|Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout|
November 2, 2013
Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Mature Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal
(contains mature language, sex)
Source: Personal purchase
It's a beautiful day for a war.My Review:
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 is the final installment of the Covenant series, and it picks up right where Apollyon left off. While I liked Apollyon, it was my least favorite book of the series. I've also recently finished a couple of other series and was underwhelmed by how they ended. So going into Sentinel, I was a bit nervous that my hopes and expectations would be disappointed, especially since this is the first time I'm able to see how Armentrout ends a series. Fortunately, my fears were for not. I loved this book and it confirmed why I love this entire series.
To be spoiler-free, I will be vague in my review. But if you have been a fan of this series, you know what to expect. We get our snarky, witty banter. Humor appears alongside our more serious moments, giving the complete spectrum of emotion. We get the beautiful love between Aiden and Alex. The strength of Alex and Aiden's love was clear and apparent, never in question or jeopardy. Gotta love Aiden! We are revisited by some previous characters and are even introduced to a few new ones. And yes, we get more Seth! The action continually progressed without any of those dull dragging moments. With the plot progression, we continue on the road of twists and turns, with many unexpected moments that left me guessing until the end. There are strong themes of forgiveness, redemption, sacrifice, honor, duty, friendship, and love.
My only complaint: This could have used one more go through with editing. The great thing about Armentrout is that she can write a fantastic novel and write it quickly, which means these books get to the readers' hands more quickly, making us very happy. However, both she and her editor should be a bit more cautious before hitting the publish button.
Bottomline: The Covenant series is one of my favorite series, and Sentinel did not disappoint. This ended perfectly for me and left me guessing and wondering until the end. If you like captivating characters, action-packed adventure, snarky and witty dialogue, and twists and turns that leave you excited for more, than I highly recommend this series.