Review: The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegan
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?
THE MEPHISTO COVENANT is a fantastically exciting and original YA debut that will leave you wanting more. Faegan has concocted a fresh and unique story line like no other YA. Sure, the romance is a bit bland at times and Sasha a little annoying, but the plot more than makes up for my complaints.
I wasn’t too happy with Sasha. She was outright rude to Jax no matter how nice he was to her. I get that her life really sucks after her mom is deported to Russia and she has to live with her awful cousin and aunt, but still, she had Jax! Or at least she could’ve had him if she wouldn’t have been so wishy-washy. One second she really wants him, the next she is denying it. I hate protagonists who won’t confront their feelings for a guy.
I didn’t see why Sasha wouldn’t admit her feelings for Jax sooner. I mean, he is such a great guy and cute to boot! Who in their right mind wouldn’t want him? I grew to love Jax more with his patience that he had for Sasha. She is his key to salvation yet he is willing to wait, even let her run away. All he wants to do is make Sasha happy, even if it means sacrificing his own peace and happiness.
The whole Mephisto Covenant was really interesting! I haven’t seen anything like it in YA! I was really upset that Sasha wasn’t very likable, since I loved the story line so much. I am hoping for much more in her next novels.
I absolutely loved THE MEPHISTO COVENANT. Faegan has crafted a compelling and fresh novel that is sure to fly off shelves.