Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reviewed by: Baby Sister Brittany
The Sisters Say: Delicious. Delightful. TO DIE FOR.
"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...
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH MMMMYYYY LLLLOOOORRRRDDDDD…… Deity.
I’ll try to keep this review spoiler-free. But that means it may be a whole lot of what you see above. J
I received an ARC of Deity at ALA Annual. I received so many amazing ARCS that week courtesy of so many amazing publishers, but the very first ARC I picked up to read was DEITY.
And do you know what?
BEST. CHOICE. EVER.
I am in awe of this book and of Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Those of you who have been around the blog for a while, know our love for JLA. We adore each of Jennifer’s books. But DEITY might be the best one of them all!
This book has everything you could possibly want—romance, action, suspense, and some killer plot twists. And beyond that—Jenn has a gift for writing compelling and interesting characters that we can’t help but adore.
Alex is as awesome as always—witty and strong and passionate. And in this book—she’s dealing with some pretty heavy things, namely the prospect of Awakening and what that means for her. Will she lose her own identity and will? Can she trust her own emotions about Seth or is that a by-product of the bond? She’s dealing with the fallout from that certain death in PURE, and there’s the entire situation with Aiden. Girl has got A LOT going on. It’s so fascinating to watch the way she handles these complex situations. Sometimes she’s her normal, bad A self. Other times there’s a vulnerability that we haven’t gotten to see from her very much so far.
I feel like DEITY is a book of breaking points.
There’s so much tension in this series—both relationship and plot based. And in Deity—several things (ahhh… soo vague :D) reach that point where they cannot be ignored any longer. They must be dealt with. And that sets events in motion that will keep your eyes glued to this book until it’s over.
So many HUGE things happen in this book that there is definitely NO GOING BACK. Not for Alex. Not for Aiden. Not for Seth. Not for any Pures or Halfbloods.
There’s no other way to tell you how epic this book is except to say that EVERYTHING CHANGES.
JLA is definitely not resting on her laurels with this one. She doesn’t pull any punches. There are twists and emotional upheavals and moments that will make you scream (in excitement, fear, and surprise—sometimes all three at once).
One of my favorite things about this book (besides Alex, Aiden, and Seth) was that we get to know the gods so much more in this installment. I won’t tell you which gods we get to meet, but there are several, and each one is pretty freaking awesome.
Like I said earlier—JLA is a master of tension, especially of the sexual variety. And this book is no exception. And just when you think you’re going to get a break, something crazy happens that ratchets up the tension even more.
I was on the edge of my seat for this book, and when I wasn’t reading, it was all I could think about.
I’m struggling to further express my love for this book without giving any spoilers away.
So I’ll leave with a couple bold, but vague statements.
1. DEITY IS THE BEST JLA BOOK SO FAR! Yep. I said it. I LOVED IT THAT MUCH.
2. DEITY IS THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ IN MONTHS. POSSIBLY ALL YEAR.
3. DEITY HAS A TWIST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. I’M TALKING EPIC PROPORTIONS HERE.
4. DEITY HAS SEXY TIMES. (that’s all I’m saying about that. I know some of you are like WHAT? Sexy times and it’s NUMBER FOUR on your list? :D )
5. OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE ONLY ON BOOK THREE OF THIS SERIES, BUT I’M GOING TO GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE MY NEW FAVORITE SERIES, SECOND ONLY TO HARRY POTTER, WHICH IS MORE LIKE A LIFESTYLE ANYWAY.
Have I convinced you yet? Are you salivating over this book? Screaming because you don’t have it?
Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books are best served with a side of tension anyway.