Title: Daimon (Book .5 in Covenant)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: May 10, 2011
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.
To someone who hasn’t read Half-Blood yet, this book is a VERY good motivator. First of all, it leave Alex in a very vulnerable position – cliff hanger, much?? And then I got a sneak peek of the first chapter of the next book, and I want MORE!!! Who wouldn’t? She’s holding her own against three daimons and then in walks her three-year forbidden crush to save her – I NEED to know what happens next!! Plus, I’ve been keeping track of this series for a while, with all the extras that Armentrout’s written and posted, whether they be teasers or favorite scenes from different point of views. Now having read the first chapter from both Alex and Aiden’s POV, I really, really would like to know the rest of the story. But anyway.
Daimon was a very good introduction to Alex’s life. The trauma she’s gone through, the attitude that she embodies, and especially her fighting skills are all introduced very well in this book. A little backstory to emphasize the true conflict, or really where the conflict all began for the series, if you will. Even though it was very short (and, I mean, it’s basically backstory, so it was supposed to be short), I loved every word of it, and everything was perfectly characterized, explained, written, I could go on and on. Basically, if you need an incentive to read the series, pick up this book at Barnes & Noble really cheap in paperback or on your Nook. It’s a very good start to a series I’m sure (based on the fan numbers, material, and other books by Armentrout) that will definitely hook people in and keep them hooked.
Oh, and of course, I love the cover!!!
**Note: There is some language in this book, as well a one or two mentions of inappropriate conduct. Recommended ages 13 & up.