Review: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: November 2nd 2013
Links: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads

It’s a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

I’ve finally, FINALLY finished the Covenant series!!! I honestly don’t know why it took me this long to get to this final book – I read Apollyon over two years ago and I guess I just never kept going even with that awful cliffhanger. But I guess one good thing about waiting is that I have Seth’s series ready for me to read! Anyway, now that I have finished the Covenant series, I’m feeling so bittersweet. Jennifer L. Armentrout did an amazing job ending this brilliant series, but I’m still so sad to say goodbye to Alex and Aiden, who make up one of my favorite couples ever. Sentinel is fast-paced, action-packed, and never has a dull moment, but the highlight of the book is definitely Alex and Aiden’s relationship. They’ve been through so much, so it’s amazing to see how everything wraps up between them.

Our love had never been easy.
… He was my strength when I needed him to be, my friend when I needed someone to talk me down, my equal in a world where by law I would always be less than him, and honest to gods, he was the love of my life.
And he would wait forever for me, just as I would wait forever and a day for him.

I skimmed through the first four books before starting Sentinel, because I knew if I picked this final book up, I’d be just a teensy bit lost. Luckily, JLA is a fantastic writer, able to suck me into her Covenant world even after leaving it for over two years. Sentinel picks up right where Apollyon left off, after Alex’s terrible fight with Ares, which left her completely broken and near death’s door. But once she’s healed thanks to Apollo, she’s still not quite up to par, which isn’t good since the world is being torn apart by Ares, Lucian, and… Seth. It’s a race to the finish to see who will reach whom first – whether Ares will find a way to enslave mankind, or if Alex and the gang can manage to stop him and pretty much save the world.

What I love about this series (besides the amazing romance) is how humorous it is. No matter how dire things are, Alex and her friends manage to find a levity that lightens everyone up. As serious as the whole end-of-the-world thing going on is, Alex and the gang always make quips and jokes that have me laughing so hard. I love this balance in emotions that JLA handles so effortlessly.

Of course, now I get to talk about the romance! Alex and Aiden are just… perfect. They complement each other so well, even after the both of them have grown so much throughout the series. Alex has matured greatly, no longer that impulsive girl who seems to always get herself in trouble. Aiden is as swoon-worthy as ever, always believing in Alex and never being too overly alpha-male. These two just GET each other, support each other, love each other, and my heart easily fell for these two all over again in Sentinel.

“I love you.”
Agapi mou, you are my everything.”

And oh gods, SETH!! I have to admit, I was Team Seth once upon a time back in Pure, so he’ll always have a piece of my heart, even though he’s turned a little power-hungry and is on the bad guys’ side. But if you’re a Seth fan (or even if you’re not), he’ll surprise you in this book. He’s made bad decisions, but he’s inherently a good guy, and I’m definitely excited to see how his story continues in his series!

The ending was something I… didn’t expect. I’m honestly still not quite sure how to feel about it, but the book overall was an epic ending to a series I adore. Sentinel isn’t my favorite of the series (I think it still might be Deity), but I’m so glad to have finally read it. I know I’d feel a lot worse leaving the Covenant world if there wasn’t the spinoff series, so I’m thanking the gods that JLA is giving us that!

4 hearts
lacey


Reading Order: Covenant series

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

#0.5 ~ Daimon: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#1 ~ Half-Blood: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Pure: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Deity: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3.5 ~ Elixir: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#4 ~ Apollyon: My Review •  Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#5 ~ Sentinel: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads


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Book News, Weekly Recap & Upcoming Releases! {11}

Cover Reveals!!

★ It’s the cover for the sequel to Sempre by J.M. Darhower! Sempre: Redemption (Forever Series #2) releases December 23rd 2013.

Sempre Redemption by JM Darhower

In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.

Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them.

Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.

★ ACK it’s the cover reveal for the upcoming book #7 in the Kate Daniels series (one of my favorite series ever!), Magic Breaks! This comes out August 5th 2014 (too far away!).

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

★ Raine Miller has a new book coming out called Cherry Girl, which is a Blackstone Affair spinoff novella.

Cherry Girl by Raine Miller

Elaina Morrison has loved Neil McManus her whole life. She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t love him. Through heartbreaking tragedy and years of separation, her love holds true…until life stomps all over her heart, shattering her perfect dream, teaching her how hard it is to let go.

Real life doesn’t have anything on romantic dreams though, as these two have learned repeatedly. It sucks big time, leaving painful scars in its wake.

