Agapi mou, you are my everything.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant, #5
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Mythology
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Date Published: November 2, 2013
It's a beautiful day for a war.
As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.
And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.
In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.
Yes, I am aware that the rating for this book says 6 stars. No, it wasn’t an accident or a typo. This book was so phenomenal, I had to give it 6 stars. Sentinel was an emotional rollercoaster. The ending caused me to be an emotional wreck for several days. One because it was over and two because the events that the book ended on.
I am NOT ready to let Alex and Aiden go. I need another book or 10! Can I have an Aiden? Please? Thank you.
I haven’t mentioned this yet, but I loved the world building in the Covenant series. From the Gods, to the Underworld, everything was so well-thought out it felt like I was actually there. Since I was little, I’ve always had an interest in Greek mythology. Last year, my English teacher actually had a unit on it. Which was extremely helpful because I knew a lot of the myths and Gods mentioned in the Covenant series.
This is now my 2nd favorite series (behind the Lux series). And that says a lot because I have read a lot of amazing books. Trust me, you will not regret reading this series. Do yourself a favor and read it. :)
The Goodreads Tag
Today I am in the mood to post a book tag. After searching for a fun tag to do, I found The Goodreads Tag over at bookbum. I tag anyone who uses goodreads to participate in this tag!
1. What was the last book you marked as read?
The last book that I marked as read is The Struggle by L.J. Smith. The Struggle is the second book in The Vampire Diaries series. I finished reading it yesterday and I really enjoyed it!
2. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Fury by L.J. Smith. It is the third book in The Vampire Diaries series. I am loving the series and I can't wait to continue with it.
3. What was the last book you marked as "to read"?
This isn't exactly the last book I marked as "to read" but all of the others didn't have covers yet. So, the almost last book that I marked as "to read" is An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare.
4. Do you use the star system?
Sometimes. I only use the star system on Goodreads when I post a review for a book (which isn't that often).
5. Are you doing the 2017 reading challenge?
Yes! This is my first year doing the Goodreads reading challenge. As of now, I have read 54 out of my challenge goal of 100.
6. Do you have a wishlist?
Nope. Well, technically, some of the books on my "to read" list are wishlist books, but not all of them as some aren't published yet.
7. Who are your favorite authors?
I have a bunch of favorite authors. They include: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Wendy Higgins, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare.
8. Have you joined any groups?
I have joined three groups. Those groups are: Top 5 Wednesday, Bookalicious Book Club, and 2017 Big Book Summer Challenge.
9. How many Goodreads shelves do you have?
I have three Goodreads shelves: read, currently reading, and want to read. These are the basic Goodreads shelves and I haven't added any of my own shelves.
An unforgiving season. Before it comes, you'll have learned what I can and can't do. Before winter is here, you'll have joined me. You'll be mine.
-The Awakening/The Struggle by L.J. Smith
This quote is from my current read: The Struggle by L.J. Smith. I am almost done with it and it is getting really interesting. I am super excited to finish it and continue the series!
A DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE
Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and myterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.
Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
TMI vs. TID Book Tag
Hello again! This post is a book tag comparing The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. I have read and loved both of these series so I am excited to answer the questions! I tag any lover of Cassandra Clare's books to do this tag!
1. Favorite main character: Clary or Tessa?
This is a hard question for me. I am going to have to go with Tessa because I immediately loved her whereas it took my a while to love Clary.
2. Favorite Herondale: Jace or Will?
This is another hard question! For this one, I am going to choose Jace. I love Jace and Wil almost equally, but Jace is just a little bit above Will in my mind.
3. Favorite love triangle: Simon/Clary/Jace or Will/Tessa/Jem?
Definitely Will/Tessa/Jem. I really wasn't a fan of the whole Simon and Clary relationship so it wasn't even a love triangle to me. On the other hand, the Will/Tessa/Jem love triangle was a really great element to The Infernal Devices and was actually a good love triangle.
4. Better villain: Sebastian or the Magister?
I'm going to go with Sebastian for this one. Both of these choices are evil but I think Sebastian takes the gold for this question.
5. Better army: The Dark Army or The Clockwork Army?
Wow. This is yet another difficult question. The Dark Army is terrifying and wear the faces of people you may have known. The Clockwork Army is also petrifying and they are next to impossibe to kill. So, I am going to have to call this one a tie.
6. Better first book: City of Bones or Clockwork Angel?
Okay, finally, an easy question. Clockwork Angel without a doubt. City of Bones was really hard for me to get into but with Clockwork Angel I was able to jump right in and start loving the series!
7. Better female sidekick: Isabelle Lightwood or Cecily Herondale?
This is definitely going to have to go to Isabelle. It's not that I don't love Cecily, I just really love the element that Isabelle brings to the series.
8. Better setting: The New York Institute or The London Institute?
Hm... I am not quite sure I'd like to live in either of the institutes but, if I have to pick, I would rather live in The New York Institute.
9. Better last book: City of Heavenly Fire or Clockwork Princess?
This is yet another hard question. Both books broke my heart at some point or another but I was more satisfied with the ending of City of Heavenly Fire so I am going to have to say that City of Heavenly Fire is the better last book.
10. Better final epilogue: City of Heavenly Fire or Clockwork Princess?
As I stated above, I was more satisfied with the ending of CoHF. I really loved both endings but City of Heavenly Fire comes out on top!
I decided to not include the tie in the calculation of points so this is out of 9 instead of 10.
TMI: 6 points
TID: 3 points
Wow, long time no It's Monday! What are you Reading? post! It's been a super long time since I've posted something like this. However, today I am here and ready to update you on what I am currently reading! I am also updating my blog layout a little and may post a tag today as well, so keep an eye out for that! :)
Now onto what I am reading, I am actually reading a few books at once. The first book that I am reading is Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. I have been reading it for a while now and am taking a short break because I wanted to read a different book. I will probably start it again soon!
The next book I am reading is No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank. This is a book that I am reading for review and I am really enjoying it so far. The last book that I am reading is The Struggle by L.J. Smith. It is the second book of The Vampire Diaries and although it is very different from the show, I am having a nice time reading it!
Whatever you do, don't break my brother's heart. You are his world. And if you leave it, it will destroy him.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant, #4
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Mythology
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Date Published: April 4, 2013
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.
Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.
The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.
Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.
In this book, we really get to see how strong Alex really is. And let me tell you, she is one of the strongest book characters ever. And I’m not just talking about being physically strong, I am talking about mental and emotional strength. It is amazing how strong she really is. Alex is such an empowered female character and it is awesome.
I’m not sure, but I think that the Lux series might’ve been mentioned in this book. It says,
“I dropped down on the cushion beside Lea and picked up the book she’d been reading. Turning the book over, my brows flew up as I got an eyeful of the hottie on the cover. “Wait. Is this book about aliens?”
She snatched it back from me. “Yes.”
“But they’re hot aliens.” She tapped on the guy’s face with one thin finger. “He can be my ET any day.”
Doesn’t that sound like Daemon from the Lux??
Anyways, I love the difference between the beginning and end of this book. The evolution in Alex’s character throughout Apollyon is so intense. It’s really hard to explain without spoiling the events of the previous books, so you will just have to read it for yourself to understand what I mean.
Trust me when I say this, you will not be disappointed with this series. It was so incredible, it brought me out of a reading slump. If you haven’t read the Covenant series, you are seriously missing out.
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Goodreads 2021: 3/20