Review: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: ★★★★
Genre: young adult, supernatural, short story, romance, mythology
Series: Covenant series #0.5

Blurb from Goodreads:

"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.

My review:

“Don’t ask me to give her up before I even really get to know her … Because you’re not going to like my response.”

Daimon is an amazing prequel. I’m usually not that excited about prequels, but JLA did an amazing job like always. The story in this one makes you crave more of the mythology and whatever happens after that ending.

“Was your mom a gardener?” I asked innocently.
“What?” Ren’s mouth hung open slightly.
“Because a face like yours belongs planted on the ground.”

It’s fast-paced with plenty of action. Alex is such a badass character and reading this book made me like her even more. Now I feel like I really understand how she felt about her mon in Half-Blood. That’s the reason why I wish I had read this one before Half-Blood. I knew what was going to happen so it was less exciting. So if you haven’t started this series, start with Daimon! It will blow you away!

“Actually, I was prone to random acts of stupidity. I considered it to be one of my talents.”