. I complete and totally connect with this character. I want to be her, although I'm not 100% sure I would want to be on her emotional roller coaster, it might tear my heart apart!
    And Aiden, oh Aiden, what can I say. He's sexy and cute and so powerful with his actions. At the same time he is a bit wishy washy, not sure where to take himself (does he give in to what he knows to be true in his heart or does he ignore it thinking it is the only way to protect those he loves). His struggle is heart wrenching and disturbing. I get annoyed that he leads Alex on, only to push her away, pretending there is nothing there between them. Yet in his heart he knows they are meant to be. He revealed that to us early on in his chapters from Half Blood. There is such a connection between them, that goes beyond what Alex has with Seth because of their being Apollyon. And we find out more about Aiden's family and the story of how they ended up dying. It's sad and made me all teary, but made me totally understand Aiden and his need to keep people at such a distance.
    And Seth, well, I loved him in Pure. I was routing for him. I still feel he's in there, but he takes a bit of a turn in this book. One that I thought might be there, but I didn't think would be so drastic. He certainly cares for Alex, but he has some weird ways of showing it. And he is so taken with others, he lets that completely cloud his judgement. He leads with power not his heart. This puts him in a situation that blinds him.
    The supporting characters are, as always, amazing. I love love love Leon. He's funny and stoic. And he is something we never thought he would be! Marcus shows more of his true colors, changing his reactions to Alex, which are surprising to say the least. Lucian and Minister Telly, well, they just a villains, that's all I'm gonna say about them.

    The storyline takes you a roller coaster ride for sure. It is non-stop action from beginning to end. And if there's not action, there's romance. Heart pounding, jaw dropping romance. And believe me, you will not be disappointed at all in either of these things throughout the book. Armentrout really knows how to keep you on your toes. And the twists that the story takes, well, some are expected, but others are a total and complete surprise, taking the story in a direction you never thought it would go. And the ending, POW! I was not expecting her to end it right there, such a cliffhanger! I wanted to throw the book across the room, but not in a bad way, in a HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW kind of way. The plot had me invested in this story from the first page through the last.

    And Armentrout's writing does not falter. She is completely consistent, which I LOVE about her. You can expect it to be neat and put together with language that is easy and draws you in. Her descriptions are spot on, so much so that I can see each and every scene clearly in my mind. I can imagine myself there. And, there is no doubt in my mind that I see a movie when I imagine this. And she has a way of sucking you right into her stories from the very start. You do not want to put her stuff down (this goes for the Lux series as well and Cursed, all of which I finished almost immediately). Her writing is literally addicting, like a drug, I cannot put it down. I am awed by how amazing she is *bows down*.

    All in all, definitely the best of this series so far. I can't see how Armentrout can make it any better, but I don't doubt in any way that she will. I am officially DYING to read Elixer! I can't wait to get my copy. And to have to wait until Spring 2013 for Apollyon, I just might go nuts before then, that's how much I love this series.

    If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would!

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

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    There isn't much to say besides wow. And I loved it. Alex c

    There isn't much to say besides wow. And I loved it. Alex continues to kick butt and take names, Aiden is hot as ever and we get to see a whole new level with him... Seth is mysterious and dangerous as ever, and there are plot twists that I never expected.
    If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend it. It is among my favorites, because of the characters, the love story and the action behind the scenes.
    This is no filler book. There is action, character development, love and new snags to the plan on every page.
    Alex kept me cheering for her, snickering at her mouth and wishing I had her skills every other page. I love being in her head, and getting to feel like I have that kind of wit, energy and passion if only for the hours where I am transported into her world. I also loved being able to see a more soft side of Alex and she wrestles with choices she must make, and possible ways that the future could play out with responsibility on her shoulders.
    I love the secondary characters as well... they have depth and they add something. Lea with her emotions, Olivia with her pain and confusion over what to feel towards Alex, Marcus and wondering about his motivations, and Leon... yeah, well there is a huge story there too. I love the scenes with Deacon as well. He makes me laugh and I am so glad for his friendship with Alex, he adds just the right thing to the scenes that he is in. And oh, how I miss Caleb. We get a small dose of him in ways I didn't expect in this one, but he was such a great friend and character.
    The ending is amazing, leaving me wanting more. Jennifer, be glad I don't know your address, or I might have to ninja Apollyon from your computer, lol.
    Great book, awesome series, amazing author.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

