You're Gonna LOVE Me: HALF-BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Mythological Mondays is a feature I created to spotlight books brimming with--you guessed it--mythology! I adore this sub-genre and can't wait to share my love with all of my fellow bookworms! This feature isn't just focused on novel reviews; it may also include interviews, looks at original mythological tales, etc. Please feel free to do this with me! If you guys ever do a mythological feature and want to join this and snag my lovely mermaid, I would LOVE to see the feature. Leave a comment for us all to see! It doesn’t have to be Greek mythology, or even mythology per say. It can be mermaids, unicorns, or heck, even fairy tales (because I’m too lazy to do a separate fairy tale feature…). It doesn’t even have to be every Monday. I’m sure there will be Mondays when I skip,, uh, for the past month? I so could have worked mermaids in, but meh. *shrugs* ^_^

Today's Mythological Monday post is also:

Two birds, one stone. :)

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.

You can get a taste of what's to come in the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout by reading the prequel to HALF-BLOOD, entitled DAIMON, for FREE from her publisher. It's available in many formats, so you can read it on the computer OR your ereader! I waited until after I had finished HALF-BLOOD to read it for in case it had spoilers from the book, but it doesn't. In fact, I highly recommend reading the prequel first. HALF-BLOOD begins with the aftermath of events that take place in DAIMON, so it took me a while to piece things together.

If you're a big a fan of mythology as I am, you're going to eat HALF-BLOOD right up. Armentrout created a world revolving around children who have gods as parents. Pure-bloods bask in all that life has to offer, while half-bloods aren't given nearly as many rights. This book is also for you if you're a fan of fast action-paced adventure (I'm reminded of BUFFY at times) or swoon-worthy romance (Hello, Aiden!).

In return for an ARC, the publisher requested that I refrain from posting a full review until a month before the novel's release on Sept. 15th. The launch has since been pushed to October 18th, so I figured I'd do a You're Gonna LOVE Me post now and a full review in early October. Watch out for this one, bookworms. It's fantastic!

Here's a book trailer to whet your appetite even more:


  1. Oh man, I am so excited for this!! You've only teased me more now, which I'm not sure whether to be thankful for or not LOL. I've been hearing amazing things about this novel, I'm so glad to hear it lives up to expectations. Cannot wait for October!

  2. These are new to me. I want to read them! You do such a good job of finding new books that I haven't heard of!

  3. I'm really looking forward to Half Blood. Its piqued my interest enough I did a WOW post on it. Can't wait for it to be released. Looking forward to reviews on it.

    On a separate note, I just finished Plain Kate (it reads like a fairytale) and it was like the best book EVER!

  4. I can't wait for Half-Blood. I've been counting the days of the release ever since I read the prequel.

  5. @Brodie: It was really, really good. I read it the week I got it...back in May or June? I've been dying to talk about it ever since! I'm already anxious for the next book! I should be thankful. looooove me. *hugs*

    @Flashlight: How have you never heard of this series, my lovely Mythology Partner in Crime? Go to Jennifer's website and see everything else she's coming out with, too!

    @Gina: It's really good! I read it as soon as the ARC came in May or June and have been sitting with bated breath ever since! I can't wait to talk more about it. The review embargo officially lifts Aug. 15th, so you'll start seeing more soon!

    Oh, and I've seen PLAIN KATE around and was never sure about picking it up...but based on that, I must!

    @Vy: I'm glad you read the prequel first. Definitely worth it:)

  6. there is sooo much buzz going around for this one! super exciting!!! i'll have to keep my eyes open for it!

  7. This book looks so good! I can't wait for it!

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    Go to and pick up your award.

  9. I'm really looking forward to this book! That prequel was such a good idea. It took me from "Meh, it looks good to get eventually" to "OMG I NEED THIS BOOK NOW!" :)


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