Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "
Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.
If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.
But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.
Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...
Holy Gods! I'm just going to start with the ending here. It was, well, it was expected really, but it was still mind-blowing. The last scene still managed to surprise me even though I was totally aware that something like that is going to happen.
What I didn't expect was, that the author would end it like this, with this big cliffhanger. I was sure I have at least 15 pages till end of the book (I was reading on my iPad). And when it came to that scene, and I was really nervous then, and when I turned the page... Nothing. Nada. End of book three. I almost screamed, honest to god.
I read a lot of reviews on this one and they were saying that it is better than first two books. I don't really know, I like each book equally, maybe I like this one less because it had too little of Seth (don't judge, I'm still a Seth girl even after everything) but all in all it was enjoyable.
I had some issues with Alex. Again. I like her and she changed tremendously, but still... I hate it when characters go full-on Tris in Allegiant mode! I do not want to go through something like that again. I repeat: I do not. I thought I was never going to stop crying then. Anyway, when she started with that, I totally agreed with Aiden that she's crazy. I don't like when characters are willing to kill themselves or be killed by others, because they don't see a way out and they want to protect people around them. I know it's fiction, but it bothers me still. There are a lot of young people reading those kinds of books and they might get the wrong idea about suicide. It's a nasty subject this one, and I don't want people to romanticize it.
I try to avoid spoilers, so this is why my reviews are so short. I try to review the book without actually spoiling things.