Mephisto Covenant 448 pages
Expected publication: September 27, 2011 by EgmontUSA
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?
Mephisto Covenant. This name alone made me think of witchy boys, and even sons of hell translated in my mind to a group who had pledged their souls in some way to hell. I wasn’t expecting actual sons of hell, which is exactly what they are. Such a breath of fresh air with the abundance of other paranormal
creatures and fallen angels floating about. Also; kind of hot if I do say so myself.
The Mephisto Covenant started a little slow for me, though it jumps right into the action, it took me a little while to start caring for the characters. Also, in the beginning there were resemblances to Unearthly that I had trouble shaking. Not just the cover, but the angelic girl and the skiing, my mind just kept flashing to Unearthly. But it isn’t long before this book takes its own very unique turns, and you completely forget you were ever able to make the comparison. (Seriously. I sat for ten minutes wondering what it was that distracted me in the beginning before I finally remembered.) (This probably makes the point irrelevant.)
Such unique characters. Sasha is such a sweet girl, and I loved watching her transform in more ways than one. Jax is the obvious choice for swoon worthiness, but I found myself gravitating toward Phoenix (his brother) on more than one occasion. He’s so solemn, and still managed to pull laughs out of me numerous times. Sasha’s family were out of this world insane, Jax’s family were the kind you would want to spend eternity with. The secondary characters were nearly as fascinating as our main characters.
There is a hot hot scene toward the end that had me to stopping to check if it was really YA or if I had imagined that part. If you know me, you know I have no problems with this. None whatsoever. The girl is eighteen, afterall. But I do think this would pose a problem for anyone who tends to shy away from sex in YA.
The Mephisto Covenant is an alluring love story, so perfectly plotted and perfectly paced. It did not disappoint.