Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Summary via Goodreads:
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure-bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:
Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.
Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
I was really excited to read this book mainly because I read from somewhere that it was like “Percy Jackson for girls” and I love Percy Jackson books and also because I really enjoyed Daimon, prequel of Half-Blood.
So, I was thrilled when I got an ARC from Jennifer and Spencer Hill Press (thank you!). I read it in one sitting and I was immediately hooked. The story was great and very engrossing and addicting and just intense! I especially loved Alex’s voice. She’s not the typical heroine we read in most YA books these days. She’s got spunk and attitude. Furthermore, she’s confident and independent. She’s also stubborn and kind of impulsive which I really liked about her.
The story was generally entertaining in many different levels. I also liked Armentrout’s writing style. It was detailed yet not boring and the pacing was also good. I also liked how Armentrout created her own world in Greek Mythology, the idea about Hematoids, Half-Bloods and Pure-Bloods plus how they run things was very interesting.
Bottomline: I LOVE THIS BOOK. Definitely one of my favorite reads this year. I’m giving this 5 out f 5 stars and I highly recommend this to all Greek Myth junkies and Percy Jackson fans, you’ll love this one!