Fallen angels. Eternal damnation. Love. Loss. Murder. Family drama. The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegan has these elements and so much more.
Here is the summary 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.
A couple of months ago (like Mayish), I saw that a lot of people had this book on their "In my mailbox" list, or TBR list on Goodreads. I'm not really into the whole vampire thing, but fallen angels, if done right, I can totally get into. I like the mythology and history behind the story. I was not disappointed in The Mephisto Covenant.
The story starts with Sasha, the daughter of an overseas insurance agent (who you'll later learn is much more than that) and a Russian immigrant going to a meeting of a secret society. She was told that the leader of this club, Eryx, can get you anything you want (fame, the bod, girls, whatever you want). Sasha just wants to know who killed her dad. However, the meeting goes as well as any meeting of a secret society led by a guy who promises you the world can go, and Sasha ends up being assaulted before being saved by Jax and his brothers, the sons of Mephistopheles.
The boys are doomed to rid the world of the damned, kept out of heaven because of their father. If they can find an Anabo (a girl descended from Eve) to unconditionally love them, then they have a chance at Heaven.
After many twists and turns, Sasha goes to live with family in Colorado. Her uncle and one cousin are cool (for a bit), but her aunt and other cousin hate Sasha for no apparent reason. I don't want to give anything away, but lets just say they are also members of that secret club and are doomed (FOR ALL ETERNITY!)
Sasha is my girl. She didn't just fall head over heels for Jax. She put the brakes on things. She has her whole life ahead of her to think about. Is this boy worth giving her entire world up over? She also sees people going the easy route to do things (by joining Eryx) and wonders if its just easier that way. Ultimately, she makes the right decision.
I really liked this book. I would definitely have it in my high school classroom. I can see it sparking some interesting debates.
*I downloaded this book for free via NetGalley.com in exchange for a fair and honest review.*