Sentinel by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published by Spencer Hill Press

Book 5 in the Covenant Series

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.


Foul Language Young Adult Action

Some Steamy Scenes Mythology Emotional

Violence Romance

Oh. My. Gods.

Sentinel by Jennifer L Armentrout is the fifth, and final *sob* book in the Covenant series. Sentinel starts up immediately after the end of Apollyon, with Alex waking up after her stunning defeat left both her body and spirit broken. While Alex tries to deal with the physical and mental scars of her trauma, she is also forced to continue to fight in the war against Ares. In order to weaken their enemy, they are forced to enter the Underworld once again, and release one of the most dangerous gods of all time to help.

Wow. I'm left stunned. This was an insane, epic, conclusion to Alex's story. Sentinel blew all of my predictions away. The book itself, the whole series, is so wonderfully original, and fresh in a genre what tends to be copy, paste, repeat. Sentinel didn't skimp on the action, but it also didn't pass over on the emotional content. Love and heartbreak. Happiness and sorrow. Sacrifice. Sacrifice is the big one here, because everyone, especially Alex, is forced to give up something in order to get ahead in the war. By the end of the book, and sadly, the series, I'm left with an emotional hangover.

Alex has grown up. Despite her brutal defeat in Apollyon, she continues on. Knowing in the end, if she does what the gods want, and becomes the God Killer and takes down Ares, she will very likely be taken out as well, she still goes on to do whats right, and despite all the bad things that have happened to her and around her, she hopes. Alex may be feisty, temperamental, and sometimes a little selfish, but she is also incredibly loving, and loyal. She will do anything for those she loves. She's not fearless, but does what needs to be done. And Aiden ... oh be still my beating heart. Ever since admitting that he loves Alex, his happiness radiates whenever she is near ... even when he probably wants to strangle her. Their chemistry is beautiful, and admittedly, steamy as hell. Aiden's calm personality is the perfect pairing with Alex's fiery one, but he can come out and become unstoppable when he needs to. We can't forget about Seth. I am so glad I had hope for him, becau