Monday, August 29, 2011

Book Review: Daimon (Covenant, #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Indie Takeover)

Title: Daimon (Covenant, #0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
e-book, 58 pages
Date Published: May 10, 2011
Description (Taken from Goodreads): 
or three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing.

But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill.

The daimons have found her.
As far as prequels go, Daimon is very near perfect. Jennifer L. Armentrout has given readers a backstory that is not only action-packed, but offers some real insight into the mindset that Alex has towards the beginning of Half-Blood.

Many short prequels leave the reader wanting more and Daimon certainly does that, but it also gives the reader a complete story; introducing a likable main character in Alex, then throwing heaps of bad on her. And I loved it.

If you're even slightly interested in reading Armentrout's debut, Half-Blood, I suggest you check out Daimon first. It will whet your appetite for some serious mythological goodness, and have you eager for some more snarky Alex. Oh, and did I mention some truly BAMF-worthy fight scenes? Because they're there too.

Opening line: She smelled like mothballs and death. ~ pg. 1

Favorite lines/passages: Actually, I was prone to random acts of stupidity. I considered it to be one of my talents. ~ pg. 5

*This is the e-book version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from print copy
*This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it. 
 
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2 comments:

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Ah yes, Half-blood. I knew I'd seen a matching cover! It sounds really good and I'm going to download it now!

Candace said...

I'm kind of sad I didn't get a chance to read this before Half-Blood but oh well. Now that I know what happens I'm not sure if I'd enjoy it or not. Glad it was a good prequel!

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