Goodreads Description: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.
The first time that I read this book, I rated it 3 out of 5 stars. Mainly because it is kind of a copy of Vampire Academy, but with Greek mythology. I was so upset. Let me show you:
- Alex ran away from the Covenant because she was told that it wasn’t safe to be there. Same with Rose
- Alex’s best guy friend that is her voice of reason.
Aiden St. Delphi=Dimitri
- Guy who offers to train Alex to get her to stay at the Covenant.
Decaon St. Delphi=Christian (Maybe)
- Sassy guy who makes inappropriate comments at inappropriate times.
- Alex’s enemy.
- Elite who are (ironically) pure.
- A mix between a half and a pure. Same as a mix between a human and a vampire.
- What the half strive to be instead of being a servant.
- The target that everyone knows to kill.
All very similar. A few years ago, Jennifer came to my school and my first question was why is it that the Covenant series and the Vampire Academy series is so similar. She told us that her and Richelle wrote their book at completely different times and didn’t even know each other when they were writing their books. I still don’t know how they managed to write similar books.
On the other hand, once you start reading the other books, it stops being so similar to Vampire Academy. If you love Greek mythology and can get past the similarities, you’ll really enjoy this series. Promise.