Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Greek Week Review ~ Pure (Covenant 2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 by Jenn

If you really, really liked Half-Blood, you're going to LOVE Pure
After reading Obsidian and falling in love with Daemon, I needed to read anything and everything by Armentrout. I am pretty devoted to Armentrout and her ability to create these amazing characters that you keep thinking about long after you've read the book. 
Pure exceeded my high expectations. I know a few readers had some issues with the similarities to another book series, but if you look at the characters, they are not the same. They're strong, brave and fall in love, but they are not the same. 
Not only does Pure have romance but it also reflects an unconventional family who does what they can to protect Alex. As Alex has suffered loss in Half-Blood, she still has Marcus and her best friend Caleb who are now the closest people she has to family.
Alex is unique and the love that she has for Aiden is enough to break your heart. Their love is absolutely forbidden, I can't even imagine how or if they're going to be able to overcome this.
In the first Covenant novel, I was Team Aiden, and then Seth, the Apollyan was thrown into the mix. I kept thinking about how his character reminded me of Kaleb (Hourglass), in the sense that, here we have this perfect love interest, Aiden, and then enters Seth, the funny, sexy, and egotistical other man of interest. Alex is incredibly lucky. 
I was beyond happy with the amount of time Alex spent with Aiden and Seth. I got a sense of who Seth was and how important his roll will play alongside Alex's. 
Pure has intense, blush-worthy moments and vivid action scenes. You will get to know more about Alex, Aiden and Seth...the question is, will you be Team Aiden or Team Seth in book three?
Personally, I'm Team Aiden, but more importantly I'm Team Alex.
Fave parts: the zoo, the gift, the gown and agappe. ::swoon::
5 out of 5 Stars
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Series: Yes, 2 of 4
Pages: 329
Genre: Myths, Greek and Roman

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