Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pure by Jennifer Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2)Title: Pure[Covenant #2]
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 329
Rating: 5 out of 5
From Goodreads:
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.

I feel like I could write a poem about how much I love Jennifer Armentrout. I really liked Half-Blood, but Pure definitely stepped it up.

I have a weird way of looking at male characters in books. In HB I liked Aiden, but I didn't get completely taken by him, I was a little more interested in Seth. In Pure I[almost] got my fill of Seth and I feel completely head over heels with him. Even though I'm all Team Seth, I still want Alex & Aiden to end up together because it's what she wants. I want Seth for myself. This happens to me a lot in books, I think I have a thing for the underdog.

Alex is a badass that can whoop some major daimon ass, but she's still makes a lot of stupid mistakes. She tends to be a little bit self-absorbed at times, which isn't a trait I really like in a character. Then there were times where she redeemed herself by standing up for her friends and the half-bloods she thinks are being treated unfairly. I like Alex, but I can't say that I love her.

Aiden was being very Aiden-like. He spent the entire book acting like he didn't want to be with Alex, even though it's obvious to everyone[except Alex] that he does.

Seth. Oh Seth. He's funny, sexy, and slightly douchey. Okay, maybe he's a little more than slightly douchey, but I can't help myself. I love those moments of vulnerability that peaks through with him. He made the book for me. I missed him in every part of the story he wasn't in. I know there's something about him that hasn't been revealed yet, I can feel a little bit of deceit in him.

The action was great. I love the way JLA writes her fighting scenes. There were a lot of heated moments that had me breathing a little heavy. There was one pool scene in particular that had me yelling "Just kiss him dammit!". And then there were a few heartbreaking moments. I nearly cried when Alex gets a glimpse of what her future with Aiden might hold.

I think that the more we find out about the whole Apollyon thing the better the story will get. I find the connection that's growing between Seth & Alex very interesting.

Overall I felt like this was a very solid follow up to Half-Blood and I can't wait to get Deity.

The first in the series:

The second:

Deity will be released on November 6th.


  1. I really want to read this series! I have the first book but I have not gotten around to it.

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was great :)

    Oh, and I am a new follower of your blog

  2. Hahaha! I have a soft spot for Seth too! You need to read Deity ASAP! :)