Half Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout
Disclaimer – “Before I get into this review I have noticed that a lot of people have an issue with this book because of a resemblance in story to The Vampire Academy, I have never read the Vampire Academy Series so please be aware I have no opinions on how similar this book may or may not be.” Quinn
Half Blood kicks off with a bang, the book opens up right in the middle of a battle with our main character Alexandria aka Alex trying to stay alive against a group of daimons. When she is saved by a group of Sentinels she is relieved and angry at the same time, where were they when her mother was killed recently? Why didn’t they help then? Why save her now?. An angry and confused Alex is taken back to the Covenant, A school that trains Half Blood like herself to become either a Sentinel or a guard to protect the Pure Bloods.
I have to admit at first I didn’t like Alex at all, I found her attitude and dialog very childish and immature but I really wanted to give the story a chance so I continued and I am so happy I did because this story pleasantly surprised me as it is fun, fast paced, action packed and full of angst filled romance.
The romance in this book was just what I expected from this book, Aiden is dreamy, sexy and completely forbidden the perfect love interest. The romance between the two was fantastic I love how it grew slowly throughout the book but I was also obvious how much sexual tension there was between the characters and I can’t wait to see what the next books have in line for them.
The story line is pretty standard however it was fun, well written and well executed. While the base of the story line was very standard I didn’t find myself becoming board or anything to be predictable, however that being said I did work out one aspect of the story that was the whole connection with Seth, I worked this out right at the very start of the story.
We are introduced to a great group of characters who all have fantastic character development throughout the book. The one thing that stood out to me in this book was the development of the side characters something most authors don’t focus on but I really appreciated the time Jennifer has taken to develop all of the different characters and their relationships with each other.
Overall this book is what it is, while it isn’t a ground breaking and unique story it is a fun, fast read that once the story picks up you just cannot put it down.
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Miss Quinny Rating (4 / 5)
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