The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
First of this book reminded me A LOT of Vampire Academy. There are a lot of similarities to the characters as well the story itself. But since I loved the Vampire Academy Books I didn't mind it so much as long to will not stay that way in the rest of the books.
It is very nicely balanced with action, romance, surprise and heartbreak.
The characters are just beautiful.
I love Alex, she is smart most of the time, strong and very snarky, and I loved her snarky humor. Aiden, well how can someone not like Aiden? I hope we get to see a bit funnier site of him.
I knew from the second she met Seth what it meant and what it would be. I loved Seth and I can’t wait to see more of him and learn more about.
Overall 4 Stars from me, the only reason I gave it a 4 stars and not 5 was because it was very similar to the Vampire Academy, almost too similar. But I’m looking forward to the second book and can’t wait to see what happens next.
“You need to know about love. The things people will do for love. All truths come down to love, do they not? One way or another, they do. See, there is a difference between love and need. Sometimes, what you feel is immediate and without rhyme or reason. Two people see each across a room or their skin brushes. Their souls recognize the person as their own. It doesn't need time to figure it. The soul always knows… whether it’s right or wrong.”
“Friends don’t let friends act like ho-bags”
“Since the night I saw you in Georgia, you've been under my skin. You got inside me, became part of me. I can’t shake it. It’s wrong.”