Book Review – Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis

“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…”

Jen’s Review

Once again, Jennifer L. Armentrout delivered! She is officially one of the best series authors I’ve ever read. She clearly understands how to build upon an existing story, develop characters in a likable way, and keep a reader vested and thirsting for more. In fact, I’d say Armentrout’s books only get better and better as a series progresses. I saw this in her Lux series, and now I’m seeing it in her Covenant series.

Now, as for Deity…I’m going to keep it short and sweet. I loved it. There was plenty of laughs, plenty of action and plenty of heartwarming (and breaking) moments. There was also resolution to a couple of central conflicts that needed to be resolved by this point. One of my book pet peeves is when an authors drags out a conflict for-evvvv-ver; almost like they’re afraid if they solve it, there won’t be any story left to tell. No problem with that here. The conflicts solved were replaced by new, interesting ones that drew me in to the story deeper, and increased my enthusiasm for Alex’s harrowing tale.

When I reached the final page of Deity I was completely satisfied and eager to move on to the next in the Covenant series, Apollyon.

“I couldn’t be dead. I hadn’t even brushed my teeth, for crying out loud.” –Alex

 Jen’s Rating

4 StarRead more about Deity here.

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