May 28, 2011

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Spencer Hill Press SummaryFor 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.


My Take: Woo! Hoo! I found a new fave and I only read the Prequel! OMG…this book had my blood pumping, I think I should have my blood pressure checked! And then bam, you leave me at that? AND now I have to sit here and wait to see if I can get an ARC to fulfill my fix! To make it even worse, if I don’t get an ARC, I have to wait until September for the release date?

This series is going to seriously ROCK! Alexandra (also goes by Alex and Lexie…I love that BTW), is the type of heroine I absolutely love in a series. She isn’t afraid to run but if she is caught up in a split second moment, the fighter in her comes out.

I’m going to call her Lexie because I like that name. Anyways, Lexie is a Half-Blood (Demi-God). Half-Bloods are trained at a young age to protect Pure-Bloods from daimons, the freaky, scary lookin’ creatures!

Lexie and her mother have been on the run for the last 3 years, taking her away from the only life she has ever known to live in the real world.

My prediction is that Lexie isn’t just a Half-Blood, there is something special about her and that is why her mom has had her in hiding for so long. I guess we will have to see! PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME WAIT!!!

Here is a quote that I love:

“When I didn’t answer, he shook me, and that was it. My bitch switch was flipped and, well, my sense of self-preservation went right out the window.”

Buy on Amazon:
Daimon: A Prequel to Half-Blood (Covenant) Kindle Edition
Daimon: The Prequel to Half-Blood (Paperback Edition)



Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Dude! I am so excited for Half Blood as well but have the feeling with my luck I'll have to wait til it releases to get it! Major bummer! Need to buy this one as well. Might do it next week since my TBR pile is still pretty full. Was this a quick read?

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Lucy (The Secret Life of Books) said...

This sounds like a great series! I'm looking for new ones while I wait for Passion by Lauren Kate. Great review btw, you really sold this book to me!

Returned your follow from FF.

Thanks for the heads up about the awful ending in City of Bones. I'm only on chapter 2 but I'm having trouble getting into it. What 15 yr old girl is stupid enough to follow two knife yielding guys into a closet in a dark nightclub??

Anyway I'll keep going since so many people love the series! It must be good!

Loren Chase said...

I am soooo looking forward to this book! I keep seeing it EVERYWHERE and now I need to get my hands on it so I can read it! I'm glad you enjoyed it and great review! ;)


Katja said...

Never head of this one before. Sounds interesting. Lots of goddesess in the YA field lately btw. Or so it seems. It is an interesting consept, so I can see a reason for that.

Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

I read it too and I can't wait until Half-Blood comes out!! Alex is so feisty and witty, I love her. I think you may be right about why her mom kept them in hiding, I guess we'll just have to wait and see though!

Jamie @ Bookerella

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