Sentinel By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel (Covenant: Book Five)
Written by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published 01 / 10 / 2013
312 Pages
It's a beautiful day for a war.

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.

Alex's body may be healing, but the scars her battle with Ares still plagues her nightmares. She'll never forget. Her bond with Seth is faint, but Alex can feel the spiritual cord that they share with one another. She isn't the same girl any more, in addition to her amber eyes and Apollyon markings, Alex's face and body are now scarred, the battle evident throughout the university in which the remaining members of the academy are now finding respite. Ares is gaining in strength and amassing an army and even if Alex is able to find Seth and transfer his power, she'll still be no match for the Olympian. Together with her aptly named Army of Awesome, the team have chosen to release a titan... Of war. But first they must strike a deal with Hades to ensure his release.

Seth has turned his back on Ares and his battle to consume the world, and he comes baring gifts. Can he be trusted? Alex certainly seems to believe that Seth is genuine and wants to fight alongside them, not in spite of. But Alex doesn't seem quite herself and battles to hold onto her identity. Ares has left her physically spent, but she finds herself wanting to run from the conflict, rather than jump in feet first. As the titan whips the team into shape, Alex's lack of emotion is of a concern to Aiden, and she refuses to confide in him. But Seth and Alex share a bond and if anyone knows how she's feeling, or lacking, it's him.

It's a battle of epic proportions and causalities won't be spared. With two Apollyon's now preparing for war, power will be transferred, but will the Olympians allow the God Killer to live?

Sentinel is the final book in the Covenant series, and sadly it didn't deliver. It wasn't that it was terribly written or the storyline horrific, but I could have been mistaken that I've read this all before. A more significant battle, but the same players and same scenarios with the same over explained descriptions. The series begun so promising, but each book has become more sexually charged, so that Sentinel is now foremost a horned up kiss fest, with a touch of the paranormal fantasy. Blink and you'll almost miss it... If you're lucky. Alx was once a tough, sassy chick with attitude and a killer fighter, now she just seems as thought she's just smartassed and sexed up. The intimate scenes felt like fillers and I needed more action, more killing and the humour has completely vanished. It seems the quickest way to kill a series, is to allow the main character to fall in love with a impossibly handsome young guy with no personality, liquid silver eyes and to get it on. I wanted to love it, but I just couldn't.

And Seth? Oh Seth.

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