Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Formats Available: Kindle, paperback
BLURB from Goodreads
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.
I purchased this prequel from Amazon.co.uk after Kayleigh - a fellow blogger literally raved about this series. also Spence Hill Press sent me a paperback copy of Deity! So it spurred me on to buy the previous books to it to enable me to review the series.
So, I knew that Aiden was ...er gorgeous but when JLA describes his eyes oh wow! Talk about a dreamy kind of guy, and he only has a brief appearance in this novella. So now the cover, is a flower that has a kind of smoke of Aether coming off it, I find it attractive and like the colour too. It does tie into the book as flowers are mentioned so thats, good too.
Anyhow back to the book, I did enjoy the plot, the Academy setting always seems to work really well. Though in this book we meet Alexandria and her mother Rachelle. They have been left the safety of the academy for three years now. everything seems to be going to Rachelle's plan whatever her plan is. She won't even tell Alexandria why they had to leave the Academy so quickly.
There's a tragic attack that forces Alex into making the decision that she must make her way back to the Academy. Will she reach the "safety" of the Academy alone, or will she be attacked along the way.
A great short novella, that introduces us to Alexandria and her mother, along with providing us with the knowledge that they left the academy under somewhat of a cloud and in a hurry.
The novella sets the scene for the rest of the series.
So did I enjoy it? Yes Will I read more of the series? Of course! Would I recommend? At this stage I want to read some of the first full book first, but pushed into a yes or no....hmm Yes.
Available at Amazon.co.uk