My Favorite Half-Blood Reviews - Guest Post by Books Over Boys

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Welcome everyone to Day 1 of the Deity Island Launch Party!

I thought I'd start things off right with a fantastic post from Momo @Books Over Boys. When I think of Diehard fans of JLA & Half-Blood, Momo always comes to mind. She rocked the #HalfBloodLegion and supported Alex through and through during the YA Sisterhood tournament. Always ready to talk your ear off over anything HB-related, she's here today to tell you about her favorite HB reviews and more.

Welcome Momo!!! ^_^

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by this awesome site put together by the even more awesome, Vivian! Also, another thank you to Vi for letting me guest post today about some of my favorite Half-Blood reviews!

I'm sure it's no surprise that I am a ginormous die-hard fan of the Covenant series and JLA! Her writing is easily relate-able and it's just a whole lot of fun to read! While reading her work, there won't ever be a dry moment because there's humor in everything...even some of the sad moments! I'm not quite sure how I found out about Half-Blood (read my review) and JLA but I'm just glad I did because the series has quickly become one of my most favorite! Like I had already mentioned above, I love JLA's writing; something about it makes it really easy and fun to read. She's a great storyteller and her protagonist, Alex is - omg, kickass amazing! In my life, humor is a huge thing and the Covenant series is packed with an arsenal of laugh out loud hilarity! That's gotta be the number one reason why I love it so much! Alex is definitely a strong character - no doubt about that - and she stands out to me among many of the other characters I've read about because she's just so funny and she's easy to relate to! Being a fan of this series has been so amazing and uber awesome! Being able to work closely with the author to reveal exclusive things about the series and getting to read stuff before everyone else has been one of the greatest privilege! Also, the fanbase for these books words can explain it! The #HalfBloodLegion is amazing! Their love for JLA always warms my heart and guys don't wanna mess with Half-Blood because they'll be on you like aether-hungry daimons! ;) Needless to say, JLA has made a fan out of me for life so whatever she writes from here on out, I will read it, always!

1st review: Jenuine Cupcakes

The heroine is Alex, this total badass girl who doesn't take junk from anyone yet she still has a girlie girl side to her. She's incredibly brave, knowing she was born to rid her world of evil no matter the cost, even if it means possibly losing her own life. She challenges authority, breaking lots of rules but not just because she's trying to be difficult, but because those rules are wrong and unfair to begin with. She's witty and sarcastic, with a great sense of humor and while she knows she's not riding the ugly train, she has no idea just how beautiful she really is.

The two main guys, Aiden and Seth agree she's the most beautiful girl they've ever seen and are constantly having "words" with each other. Their exchanges are very entertaining and create quite the interesting love conundrum. Why didn't I say love triangle? Wellll, because it's complicated.

(If Alex had a Facebook profile, her relationship status would totes read: "It's Complicated")

So, I've come to the conclusion that Jennifer L. Armentrout is made of awesomesauce and her books are like dessert for me - just the right about of decadence and deliciousness and if given the choice, I will read them first. ;) *licks fingers*

To read the rest of this really entertaining and awesome post, click here.

2nd review: Creative Reads

Ah, what to say about this absolutely amazing debut?! Well for one it will rock your socks off, two is uber fantasic, so much so that you can't put it down & third it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (yep, I went there)! Alright now that I have that out of my system on to the actual review of Half-Blood.

I was first grabbed by the Prequel & couldn't wait for the release of Half-Blood, book #1 of the Covenant series.

The love in this novel is heart wrenching, it's not the instalove that some characters have & I love that about it. Here we have 2 people who love each other but know the consequences of showing that love, or letting anyone find out about. The mythology that is tied into this is amazing. The names all have a special meaning to them that relate to the storyline. The cover art on Half-Blood has a big meaning behind it, as soon as I saw it I knew why it was that way. If you haven't, read Daimon & you'll understand.

The way that Jennifer has written this is like you are right there along with Alex throughout her journey, in training, fighting, & her feelings about love. Half-Blood brings you an action packed, love swooned, & emotional story. I absolutely cannot wait for Pure to be released.

To read the rest of this review, click here.

3rd review: Emilie's Book World

So Jennifer L. Armentrout is kind of amazing and I'm kicking myself for not having picked up Half-Blood sooner. But when I did pick it up I pretty much fell in love. With the book, with the story, with the characters, with the world. Basically I fell in love with everything about this book. The mythology was interesting and was in large part what drew me in to the book at first. Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote an incredible story that captivated me completely from start to finish. Every time I tried to put the book down, I found myself reading just one more chapter. The next thing I knew, I had read the entire book in one day. So yeah, all that to say that the book was amazing.

I loved Alex right from page one. Though she appeared just to be your typical sarcastic teenage girl, she turned out to be so much more than that. Every page I turned I discovered something new about her and I loved her even more. It was great to see her come into her own as the story moved forward. 

