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Book Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4 Dec 2012

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: November 6th 2012
Format: Paperback
Purchase: Book Depository

"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...

Talk about another blockbuster from the one and only Jennifer L Armentrout! Ms Armentrout has written yet another addictuve addition to the wonderfully entertaining Convenant series - a series that has quickly become one of my all time favourites :D In this installment, there's lots more action, steamy and romantic scenes (HELL YEAH!), some mind-blowing revelations and even the gods make appearances. This is a book you simply cannot not love!

 The plot in Deity was complex and fascinating - I never expected Ms Armentrout to go down this route, but it was definitely a pleasant surprise for me. A lot happened in this book, especially in the last quarter. I guess some parts I did suspect but I was still caught off guard for the most part. And oh my gods, I absolutely LOVED the appearance of the gods. I'm so glad Greek mythology is starting to be explained in more depth now!

Our main character Alex is easily one of my favourite heroines of all time...but she is also the most frustrating character I've ever come across. There's so much about her that I admire - her courage, loyalty, snarkiness are some of the things I love. However, she's also stubborn and reckless; I was able to tolerate her in the first two books because...well...I guess everything worked out well, but after reading Deity? I seriously want to punch her. I was at the point where I wanted to throw the book against the wall in frustration...because if ONLY Alex had listened to the others, some of the horrible things might've been prevented. (Deity lost half a star because of Alex)

 As for the other characters? I LOVE AIDEN EVER MORE NOW (if that's even possible!\). Why, why, WHY does he not exist in reality? I WANT MY OWN AIDEN ST. DELPHI! Oh and Alex and Aiden are perfection <3 As for Seth....I've never trusted him. Sure, I found him hot, sexy and amusing, but I've never *liked* him that much. But now? I think it's safe to say I hate him. Urghhh some sense must be knocked into that dense and impenetrable head of his! Oh, and I still love Leon! I've always thought there was something more to Leon...something I couldn't quite pinpoint, but I'm glad I got my answer in Deity :)

 Oh My Gods, I absolutely loved Deity! I'm so glad so many questions were answered in this installment; I couldn't have asked for a better sequel. Minus Alex's annoying habit of being so frustratingly stubborn all the time, everything else about Deity was perfect. I'm really looking forward to Apollyon now :)                      



  1. I keep saying this over and over again to myself but . . . I seriously NEED to read these books! Man I'm totally missing out! Great review!

  2. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH SHIRLEY!!!! I so loved this book too, but I agree Alex can be frustrating at times. She didn't bother me in this one so much as she has in books prior, mostly because I admire the way she owns up to her mistakes and doesn't pretend like she didn't make them. She knows she was wrong and she admits it and tries to fix it. And don't even get me started on Aiden. LOVE! The ending of this book though? I nearly died. I need Apollyon immediately!

  3. I need to read a JLA book soon, don't I? Her books seem to be ruling to book blogosphere! I love the covers of this series, they are so pretty. :) Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

  4. AIDENNN! *high-five!* This was the best Aiden book, no? ;) I am thrilled with the turn of events in this one and cannot wait to see what happens in Apollyon (especially after Elixir - read that straight away!). I agree tha it was nice to see a bigger emphasis on the mythology in this book. :)

    Brilliant review, Shirley!

  5. Oh my heart, AIDEN!! I totally agree, there needs to be a real-life version of him. Of course, we'd have to set up shared custodial visitation, lol! Alex did annoy me with her reckless actions, but mostly in Pure. I wanted to shake her in that, because her stupidity had fatal consequences for one of her friends! :( Excellent review Shirley. :)


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