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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen


Author: Trinity Faegen
Titel: The Mephisto Covenant
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 27th September 2011
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Source: ARC through NetGalley
Get it: Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones
Goodreads Summary
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—she is an 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 always looming, Jax knows he has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?
The cover of this book was haunting me since a while. At every book meme concerning eagerly awaited books the Mephisto Covenant was a consistent candidate. So I got curious about this story.
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect as the summary doesn't give away a lot. When I started reading I realised that there is no long introduction, you jump directly into it and learn about the background of the main character Sasha as the story proceeds.
Sasha is very sweet girl, almost to good and pure to be true. But as we learn she is an Anabo. As a descendent of Eve, she is a heavenly creature and entirely uncorrupted. She is the opposite of evil/bad and doesn't even know it. She gets trapped and almost killed by the followers of Eryx, an offspring of hell. She is saved by the mysterious Ajax (really cool name!) and his brothers. For Ajax Sasha can be his salvation but he is also 1000 years old and has never courted a girl.
I liked the whole idea. It's a redefined classic. Good and evil, Heaven and Hell.
The two main characters, Jax and Sasha, have an amazing chemistry together and I enjoyed reading about their interactions. Sasha has to make difficult decisions. She is quite alone, without friends and tries to survive. At the same time always thinks the best of people. That's an interesting concept.
The portrait of Jax was well done. I liked that he is not evil but he isn't good either. He has to fight to stay true to himself. He has principles which became obvious when he deals with Sasha. He knows she can be his ticket to heaven, but he doesn't try to cheat her in trusting him. I also like how he became more human in his quest to protect Sasha.
Jax's brothers are an intriguing bunch of characters. They were introduced in this book and I was fascinated by each of them. I'm sure we will get to know them better in future books.
The plot was well planned and there were plenty of twist to keep you hooked. The only thing which annoyed me at some time was the amount and speed of people who suddenly became bad. This was a bit of extreme and didn't really add anything to the story.
Another I liked was the ending. Though this book marks the beginning of a series the story line was completed and most lose ends were tied up neatly. Overall a fascinating debut novel.

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4 Comments:

At Sep 13, 2011, 5:51:00 PM , Anonymous ZoeRainDasherBenji said...

Ooh.. I don't get why this book is called The Redemption of Ajax sometimes. Or is that the name of the series? I have to read this!

Just have to!

 
At Sep 25, 2011, 10:49:00 AM , Blogger Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

I have wanted to read this book for awhile. That cover totally draws you in. I'm glad to hear that you liked it and that the story wasn't slow and it dives right into the action. I may need to get this book.

 
At Oct 2, 2011, 1:17:00 PM , Blogger Renu said...

Love the cover for this book! Awesome review - can't wait to read it.

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 9:02:00 AM , Blogger iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

The cover for this one is GORGEOUS. Been hearing about it a lot, and I really want to get a copy of it. Sounds also pretty original, with the whole descendent of Eve and stuff. Great Review! :D

 

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