But Neil isn’t giving up. He’s endured years of longing and sacrifice to wait for her. Always a soldier, he knows his way around a battlefield, and winning Elaina is no different. So that’s precisely what Neil is going to do. He’ll go in fighting, and make Elaina see what he already knows.
That she will forever be his Cherry Girl…

Better is the sequel to Good in the Too Good series by S. Walden, and releases November 19th 2013.

Better by S. Walden

Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her family and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he should share his secret with Cadence. He should trust that she’ll understand. But what if she doesn’t? What if their love doesn’t grow stronger?

What if it doesn’t get better?

Catch Me, a new novel by Claire Contreras (author of There is No Light in Darkness) comes out Fall 2013!

Catch Me by Claire Contreras

In the past, I’ve always been given everything I’ve wanted, but nothing that I truly needed. I’ve experienced a lot of things in my twenty-five years, everything except the one thing I want. It’s the one thing that can’t be bought. It can’t even be taken, it has to be given. And nobody has ever given it to me, not really anyway.

Not until him.

Music is the center of both our lives, but as he found his place in it, I lost my way. He soared, while I spiraled down a destructive path.
I lost myself in more ways than I can count.

The ironic thing is that I didn’t realize how lost I was until he found me.

And now that he has, I have to wonder if he’ll stay around long enough to catch me.

Nikolai by S.L. Jennings is a Dark Light Series spin-off novella and releases in November 2013.

Nikolai by SL Jennings

Two centuries ago, I clawed my way into a world of immorality, filth and destruction. A world seething with secrets and lies, both mortal and immortal.

Complete and utter Darkness.

I know we’re supposed to be inherently evil, but something inside me refuses to fully believe our legends. Something that calls out for more…calls out for her. 

But there are rules. Rules that control the balance of nature. And if broken, it could destroy everything I’ve ever known. It could destroy me.

I am Nikolai Skotos, son of Stavros and Delia, and brother of Dorian, the heir of the Dark throne. I am one of the most powerful Dark forces to have ever walked this earth.

And I once was lost.
Now, I’m about to give it all up for the girl that found me.

*This is a PREQUEL NOVELLA for the Dark Light Series, NOT Book 3, to be read AFTER reading Dark Light & The Dark Prince*

Abandon is Cassia Leo’s new standalone novel set to release in January 2014.

Abandon by Cassia Leo

Tristan never gave a shit about the girls he used and abandoned. His manwhore ways were ingrained in him from birth. His past has always been a mystery his conquests have wanted to crack, but no one has been able to… until now.

Senia has always fallen for the wrong guys, but this time she’s fallen for the worst of them. Her attempts to guard her heart from Tristan’s charms and sexual magnetism only spur on his pursuit. And soon, the electric energy between Tristan and Senia sparks a fire too wild to contain.

Now Tristan must decide if he will abandon his old ways or if he will stay true to his past and abandon Senia instead.

Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones has a cover! The Charley Davidson series is one of my favorites, and it’s SO hilarious! I highly recommend it!

Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that she’s agreed to marry Reyes Farrow, Charley Davidson feels like it’s about time she knows more about his past. With Reyes reluctant to open up, Charley decides to take matters into her own hands and investigates secretly when the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap. Because what could go wrong with that?

Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap, too—one with dangerous implications. Some very determined men want to find a certain witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn’t come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.

On top of that, Uncle Bob has a bizarre case involving random incidents of knifing in Albuquerque’s Old Town. He suspects supernatural forces are at play, but can’t solve the case without Charley’s expertise.

Good thing for Charley she’s used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.

★ It’s the new cover for When We Collide by A.L. Jackson!

When We Collide by AL Jackson

From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.

William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.

Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.

When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again.

In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have.

Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.
But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.

A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this new contemporary romance.

Snippets!!

★ It’s another teaser for Until You (Fall Away #1.5) from Penelope Douglas’ Facebook!

Her eyes were hooded, but she tried to keep going. “The scars on your back,” she started. “You said you had a bad summer, and that when you came back you wanted to hate everybody, but you haven’t treated anyone else as badly as—“

“Tate?” I cut her off and closed the inch left between us. My breathing turned shallow, and all I could see were her lips. “I don’t want to talk any more tonight.”

She stood there, grounded like a tree and waiting for the inevitable storm. She wanted my lips on hers. Her breathing and eyes on my mouth told me that.

Please don’t stop me.

