Monday, October 29, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout


The full schedule for the Deity Blog Tour can be found here. Deity is one of my top five favorite books this year, and it's my favorite book ever by Jennifer L. Armentrout! Find out just how much I loved it by reading my review below. At the very end of this post there's an international giveaway with awesome prizes being sent from Spencer Hill Press. Also, there's going to be a Deity Twitter Party on Nov. 2 at 8PM EST with the hashtag #DeityJLA. More info about that here.


Title: Deity (Covenant, #3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 331
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: November 6, 2012
"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...

My Thoughts: Every time I read a Jennifer L. Armentrout novel, I always become so absorbed and invested in the story. I feel like with each new book her stories keep getting more and more awesome and exciting! The third book in the Covenant series, Deity, is no exception, and it is by far my favorite out of all the books and novellas I've read by JLA. It was that good!

Since finishing, my emotions for Deity have been all over the place. Part of me is ecstatic, the other part is terrified. I don't know if I want to pass out and melt over some of the things that happened in this book... Or freak the hell out over some of the other things that happened. As I had hoped in my review for Pure, there were plenty of answers and revelations in Deity! Some confirmed suspicions I've had from the previous books. And some were completely unexpected and shocking. It felt non-stop, and all of it left me stunned and amazed.

I'm very impressed with how much Alex has grown and matured. She is such a wonderful character! Although her decisions might not always make everyone happy, I admire her for following her heart and doing what she feels is right. She is such a compassionate person and is just trying to do her best with what she has. I really feel for her because she has already gone through so much. It's pretty heartbreaking when all you want is happiness for the character, knowing there's still more they'll have to overcome. But I believe in Alex and know with her determination and strength and the support from other characters she'll make it through.

One of the major events in the book occurred at the end. I can't tell you what happened because obviously it would be a spoiler (and trust me, you do NOT want to be spoiled about anything). However, I will say that Deity ends with a cliffhanger, and it was...insane! This is what I thought when I finished: 'Shit just got real!' I didn't see it coming. But it pretty much explains everything that has helped lead up to that moment. There are times where I wonder if I'm freaking out about it way too much, and then I realize I can't help it with all the theories going through my mind. Besides, cliffhangers usually cause that type of reaction, so I'm going to continue biting my nails nervously and try to figure out what happens while I wait for the release of the next book.

I have to mention the romance before ending this review, since it plays a big role in the series and it's one of the things I looked forward to in Deity. The romance was definitely at the center of some of my favorite parts in the book. I don't like to sound cheesy, but honestly, I teared up at some moments because the romance was really really beautiful and passionate. My heart was close to bursting! And I do feel like I understand the love-triangle a lot more. I had already liked all the characters involved; Deity just made me appreciate them even more. There are huge surprises, and I understand why the things that occurred ended up happening. I'm dying to know how it will all work out because even without the romance, I really just want Alex, Aiden, and Seth to be happy by the end of the series. They all deserve it.

Deity was a stunning and heart-pounding installment in the Covenant series. It is the best and easily my favorite in the series so far. I have no idea how Jennifer L. Armentrout will top this book in Apollyon and Sentinel. All I know is that those last books are going to be completely epic and awesome too! And thankfully Aiden's novella Elixir will be released before then, and I'll be able to get my much needed JLA and Covenant fix. I cannot wait!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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13 comments:

  1. Reading this review made me want Deity even more, it's awesome by the way. Thank's for the chance to win! :)

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    1. Thanks! You're going to love Deity! :D

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  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  3. I really need to start this series!

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    1. It's epic! Hope you get around to it. :)

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  4. Fabulous review. Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting an awesome tour! :D

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  5. Great review! Can't wait to read deity, but I'm not looking forward to the killer cliffhanger I keep reading about

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  6. Knock Knock...who's there...beats...beats who...beats me :D

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  7. Thanks for the review & giveaway! ((:

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  8. Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder who you are... Well, I know you (little star) aren't Diety because Diety's a big star... Lol you shouldn't have said to be funny because I'm not. At all. Anyway thanks for the giveaway.

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