“You ever watch Clash of the Titans or read any Greek fables? Well those gods are real and yeah, I’m sort of a descendant of them.”
– Jennifer Armentrout, Daimon
Ever since I’ve started book blogging, I’ve heard so much about a certain author named Jennifer L. Armentrout. Everyone simply adores her. I’ve even sat in on some of her video chats and I can see why everyone thinks she is (to say as she would) so awesomesauce. Which is why I was overjoyed when I won a copy of the prequel novel Daimon from Shellie over at Creative Reads.
Because it is just a prequel novel, it’s pretty short and I read it in a few hours. We are introduced to the very alliteratively named Alexandra Andros and get a glimpse into her not so average life. She is a half-blooded descendant of the gods who has been living with mortals for the last 3 years.
Alex is a snarky narrator who has all the characteristics of a headstrong heroine. She delivers lines like :
“Was your mom a gardener . . .because a face like yours belongs planted on the ground”
Before drop-kicking guys to the floor.
As the short novella progressed I found myself feeling a lot of sympathy for Alex and I got pretty engrossed in the story. And of course at that moment it ends on a cliffhanger.
We didn’t get to hear much about the main male character, Aiden St. Delphi in this novella, but I’m sure he is seen plenty in Half-Blood. Damion is a great tease to Half-Blood novel , the whole covenant series and a quick fun read. It left me wanting more.
Looks like I’ll need to get my hands on Half-Blood to find out more. I also can’t wait to read Obsidian (*cough* christmas presents, Jess *cough*)
You can read Daimon for free ! Download the e-version at Spencer Hill Press http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/Daimon.php
I’m a lifelong reader who started blogging about YA books in 2011 but now I read in just about every genre! I love YA coming of age stories, compelling memoirs and genre bending SFF. You can find me talking all things romance at Romance and Sensibility.