Her skin was like touching cool silk, smooth like butter. I couldn’t wait for her hair to be in my fists.

And then she jerked, as if waking up.

“You don’t want to talk anymore?” Her strong voice broke the spell, and my legs tensed, waiting for her to hit me again.

“Well, I do,” she yelled, and I sprang into action when I saw her twist around to launch another key into the forest.

Hell!

Circling my arms around her body, I pulled her, struggling, into my chest. I don’t know what I was thinking. She was pissed, and she wasn’t going to get over any of it quickly.

But she was mine.

And she was going to realize that fact…even if I had to…

You don’t apologize. You don’t beg! My father’s words came back to me.

I hated almost everything he’d taught me, but that was one lesson I’d committed to practice. Apologizing was a sign of weakness.

But I wanted Tate’s love.

My heart only beat for her, and I’d rather spend my life hating, loving, fucking, and breathing her than losing her.

You need to apologize, dickhead.

“Shhh, Tate,” I whispered into her ear. “I won’t hurt you. I’ll never hurt you again. I’m sorry,” I said, closing my eyes as I swallowed the bitter pill.

“I don’t care about you being sorry! I hate you.”

Well, at least you feel something, I laughed to myself.

Still securing her with both arms, I used my hands to peel open her fingers and pry out my keys.

I let her go, and she stepped forward and spun around to face me.

“You don’t hate me,” I challenged with a grin before she had the chance to speak. “If you did, you wouldn’t be this upset.”

“Go screw yourself,” she spat back and turned, stomping away.

Where did she think she was going?

If she thought I was going to let her traipse home, in the dark, on a deserted road, she was out of her fucking mind!

Digging my feet into the ground, I took off after her, spun her around and threw her over my shoulder. She landed hard, her stomach caving to my shoulder, and I had a huge desire to keep her there and walk home.

Fuck the car.

Well, almost.

“Put me down!” She kicked her feet and punched my back, and I tightened my hold, willing my fingers to stay put.

Her ass was next my head, and goddamn, I wanted to take advantage of her position in her short skirt.

But in her current mood, she’d probably cut off my dick.

PLUS! Bully will be on sale during November and December for only $.99! Purchase here: Amazon

Bully sale

★ Ilona Andrews put up a new snippet from their new book, the Avon story, on their blog! Read it here. Plus, here is the inspiration for Adam Pierce, a character in the Avon story, who I’m hoping will be the hero in the new book, because he is one fine looking man…

★ Another teaser from Cinder X (Death Collectors, #2) by Jessica Sorensen! You can read it on her blog here.

★ You can read an unedited teaser from Gail McHugh for her new novel, Amber to Asheshere. Its anticipated release date is April, 2014.

★ Jennifer L. Armentrout shared a teaser from her Facebook for Sentinel (Covenant #5)!

Sentinel teaser 2

Other News!!

★ Jay Crownover has a fourth book called Nash, which set to release April 29th 2014.

Today is the day! I can finally stand on the highest mountain in Colorado and scream from the top of my lungs that Nash, Rowdy and Asa are officially headed your way!! So very excited to share the news with everyone. That’s right, my super awesome editor, Amanda and the team @ HarperCollins want the world to get a little more Marked.
In fact the worst kept secret in the whole world is that Nashis already available for pre-order and coming out in April, right on the heels of Rome.
I’m so very lucky and feel so fortunate that I get to share the rest of the boys with my readers. I can’t wait for all of them to get their HEA.
Nash is the nice guy, but every nice guy has his limits. Rowdy is the joker but all that humor and quick wit hides a lot of inner turmoil. And Asa, well I never thought he was going to make it out of Jet alive so we’ll have to see if he turns it around and gets his act together.
I really hope this early morning freak-out makes everyone as happy as it makes me. I have a big mouth and not being able to say anything about what was in store for the rest of the boys was KILLING me.
Xoxo
J

★ Samantha Young is going to have a fourth book in her On Dublin Street series!

FALL FROM INDIA PLACE (ON DUBLIN STREET #4)
Release date and cover reveal coming soon.

The Blurb:

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road and Before Jamaica Lane returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to trust in the future…When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro, five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. After one intense night of giving into temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco’s life, something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they’re meant to be together.…

But just when Marco thinks they’re committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she’s been hiding from him, a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again…

★ Wendy Higgins (author of Sweet Evil) shared with us on her blog two new books she’s writing! One is a YA contemporary romance called Kiss Collector and the other a YA fantasy/magical realism romance called The Great Hunt. But these books are NOT set in stone yet!

