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"Then I should be relieved to know what I was told an hour ago is false. It wasn't you who yanked a girl--by her hair--out of chair in the common lounge area."-Aiden

Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout
Release Date: October 18th 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 281

Feeling after finishing: omg, omg, omg!

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.


I am baffled! I have been putting this review off for a week now, and I still have no idea where to even start with this one guys I mean, it is purely sublime. If there was ever a book that has left me so lost for words it is Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout. This is a book you will finish, and weeks later still be mind blown about, just trying to think of the words to use for how much you loved it, and how much it captivated you. This is a book that will paralyze you, and won't let you go till the very last page, and once it's finished all you want is to be sucked back in. 

I obviously loved this book.        

Half-Blood takes on a whole new take in the mythology world, where certain groups of people are descended from Gods, there are the Pure-Bloods who have special God like powers, and then there are the Half-Bloods, who don't.  A Half Blood is exactly what Alex is, and with her luck of course Aiden the boy she can't stop thinking about is a Pure- Blood, this wouldn't be a problem, if it weren't for Pure and Half relationships being absolutely forbidden in the Covenant. 

Alex has been gone from her life at the Covenant for years, but after one horrific night, she is thrown back into the life she never thought she would see again. Things are happening at the Covenant, things that shouldn't be happening. As more and more things keep piling up, Alex will be forced to confront things she never would of thought of in her worst nightmares..

I find myself drawn to seriously every aspect of this story, Alex and her kick-ass snarky personality, Aiden and his mysterious, protective, and romantic personality, Seth and his arrogant yet sexy personality, Caleb and his humor, the mythology, the romance, the action, this book had it all. Perfect story, with perfect characters.

I think my favorite part of this story was Alex, and Aiden. There romance is so real, Jennifer did an amazing job at really capturing there love for each other, which is so rare now a days I feel. Most books are "oh hey I see you, I love you and thats it" no explanation, no realistic-ness whats so ever. With Alex and Aiden, you can't help but root for them from the very start. 

For me, it's not even just them as a romance pair that I love, but them individually. You can't help , but respect Alex for speaking her mind and standing up for herself no matter who she is telling off, and Aiden, you can't help, but well drool over him. I am sorry, but seriously this guy is perfet. He has taken a seat right next to Puck from the Iron Fey series in my "If I could live in my imagination this guy would be my soulmate" list. Jennifer has truly put together an amazing pair, and all I am thinking right now is how much I need the next book Pure so I can see how Alex and Aidens love continues to unfold. 

This is a story of love, lost, suspense, action, romance, mystery, thrill, humor, and everything you could imagined tied up into one incredible story. 

Before you leave on my final note, I want to tell you that this review ^^ is awful. This book deserves so much more praise then I can even express, just know, that you should buy it, the day it comes out on October 18th, this is a story that is going to go down Y.A book history.

Thank you Spencer Hill Press for sending me this for review!

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Liz. R said...

Can't wait to read this one! Glad you enjoyed it - really happy to hear the romance between Alex and Aiden feels real, that's important for me in a book! Great review, really looking forward to this.

A.J. said...

Really love your review! This book was awesome. :D AIDEN! <3 I need Pure now!

Unknown said...

this sounds awsome :D

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Thanks guys! This book was soooo good, it is deff on my top 5 of favorite books lol (:

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

This book sounds really good! Awesome review, I definitely wanna read it now! It sounds super interesting, I'm surprised I haven't seen it somewhere else.

Book Passion for Life said...

Amazing! And your review is awesome too. The book was fantastic and I'm dying to get my hands on Pure :) - Donna