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    A Fantastic book

    I love this series so much I don't know where to begin! Alex is getting closer to her birthday but the marks of the Apollyon keeps popping up early. She is terrified of it happening. She's still confused between Seth and Aiden, but in the end she chooses correctly. :) We get some questions answered - who this order is, how the council is involved, and how one becomes the Apollyon. An old friend makes an appearance (so happy about that) and a God shows up. *Gasp* We learn who he is and what his involvement is. The end leaves off with a major cliff hanger. Can not wait the next book to come out. It can't come soon enough!

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

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    Let me begin my saying what a huge Jennifer L. Armentrout fan I

    Let me begin my saying what a huge Jennifer L. Armentrout fan I am. I have read everything she has written, multiple times, each time enjoying the story more than the last. Deity is my favorite book so far in the Covenant Series. Granted, they are all beyond amazing, but I really, really loved Deity. I think the main reason for that is the fact that we get to know Aiden so much better in this book. Of course, I've always loved Aiden, but he has still remained somewhat of an enigma, keeping his feelings pretty much inside, only letting us glance at what is going on inside that handsome head. In Deity, we get to peek inside his brain and heart a little deeper, and it was wonderful. Granted, he still remains a mystery, and has a dark side that we have only seen in brief glimpses, but what we see in Deity will win your heart.

    In Half-Blood, I was team Aiden, but in Pure, I changed sides and was team Seth, but I have to say that Deity settled it for me. I am and forever will be team Aiden. A lot of things happen in Deity that will surprise you and delight you at the same time. As far as Seth goes, I had some OMG what happened to Seth moments, because I do care about Seth and what happens to him. Alex, I absolutely adore Alex. I think of all the books I have ever read, Alex is my favorite kick-butt heroine. She is tough, she is snarky, she's loyal, she loves with everything she has in her, and she's real. We also get to know Deacon a lot better in this story, and that was really fun, since he is one of my favorite characters in the series.....and Leon, well let's just say you're in for quite a surprise when the truth about Leon is revealed in this book. We are introduced to some new characters also, one of which is Solos, and I am looking forward to hopefully seeing more of him in Apollyon. Lastly, but definitely not least, we get to see some really kick-ass scenes and interaction with the gods themselves in this book, which was really fun.

    I loved where Jennifer Armentrout took Alex and Aiden's relationship in this book, and I am sure you will to. One thing that is a set in stone is the fact that Jennifer Armentrout knows how to write romance, really hot romance. Another thing I really enjoyed about Deity was that, if you pay attention, you begin to see the prophecies from the past books come into play, and some other things become clearer, as you connect the dots from hints that have been left in each book of the series. It makes going back and rereading them that much more fun, kind of like a scavenger hunt. Deity is absolutely outstanding, filled with intense passion, action-packed battle scenes, hot romance, humor, mystery, intrigue, and even murder, yes murder - whose murder, I can't say, but you'll be surprised how that plays out. Jennifer Armentrout is one of the most talented and gifted writers that I have ever run across. Her creative mind is reflected in the novels she writes, especially in the phenomenal characters she creates. She has earned the title, in my book, as well as in many of yours, as one of those authors that is here to stay and never disappoints. If she writes it, her fans are definitely going to read it, and then gush about it to everyone and anyone who will listen. If you haven't read The Covenant Series, it is a must read, so hurry and get it. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will probably be thanking the gods that you found it.

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