Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: September 18th 2011
Source: Bought Ebook
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
Half-blood is by far one of my favorite books of all time. Half-blood combines action, paranormal aspects, and a fiery forbidden love into an amazing story that I could not put down. Half-Blood is about a half-blood girl named Alex, who begins the book trying to kill daemons who have been trailing her since her mother had been killed by one daemon. After been away from the covenant for about three years Alex is taken back by the daemon hunters that rescued her, back to the covenant to face the world she left behind as she has only a summer to cover three years worth of what she missed- with a super super hot, untouchable Pure-blood daemon hunter of course.
Alex is absolutely one of the funniest, craziest, bravest, and absolutely the most awesome character I have ever read about. Alex begins the story with so much going on in her life that she has to deal with but somehow, though out the story she is able to remain strong and remain an absolutely amazing character with such a fun personality that I can't help but adore. Another major character in the story is the completely smoking hot Aidan, the daemon hunter who volunteers to help Alex catch up over the summer. I can't really say much with out ruining the book, but in so many ways how has some of the very same strength that Alex does and with that they are able to help each other figure out everything that is going on in their lives.
The story was overall written very, very well with a very interesting plot and characters I loved to pieces. The end was leaving me wanting more and I rushed to get the second book so I could eat it up as well!