Book #8: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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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…

I received a copy of Deity from an employee of the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

You may know that I actually purchased the first two books so that I could get into this book without any confusion. That was a very good idea because this book goes straight forward and doesn’t back down with needless backstory from the previous books. I’m also glad I stuck with the series and read this book. To be honest, I was going to read this one and then just be done with it because the other two books were good and I did like them, but I was unsure if I’d like the third enough to read on.

I’ve already bought the last two in the series if that says anything . . .

To begin, Deity gets very active. The first section of the book deals with Alex and her anger towards herself and the fear of her upcoming Awakening. She isn’t the best to be around at this time, but I honestly felt where she was coming from. With the return of one baddie and the revelation of another, I wasn’t reading fast enough.

Instead of just a world of Halfs and Pures, Armentrout actually introduces the Gods and their world into the mix. We see a bit of this in Pure with the furies, but things really go south and you actually meet some gods (Hades is a honey. Not sure why Persephone doesn’t want to hang out with him).

I have also found a new book boyfriend in Aiden St. Delphi. I always thought he was nice and had great potential, but he truly shined in this book. He didn’t have his head up his ass and he was beyond adorable. Alas, it’s a shame that he and Alex are completely for each other. Then again, I’m glad that it’s basically canon now despite the fact that there’s a growing war, people wanting Alex dead, an Awakening, yeah. . .  enough said.

All in all, I really liked this book. Even better than the other two. I don’t remember their ratings, but this one is there. It’s a perfect climax with what’s about to happen and leaves us with a huge cliffhanger. Needless to say, I won’t be waiting as long to finish the last two books.

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