This is the prequel novella (#0.5) in the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
She's actually a half-blood: half human and half God. Her mother is a pure-blood and her father was human. Because of that, Alex has superstrength and speed. Before moving to the human world, she was being trained to protect all pure-bloods from daimons - half-bloods gone rogue.
Daimons one mission in life is to get the aether from pure-bloods - the essence that makes them a God, basically.
Alex doesn't know why her and her mother left the place where all God descendants live: the Covenant. She tried to ask but her mother never gave her an answer.
But one day, the daimons came to Alex's house. And they killed her mother when taking her aether. If that wasn't hard enough, for some reason they are also chasing after Alex, who has a smidgen of aether inside of her as she is only half-blood.
Now Alex has to decide what to do. Fight every daimon that comes after her, or go to the Covenant, the place where her mother has been running from for three years. Whatever Alex decides, it will change the life she knew for good. Read Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout to find out!
I'm glad I read this before the first two novels that I have staring at me right now because this novella really explained the setting and world that I'm about to dive into. I also got to meet Alex without the who love fest that will eventually happen, so I can remember her as an individual and not a love-couple.
I felt like somethings were missing, but I wasn't too concerned by it since I do have the next book to delve into. I really like Alex and think that I will keep liking her throughout the series.
I also like having the background story for one of the main characters.
Because it was such a short novella, I don't have too much to say. I would recommend this to any reader who is in love with Armentrout's works and who wants a very unique twist on mythology. If you want to know more about this series, I will have the review for the first whole book tomorrow, so come back and read it! There will definitely be more details about this unique world!