"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time."
Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.
If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.
But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.
Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...
The Covenant series definitely did get better and better as the second and third books were added to the series. There are practically no words that can be used to describe the latest installment, for Jennifer truly outdid herself this time. Reading it was like riding a roller coaster blindfolded—you would never know when the drop will come.
For those of you who haven’t heard of the Covenant series or want to refresh your memory, here’s a little background on the characters:
The are only two words that can be used to describe Alex, the protagonist in this novel. One, stubborn, and two, determined. In Half-Blood, she returned to the academy after being on the run with her mother, only to find that she might be on the verge of being expelled by the dean—her own uncle at that. But Aiden, one of the Pures in the academy, manages to convince the dean to let her stay. However, on one condition: Aiden was given the job train her so that she would be able to graduate in time. As the training progresses, both trainer and trainee become closer to one another, leading to some very forbidden things.
Cue in Seth, the Apollyon. Translation: He has the power to wield all five elements. Pure centers upon him and the revelation that Alex is the Apollyon as well, which means that she can make him even more powerful. Since Aiden is determined to push Alex away, she and Seth get closer, leaving Alex to wonder whether on not it is because of their bond as Apollyons, or that she really has feelings for him as well.
Now we arrive at Diety. Alex is awakening, and soon, Seth will become the God Killer after her eighteenth birthday. At the beginning, she trusted Seth—he was her other half, of course—but then things began to get shady. It seemed as if no one could be trusted anymore, and to top it off, the gods were getting angry. Thus, leading to a series of events that I am tempted to spoil but will not. You must find out yourself—it’s part of the excitement.
The characters were awesome, just like in Half-Blood and Pure. There are new faces, but the author still manages to develop the old. Again, our protagonist finds herself caught between Seth and Aiden. Since Seth basically appeared in ever page in Pure however, this time, it’s Aiden’s turn in the spotlight. Alex and Aiden’s relationship definitely evolves in Diety, which I didn’t quite expect, since Aiden was so set on staying away from her in the last novel. So until Apollyon is out, I’m afraid I’m in a dilemma when it comes to Aiden and Seth.
Overall, just as I always say with Jennifer Armentrout’s novels, it was fantastic. I gave it a five star rating—if not more—without hesitation. For if there was a hall of fame for novels, Diety will surely be part of it.