Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #0.5
Published by Spencer Hill Press on 10th May 2011
Source: *Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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.
This novella was quick and addictive, but at the same time heartbreaking. I strongly dislike these covers though, I much prefer the UK editions.
This novella follows Alex in the moments before her mother's death, and the events that followed which caused her to land in a warehouse surrounded by daimons, directly before the Covenant found her.
In this novella you really got to witness the more vulnerable and teenage side to Alex. It was heart breaking to witness her realising and trying to comprehend the death of her mother, whilst simultaneously trying to understand what she had to do next. It really let you preview a different side to Alex's personality that had yet to be explored in Half-Blood.
The plot of this novella was fast-paced and riveting, though sad and mournful. It really made you sympathise with Alex as you felt you were constantly their beside but could do nothing to help. There were certainly some dangerous scenes, therefore this novella was quite a surprise to me by how much depth there was to it in those 80 pages.
Therefore this novella is definitely worth the read after having read Half-Blood, as it will certainly break your heart and have you wishing you could help Alex.