THE MEPHISTO COVENANT
by Trinity Faegen
*A very special thank you to Jen at I Read Banned Books for including me on the ARC tour!*
About the Book: (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?
I just don’t know where to begin. I cannot really explain what it was about the book that I loved so much. I think it is my desire for the dark. I should really begin to worry about that, I have really been captivated by these types of books lately. Nonetheless, I was absolutely captivated at every turn of the page. Can’t gush enough over this one.
How many of us know of someone that we have believed to have sold their soul to the devil? Well, reading this book, I really wonder. I also started wondering if they ever mentioned anyone name Eryx. That is how drawn into Trinity’s writing I was. Seeing what petty little things people were willing to trade their pledge to Eryx for was almost sad. I tend to relate a lot of books I read to experiences and people in my real life. I certainly can say that I saw many parallels in modern day reality hidden in the fantasy of The Mephisto Covenant.
I really felt for Sasha and the incredible amount of betrayal she experienced. While reading I felt very connected to and protective of her. Her family was so terrible to her, it nearly made me cry. Then there was Jax. I really like the thought and care Jax put into his relationship with Sasha, careful not to be, yet again, another betrayal. There was a spark with those two in the very beginning and I liked how it was an earned relationship. I wasn’t quite sure of the choice that Sasha would make. There were so many moments that could have been very predictable, but were actually very surprising.
Overall the book was absolutely wonderful. As usual, I really could have used a little bit more! Hopefully there will be more to come. My only beef was the cover. I really think a more fitting cover would have been a depiction of the piece of “art”. I am really over YA books with covers of girls in dresses. I want a cover that tells me more about the story before I ever even open the pages.