Monday, July 18, 2011

Daimon By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Daimon (Covenant, #0.5)Daimon By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 62
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: May 10th, 2011
Format: Ebook
"For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing.

But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill.

The daimons have found her" (Synopsis from


Daimon is a prequel to Half-Blood, part of the Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout, and what a prequel it is. Right from the first page, I was drawn in. I'm not one to read an Ebook, but this sounded really interesting.

Alex is a half-blood, or a demi-god, who has fled her Covenant with her mom for reasons she does not know. In the course of only three years, she has jumped to four different schools, trying to hide the fact that she isn't exactly fully mortal.

Alex is a refreshing lead. She is strong, cocky, and funny (if not a little corny), and she does let a weaker side show.

As far as side-characters go, they make very little appearance, and none really caught my attention. Of course, except for the daimons, who, in my opinion, are a really fresh take on demons.

In a sense, the concept reminds me of the Vampire Academy series (which is not a bad thing), except with Gods: There are the pure-bloods, who have elemental powers; half-bloods, who protect the pures; and daimons, who feed off of aether (which the pures have a high amount of).

Daimon is a fast-paced novella that will keep you reading the whole way through, and will have you rushing to the book store when Half-Blood releases in October.

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