Friday, November 2, 2012

Tour Stop: Deity by Jennifer Armentrout - Review and Spotlight on Deacon St. Delphi

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout, hosted by Stuck In Books.  I am really excited to be a part of this tour. There is also a great giveaway from Spencer Hill Press associated with this tour.  The giveaway is for prize packages that include a $25 Amazon giftcard, a copy of the book, a shirt and lots of SWAG!  There will be three winners, so please be sure to enter that below.  My stop features a review and a a character spotlight on Deacon St. Delphi, which I think you will enjoy.  Please be sure to check out all the other great stops on the tour here.  Also, be sure and hop on over to Refracted Light's blog where they are hosting a character interview with Deacon.  

by Jennifer Armentrout
Publication Date:  November 6, 2012
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Source:  ARC

"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...

My Thoughts:  Let me begin my saying what a huge Jennifer L. Armentrout fan I am.  I have read everything she has written, multiple times, each time enjoying the story more than the last.  Deity is my favorite book so far in the Covenant Series.  Granted, they are all beyond amazing, but I really, really loved Deity.  I think the main reason for that is the fact that we get to know Aiden so much better in this book.  Of course, I've always loved Aiden, but he has still remained somewhat of an enigma, keeping his feelings pretty much inside, only letting us glance at what is going on inside that handsome head.  In Deity, we get to peek inside his brain and heart a little deeper, and it was wonderful.  Granted, he still remains a mystery, and has a dark side that we have only seen in brief glimpses, but what we see in Deity will win your heart.

In Half-Blood, I was team Aiden, but in Pure, I changed sides and was team Seth, but I have to say that Deity settled it for me.  I am and forever will be team Aiden.  A lot of things happen in Deity that will surprise you and delight you at the same time.  As far as Seth goes, I had some OMG what happened to Seth moments, because I do care about Seth and what happens to him.  Alex, I absolutely adore Alex.  I think of all the books I have ever read, Alex is my favorite kick-butt heroine.  She is tough, she is snarky, she's loyal, she loves with everything she has in her, and she's real.  We also get to know Deacon a lot better in this story, and that was really fun, since he is one of my favorite characters in the series.....and Leon, well let's just say you're in for quite a surprise when the truth about Leon is revealed in this book.  We are introduced to some new characters also, one of which is Solos, and I am looking forward to hopefully seeing more of him in Apollyon.  Lastly, but definitely not least, we get to see some really kick-ass scenes and interaction with the gods themselves in this book, which was really fun.

I loved where Jennifer Armentrout took Alex and Aiden's relationship in this book, and I am sure you will to.  One thing that is a set in stone is the fact that Jennifer Armentrout knows how to write romance, really hot romance.  Another thing I really enjoyed about Deity was that, if you pay attention, you begin to see the prophecies from the past books come into play, and some other things become clearer, as you connect the dots from hints that have been left in each book of the series.  It makes going back and rereading them that much more fun, kind of like a scavenger hunt.  Deity is absolutely outstanding, filled with intense passion, action-packed battle scenes, hot romance, humor, mystery, intrigue, and even murder, yes murder - whose murder,  I can't say, but you'll be surprised how that plays out.  Jennifer Armentrout is one of the most talented and gifted writers that I have ever run across.  Her creative mind is reflected in the novels she writes, especially in the phenomenal characters she creates.  She has earned the title, in my book, as well as in many of yours, as one of those authors that is here to stay and never disappoints.  If she writes it, her fans are definitely going to read it, and then gush about it to everyone and anyone who will listen.  If you haven't read The Covenant Series, it is a must read, so hurry and get it.  You will not be disappointed.  In fact, you will probably be thanking the gods that you found it.   

Character Spotlight on Deacon St. Delphi.

So who is Deacon St. Delphi.  Well, if you don't already know, he is Aiden's little brother.  We have gotten glimpses of Deacon throughout the entire series, but we get to see a lot more of him in Deity.  Instead of me just writing a paragraph about him, I thought it would be fun to include a few excerpts and extras that give us some in-depth insight into the mind and emotions of Deacon St. Delphi.  

Deacon St. Delphi
Age:  17
Brother of Aiden St. Delphi 
Hair Color:  Blonde
Eyes:  Grey
Love Interest:  It's a surprise (find out when you read Deity)
Favorite God:  Dionysus (Why - he likes to party)
Favorite Game:  Playing Twister naked.  

So when I saw Jonny Weston in the previews for Chasing Mavericks, my first thought was, 
"It's Deacon St. Delphi."  
What do you think?

This excerpt is from an extra scene that Jennifer wrote as a special treat for her fans.  It is the first chapter of Half-Blood, from Aiden's POV.  You can read the entire post on her website here.  I think it gives us excellent insight into who Deacon is and why he does the things he does.  

This excerpt is from Pure.  Deacon is talking to Alex about planning a birthday party for Aiden. 

Here's Deacon's to do list for Aiden's party. 
(See original post from Jennifer's website here).

This excerpt is from Deity and is one of my personal favorites, 
The Mortal Holiday Tree.  
Finally, just a couple more fun quotes from Deacon.

I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know Deacon a little bit better.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway and thank you all so much for stopping by.  

Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories...therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. 

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  1. I adore Deacon so much and his birthday list is too funny. I love that Aiden found it and marked things off. Tall, mean-looking dude---->Leon. Awesome!

    1. I thought that was really funny about Leon to. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I'm so happy you enjoyed this. I always thought Deacon was the most fun character. Great review!

  3. OMG, this post was so freaking awesome! I've never seen any of these extras, I especially love the note at the end. And that quote about giving birth was one of my favorites in the whole book. What a kick-ass post!

    1. Thanks Nereyda. This was such a fun post to do. I love that quote at the end also. Deacon is so funny.

  4. I love Deacon! He totally needs his own story.

  5. What a fabulous post! Great job.

    Thanks for being part of the tour!!


  6. LOVE this. Fantastic spotlight on Deacon. The MHT scene? Cracked up laughing. Way too funny. And that To-Do List? It pretty much sums up Aiden & Deacon's relationship... *big smiles*

    Wonderful post! :)

    1. Thank you! I loved your interview with Deacon to :)

  7. awesome blog! always something good to read

  8. I love this post to pieces! Oh, the mortal holiday tree, that scene was hilarious & totally made me love Deacon even more than I already do! The St. Delphi's make some pretty amazing boys!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

    1. Thank you. This was such a fun post to do.

  9. This is my favorite series and I am so looking forward to reading Deity. Nice to know more about Deacon. Love the To-Do list and side comments!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/

    1. I am so glad you enjoy the series, and I know you will love Deity to. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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