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Half-Blood (Covenant) Paperback – October 18, 2011
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About the Author
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories....which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Top Customer Reviews
This book seemed to be a direct clone of the first VAMPIRE ACADEMY book. This was noticeably in the first *25 pages* and grew more and more pronounced as the book progressed. Now I understand that in the world of UF and YA vampire novels, a lot of mythologies and ideas overlap, but this was no mere coincidence. There were literally plot lines and direct phrases lifted from VA. I couldn't believe it. Here are the startling similarities: (**warning: spoilers if you have not read Vampire Academy or Half-Blood)
*Girl is 17-years old, of a halfie race that is considered a lower caste than the superior pure race above her who have power to wield the four elements.
*The halfie race retains incredible physical powers that allow them to battle an evil vampire-like form of their race, who are immensely powerful and drain the blood of the pure and half-race. Young halfies are trained at their race's society-run boarding school, where they train to be deadly guards/protectors to the superior race and slayers of the evil race.
*Girl has been on the run from the school officials for several years due to an unclear danger there Is caught by a hot older guy belonging to the elite group of guards and brought back.
*Girl is almost expelled by headmaster/mistress, but is vouched for by previously mentioned hot guard, who agrees to train with girl every day to make up the years lost in her training.Read more ›
would be ashamed of myself, and if I were Richelle Meade, I'd sue.
Without giving too much away to those who still want to read it, everything, and I mean everything is pretty much the same.
Girl that's a part of a lower caste of half-breed supernaturals training to defend the full blooded? Check.
Broody mysterious Superman type instructor that saves her bacon then agrees to train her so she doesn't fall behind her class year? Check.
Even the scene where Rose and Lissa are dragged before the head of the school with three Guardians in the room that plead on Rose's behalf is duplicated.
And oh dear god, the daimons are former pure-bloods that become daimons when they drain aether from the blood of another pure-blood, much the same way that strigoi become strigoi draining moroi. Even her name for the pure bloods (hematoi) is in the same phonetic family.
I'm sorry that's just pathetic, Richelle Meade put all lot of hard work into VA for someone with less than stellar writing skills to just rip her off.
I fully intend to get refund for this drivel, I will not support plagerism. Some similarities in ya fantasy fiction is to be expected, but this is just a blatant copy.
Alexandria or Alex is seventeen-years-old and having a harder time than most teens. Her mother just died before her eyes. Her real dad has been gone for a while. Her step-dad - well let's just say she doesn't trust him. Chasing her way back to the covenant with daimons hot on her trail, she has very few choices. Her only option is to return to the covenant that her mother forced her to leave without explanation 3 years ago. The covenant won't be happy about the absence. They may train her to fight daimons or drug her into servitude. Oh and then there is the little issue of Alex being a half-blood. A mix of Hematoi and mortal, she is only good for fighting or serving as far as the covenant is concerned. Add the gorgeous Aiden, who just happens to be a pure blood and completely off limits to any half-blood, and Alex is really having a hard time. Can she follow the rules and control her crush on Aiden long enough to become a sentinel so she can fight the daimons that killed her mom? Or will her reckless character cause her to fail in her duty and face a future far worse?
5 stars - A must read
The world that Jennifer creates in Half-Blood is unique in the world of angels and demons. The mixture of aether in the blood determines the class in this society. Pure bloods are full of aether (from the Gods) and have power over one of the four elements. They also had the ability to use compulsions to get others to do what they want. Pure bloods are treated almost as royalty where half-bloods are second class. They have very little aether and no power over the elements. They are faster and stronger than regular human and they can see through the magic to identify pure bloods that have been turned into daimons.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely loved it!!! A lot of people throw a lot of shade on this novel because the beginning of the story line is a bit similar to Vampire Academy. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Karina Gonzalez
If you liked Vampire Academy, you'll probably really like this, it's follows almost the same plot line but still manages to be it's own story by adding in the situation between... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Devon
After first discovering Jennifer's books by reading White Hot Kiss, I immediately fell in love with her writing and characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kayla Covey
I agree with everyone who has posted that this book is basically a retelling of the Vampire Academy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MeganC
Half-Blood is the first book in the Covenant series, and one of the best books I have read. Jennifer L. Armentrout never ceases to amaze me with her writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sadie
It is like a drug, you just have to keep reading from book one to the last. Fantastic read. I felt like I was a part of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely loved this book!!!! Aiden is just one of those book boyfriends who just makes you swoon anytime you hear his name. Read more