Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway: Deity


Deity
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Genre: YA paranormal
360 pages 
Buy it on Amazon, IndieBound
 or Barnes and Noble
Source: ARC kindly provided by publisher


Visit our other posts about this series:
Review of book 1, Half-Blood
Review of book 2, Pure
My Book Boyfriend, Aiden St. Delphi
Book BFF: Alex Andros

My thoughts: 
I'm betting you've been reading posts about this book and wondering: is it really that good? It's true. This is the best yet of the series, which is one of my favorites. 

Confession: I am a hopeless JLA fangirl. Every time I read her stuff, I get so absorbed in the story and characters that I literally forget to take notes, place stickies, feed children and pay attention to regular bedtimes. I literally dance around with glee when a new JLA publication arrives at my house. I've even infected family members with the mania. For just-for-fun reading, these books are as good as it gets. Guys, I hardly ever re-read. . . but I've been picking this back up and re-reading scenes. For months, I've been doing this- while maintaining my regular reading schedule. It's kinda ridiculous.


Here in book 3 of the series, Alex finds herself hopelessly confused- about who she should be with, what she should do, what will become of her, and who she can truly trust. She will learn quite a lot about the motivations and intentions of other characters. She will find out that some of the mythology of the story has been misrepresented, and will struggle with what to do with the information. And in classic Alex style, she creates bigger messes when she tries to make things better. 

One of my favorite things about this series is that the characters talk like real people. I'm talking about how sometimes you read dialogue and think, "people don't really word things that way." That doesn't happen when you read the Covenant series. These characters' conversations, as well as the things that aren't said, are perfectly, realistically human. Ironic, since most of the characters are not human.

I really love the world Armentrout has created- the Greek mythology base is fun to play with, and these characters feel like old friends. Except the villains, of course, who feel like old enemies. And then there are the hotties- who, in this installment, qualify as smokin' hot, punctuated with a dang. Going back into this literary world is like watching a favorite movie with your best friends- the best kind of relaxing fun: a guilt-free indulgence.

Just in case I haven't been crystal clear: I loved it.


Summary from GoodReads:
"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...

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And now, for the giveaways. . . . the first is US only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

These giveaways are INTERNATIONAL


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14 comments:

  1. I really need to start this series. It looks amazing!

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  2. I cannot believe this series keeps slipping through my grasp. It feels like I have had an intention to read this series for a very long time. I really need to get to it already. I particularly like the way you describe the villains and the hotties.

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  3. Bed times are rescinded with JLA books are involved. Total fan girl too!

    Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  4. I don't know why I never start reading JLA books. I have read none of them. Not even one.
    All of you bloggers are gushing about her and i feel ashamed for reading none.
    I will definitely put it to to top of my TBR.
    GREAT post, as always, Paula
    Your constant reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  5. Awesome sounding series. Haven't been able to read any of them yet, but I hope to soon.

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  6. This book sounds awesome. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  7. I haven't read this series yet...I need to since I love her Lux series!

    Thanks so much!

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  8. Oh, my- so many visitors who haven't read this series! Am I not raving enough, friends? Will I convince you all if I stamp my foot? ;)

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  9. Confession: I've never read this series, even though I love everything else JLA has written. This is getting kind of embarrassing, and I will try to rectify this situation as soon as possible :P

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  10. I absolutely LOVE this series. I have been hooked from book the prequel. I just CANNOT wait for Apollyon!!!

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  11. Oh, this is another series that I've heard lots of good things but hasn't made it to the top of the TBR list yet. I have read some of Jennifer's other books and enjoyed them, so I imagine this one is great too.

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  12. Everyone has RAVED about this series. Bout time I jump on the wagon? Thanks for the review

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  13. I've heard such great things about this series and the author that I've been really wanting to read her books. A friend was awesome enough to send me a couple of ebooks so I can't wait to start them. Thanks for the review!

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