Review: Covenant #1, Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

9680718Blurb from 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.

ebook, 242 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Spencer Hill Press
edition language: English
series: Covenant
genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
I keep this book on hold since many reviewers said it has similarity with The Vampire Academy. I love Vampire Academy it was my first vampire book after the shocking Twilight saga. Hence, I kind of hesitate to read it because I’m not quite sure I can enjoy it and see it differently from Vampire Academy. But now, after 2 years on hold I try to read it with my friends as buddy reads.I really can see the similarity and understand why readers keep saying it. In this case, I think I can’t help to not compare it. While I love Rose Hathaway, I have opposite feeling to Alex. She’s kind of annoyed me. It is okay she has dry wit and sarcastic personality it’s kinda cool, actually. I like this kind of heroine but Alex is also careless and reckless. I think she doesn’t know how to act properly. I mean Aiden saved her from Marcus, her uncle but she doesn’t understand what it means for herself. She keeps cause troubles and what she said and asked to her uncle when she trains with Aiden is unbelievable to me. I don’t mind her playing around with her friends but it’s a big no in her training. That’s reckless and it can make you die. On the other hand, Aiden is way too kind, too soft as her instructor. Yes, he isn’t instructor but he is a Sentinel. He supposed to be more menacing than as an instructor, if It possible. Along her training I couldn’t feel that he’s roughest, toughest, meanest Sentinel as Alex’s friends said.

Aside the similarity, the story is quite predictable. I can guess what *SPOILER* actually happened with Alex’s mom *End of SPOILER*
less than half of the story, though I’m kind of hope I’m wrong. When my guess is right, the only thing I hope is there is something epic will happen so that I can see it differently from The Vampire Academy but nothing major happened. In the end, I think this book is like a recap from The Vampire Academy with different characters’ name and different setting. A few chapters to the end are my only reason gave it 2 stars. Those chapters slightly different from The Vampire Academy and for the sake of my curiosity, I think I want to read its sequel, Pure.

Result: 2 of 5 stars

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