Blurb for KISS COLLECTOR:

All around her, seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe sees boys using girls for their own pleasures. After being cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, and then watching her parents’ marriage crumble, she becomes anti-love and pro-fun. It’s time to turn the tables on the stupid boys of the world. It’s time for girls to be a little selfish and take what they want. Zae’s preferred pleasure happens to be kissing. Athletes, musicians, poets, and potheads–their lips are all on her agenda.  When she and her best friends have a contest to see who can kiss the most boys during the summer before their senior year, Zae keeps her eye on the prize while the other girls fall left and right for their victims. It’s not until the sweet guy from her English class rejects her drunken advances at a party that she gains perspective on the reasons behind her boy hatred, and starts to wonder if she wasn’t wrong about the male race…or at least one of them.

★ The third book in the White Rabbit Chronicles series by Gena Showalter is called The Queen of Zombie Hearts!

★ Kristen Proby gives us a Happy Halloween from the Montgomerys! You can read it here.

★ Olivia Cunning has an update about Sinners at the Altar! You can read about it here.

★ Samantha Towle’s book Trouble has a release date! It comes out November 20th 2013.

Weekly Recap

Reviewed on the blog this week:

Don’t forget to check out the giveaways listed on the blog on the right!

Upcoming New Releases (so many good ones!):

  • Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (comes out today! SO excited to read it!)
  • Consumed (Devoured #2) by Emily Snow
  • Four Seconds To Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A. Tucker (I still need to read book 2, but I’m excited for Cain’s story!)
  • Declaration of Courtship (Psy-Changeling #9.5) by Nalini Singh (<3 this series)
  • Texture of Intimacy (Psy-Changeling #10.5) by Nalini Singh (Nalini Singh is the best)
  • The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) by J.A. Redmerski (I wasn’t too into the first book, and I’m hoping Andrew’s POV will be better)
  • Jagged (Colorado Mountain #5) by Kristen Ashley (I’m reading book 2 now and really liking it! But the books in this series are just so long)
  • Born Wild (Black Knights Inc. #5) by Julie Ann Walker
  • Mine (Real #2) by Katy Evans (SO GOOD. Loved it!)
  • Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu (OH GOD I cannot wait for this! I’m hoping my preorder will come on the day of its release!)
  • Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine (haven’t read this series in forever and there are 15 freaking books! I don’t think I’ll ever catch up…)
  • Kinked (Elder Races #6) by Thea Harrison

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout Consumed by Emily Snow Four Seconds To Lose by K.A. Tucker Declaration of Courtship by Nalini Singh Texture of Intimacy by Nalini Singh The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski Jagged by Kristen Ashley Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker Mine by Katy Evans Champion by Marie Lu Daylighters by Rachel Caine Kinked by Thea Harrison

Sentinel Blog Tour & Giveaway: Featuring Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Welcome to the Sentinel blog tour, hosted by Stuck in Books, and today’s stop features book 3 in the series: Deity!

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #3 (full reading order below)
Release Date: November 6th 2012
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“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…

Purchase:
Amazon • B&N

Deity is my absolute favorite of the series–so far. I’m sure once Sentinel comes out, I might change my mind 😉 Honestly, I LOVED Deity. It was incredibly intense and exciting and it was AIDEN all day every day! I had been leaning a bit on Team Seth from Pure, but then Deity came out and BAM. Totally Team Aiden from then on.

But seriously, Deity was just incredible. It was edge-of-your-seat thrilling and the romance was off the charts! It was everything I expected from JLA and more. I became so invested in the story and characters, and Aiden will forever be one of my favorite book boyfriends because of this book.

Here are some of my favorite (somewhat spoilery) quotes from Deity (and let me tell you, there are some majorly swoony scenes here):

“I can’t keep pretending that I don’t want this – that I don’t want you. I can’t. Not after what happened to you. It thought… I thought I’d lost you, Alex, forever. And I would’ve lost everything. You are my everything.”

“Because I love you, we share each other’s problems. When we fight, we fight together. I’m going to be by your side no matter what, whether you like it or not. That’s what love is, Alex. You never have to face anything alone again. And I get what you’re saying. I don’t agree with it, but I will support you in any way I can.”

“You’ll have a piece of my heart – all of it, really. Forever.”

Aiden had slipped under my skin, wrapped himself around my heart and embedded himself into my bones.

