Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Daimon is a great little teaser prequel to introduce Jennifer L. Armentrout's new series debuting in October 2011. I'm not going to write a summary for this since the prequel is short enough on its own!
The best way to describe this is Percy Jackson for older teens/young adults. I really enjoyed the Percy series (and its new spin off) so this one is right up my alley! It's fabulous; Armentrout writes Alex so well. She's just so snarky and tough, yet vulnerable at the same time. It's a difficult character to convey, and this little prequel is a great introduction to the series.
I was surprised by how much action is in this story, but that's a good sign for the rest of the series I hope! And Armentrout writes the action sequences well, which pleases me since suffering through a poorly written fight scene can just be painful.
And there's just enough mystery to catch the reader's attention and ask for more! I pre-ordered my signed copy of Half-Blood and that is one book I cannot wait to get my hands on!
P.S. I downloaded a free copy of this from the Spencer Hill Press website.