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The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen

October 3rd, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Downloaded from NetGalley

Publication date: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Egmont

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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?

I fell in love with the book’s cover and was eager to get my hands on this book when I read the sneak peak of the first chapter awhile back.  I found the story building around the sons of Hell, the Anabo and the struggle between Eryx and these sons of Hell who are actually struggling to save people from Eryx.  Jax, his brothers and  Jax’s buddy, Brody, were great.  The brothers were all bad ass and Brody was the loveable geek.  I had more mixed feelings towards Sasha.  I get that as an Anabo she isn’t supposed to be tempted by the dark side but she was kind of irritating.  You would expect someone who is so good to want to help others in the world but she is more preoccupied with wanting a normal life that she doesn’t really care about the good she can do for a majority of the book.

The other big issue I had with the book is just how many evil people and people willing to sell their souls we see around Sasha.  I know the idea is everyone faces temptation except for Anabo but the way most of the characters are portrayed is that it doesn’t take much to turn them.  I have a hard time believing that a majority of people are that easily swayed and it would have been nice to see more of a struggle instead of one day a guy is a decent person and the next you find out he sold his soul willingly.  All the characters were so black and white that it was kind of irritating because it is so unrealistic.  I would have preferred to see some of the struggle the characters faced as they had to choose to follow Eryx or not.

Overall not a bad book but not one of my favorites.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

One Response

  1. Kailana

    I really liked this cover, too. That is too bad you didn’t enjoy the book more!

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