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Review: “Daimon” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Daimon (Covenant, #0.5)Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

ebook, 62 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Spencer Hill Press

Purchase (Paperback): Amazon

I’ve included details on how to get the e-book for free at the bottom.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Review:

I love novellas and I love that so many authors are starting to release them either to introduce a series (as in this case), or to bridge a gap between two books. Granted, not all of them are great…”Daimon” is.

“Daimon”, the prequel to “Half Blood” (releasing in September), is a tease in the sense that you’re going to want “Half Blood” as soon as you finish reading. Thankfully, there is a sneak peek at the end of the novella.

Alex is a seventeen year old half blood (she is the daughter of a mortal and a Hematoi). Alex is the kind of character I love seeing in the YA world. She’s tough, she’s fun, but she has those moments in which she breaks down and you get a glance at the human side of her. She’s been on the run with her mother for the past few years. She isn’t sure why, but her mother insists they cannot return to the Covenant because it isn’t safe for them.

Alex has been living in the human world for a few years now, she’s adapted for the most part to the human world, though at times her fighting habits kick in. Her mother had prepared her for if the daimon’s ever came after them, but unfortunately not everything goes to plan. She’s forced to run, leaving her mother behind. That’s when we see the first glimpse of Alex’s soft spot so to speak. She’s strong, she’s a fighter, but for a while you actually get to watch as she struggles to cope. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t get much time to get over what happened to her mother because the daimon’s are after her.

The way the story ends, it’s a huge cliffhanger, but it sets up the beginning of “Half Blood” nicely. I’m eagerly anticipating getting “Half Blood” because I need to know what happens next.

Don’t forget, you can get “Daimon” for free — you can also purchase a paperback copy from Amazon for $3.99!

Daimon PDF (book layout)

Daimon PDF (printable layout: 40 pages)

Daimon ePub

Daimon HTML

The paperback version is now available, as well:
It’s also up on Amazon’s Kindle page and Barnes & Noble’s Nook (both of these charge 99-cents).

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Free E-Book: “Daimon” by Jennifer L Armentrout

 “Half Blood” by Jennifer L. Armentrout will be coming from Spencer Hill Press this October. This book has been getting a lot of great buzz from YA book blogs and I’m anxiously waiting to read it. For those, like me, wanting to get your hands on “Half Blood”, there is something that may interest you. Spencer Hill Press is giving away “Daimon”, which is the prequel to “Half Blood”, on their site for free! Now, you can still purchase the e-book for $0.99 from Amazon, they also have it available in paperback for $3.99 (Purchase here), but you also have the opportunity to print the novella too.
Here’s some more information on “Daimon”:

 

 

“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.

Taken from Spencer Hill Press:

Daimon PDF (book layout)

Daimon PDF (printable layout: 40 pages)

Daimon ePub

Daimon HTML

The paperback version is now available, as well:
It’s also up on Amazon’s Kindle page and Barnes & Noble’s Nook (both of these charge 99-cents).

Here is the trailer for “Half Blood”: