Quickie Review: Daimon: A Covenant Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Covenant 0.5)

Daimon: A Covenant Novella | Jennifer L. Armentrout | Hodder and Stoughton | Half Blood #0.5 | 5 Stars | Source: Review (Bookbridgr) | 62 pages | Young Adult | Fantasy 
Release Date: April 19th, 2011 
ISBN 13: 9780983157267

Goodreads Synopsis:

“Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing ‘I smite thee!’ as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life.”For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals–pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.According to her mother, that’s a good thing.But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill.The daimons have found her


A short review for a short novella. Daimon is a 69 page prequel novella to the Half-Blood series and although not an essential read, I still recommend picking this one up if you want to delve more in to the world of The Half-Blood series.

Daimon is set in the days running up to the beginning of Half-Blood. It follows the same protagonist and we get to see how she is getting on in the mortal world. We learn a lot more about her. She is no longer popular and she is just another girl which completely out of her comfort zone. We also get to see her with her mother and how affectionate and protective of her she is.

In terms of plot, this novella does not add much to the series, but it certainly adds to Alex’s character. For that reason, I say it is definitely worth the read.

I read this prequel after I read Half-Blood and I can honestly say it would not make much difference which way round you read them. The novella basically could be put at the start of the full novel and it would be perfectly in sync.

Goodreads Average: 4.11/5 (out of 11,141 ratings)This is pretty good for a novella!