December 5, 2013

Latest Read: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Here are the basics ...
Sentinel (Covenant, #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date: Oct 31, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Category: Young Adult - Paranormal
Source: Purchased

Summary: As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all. And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time. In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself. (Adapted goodreads.com
My thoughts…
The good: Sentinel, another favorite series of mine, came to a close and as much as it saddens me each time to say goodbye to characters I love, there's a rush in seeing an amazing journey go out with a bang. And Sentinel had one heck of an ending! Last time we saw Alex Andros, she was fighting it out to the death with Ares, the god of war and he almost got her. Thanks to the help of Apollo and a quick trip to Olympus, she just barely made it out alive. But the experience and the defeat has scarred her, in more ways than one. And the war is far from over. She still has to become the God Killer, figure out where the other Apollyon Seth stands, outsmart the gods and pretty much save the world. All while coming to terms with what could potentially happen to her and the happily-ever-after she wants with Aiden St. Delphi, who is as swoon-worthy as ever. (Girl, I would not have blamed you if you decided to screw the fighting and ran away with this man!)

What I've appreciated about this series is how each book really builds up the mythology of the gods and develops these characters. There are no flat, black and white characters (except for maybe Lucian and Ares - they are evil through and through!). Everyone else is so multi-dimensional and truly adds to the story. At the forefront, you've got Alex and Aiden and they are the heart of the book. They're both fighters, stubborn to a fault and have the kind of love story that gets your heart pounding. I loved how amidst all the fighting and war, these two had small moments to be young and in love. It was just the right amount of balance between moving the story along and giving readers something to swoon over. Honestly, I could read their scenes over and over again (and I have!). But we get to learn more about Alex's uncle Marcus, her parents, the bond their friends have made through the tragedies they've experienced together, and the gods too (I love Apollo!). Even Seth's re-appearance was much-welcomed. He's an important part of Alex and even as he's made countless bad decisions throughout the series, I never doubted some part of him cared deeply for her. But part of the mystery was definitely that question of - when it comes down to the end, whose side will he be on?

(No) reservations: None! But when you do decide to read this, set aside some time because you'll want to read it in one sitting. That's what I did! (You may also want to refresh your memory on what happened in previous before starting too.)

Do I recommend?: Yes! If you haven't started this series and you're a fan of paranormal romance and Greek mythology, pick up these books ASAP. And if you're already reading this series and haven't gotten to Sentinel yet, you won't be disappointed.

Happy reading!

2 comments:

  1. Eeek I almost forgot this one came out -- can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  2. Lol, yes! Oh, Aiden! That god of a man is just too delish for words. SWOON! So sad this series is over, but I loved how JLA ended it. She's just that awesome! Can't wait for Seth's series.

    Vi
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