“I know what’s happened,” Apollo said after a few seconds. My brows furrowed. “What are you talking about?” He nodded at the board. My gaze dropped to the game and I nearly passed out. He’d spelled SEX and AIDEN with those stupid little squares.”

Interview

For JLA – Deity lets the Gods out of the bag. Who’s your favorite God to write and why? Apollo. I just really enjoyed writing his character because of his personality.

For Alex – The vanishing act of Apollo is sorta fun but his timing can be annoying. If he wasn’t a God and still pulled that trick, what would you do to him? Oh, I would kick his ass. I’m tempted to try it, God or not.

For Aiden – What was your reaction to finding out the truth about Leon? I was surprised, but given the situation in which I found out, I couldn’t even focus on Leon. I was too focused on Alex at that moment.

For Apollo – Were there ever any times that you wanted to intervene but didn’t to protect your identity? Yes, that girl needs a full time babysitter. I tried to be around, especially when I knew Aiden wasn’t with her, and I did intervene a few times without revealing my identity.

And don’t forget! Sentinel comes out November 2nd!

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #5 (full reading order below)
Release Date: November 2nd 2013
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It’s a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

Reading Order: Covenant series

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

#0.5 ~ Daimon: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#1 ~ Half Blood: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Pure: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Deity: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3.5 ~ Elixir: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Apollyon: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#5 ~ Sentinel: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads

about the author

Jennifer L. Armentrout#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Book News, Weekly Recap & Upcoming Releases! {10}

Snippets!!

★ It’s a teaser for Until You (Fall Away #1.5) from Penelope Douglas’ Facebook!

I’m bored. Here’s a teaser.

You remember when Jared went back in the house to get his keys to take Tate to Homecoming? Yeah, here’s the convo between him and his mom.

“Alright, but I do have something to say, and you’re not going to like it.” She kept her eyes fixed on her task of fixing my tie and steadied her voice with a firm tone. “Honey, I couldn’t be happier that you and Tate found your way back to each other—“

Oh, Christ.

I started to turn away, but she twisted me back to face her. This definitely sounded like something I didn’t want to talk about!

“But!” she said loudly, probably to get my attention, “baby mommas don’t usually marry baby daddies.” Every word was bit out like I was too stupid to understand.

I cocked my head to the side and looked down at her, indulging this need of hers to make a point I already understood.

Don’t get Tate pregnant. Yeah, thanks. I got it!

“You’ve been over there almost every night—well, every night, actually—and if you make me a thirty-six year old grandmother, I’m going to kill you.”

She was joking.

I think.

★ City of Heavenly Fire snippet from Cassandra Clare’s tumblr!

Alec pulled his knees up to his chest and looked thoughtfully at Jace. “I know,” he said. “I’m not jealous. I always knew, from the first, that everyone thought you were better than me. My dad thought it. The Clave thought it. Izzy and Max looked up to you as the great warrior they wanted to be like. But the day you asked me to be your parabatai, I knew you meant that you trusted me enough to ask me to help you. You were telling me that you weren’t this lone and self-sufficient warrior able to do everything alone. You needed me. So I realized that there was one person who didn’t assume you were better than me. You.”

★ You can read a short excerpt of Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski here.

★ Chapter one of Ilona Andrews’ new book, the Avon story, is up on her blog! Read it here.

★ A teaser from Cinder X (Death Collectors, #2) by Jessica Sorensen! You can read it on their blog here.

Mine by Katy Evans teasers! Mine comes out Nov 5th (I read it and loved it!)

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★ Jennifer L. Armentrout shared a teaser from her Facebook for Sentinel (Covenant #5)!

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Other News!!

★ The Marked Men series by Jay Crownover has a fourth book called Nash! It’s set to release April 29th 2014.

★ News from J. Sterling (author of The Perfect Game)!

I have written (note that it doesn’t say AM WRITING) the third and final book in Jack & Cassie’s story!!!!!!!!  I needed more from them.. I needed to go further into their lives, to see them in the future. And I needed to be able to tell them goodbye (although I’ll admit, I’m not sure I can ever truly say goodbye to them- they hold such a strong place in my heart).

Anyway, The Game Changer wasn’t good enough for me. I NEEDED more from Jack and Cassie. And let me tell you, I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS STORY!!!!!  Of course i’ll be terrified the second if comes out and you all can actually read it. But honestly, at this point, I freaking love it. So much happens!!!! And all the characters you care about make an appearance.

The even GOODER news?!

