Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure (Covenant #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Pages: 329
Source: Kindle Book/Own

There is need. And then there is Fate...

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.


Review:  I swear I was on a roller coaster this entire book. I loved it but my emotions were so up and down. I mean one minute I was over the moon happy, the next I was anger, then I was close to tears, but then someone would do something so amazing to make me smile again. And that went on the entire book! Jennifer L. Armentrout really knows how to write a fantastic book that you don't want to put down! Ok, so Alex! I definitely thought she was being a little spaztastic (yes I made up that word) and irresponsible at some points (like sneaking around the Covenant after curfew, and we know that had a bad ending). But overall I thought some of those times she had every right to stand up and defend herself in some of those things. Especially those things in which she was being forced to do something that her step-dad specifically said that she didn't have to do, and others where she was being accused of stuff everyone knows she would never do. She had every right to defend herself in those situations. Since I brought up her step-dad, I didn't hate him as much as I did in the first book. In fact, I think I kinda like him just a little. He was actually looking out for Alex in this book, a lot more than he was in the first that earned him respect with me. We also learned he was behind things changing for the Covenants. Before we were lead to believe he was hardcore in the original beliefs but come to find out, he wants change a lot. That also really made me like him more, especially since I want to see change as well. Ok, I really don't like Telly. Out of everyone on the council I despised him like no freaking tomorrow. He was just so rude to everyone! And he believes very strictly in the old ways which I think are seriously wrong. And the misleading to get Alex to the council just so he could try and put her into servitude was SERIOUSLY wrong. Everyone else even semi close to Alex agreed on that. 

Seth & Aiden. I don't even know where to begin with these two! Ok, so for about the first 1/4 of the book I was securely on Team Aiden! But after that, he kept saying things to Alex, things we all know he was saying because of the rules but still. He was just so rude and mean about somethings! After he started doing that I started wavering from Team Aiden just because of how Seth was there for her. Alex went through a lot in this book and even with the connection Alex and Seth have it really looked like there is more than their Apollyon connection between them. And thats why I'm starting to go over to Team Seth. I feel caught in the middle right now. Especially after all that happened between Seth & Alex and then what Aiden did at the end. I just don't know what Team to be on. My head is telling me to be on Team Aiden but my heart is saying Team Seth. So I just don't know. I guess I'll have to see what happens in Deity to hopefully be fully back on a team again. Since I brought it up... THE ENDING! HOLY SH*T! I'm sorry, but the ending seriously calls for that saying. SOOOOO much happened. First we got this whole thing going on with someone doing what their not supposed to just to try and get rid of Alex, then we have this massive Daimon attack on the New York Covenant! And Alex, she got through all those attempts to get rid of her and then she goes into battle against the Daimons! And then she even killed the Furies! If people were doubting Alex's strength they shouldn't be anymore, because her training and her Apollyon powers we're more than enough to prove how strong and trained she is. I really can't wait for Deity! 

5 Stars!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of Armentrout's books (Obsidian, to be exact). However, this good review may change my mind. :)

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