REVIEW: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Published: May 9, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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…
“Even though everything around us was so incredibly screwed up, we were in this together. To the end.”
This book has become even more sensational! Words can’t even describe how I felt. I love it. I love the way this amazing Greek myth story comes to an epic level yet leaving sort of open at the end. I have this feeling that something huge is really about to happen in the next book and something even greater needs to be told.
At first, the pacing of the story is kind of slow but it gradually became mind-blowing and adrenaline-pulling at the final chapters. Honestly, this book really got me. There are things that made me feel shocked, especially about the characters whom I trusted in the beginning but turned out to be royal villains. Ugh. 😥
But as a whole, Deity made up a great installment of the series. It was one helluvah ride! I love how the gods intervene with the hematoi world and the jaw-dropping action scenes in the plot. Whoa! It was that good.
And again, the story came to a complete closure with JLA’s famous epic cliffhanger. That seems part of the game. On to the next book! 😀
“I tried to breathe, but he had stolen not just my heart, but the very air I needed.”
My Rating or this book: 4 stars