REVIEW: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Blurb: Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing “I smite thee!” as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life.

For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing.

But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill.

The daimons have found her.

The Short Stick: Funny, unexpected, scary and brilliant!

The Goods: This is why I like books. Great writing, chilling plot, awesome characters, yep, this one has it all. I enjoyed getting to know Alex, even if it was only a brief encounter and a quick read, but wow, I bought this literally this morning and um, finished it this afternoon. I just fell into the story and now I’m all pumped and waiting for Half-Blood (I hope it’s not out yet, I tried to find it on Kindle so I could keep reading and um, not so much)

The Not So Goods: I can see the stereotypes in it, but you know what I like this demigods story. Villains were scary for villains, bad things happened, good things happened. Um, I don’t think I disliked anything about it. Except for Matt, he can go ahead and save some dolphins, chicks who can kick butt are awesome, they’re NOT freaks.

Rating: 5/5

Other stuff:
Pinocchio Factor: It was so real I could taste the sand and feel the pain in my shoulder. Oh no the pain in my shoulder was because I tripped and fell into a car door today, my bad.
Bella Swan Factor: No . . . Alex doesn’t want to become an aether sucking daimon.
Jace Factor: Aiden is great.
Primrose Factor: You know, we did lose someone I would have liked to keep.
Bible Factor: I didn’t notice it if it was in there.
Cheese Factor: Death by flower pot . . . made me laugh, but otherwise no cheese.
Temperature: 110 degrees, um, that ending, ya . . .

Recommendation: Why haven’t you read this year? No I mean seriously, it’ll take like a couple hours of your time or something, and YOU SHOULD DO IT.

Comments ( 1 )

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout says:

    Death by flower pot were totally suck!<br /><br />Glad you enjoyed Daimon. Half-Blood doesn&#39;t release until 10/18/2011. The publishers should have the kindle pre-order up soon.<br /><br />Thanks again!

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