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Apr 28, 2011

Book Review: Daimon

DaimonTitle: Daimon
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (May 10th 2011)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/YA
Series: Covenant #0.5  
Pages: N/A - ebook
Source: Received from author

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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 descendent 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
My $0.02
SIGH. How to begin—I enjoyed Daimon completely! Even after I finished it, I found myself in a daze; now I mean c’mon, the book’s about 100 pages, less even, and I was hooked!
Daimon is the prequel to Half-blood. It gives you background information on Alex and what she goes through during her before and after life at the Covenant. When Alex is seven years old, she is brought before the Ministers of the Covenant to basically get sized up by them and see if she’s worthy enough of the pure-bloods, seeing that she’s a half and all that. From there on, she’s at the Covenant, training how to fight and kill daimons. Then one night, her mother comes to her and they just up and leave.
Alex is now seventeen years old—in the human world. Her mother and she have been moving around, trying to steer clear of daimons. The reason for her mother’s decision to leave is still unknown but maybe we will find out in Half-Blood. Alex does not like the move away from the Covenant. She feels out of place; among humans is not where she belongs.
Okay, now the reason why I heart, love, ell-ooh-vee-eee, less than three the prequel/first chapter of Half-Blood is because when you read Daimon, you don’t get any interaction with Aiden. YES, you could have seen that one coming from a mile away! Aiden St. Delphi. Like I mentioned above, Daimon is all about Alex—it gives you a firmer grasp on the kind of character that Alex is—why she is so thick skinned, why she is so quick to defend, why she is so…kick-ass! So when you finish Daimon and continue into the first chapter of Half-Blood...OHMIGOODNESS!
There is no pause, any three months later or anything like that when you start Half-Blood. It picks up right where Daimon left off. Now, keep in mind that it’s not necessary to read Daimon beforehand, so when I started Half-Blood, I kept telling myself, “Okay, I read the prequel…this might be a different reading experience for those who don’t.”
OKAY. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at and my reason for loving Daimon/Half-Blood so much is, of course, Aiden St. Delphi’s entrance. I know, like duh—who wouldn’t love that scene? But no seriously, it really was a grand entrance, lol! Towards the end of Daimon, so much action is going on…and then it just ends. It leaves you jaw-dropped, shrieking, “WHAT?!” *enter chapter 1 of Half-Blood* BAM! BAM! BAM! A flurry of things is occurring at once and then BOOM! There’s Aiden. I mentioned to my nephew that for those of you who have not or did not read Daimon and you start reading Half-Blood, it will pretty much be like, “Okay, yeah this is the first chapter of the book; of course the leading male will make his appearance.” Or something along those lines, so like I said, it might be a different reading experience for you. When I read Daimon, so many of my emotions were building up and then BOOM! I was able to breathe, lol! Argh, I don’t know if you can even understand what I am trying to say—or if my point even came across. I have probably left you a little more confused than when you first stumbled upon my jumbled thoughts of Daimon.
I guess, at the end of this, what I’m trying to say is: I’ve read Daimon and the first chapter of Half-Blood. Now, it’s a must for you. Read it when it releases. Then come back and tell me if you can understand me better. ;)


Links to read/purchase Daimon: http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/Daimon.php | Goodreads | Daimon (Kindle) | Daimon (Paperback)

5 comments:

  1. LOL! I understand completely MOMO!!!!!!
    Sigh Aiden... <3 =Love

    I posted my review this morning if you want to read it :)
    http://www.readingangel.com/2011/04/daimon-by-jennifer-l-armentrout-review.html

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  2. I really loved it too!!!! I am glad you are so excited! I can not wait until Half-Blood is out!

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  3. Hahahaha. "BAM! BAM! BAM! BOOM!" You make me laugh, Momo. :) I can't wait to read this and Half Blood!!!

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  4. From what I got in the first chapter of Half-Blood, he seems to be very guarded. And he has that tough, brave facade going on! Can't wait to see/read Alex break that! LOL

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