Title: Pure[Covenant #2]
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: 5 out of 5
There is need. And then there is Fate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Deity will be released on November 6th.