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. - Amazon
I love books that have to do with mythology type things. And this was very different than any one that I have ever read. It reminded me very much of the Vampire Academy series. I first read the short prequel to this novel Daimon, and I instantly wanted to read more, I couldn't wait to find out more of Alex's story and I wasn't disappointed even though it reminded me of Vampire Academy. There are many books out there, sooner or later there was going to be a book similar to another. I don't mind. I loved this story. It even made me cry. Alex is an extremely tough character with a funny personality. I could definitely feel the tension in the attraction between Alex and Aiden when I was reading. Left me wanting to know how they'll end up in the end- especially with Seth. I also wanted to kick that Lea girl in the face. OOOH! She made me mad! I admire the way Alex takes responsibilities for her actions and faces the consequences head on. Something I loved about Jennifer's writing is how she creates relationships. Alex's relationship with her mom is so precious and heartbreaking. Her relationship with Aiden is all slow burn, so well developed. I really don't like when relationships just pop up in books. How fast some of them are. This was good, more of a tease. But- I very much loved this book and I'm working on the second one- Pure. Very excited to see what happens and how things go.