The Mephisto Covenant
By Trinity Faegen
Sept. 27, 2011
EgmontUSA, 448 pages
Source: Review copy
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?
— GoodReads description
The Mephisto Covenant has a lot of potential. The concept and mythology here are solid. It’s good stuff that fans of books like Angelfire would probably really take to. Unfortunately, it wasn’t up my alley.
Why? Instalove alert! The romance here was too strong and too sudden. It has a Twilighty feel to it: They love each other eternally, though they only just met and know nothing about one another, there’s a lot of lust involved, and the guy gets all creeptastic.
This type of stuff gets me all riled up and feministy.
But the thing is, I think many people would probably love this. I guess I just want to tell the book, "It's not you, Mephisto, it's me. I hope we can still be friends." Has anyone else read this yet? Agree? Disagree? Let me know!