Book Review: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Covenant Series #5
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My Rating: 5 Stars

Average Good Reads Rating: 4.57 stars

Series: The Covenant Series #5

Genre: YA Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance

Pages: 297

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

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Good Reads Summary:

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.

Me when I realized this was the last book in The Covenant Series:

I love these books. My best friend recommended them to me a few years ago, back when I had no idea who Jennifer L. Armentrout was. I read the summary and thought, “wow, this sounds a lot like Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy” of which I was already a huge fan. Granted, the first book is pretty similar to VA, but many of the ‘similar’ elements are unique in their own way (I know, that sounds like a major contradiction; just go with it). This series is without a doubt, the best YA series dealing with Greek Mythology that I’ve read. Instead of making the gods silly, archaic, and ridiculous, Armentrout makes them powerful, adaptive, entertaining, and some of them are downright terrifying.

I really love Alex. She’s spunky, brave, and frequently stupid (which makes her a very real heroine). And I adore Aiden, so I obviously really enjoy the two leads of this series. There are plenty of fun and interesting secondary characters as well: Apollo, Aiden’s brother Deacon, Marcus…the list could go on for a while, but lets just say Armentrout is the queen of writing witty and interesting characters.

There is no lack of action here. JLA is a self-proclaimed lover of writing kissing scenes, but she can write really great action sequences as well. (The kissing scenes are excellent too). Yes the characters have sex, but since this is YA, it’s not graphic and doesn’t go into detail.

It’s really interesting to see how different Alex is from book one to Sentinel. She’s grown up a lot, and has had quite a rough go of it. She does a good job of keeping it together (and even when she doesn’t, Aiden is there to pick up the pieces).

I kind of hated Seth for a while in this series. He just irritated me, and Aiden is so perfect, I couldn’t understand why Alex was even remotely interested in Seth. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I am going to say that my hatred dwindled in this book. Dwindled a lot.

I am extremely sad to see this series go, but, being the writing maniac that she is, JLA has already started a new series (The Dark Elements), which I think I’m going to really enjoy. This was a very strong finish to an excellent YA series that I feel confident recommending to anyone who enjoys the genre. The ending is very satisfying and will probably make you go

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