Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout {Stephanie’s Review}

Posted December 26th, 2020 by in *Review / 6 comments

Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout {Stephanie’s Review}Daimon Series: Covenant #0.5
Also in this series: Half-Blood
Published by Spencer Hill Press
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal
Pages: 86
Read in: September 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads, COYER
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

"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. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a prequel to Half-Blood. Half-Blood was a September COYER book club read. I didn’t quite finish Half-Blood before book club. I was a little over halfway into it and really struggling with Alex as a character. She seemed way to obnoxious and purposely stupid.

Book club mentioned some of their e-copies had the prequel Daimon and felt like it really helped with their tolerance for Alex in Half-Blood. I decided to read it before continuing with Half-Blood and they were right!

Half-Blood starts with a ton of action but doesn’t really go into a lot of detail of a huge life-defining moment for Alex. I really liked that Daimon showed Alex before her world was rocked. It made her more of a likable character. I would definitely suggest reading Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout before starting Half-Blood!

Stephanie

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 GoodReads
  • COYER
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6 Responses to “Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout {Stephanie’s Review}”

    • Stephanie

      I wouldn’t suggest this series. I’m hearing from a lot of people that she has better material out there. This isn’t bad per se; it just isn’t great.

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Daimon was an exciting kick-off to the series, but even so I’ve never been able to finish the Covenant series. I swear, it kills me to even say it, because I’m such a long time fan of JLA and I adore so many of her series, but I just never could gel with the Covenant series. Alex was obnoxious and always so reckless and impulsive. Putting herself and others in danger. She always thought she knew best and never seemed to learn from her mistakes. Plus, I just found the world and the rules so confusing. Pures and half-bloods and daimons and half-daimons (I never could figure out the half-daimon thing).

    And now I’ve written my own novella about the novella. Maybe I have some feelings about this series? LOL *slinks off in embarrassment*

    http://girlplusbooks.blogspot.com/2020/12/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-books-of-2020.html

    • Stephanie

      THANK YOU!! I’m learning this isn’t her best series. I find Alex to be too obnoxious. I get the whole tragic back story with her mother but that doesn’t give her the right to continually put others at risk.

      I’m going to try to continue with the series. I have a hard time letting them go. Lol

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