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?
Another ARC for Zoey :D Remember, while I try to kept this spoiler-free, no guarantees.
This book has a lot more religion in it than I originally thought. Sasha is a big believer in God, and Jax and his brothers are kind of fighting for God, in a way. To be honest, I'm not religious. At all. Say what you want, but the truth is that I'm agnostic, so all the religion bothered me a little bit. It would have been easy enough to ignore, except for the fact that they kept bringing it up again when I least expected it.
I managed to get over it, though, because it's not constantly there. But what I found ironic was that even though Sasha was a believer, she still had sex with Jax at the end of the book. Doesn't that go against morals or something? >_> Either way, it was a nice reminder that not even Sasha, who's an Anabo and therefore supposedly has no evil in her, isn't perfect either.
The plot was definitely something new for me. I liked how Lucifer was incorporated into it, and I liked how Eryx was basically trying to take over Hell. But from what I can see, that's where the things I loved end.
Sasha and Jax's relationship just moved too fast for me to understand. They don't know each other at all, and yet they're kissing. And then there was the fact that the rest of the characters didn't get developed enough, if you ask me. They were just kind of there. I wish I could have learned more about some of them.
And last, I've been noticing a lot of books I've been reading lately have been in third person. I have no problems with that; in fact, sometimes I prefer third person to first. But there weren't enough of Jax's and Sasha's thoughts for me. I can't say I disliked or liked either of them, because I don't really know them. Sure, there was plenty of dialogue, but I never had any idea what either of them was thinking when they spoke to each other.
Overall: The plot was original, and even if I wasn't a fan of the writing style, the amount of action and the events redeemed the book a little bit. 3 stars.