I have a release date. Not only are you getting a new book, you’re getting it before the end of the year!  THIS YEAR!  🙂

DECEMBER 25th, 2013 will be the release date for when Jack & Cassie’s epic love story comes to a close, titled, THE SWEETEST GAME!

Yep!  Christmas freaking day!!!!!!

MERRY F’N CHRISTMAS!!!  🙂

Let’s all have a CARTER CHRISTMAS (put a lil’ Jack under your tree!)!!!

And it will be released on ALL platforms (not kindle exclusive) so I hope we rock the hell out of this!!!!!!

I am so excited to share the final chapters of J & C’s story with you all. And I cannot thank you enough for all the blessings you’ve given me. The way you’ve fallen for Jack F’n Carter and these books have blown my mind on a daily basis-  I am surprised by the emails, the pictures, the drawings, the sweetness, the kind words, the word of mouth and the sheer passion you have for these characters. Thank you.

You can read the entire blog post here.

★ The City of Ashes movie is coming! You can read all about it here.

★ The Fault in Our Stars movie has a RELEASE DATE! It’s set for June 6th 2014!! Here’s John Green’s video about the TFiOS movie:

Weekly Recap

Reviewed on the blog this week:

Don’t forget to check out the giveaways listed on the blog on the right!

Upcoming New Releases:

  • The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa (SO good! Read my review)
  • Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren (Oh gosh, I can’t wait for this! I love this type of romance!)
  • Archangel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh (love Nalini, and I really need to read this series)
  • Greed (The Seven Deadly #2) by Fisher Amelie (I’ve heard such great things about the first book!)
  • Game for Trouble (Game for It #2) by Karen Erickson
  • Wilde for Her (a Wilde Security novel #2) by Tonya Burrows
  • Falling for the Marine (McCade Brothers #2) by Samanthe Beck
  • Down the Aisle (Dare Me #2.5) by Christine Bell
  • Forgiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #1) by Molly McAdams (a very suspenseful romance! Read my review)
  • Consumed (Devoured #2) by Emily Snow
  • Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre (I have an ARC of this… maybe I should give it away?)
  • Altered (Crewel World #2) by Gennifer Albin (I have the first book on my shelves, but I haven’t read it yet. I really should)
  • In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright #3) by Gabrielle Zevin (loved the first book, but I haven’t read the 2nd book! Can’t wait to see how this series goes)
  • Playing Dirty (Stargazer #2) by Jennifer Echols (I got an ARC of this from Netgalley, and I can’t wait to read it!)
  • Rock the Beat (Black Falcon #3) by Michelle A. Valentine
  • Frosted Midnight (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Breena Wilde
  • Brave (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Zoe Dawson
  • Warmth in Ice (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by A. Meredith Walters
  • Cross Country Christmas (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Tiffany King
  • If I Return (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Sawyer Bennett
  • Wide Spaces (Wide Awake #2) by Shelly Crane
  • Off The Market (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Magan Vernon
  • All for You (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Marquita Valentine
  • A Little Christmas Romance (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by H.M. Ward
  • Winter Kisses (The 12 NA’s of Christmas; 3:AM Kisses #2) by Addison Moore
  • Christmas Catch (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  • A Season For Hope (The 12 NA’s of Christmas) by Sarra Cannon

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh Greed by Fisher Amelie Game for Trouble by Karen Erickson Wilde for Her by Tonya Burrows Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck Down the Aisle by Christine Bell Consumed by Emily Snow Horde by Ann Aguirre Altered by Gennifer Albin In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols Rock the Beat by Michelle A. Valentine Frosted Midnight by Breena Wilde Brave by Zoe Dawson Warmth in Ice- The 12 NA's of Christmas by A. Meredith Walters Cross Country Christmas by Tiffany King If I Return by Sawyer Bennett Wide Spaces by Shelly Crane Off The Market by Magan Vernon All for You by Marquita Valentine A Little Christmas Romance by H.M. Ward Winter Kisses by Addison Moore Christmas Catch by Chelsea M. Cameron A Season For Hope by Sarra Cannon

Waiting on Wednesday {13}

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine, is a weekly meme where we showcase upcoming new releases we’re excited to get our hands on!

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: November 2nd 2013

It’s a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.


Sentinel comes out in less than 2 weeks! AH! I can’t believe this series is ending. I’m going to miss Alex and Aiden and Seth and everyone so much!

And don’t forget about the Sentinel blog tour next week! I’ll be featuring Deity (my favorite of the series) on the 30th!

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