Monday, June 18, 2012

Deity by Jennifer L Armentrout

Source: Received eBook from author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Summary:

Choices.  They have consequences.  Alex made a choice in New York and the consequences are following her back to Deity Island.  Those consequences may not only be for her though, but also for the ones she loves.  Of course that could be the least of her worries as she approaches her eighteenth birthday.  What will happen when she awakens?  Can she still be Alex and the Apollyon?  What about Seth?  Why is he being so mysterious?  And what about her feelings for Aiden?  The choices and the consequences that face Alex may be more than she can handle.

My Thoughts:

5 stars - a must read

I've never had a book I felt more like giving more than 5 stars to than this book!  Each book in this series has just gotten better and better.  I really can't see how Jennifer can make Apollyon better but I wouldn't be surprised if she does just that.

The clues planted in the pages of Half-Blood are baring fruit in Deity.  The story starts with a shock then twists and curves itself in directions I didn't see coming but has the pieces perfectly fitting together.  I love how some of the characters that I barely noticed before become critical players with unexpected surprises.  So much comes about in this story it will have you forgetting the time and just turning the pages.  I read the majority of this book in half a day.

Half-Blood could have been considered Aiden's book and Pure could have been considered Seth's book.  Now in Deity, both boys have different goals for Alex.  It is that individual desire that really drives the relationships in this story.  What does Aiden want for Alex?  What does Seth want for Alex?  When Alex finally figures that out, it makes her choice easy.  The VERY best part of this book is about those relationships.  I was very happy to see growth from Alex as she deals with the choices that face her and the consequences of choices she's already made.  My girl, Alex just keeps getting better and better. I'm cheering for her, for sure.

The ending will absolutely shake you to your core!  All I want now is to know what happens next.  Is there hope?  And a surprise appearance during the story has me thinking there is still hope, somehow.  Since Jennifer is such a master storyteller, I have no doubt she will pull off some stunning antics in Apollyon that will bring that hope to reality.

Fabulous things you will find in Deity:

What is the chain around Aiden's neck?

Can Aiden actually play the guitar or does he just collect picks?
Does Alex still have snarky comments in the face of the worst she's seen so far?
What kind of cake is served at Alex's birthday party?
Does anyone get her a present for her birthday?
Who comes to Alex's birthday party?
Does Seth answer his phone?
Can Seth give a present like roses or puppies?
Who loves Alex, really?

Some of those answers may just surprise you.  This book is a MUST read for anyone who loves YA.  If you haven't started this series, then you should start because this is the best book I've read this year - maybe in quite a while.


  1. I am so jealous that you have read this book already! I am dying for this one and cannot wait to get my hands on it! Your review is awesome and has made me want it even more (which I really didn't think was possible.)

  2. oh!! Awesome review!! And I so cannot wait to read this book <3 <3

  3. awesome review and I can't wait to see what happens with Seth and Aiden. :)

  4. Now I want this book! Cannot wait to read the answers to your questions

  5. AHHHH!! I am so envious that you have read this already. I am DYING to read this!! I can't wait to get my ARC!! I don't care what I am reading, it will all be ignored for this book!! I almost died when Spencer Hill said that I was on the list for the ARC. Your review has made me absolutely bounce in excitement knowing that I will be able to read this one kind of soonish!!!

  6. I knew it gets better with each one! Every time I read one of the Covenant books I say it's the best I've read all year, and it truly is! Oh, you have me bubbling over with excitement for this one!

  7. Pure awesomeness! I can not wait to read this. Great review!

  8. Great review. I am dying to read this one, especially after reading your review. So excited that I got on the list for an ARC, now just trying to be patient until it arrives.

  9. I am soooooo jealous you have read this already.
    I am dying for it. I am getting it for review though from the awesome Spencer Hill Press. Can't wait.

    Great review.

  10. OMG i'm so excited to read it! but i have to wait october! :'((( great review!

  11. This makes me feel all kinds of awkward... seriously? I think I'm the only one that hasn't read any of Jennifer's books :(

    Plus, you make it sound so amazing that I wonder what in the hecks is wrong with me... and then... BOOM I remember... can't order them right now bwahahahaha

    See?? my persona is a mysterious being :D
    Thanks for the review...and that list you made...I have to take some notes down!

  12. I'm glad Deity exceeded your high expectations!! Fab review, Val!

  13. I'm so jealous you already got to read Deity! I can't wait for it to come out! It sounds soooo good.

  14. DYING to read this one. omg, val, you totally made it worse with all the teasing. and i totally think he wears alex's pic around his neck.

    1. No comment on the pic and I am sorry about the teasing - well sort of. Evil bloggers have learned from evil authors. heehee


  15. OMG I’m so jealous you got to read before the rest of us do. I can’t wait to read it myself!

  16. I absolutely can't wait for this book! Nice review doll!

  17. I want this book so bad! I can't wait, no patience at all...
    Loved the review, made it harder to wait for this book!!!

  18. An amazing review! I am so anxious to get a hold of this book, November can't come around fast enough..

    The chain around Aidan's neck left me curious in Pure as do the guitar picks so I am looking forward to finding out more about them in Deity.

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

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  20. I really want to see Aiden play the guitar for Alex :(
    I love Aiden but I love Seth... Seth... oh gosh.

    and who's the one who's lying?

  21. OMGOODNESS I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOU. i know there are only 10 days left until Deity if released, but i am still going around and trying to collect every piece of information about it i can...desperate much for JLA books!? :)
    check out my blog too!