The Reading Obsession

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Half-Blood - Jennifer L. Armentrout Wow. That was the first thought I had after reading Half-Blood. This book has it all. It’s funny, romantic, suspenseful, and, all in all, a great read.The setting of Half-blood is the Covenant, a school to train Half-bloods to fight the daimons. Awesomeness. The world is very carefully constructed and understandable. There is a hierarchy. The Pure bloods have more aether than the Half-bloods; therefore, they are on the top of things. The aether is from the Gods. Half-bloods are treated slightly worse than second class citizens. So, they are below the Pure bloods. For example, if a Half-blood kills a Pure blood, for any reason, they will be punished, even if it was for self-defense. Or, if a Half-blood and a Pure blood have a relationship, the Half-blood will become a slave. The Pure blood will get away with barely a punishment.The characters were actually 3D. Alex is no Mary Sue. She knew how to take care of herself, but she wasn’t too perfect at it either. This main character actually has flaws. Alex is everything you could ask for a main character- smart, fascinating, and witty. I’d have to admit, the recklessness and sarcasm was what I first liked about her. And Aiden. Oh my god, Aiden. He’s just so wonderful. Aiden’s responsible, protective, and definitely crushworthy. He’s loyal and strong. You can’t help but want Alex and Aiden together. Sadly, Aiden is a Pure blood and is off limits.Seth is the Apollyon. He can use all four of the elements, as well as the mysterious akasha. This character is unique, and you just want to know more about him.The romance in this book is real, unlike so many others nowadays that are simply instantaneous. I’ve always enjoyed Greek mythology, but I’m usually disappointed when a book is based off of it. This book was not the case. Jennifer Armentrout created a novel impossible to dislike.At first, it was a bit like the Vampire Academy books, but it quickly spiraled out of that. I want to know what happens next, and I hope that the series will be just as good, if not better, than Half-Blood.This book is a must-read for anyone.Find this review and more at http://www.thereadingobsession.blogspot.com

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