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Daimon: The Prequel to Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

Sunday, July 24, 2011
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.


Good Reads Summary

This novel will serve to make the reader more excited to read Half-Blood, the next novel in this series.  The reader will meet Alex, the main character.  Alex is of mixed heritage, she is both human and god-a half-blood.  Her mother is murdered by Daimons, forcing Alex to run to a place and people she isn't sure will help her.  Alex is a strong, determined main character who will endear herself to the reader very quickly.

This novel is short, but it is meant to be a prequel.  The reader will be taken into a fascinating world of gods and humans.  The author makes the facts of the world very clear to the reader, he/she will not be confused.  The novel is fast-paced and exciting.  There are surprises and intriguing events throughout the novel. 

The short novel ends on a huge cliff-hanger!  The reader will be looking forward to Half-Blood.  This novel is terrific for young adult/teens who enjoy fantasy novels with plenty of action. 

4 Stars

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