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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mini-Review: The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen

Title: The Mephisto Covenant
Author: Trinity Faegen
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Release Date: 09/27/11
Reviewed by: Sara
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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?

Mini-Review: I'm always a little hesitant when religion is wrapped up in the paranormal aspect of a novel, but this one sounded very interesting. Lucky for me, while it was a novel about good vs. evil, it was in no way preachy. I really enjoyed the Anabo, Mephisto, and Eryx; it was a fresh addition to Paranormal Young Adult. There was just a lot of information that about them that bogged the pace down at certain times. Also, due to Eryx's influence, many characters came across a little flat. I really enjoyed Sasha and Jax, but there was a lot going on around them. The cover is a beautiful image, but it's one in a bunch of YA covers featuring a teenage girl in a fancy dress that the main character may or may not wear.

Plot: 3 Stars
Pace: 3 Stars
Characters: 3 Stars
Cover: 3.5 Stars
Overall: 3 Stars

Disclosure: I borrowed this novel from the local library.

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