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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax by Trinity Faegen

Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.

A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.

With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?

Oh. My. Word. This book was just... wow. It was unexpected. It was dark. It was hilarious. And it was pretty darn sexy too. Now this hot book had me teetering on edge with worry at first. When I read the synopsis, I thought, "This is definitely something that I would read, but is it too dark for me?" HA. Boy did I have to eat my words. This book was amazing. It was one of those books that you read, and absolutely just can't put down. It kept me frustrated, and kind of impatient too. But not in a bad way. The way the building romance between Sasha and Jax works out is headache inducing to say the least. For one, Sasha is very hesitant to start a relationship with Mr. Tall Dark and Hellishly Deadly here. But, you would think him being a son of Hell and all, he would be all over anything to get with her. But he was so humble about it, and so patient. Even though it was eating him up inside to not just kidnap her, he held through. And the story line was so beautifully written, dark, light, and magical. It took my breath away. The mythology was written in a way I haven't seen in awhile. And the reason I believe it wasn't as dark as I thought it would be was all the humor in it. Sometimes Jax and his brother just act like regular teenage boys, and it kind of catches you of guard for a second. And there were so many unpredictable surprises in the book that happened that I didn't even want to believe at first.
Let's talk about some characters. Sasha is an Anabo. Meaning she doesn't feel the pull, the attraction towards temptation. No jealously. No hate. Nothing. Does this make her a sweet and likable girl by everyone? Yes. Does this make her a nun, or a goody two shoes? Oh no. You find that out after all the passion you witness in this book. Especially this one scene that I don't think I've ever seen anything like it in a YA novel. Or maybe I haven't just been reading the right ones. Cause, y'all. The romance was on FIRE.Then we've got Jax. Whew. Jax. What to say about him? He's dark and everything dangerous in the world, but when it comes to Sasha he's this sweet, caring, thoughtful, guy that any girl would dream about. I mean a bad boy with feelings? Oh yeah. I beyond loved this book. Recommend? I would buy the book for you. But since I can't, you can buy it here on Amazon. And read an excerpt here.
More books to come!

Love y'all!

1 comment:

  1. RESENT: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Book Worm Reviews:

    I'm an award-winning author with a new book of fiction. Ugly To Start
    With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about teen life
    published by West Virginia University Press in November
    of 2011.

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    I wrote to you this past fall, but lost much of my AOL mail from that
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    My book's only 160 pages short. The writing is easy and open, and all
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    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story "The Scratchboard Project" received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

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    John Michael Cummings