Friday, October 14, 2011

The Mephisto Covenant (The Mephisto Covenant, #1)Title:  The Mephisto Covenant
Author:  Trinity Faegen
Series:  The Mephisto Covenant
Publisher:  EgmontUSA
Publication Date:  September 27, 2011
Links:  Amazon | Goodreads
Rating:  Photobucket

From Goodreads:

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?

This book is reminiscent of some of the not-so-well written YA novels of late, but I think this one may have fared better than most of its predecessors. Regardless, I really enjoyed this novel and found myself devouring it. I think that’s what’s important…enjoying a good book and being able to overlook the semantics sometimes.

The Mephisto Covenant grabbed me from the very beginning. There’s action right from the start and a dastardly secret that our protagonist Sasha is hell-bent on discovering. And of course, there’s Jax, the obligatory hot boy. He’s a son of Hell and destined to spend eternity with Sasha, if he can only convince her to stay with him. Tragically beautiful, right?

The narration in this novel switches between Sasha and Jax’s point of view. I’m kind of on the fence when it comes to switching POVs in a story. In this case, I think the author handled the transition between characters well, and I felt that it was necessary to the plot to see both sides of the story.

Call me old-fashioned, but I liked the romance in this story. It was quaint and sweet how hard Jax tries with Sasha. He’s finally found “the one”, and he’ll do anything to keep her by his side. But I also appreciate that Sasha wasn’t immediately besotted with Jax. He may be enamored with her, but Sasha’s got other stuff going on in her life that requires her attention.

Did I mention the hot brothers?  Also sons of Hell.  But still hot.  From what I've surmised, it appears that this first installment is Ajax's (Jax) story, and the next book in the series will be about Xenos.  Intriguing.

I think this was a very good start to what promises to be a very entertaining series. This novel was not quite what I was expecting, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. The story had some unique elements, and I hope that others’ comparisons to other novels of this type won’t deter anyone from giving this story a chance, too.

I received a copy of this book for review from Netgalley.


  1. Okay, I'm intrigued. Going to add it now. Great review as always :)

  2. Great review and I really loved this book. Trinity did a great job.

  3. This sounds quite interesting. I'm gonna try and read it soon!

  4. i agree with you the sons of Hell are hot. What I liked about this book was the deep philisophical content. I am not sure this is really a YA title due to the depth of the plot, I too am interested in following up on the series.


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