The Mephisto Covenant
- Pub. Date: September 27, 2011
- Publisher: EgmontUSA
- Pages: 448
- Series: The Mephisto Covenant #1
First Line: "YOUR FATHER'S RING IS GONE! THAT SLIME, ALEX, TOOK it-I know he did."
Review: The cover is gorgeous right? That was what attracted me to The Mephisto Covenant along with the idea of sons of hell it sounded like it would be a hot and fast paced read but it fell short. Everything was there for it to be great but it just wasn’t. Honestly I’m disappointed, I had high hopes for this book.
One thing that bugged me was the amount of information dumping this book had. And some info was repetitive in other words we the reader already learned about it but then a scene would come where Jax would explain the same thing again to Sasha. I personally would have liked to be left in the dark and learn about all the secrets along with Sasha instead. In moments like those I just got bored and skimmed the paragraph. The info dumping made it really hard to enjoy the book.
Also my goodness...Sasha was put through so much hell, I felt so bad for her character she was molested, almost raped, physically assaulted and verbally abused. I was just shocked and it’s not until later that she started standing up for herself when her powers came to be and she got stronger but even then there were times someone else had to come and save her. Also I’m not sure if this should have been categorized as a YA there was a sex scene that was written out detail for detail.
Jax one of the sons of hell was HOT, but that was it I couldn’t connect with him on any other level and learning his past it should have made me feel something for his character but I just couldn’t connect.
What I did like was the uniqueness of the Mephisto Covenant, the Anabos and how the author added that to the story, the Ravens, Skias, and even the spin she did about purgatory which is why I am giving it two stars.