So a couple days ago I read Daimon and Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout and then I got sucked into a couple books I’m reviewing for Netgalley and on Pulseit. Reading I’m telling you in an addiction. It’s so bad even my college professors have given up trying to get me to quit reading during classes and on breaks. However, I do have a 4.0 which leaves them little room to talk. After all I am the one that’s paying an arm and a leg. I listen when I need too and read the remaining time. I am halfway done with my 5th book for this week and my to-read stack is only growing bigger.
Onto the point of this post, my review for Daimon: a prequel to Half-Blood.
By Jennifer L.Armentrout
"Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee ' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life." 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.
I downloaded this book onto my kindle in order to see if I would want to read the actual series. Daimon was a great peek into the world of Alexandria Andros and the Hematois. Hematois are the result of Gods having children with mortals and the Half-bloods spawn from a Hematois having a child with a mortal. Alex (Alexandria) is a half-blood, her mother a powerful Hematoi and Daimon introduces Alex’s story in Miami, three years after her mother forced her to leave their world behind without so much as an explanation.
Immediately after starting the book, Armentrout had me hooked with her witty dialogue, fast plot and a pretty badass heroine. The story she weaves about the Gods and their relationship with the Hematoi’s and Half-blood’s is intoxicating.
Usually prequels are just a hint at what’s to come, but in sixty five pages Daimon had me hooked and downloading Half-blood within seconds. The cliff-hanger at the end made my heart fall out of my chest and I HAD to know what happened next.
This book is an amazing prequel that promises a fantastic series. If you enjoy books with edgy and entertaining writing accompanied by an awesome heroine, then I’d recommend this book to you. If Daimon is any reflection on the rest of the series, then Jennifer L. Armentrout promises to bring us more badass characters, amazing writing and plot lines that will keep you on your feet until the very last page.