Review: Sentinel by Jennifer Armentrout

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Sentinel is the fifth, and final, book in the YA fantasy series, Covenant. Told from the POV of Alex, a half-blood/the Apollyon/the future God Killer, who is about to embark on the mission of killing Ares, the god of war/the guy who has been causing so much havoc in her life.

What I loved about this book was the fast-pace throughout. There wasn’t an abundance of space-filler, which I’m not a huge fan of. I also enjoyed the redemption theme that was prominent in this installment; although not everyone seeking redemption truly got it, it was still a fitting end to the series.

My biggest issue with the book was the god overload. What I loved about the first few god appearances was the shock factor. By book 5, you expect it, and you even get a bit bored with it. What’s more, my favourite god(dess), Aphrodite, was one of the only ones we didn’t meet. The outrage!

There was also a strange twist in the middle of the book, and at the very end that I wasn’t a huge fan of, but that’s not a huge issue. You cam’t win them all, right?

 

Speaking of the ending… I was a mess. Tears. Many tears. The final chapters were beautifully written, doing an excellent job of wrapping up the story. Despite being a tad odd/corny, I really did love how the series ended.

Overall, I’m giving the book an 8/10. This is a series that I would recommend for Vampire Academy fans and anyone with a love of mythology. It definitely has it’s ups and downs, but it’s hard to find a series that doesn’t.

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