Review: The Mephisto Covenant

9.13.2011
The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen
Publish date: September 27th, 2011 by EgmontUSA

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?

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.


~Zoey~
4 comments on "Review: The Mephisto Covenant"
  1. I have wanted to read this book for awhile but by the sounds of things I shouldn't move it up my to-get list. It sounds like I should read it if I get the chance. I'm not a really religious person either so I'm not sure how I will feel about all the religious talk.
    Thanks for the review. It's nice to know what I'll be getting into before I read this book.

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  2. I thought about picking this book, but after reading your review maybe I should wait. I still plan to give it a chance later on. Thanks so sharing your thoughts on this book. It really helped me decide :]

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  3. This was such a weird book for me. I liked and hated it. There was so much mythology thrown in that I was amazed, and yet, not. I struggled with my rating with this one, but ended up with a 3 as well.

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  4. Thanks for the interesting interview. I've had this on my TBR list for a bit and I'm never sure if I want to buy and read it. I think I'll give it a try but I think I'll wait and get some other books that are on the top of my list.

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9.13.2011

Review: The Mephisto Covenant

The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen
Publish date: September 27th, 2011 by EgmontUSA

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?

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.


~Zoey~

4 comments:

  1. I have wanted to read this book for awhile but by the sounds of things I shouldn't move it up my to-get list. It sounds like I should read it if I get the chance. I'm not a really religious person either so I'm not sure how I will feel about all the religious talk.
    Thanks for the review. It's nice to know what I'll be getting into before I read this book.

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  2. I thought about picking this book, but after reading your review maybe I should wait. I still plan to give it a chance later on. Thanks so sharing your thoughts on this book. It really helped me decide :]

    ReplyDelete
  3. This was such a weird book for me. I liked and hated it. There was so much mythology thrown in that I was amazed, and yet, not. I struggled with my rating with this one, but ended up with a 3 as well.

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  4. Thanks for the interesting interview. I've had this on my TBR list for a bit and I'm never sure if I want to buy and read it. I think I'll give it a try but I think I'll wait and get some other books that are on the top of my list.

    ReplyDelete