Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 22 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Pure by Jennifer L. ArmentroutPure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #2
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press on April 3, 2012
Source: Purchased
Pages: 329
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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.

Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Half-Blood (Covenant #1)

Favorite Quote(s):

“Seth threw me a mischievous grin. ‘I can’t have Marcus just walking in on us. What if I want to snuggle on these cold New York nights?’ My frown increased. ‘We don’t snuggle.’ He dropped his arm over my shoulder, and the scent of mint and something wild tickled my nose. ‘How about we cuddle?’ ‘We don’t do that either.’ ‘But you’re my cuddle bunny. My little Apollyon cuddle—’ I punched him in the side.”

“’Ever since I’ve met you, I’ve wanted to break every rule.’ Aiden turned away, the muscles in his neck tensing. He sighed. ‘You’ll become the center of someone’s world one day. And he’ll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth.'”

Favorite Character: Seth. Like in Half-Blood, his cocky and sarcastic persona reeled me in. I found myself wanting more of Seth, and less of everyone else.
First Line:

“I stared at the ceiling of the gymnasium, little black splotches dancing in front of me.”

My Musings: This series just keeps getting better and better. This book was a very exciting read, and I didn’t want to put it down for even a minute.

In this novel, we follow Alex at the Council Session, where she learns that there is someone out there who wants to kill her or put her in servitude before she Awakens. The novel is full of twists and turns as Alex, Seth, and Aiden try to keep Alex out of servitude. Armentrout’s prose was unbelievable as always: the book was a hard core page turner, and there was never a dull moment.

    Alex’s character is really evolving as the series continues. She is learning more about herself and her Apollyon powers. During the course of this book, she became more mature and able to handle things with a clearer head. Her relationship with Seth came into more llight over the course of this novel, and even though I am an Aiden fan, the Alex-Seth scenes had me swooning none-the-less.
    The ending of this book was a cliff-hanger to die for. I am anxiously awaiting the third installment, Diety, and I cannot wait to see what becomes of Alex, Seth, and Aiden, and whether someone will find out what happened in the Catskills.
    Just like the rest of Armentrout’s novels, this book is one that will have you in another world. It’s a book I really enjoyed, and it’s a recommended read for anyone interested in the paranormal genre.

4.5 Stars

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.
She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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