Monday, March 26, 2012

The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen

Title: The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax
Author: Trinity Faegen
Pages: 448
Publisher: EgmontUSA
My rating: 4.5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.81 stars
Published: September 27, 2011

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?

Thank goodness this is the first of {hopefully} many!  There is one downside to that... none of the others are out yet!  Quite a breath of fresh air, this book.  All the twists and turns of it, plus the different stories that are woven into the main plot.

I love the character of Sasha.  She had the potential to be kind of annoying, in the beginning, but the depth the author adds to her character quickly rids the possibility of that.  She has a good background and a good head on her shoulders.  Her mother left Sasha with family while she ran away, without any clue known to her as why she has left.

The romance between Jax and Sasha is really something.  I love how drawn he is to the goodness in her, and how he tries not to be.  Jax knows everything it would mean for Sasha to love him and be with him, and, while Sasha comes to that understanding, she doesn't care {like most young fictional women, she is utterly smitten by the antihero... who can blame her?}.  One thing this description {and any of the others you would probably find} don't mention the fact that Jax is one of several brothers.  One of whom enlightens Sasha as to what exactly it would mean to be with Jax and what kind of danger that is.

I'm hoping the story of Jax and Sasha doesn't end in this book, that we can see more of them in the tales of Jax's brothers... that's right, the author has all intentions of writing a book on each of the brothers!

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