Monday, April 22, 2013

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Spencer Hill Press 
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 329 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Covenant #2

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.

3.5 rating

Gah! I really wanted to love this book, I really did but they characters where dull and most of the time Alex was annoying.

Pure starts where Alex is still trying to cope with the death of her mom and the fact that she is the Appollyon -well the other half. She also has to deal with her feelings towards Aiden who is a pure blood who is a pure-blood, and Seth the Appollyon and other part of the love triangle.

In this we get to see more character build up of Seth. In the first book, I didn't really know what to expect from him, but in this, it brought a whole new perspective. He's actually caring and sometimes a little scary.

Alex on the other hand not so much. At some points when she's doing something, she doesn't think and gets into trouble and have Seth bail her out. I'd say her actions and personality went downhill in the second book.

Adien too! He and Alex were annoying. The relationship between them is confusing. One minute Adien undeniably loves her the next, he gives her the cold shoulder.

Long story short, characters went downhill and I will read the next book. I hope Alex can redeem herself.


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