13 juuli 2017

Jennifer L. Armentrout "Covenant" seeria

Teen seekord veidi teistpidi ja jätan raamatute sisututvusted arvustuse lõppu, sest need on NIIIIIIII pikad..

Lugesn neid inglise keeles ja lugerist, järjekorras oli esimene raamat mul juba mitu-mitu aastat, aga ootasin viimase osa ilmumist. See ilmus nüüdseks mõni aasta tagasi ja noh, lõpuks sain needki ette võetud.

Holy moley - nii heaa!

Ma üritan tavaliselt mitte liiga hullult fännistuda ja kriiskavaks teimseliseks muutuda, aga tuleb välja, et seekord ei saa nii. Mulle tõesti meeldis kogu see sari ja ma ei oska otsemalt öeldagi, kui et kellel vähegi keel suus ja fanaastakirjandusega sinapeal, siis see on kindel must read. Nii, esimesed emotsioonid välja elatud.

Liigume edasi. Esimeses raamatus naersin veidi, et haha, ma olen seda juba oma sada viiskümmend korda ja enamgi veel lugenud, täpselt sama teema nagu „Vampiiride akadeemias“ ja kus iganes suvalises raamatus veel, aga tuleb välja, et kui autoril on oma nišš, siis vahet pole. Võib veel viisteist korda samasugust asja lugeda.

Mis see nišš on, tahate teada? HUUMOR. Suur paks huumor. Päriselt ka. Ma pole tükk aega tundnud, et a) peategelane on päriselt humoorikas, b) meeldiv, c) teeb ratsionaalseid otsuseid (veidi hiljem kui esimeses raamatus, aga siiski..), d) areneb ja e) on niisama päris tore. 

Ma ei hakka vaeva nägema ja proovima teha nägu nagu ma oskaks/suudaks/tahaks iga raamatu kohta midagi kirjeldada, sest ma ausalt ei oska. Lugesin need kõik ühe jutiga läbi, kannatamata isegi pausi pidada, et arvustusi kirjutada. Eip, üks läbi, kohe teine kätte. Õnneks on neid raamatuid vaid viis ja küllaltki õhukesed, seega ei pidanud ma sellist ööune arvelt lugemise graafikut pikalt „kannatama“, aga siiski, väärt seda. Vähemalt minu jaoks.

Panen siia Goodreadsi lingi terve sarja kohta ja nagu näha, siis tänase seisuga on raamatute keskmiseks hindeks suurepärased 4,36 punkti viiest ja mitte ühegi skoor pole alla 4. Pole paha, sugugi mitte.

Võib-olla, kui kunagi mõne aasta pärast uue ringi neile raamatutele peale teen, siis kirjutan kõikidest veel eraldi, aga praegu peate leppima minu kõige hullema, sisutühjema ja igavama „arvustusega“. Peate lihtsalt mind uskuma, et väga head raamatukesed olid. Aga here you go. Kes Goodreadsi lingile klikata ei viitsi, siin on sisukokkuvõtted (inglise keeles).

Half-Blood
281 lehekülge

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is.
If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

Pure
329 lehekülge

There is need. And then there is Fate... Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome—especially when Alexandria’s "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom—so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do—and sacrifice—for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies—lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

Deity
330 lehekülge

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...

Apollyon
343 lehekülge

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

Sentinel
297 lehekülge

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.

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