Posted by Donna
Published Date: May 16th, 2011
Finished Date: July 22nd, 2011
Source: PDF copy, FREE from author's website
The Blurb from Goodreads: 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.
The Review: I managed to get the first book in the series ‘Half-Blood’ for review and I wasn’t too sure if to start this pre-sequel before or after I’d read it. As you can tell, I went with before…..and yeah! I’m so glad did.
This short story introduces us to Alex, a young who has been living in the human world with her mother for three years after fleeing the covenant. Alex isn’t like normal girls; she’s half human, half god making her a half-blood. When Alex’s mother is suddenly killed by Damions, Alex has no choice but to go on the run. With no other options she plans to return to the place that she once fled, but her journey doesn’t become as easy as she once thought. Damions are quickly on her trail, leaving her in a very dangerous situation with no-one to help.
I really enjoyed this. Even though this pre-sequel is only like 70 pages, I was surprised by how quickly I was swept up into the world of Damions and Gods. I instantly liked the characters and the world that has been created and I found myself really interested to learn more.
Our main character Alex is a fighter and a strong minded one at that. Losing her mother was unexpected and it was honestly really sad to read about. I felt all the emotions she was going through and l felt sorry that she can’t mourn her mother’s death like a regular person can before all the craziness starts again.
As Alex’s journey unfolds, I was really excited to see what happens but then WHAM! The story ends on a massive cliff-hanger! For the people who have read this and do not have a copy of Half-Blood yet, I feel for you……I’m dying to know what happens next so I can’t imagine what it feels like for you having to wait until September.
Overall, this is an exciting short journey that will leave you begging for more. Jennifer Armentrout has managed to captive me in just a short amount of time, leaving me excited to start Half-Blood and I’m so glad I have my copy ready and waiting.