Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top Ten YA Novels 2012: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It seems like I have a really big thing on JLA's novel (and I do!).

No. 4: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout


"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...


Why I love this book: 

1. Aiden!

One must always be prepared for Aiden St. Delphi's intensity. I know I'm always Team Aiden, even though my stance was a little bit shaken by a really sweet Seth in Pure. There are definitely more Aiden in Deity, which is great for me. And FINALLY he confess his love for Alex! (Swoons) You have no idea how long I've waited for this. How can Deity not be one of the best books I read in this year?

2. Things are happening so fast (like, really)

I mean, come on, JLA has created a scene where like only Alex taking out Seth is the only option. With all the early-appeared marks, Linard stabbing Alex, journey in the Underworld, Seth killing the Council members in front of all people, and the gods' threat, there's no way I can't love this book because all the stuff are just perfectly linked and create a situation that stakes are higher than ever.

3. Humor

Yes, humor is always the factor why I love JLA's book so much. I mean, with all the emergency things and emotional intensity, she can still put a lot of humor in the book, which is amazing because I can't believe I can still laugh in between and after all kinds of roller coaster ride in one single book! Isn't that awesome?


Why you guys should read the book:

1. Humor

Yeah, humor again. No way you can survive a crazy ride of emotions without some relaxation. JLA's sense of humor is always cool. You can't expect a book from her that there's no humor in it. And if you like to relax and have all kinds of fun at the same time, you should definitely read JLA's book (Not just Deity).

2. A little bit dystopian

Yeah, I know Covenant is anything but dystopian novel. But you can't deny that all the level thing happened between halfs and pures is kinda like something you often see in dystopian novels. Maybe that's why I love the book so much, because I always heart dystopian novels. And if you guys like all kinds of action packs and a little dystopian, that's the kind of book you should look for. 

3. Dangers from different sides

Many novels are like this: One side of good, and one side of evil. But that's not the case. There's a main villain, of course. He's Lucian. His side wants to get the power from Alex and rebel the gods. Supposedly that means he's on the evil side. But somehow some of his intentions are actually good.

And then there's the gods. Most of them don't want war and destroy the human race so they turn on the Apollyons instead and try to find a way to neutralize either of them (or just Seth, which is a depressing thought). On some level this is a good intention too because they don't want to hurt innocent people just to keep the Apollyons safe. But then some of them do want war, and they want both Apollyons to be executed. Not a good sign.

So that means there are no evil side and good side in this book. There's only the gods' side, The First's side, and Alex's side. Which is good because multiple dangers are always exciting to watch.


Apollyon, the forth book of Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, will be released on April 9th, 2013

See my full review (With Elixir as well!):

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