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The Mephisto Covenant Review

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Title: The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegan

Publishing date: September 27th 2011

Publisher: by Egmont USA

Format: Galley (Kindle)

Pages: 439

 

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.

Review

Half way in and I was loving this book I know you feel a but coming and you’re right, but there were two instances when I  almost threw my hands up and lost interest . The first instance is when Sasha tells Jax to stay away from her. She just wants to be normal blah blah, even after discovering she is  anything but. The other is the lunchroom scene, Sasha is confronted by one of the lost souls. Apparently  Brett in an attempt to recruit her   spreads a vicious rumor about Sasha being promiscuous . The guy think she’s an easy target an approaches her he’s very graphic about his intentions. At first her reaction to cry annoys me and I think god she’s  another Mary sue. But Sasha fights back  thus redeeming herself in my eyes. The plot was creative using religious elements from the bible to weave  a unique story. The characters are interesting all the arch types of  high school life are hit. Including the hierarchy of one’s social status which by the way is the sales pitch the ravens use to hook potential recruits  to  join the group. Just one layer of another layer of the story at the  heart of the plot is Sasha and Jax love story. Their arguments between Sasha and Jax are a bit  repetitive but that’s also what make it real. We humans in love tend to talk  about our feelings a lot to each other. Especially when we like someone we  know shouldn’t. You spend part of the time discussing why liking each  other is wrong and the other half making out with each other. Which is exactly what the love birds do.

What I liked, that the lead female character was strong and smart even in a tight spot she has the ca-hoon-ays  to fight even if she looses. Though she had the occasional I’m a dumb teenager moments e.g. rushing off into a dangerous situation alone to help a friend. The relationship between Jax and Sasha was sickly sweet at times, but I could relate to it. The scene where they couldn’t fall asleep because of the anxious-ness of being so close kept them both awake, but as soon as Jax laid next to her they were asleep very believable . The descriptions were easy to visualize the dialogue was smart but at times the dialogue seemed to be suffering from a split personality disorder. E.g. a playful moment between Sasha and Jax.

He says ” you liked that”

Sasha replies “only a lot”  the term dumb blonde pops into my head maybe it’s just me.

There weren’t too many things I disliked about this book. Jax and Sasha’s relationship is cute , but Jax need to keep Sasha safe reminds me an awful lot of Edward and his uber overprotective-ness of Bella. Wanting to kill any guy that so much as looked at her funny . Yet at the same time is willing to let her go if that’s what she wants Jax does the same,  that’s a bit bipolar  if you ask me. Sasha’s fixation to be “normal” after a while annoyed me a little. It makes perfect sense in the context of the story but that didn’t mean I have to like it. I mean how would you react if some hot guy with black eyes tells you’re a living angel and you’re his only shot at redemption from God. Oh yeah and by the only shot he has at having a mate . I would scream my head off.  I really enjoyed this and hated when i had to put it down I gave it a rating of 4 OUT of 5.

Comment below tell me if this review is helpful. There is some  mild sexual content in this book and I wouldn’t recommend this book for 13 and younger. Sixteen plus please  if you have gotten this far thank you for reading my review and happy reading virtual wave.

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