Title: DeityAuthor: Jennifer L ArmentroutPublisher: Spencer Hill PressPublish Date: 06 November 2012Pages: 330ISBN: 9781937053147Source: boughtGenre: YA, paranormal, romance, mythologySeries: The Covenant SeriesOther books in series: Daimon, Half-Blood, Pure, Elixir, Apollyon, Sentinel (02 November 2013)Other books by author: The Lux Series, Cursed, Wait for You Series, Gamble Brothers Series, Obsession (31 May 2013), Frigid (30 July 2013)Rating: really liked"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...
What will happen to Alex now that she has returned from the Catskills? That is the question that is on her mind. She didn’t like the things that happened and now she is trying to deal with them and move on. She is getting closer and closer to her eighteenth birthday. That means that she is getting closer to awakening and becoming a full Apollyon alongside Seth. She is starting to doubt whether or not she wants that to happen.
A lot of things are different since returning from New York, and some are the same. She is training with both Aiden and Seth. Lucian, her step-father, is still head of the Covenant and on the council board. Marcus, her uncle is still trying to protect her. Telly, a member of the Council, is still after her. She is unsure of her feelings toward Aiden and Seth.
Some things are different, however. Alex is starting to realize that Seth doesn’t always tell her the truth. For that matter, Aiden doesn’t either. The place where she always felt safe before, the Covenant, suddenly doesn’t feel so safe. The people she trusted before are suddenly not that trustworthy. What will happen between Alex and Aiden? Between Alex and Seth? What will happen when Alex awakens and becomes the second Apollyon? Is the prophecy going to be fulfilled of “one to save and one to destroy?”
I love this series! I love to read about the turmoil between Alex, Aiden and Seth. It seems like since Half-Blood, Alex and Seth have not liked each other and both have wanted Alex. Now, as the time for the awakening of the second Apollyon gets closer, the series is getting even more exciting. Every time one question is answered, ten more pop up in its place. I like Alex. She is not perfect and she knows it. She has a hot temper and has a tendency to fly off the handle rather than sit back and think about things. She has a lot on her plate and is dealing with it fairly well.
Aiden versus Seth. That is the old debate. There are people backing both boys. Aiden is a Pure and Seth is the other Apollyon. I have always like Aiden more than Seth. Seth just seems too full of himself. Yes, he is the Apollyon, but he is not God. He may think differently though. Aiden is trained as a Sentinel and is used to thinking about others first. That is not always a good thing. Sometimes you just have to show some emotion. Ilike that the Greek Gods make an appearance in this book.It’s interesting to see their take on the whole “two Apollyons prophecy.” I’m looking forward to reading the next books in the series.