Review: Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer Armentrout

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Goodreads Description:

It’s a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

My Review

I was more than excited to read this last addition of the Covenant series after having thoroughly enjoyed reading the rest of the series. And that ending!! Dang! Recap: Alex just had her a** handed to her by Ares and practically died from the encounter.

Sentinel basically picked up right where Apollyon left off and instantly jumped into the action. For the most part there were plenty of intense moments though there were a few dragged on scenes, but they definitely did not detract from the awesomeness that was this book. As the imminent battle with Ares looms overhead, Alex is willing to do whatever it takes to bring him down (and I mean whatever it takes). Lines are drawn, enemies are not so bad anymore, and Alex finds herself taking yet another trip into the Underworld to ally herself with the most unlikely of beings. Yes I said “beings.”

The romance was once again absolutely beautiful in Sentinel. Alex and Aiden’s love continues to be tested in this book, but neither of them ever gives in. Their love for one another is so insanely powerful; it overcomes every obstacle that gets thrown in their way, and there are oh so many obstacles for them.

Once the epic ending rolled around the suspense was nonstop! I literally could not put it down. It was a great workout companion on the elliptical/treadmill.  I was only slightly disappointed by how quickly parts of the conflict were resolved. However, a HUGE curveball gets thrown in shortly after the “resolution” that had me throwing out all sorts of inner cuss words (if I wasn’t at the gym I totally would have voiced them aloud, but I’m sure my facial expressions were enough to explain my emotions to my fellow gym goers). Thankfully, all was resolved perfectly, though most definitely not in the way I had anticipated. So though it was a completely unexpected ending, I found myself really enjoying it as well as “awing” all over the place. The ending was different but lovely and satisfying all at the same time. The Covenant series is a must read for all YA readers and especially for Jennifer Armentrout fans!

You can buy Sentinel on Amazon here!

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