Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant, #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Date Published: October 31st, 2012
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…
In Deity everything changes for Alex and the world around her, and the changes are not easy, they’re hard and heartbreaking, but also happy and exciting — pretty much everything all at once.
Since we first met Seth I’ve always kind of been rooting for him. Even so, it’s a tough love triangle because I really feel for and like both guys. If Pure could be considered Seth’s book then Deity is definitely what I’d call Aiden’s book. It draws the reader more towards Aiden’s camp and pushes us away from Seth. This sort of broke my heart. Without giving too much away, it just made me sad to watch the changes that happen to Seth and Alex as she grows nearer to Awakening as an Apollyon.
But I still refuse to give up on Seth. This book definitely pushed me more towards wanting Aiden for Alex. BUT, I still think there’s hope for Seth as a person. He’s just so broken and alone right now and he needs something to hold on to. I’m not sure how things are going to happen given that Alex might just very well be the equivalent of a robot now that’s she’s Awakened. But I still refuse to believe that Seth is a bad person at his very core, and I’m hoping that he’ll come out of this series as one of the good guys again — and perhaps even get his own spinoff series!
Even with the hard, yet inevitable, changes that takes place in this book, Alex is still just as sassy as ever and I love her for that. She’s definitely going to need that moxie to get through the next couple of books I’m sure. But it’s not all bad, there are definitely some positive developments in this book as well. Even though I have always been a big Seth fan, I was happy to see the changes that happen within Alex and Aiden’s relationship too. I also loved that we actually get to know the very gods and goddesses who created Pures and Half-Bloods in this book. This was so cool to me and I hope that we get more of them in the last two books as well!
But still, this is probably the hardest book of the series for me so far. Not hardest as in the worst, but hardest as in the most emotional. While we’re still rewarded with witty and sarcastic tidbits, it’s definitely a turning point in the series and where the last two books in the series will go is really hard to tell at this point. I just hope that all the characters I love are still in one piece by the end of the war that’s fast approaching.
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