Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review


Image result for deity jenniferTitle: Deity
Series: Covenant, #3
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 10/31/12
Genre: YA, Greek mythology, romance
Pages: 360
My Rating: 3.5 / 5
Goodreads page

There are no spoilers in this review.



“History is on repeat, and things didn’t go so well the last time.”

Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her eighteenth birthday–to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner… and so is Aiden.

If that’s not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time “training”–which really is just Seth’s code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time–she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she’s caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed… and destroyed.

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate…

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)



To be completely honest I don’t remember a lot of what happened in this story because before I started writing this review, I started reading the FIFTH book in the series and not the fourth one like I was supposed to. Why, you ask? Well, I thought that the fifth book was actually the fourth book and I didn’t realize it until I couldn’t understand why I didn’t remember some really important events happening before. Then I checked Goodreads and lo and behold, it turned out I skipped a whole entire book in the series. I was already about half way through the book before I realized this and now I have all the events jumbled up in my head. Because I don’t remember which events happened in which book, I’m not going to be talking about the plot in this review just to avoid spoilers entirely. That being said, this is going to be a super short review.

From what I do remember from the story, Alex, the main protagonist, had some major character development. In the beginning of the series, she was all emotions and no brains. She was probably one of the most irrational characters I’ve read about in a while. Rather than thinking things through and making a plan, she would just dive headfirst into whatever the problem is. Of course, that can be admirable at times, but after a while, it gets old. Thankfully, in this book, she finally uses her head more than her emotions and stops trying to throw her life away like some martyr.

Alex had so many close calls with death that I would say the gods are on her side when I realize… they are actually gods on her side. Of course, not all the gods are happy with Alex’s existence, but others want to avoid the alternate solution of having Seth as the Godkiller.

Speaking of death, I’m pretty sure Team Seth is dead now because of some of the unspeakable things he’s done. I was willing to give Seth a chance until this book. Now that chance is revoked and I’m now full-on Team Aiden.



Alexandria “Alex” Andros

I don’t know why, but I feel unnaturally proud of her.

Aiden St. Delphi

Team Aiden all the way! Aiden is definitely one of the best book boyfriends I’ve ever read about.


Sometimes I feel like I want to strangle him more than the gods do.



I give this book 3.5 / 5 BBC Sherlock heads.



Until next time….


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