Half-Blood was an absolutely wonderful book. I cannot wait for more in Pure and from now on I will make sure to read everything written by the fantastic Jennifer L. Armentrout.

To read the rest of this review, click here.

4th review: Shortie Says

Firstly, I love the cover art-work for this series. They are all absolutely beautiful! I love how they are more design oriented. Plus, Half-Blood is a purple (my favorite color) hibiscus... how gorgeous! Second, this book is one of the best debut books I've read. I absolutely loved every part of Half-Blood. From the opening, intense chapter to the final touching pages. It has compelling characters, an intense story line, plenty of laughs, irresistible romance, and so many great morals.

The characters I have to say I loved them all in some sort of way, even the evil ones. One thing I love is when you at first detest a character but then you realize you missed something and grow to like them. I've always been fond of the name Caleb and in Half-Blood, I completely fell for his character. He's the perfect, good-looking, guy best friend and he can come be my friend any day of the week!

To read the rest of this review, click here.

5th review: The Book Basement

Half-Blood completely blew me away. I didn't really expect much from this book and I was incredibly surprised at how much I loved it. Half-Blood is about a girl named Alex--a half-blood--who's been running with her mother for the past three years, as opposed to living safely in the Covenant. But daimons are chasing her down and her mother gets killed, which means that Alex is taken back to the Covenant.

From the get-go, I got sucked into Alex's story. This book is very fast-paced and hilarious! The plot was always so spellbinding and the characters were totally amazing.

Alex is seriously my favorite heroine ever. She is so kick butt and freaking hilarious. I loved her. She was very snarky and stubborn, but also extremely strong and feisty. Alex was basically the epitome of an awesome protagonist.

To read the rest of this review, click here.

Of course, I couldn't really just choose five so here are two more that I really, really, really like. Almost love, even. :)

6th review: Stuck In Books

The characters in the book are dynamic and real. 

Alex has a very strong personality. She doesn’t do well with rules yet she lives in a situation that could blow up in her face at any moment if she doesn’t follow those rules. Despite this, Alex remains a strong, reckless, and compelling. 

Aiden is super hot. His pure blood status keeps him off limits to Alex but that doesn’t mean she isn’t looking. He is strong, mysterious, wounded, and determined to help her. I love his fierce patience with her and his quiet manner. 

Caleb is the biggest supporting character and he is a great friend to Alex. At first I thought he was a love interest but it became clear quickly that he is just a very supportive friend. 

Seth comes into the story mid-book and is quite the mystery. He is the Apollyon, a half-blood who controls all four elements and more. There certainly is some strange connection between Alex and him and I love how he gets under Alex’s skin.

To check out the rest of Val's review, click here.

7th review: [Fikt]shun

I was blown away by this book – clear across Lake Lure and right onto Deity Island. I knew from reading Daimon that I would be. I could just tell that this author knew how to grab readers from just how ensnared I got reading that short story.

But when it came to Half-Blood I was more than grabbed. I was transfixed. The first time I read it I did not put it down. Not for one single second. I was so totally caught up in that world that I never wanted to leave.

And when I had to, after that tiny glimpse into Pure, the next book in the series, it was like waking from a dream and all I wanted was to go back to sleep and return to the enchanting world she created.

Alex is seriously one of the fiercest heroines I’ve met. She can take a kick, punch or total beat-down and barely flinch. But she’s not so super tough that you can’t feel her pain and despair as she fights to escape the terrible situations she’s put in.

To check out the rest of Rachel's fab review, click here.

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These are just a few reviews among the thousands and thousands of reviews out there that highly praise Half-Blood...and they're high praises for a reason: because Half-Blood is seriously that amazing! I hope you guys stick around and make yourself at home here at Deity Island because there will be lots of fun things coming up!

Also, check back tomorrow and...the rest of the week as we celebrate the launch of the first official fansite for the Covenant series!


  1. Awesome post!! Have I ever told you that I heart you Momo? Of course I have!! Those are all really great reviews. Thanks for sharing!! Ohh and I love this new fansite! Vivian is pretty awesome for doing it. I am really looking forward to see all the great stuff. Just so I don't miss anything I follow by email too, and I almost never do that. ;)

    1. Awh, thanks so much Amy! You're the most awesome-est! And yesssss, Vivian rocks the hardest for putting this site together! And by email!? WOW, that's like uber fantastic! Thanks for keeping up to date with the site! :)

  2. Oooo!! Great reviews!!! There are so many!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! As well as yay for the new fansite!!! I think it's a fabulous idea :)
    See you tomorrow!!!

  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the mention! *sends you cupcakes* :)

  4. Nice job Momo! And you included me?!?! Okay you did more than 5 - that is so not fair! Loved it anyway.