Thursday, November 21, 2013

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) - Jennifer L. Armentrout + Mini Interview + Book Signing Photos


It’s not secret I am a Jennifer L. Armentrout (J.Lynn) fan.  Yes, I have a girl crush list (just like a book boyfriend list) and she is an author that is on there. So, with my mini me (that’s my reading buddy, I call her mini me, b/c she’s ten years younger than me and reminds me of me ten years ago) told me to read Half-Blood, I said, well what the heck.

Oh my god, where have I been and I can’t believe I didn’t pick up the Covenant series sooner! I love the Lux series, but book 1, Half-Blood, oh no comparison.

I fucking gobble this shit up and real good! (I know that didn’t make sense, but it was the only way I could convey my feelings)

Alex (Alexandria) is a Half-Blood and Aiden is a Pure (full-blood).   Alex ran away from the Covenant (a school) for three years and finally came back, b/c her mother died.  Aiden is in charge of training Alex to get her up to speed, so when school starts Alex isn’t so far behind.

Okay, that summary is just a TIP of what you will be reading.  First off, the whole half-blood, pure, daimon, Sentinel is all confusing to me, but eventually you get the hang of it and all that stuff is just story, what really did it was the writing style. Oh how I love Armentrout’s writing, how can you write a YA book with that much wonderful sexual tension? I do not know but she does it.

I love Alex, she’s strong, feisty and never really irrational. I want to be her and you do feel for her.  It’s sometimes hard for me to sympathize with young Heroines or Heroines in YA paranormal reads, but I completely was in tune with Alex.  So yes, I could imagine myself as a seventeen year old Half-Blood.  Oh Aiden, how much I love him. Sigh, swoon, major book boyfriend.  Half-Blood reminded me a lot like Divergent, the whole older Hero training the young Heroine thing just does it for me. It’s cute, it’s adorable and you will be glued reading the pages.  

There’s tension from the students, there’s tension from external forces and there’s tension from the school, but it’s NEVER annoying. It’s just the right amount to get you going.  The majority of the story is Alex and Aiden, THANK YOU! Yes, there’s back story and side characters, but I love reads where it’s mainly about the Hero and Heroine.

BUT do not be fooled, this is no boring read and there’s plenty of twists and turns! I was like Oh my god until the last second and you will too.

If you aren’t a huge fan of YA paranormal reads, I just think you aren’t picking up the right books. I get you, the whole super natural stuff, is like huh? BUT believe me, if it’s written well, you will definitely keep these types of books on your shelf.  Try Half-Blood, you will be a fan!

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Jennifer, Please tell us five fun facts about yourself...
1.  I'm afraid of bridges over water.
2.  I can't write if anyone is in the room with me.
3.  I have a major crush on Dean (Jensen Ackles) from Supernatural.
4.  I like to eat hot dogs without any condiments.
5.  I like to wear flip flops even if it's snowing.

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


I finally got to meet her!!!!! SIGH... so happy

Jennifer signing my 11 paperbacks 

Sneaking more photos... that's Vilma from Vilma's Book Blog on the left, isn't she cute?!

I love Jennifer's books so much. I think the highlight of my day was when she stopped by our lunch table, oh my gosh, I was in fan girl heaven!  I would say Jennifer is a little quirky, adorable and very very very talented. I can't wait to see her again in March when she comes back to Texas.


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