by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #3
Publication date: 06 November 2012
Spencer Hill Press, Paperback, 330 pages
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 2 BOOKS OF THE COVENANT SERIES.
“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…
Guys, I’m mentally screaming right now. Yes, like a lunatic. Deity was a-freaking-mazing, the best Covenant novel yet. I did not feel bored at the start, which is how I usually feel with Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books. Instead, I was sucked right into it. The action, danger, high-stakes and… Aiden. He’s so charming I need a fire extinguisher – scratch that, a whole team of firefighters. He’s pure – no pun intended – butt-kicking, honour filled, sweetly protective male. Remember how I had a hard time deciding between Aiden and Seth when reviewing Pure? Well, I’m definitely on Team Aiden now, due to all the decisions Alex, Aiden & Seth made in Deity.
The whole storyline was of a higher level than the last two books. The fast pace was perfect and everything was filled with emotion. I could clearly see throughout the book how Alex was struggling with the loss of Caleb, death of the Pure guard on her hands, Seth’s growing uncaring manner and everything else in her crazy life as the second Apollyon. Which made me want to give her big bear hugs. Her choices in Deity were also much more reasonable than those she made before. Thankfully, they just emphasized her growth in the past months instead of depicting her as a whole new ‘wiser’ person, which usually happens in YA novels and is quite annoying. It’s great that Jennifer L. Armentrout can portray Alex maturing without stripping her of her root character traits.
Now, this is the part where I start fangirling and if you have not read Deity & don’t want a spoiler, do NOT highlight the empty space here:
AIDEX HAPPENED. IT FREAKING HAPPENED. AHHHH!!!
Ok, I’m better now. Anyway, as for the romance in the story… lets just leave it as me being very happy with the way things turned out. Does that count as a spoiler? Nevermind. The point is, I understand everything Alex did & felt. One teeny problem though, was the (almost) undying hope she had for Seth though it was pretty endearing how nice a girl she is on the inside, once you get past her smartass exterior.
Just like all other good things, Deity had to come to an end. The conclusion was explosive – literally – with a whole lot of destruction. However, that wasn’t why my heart broke at the end. After all JLA has put Aiden and Alex through… this happens? Fine, it was unavoidable and we all had fair warning but that doesn’t mean I would be prepared to witness it. Did I hear someone ask about Seth? Seth who? I just really, really hated Seth at the end. Maybe that was the desired outcome. All I can say is Team Aiden, you’ll love Deity with all the pieces of your shattered hearts and Team Seth, brace yourself.
I would say I’m sorry if my review has made you antsy to read Deity but then again, I would be lying. People, you really need to read this. The skip school/work, cancel plans sort of need. Deity is that marvelous.