Friday, June 29, 2012

Review: Pure (Covenant Book 2) By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Paperback, 329 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
ISBN 0983157227 (ISBN13: 9780983157229)
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.

My Review:

I am assuming you all have read Half-Blood first, if not, stop, go read it first, as this will contain spoilers for that book, and have you lost, as you would not know I was talking about, Pures are descendants of the original demi-gods, and half-bloods are kids of a pure and human. Better yet, go read Daimon too, the prequel to Half-Blood, its amazing, and you can get it free from Publisher Daimon Free Download

I will start of saying WOW! This book had me on the edge of my seat, and up till the wee hours of the morning reading it. I just had to find out what happened next. I am so caught up in Alex , Aiden and Seth. It’s not your traditional love triangle at all. One is a forbidden love, the other is some strange connection created by the Gods, and confusing to what is real, or the connection. Seth and Alex have this weird connection which makes it to where they can feel each other’s emotions, which can be downright confusing, and embarrassing, for sure. There are some pretty funny parts, when a few times at night, that Alex felt like she was having hot flashes, and had no idea why, until she started to have these same hot flashes one day, and wandering into a secluded spot in the garden, to Seth doing something a little hot and heavy with a girl, it freaked her out, as she figured out all those times she had them, it was because Seth was getting hot and heavy with a girl, lol. Priceless.

The sweet relationship with Aiden and Alex is a sad one, as we know its forbidden for a half-blood and a pure to be together. And even though us as the reader, knows that Aiden must love Alex deeply, he can’t let her know this, as he knows what will happen to her if he did. She is known to be reckless as it is, and he knows she would do anything to be with him, including risking her life, or life of servitude. So it’s a sad situation that Alex, Aiden, and Seth is in.

I find myself really liking Seth in this book, we get to learn more about him, and see he truly does care about Alex, and i love his snarky witty attitude. And his overall hotness, lol. I have the ebook version of this, and am so glad I do, as I get a whole scene of Seths Point of view. (the pool scene, you will know what I mean when you read the book)

Here is a quote from Seths POV:
Kindle location 688

Alex stood just inside the entrance of the ballroom, looking as frightened as a wood nymph having earned Apollo’s favor. Her anxiety hummed around her, but I wasn’t feeling it. Well, I was feeling something.There always was this certain beauty to her-one that was rough at the edges, making her unique to those around her. But tonight, dressed in a red gown that should’ve been illegal on her body? I’d see Alex in workout clothes, in those little distracting pajama bottoms, and in regular clothes, but damn. That wild tangle of hair was twisted up… and those eyes…Tonight she was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.  
Another part same scent for Seth POV
Kindle Location 6398

“Holy crap,” I murmured.I felt Aiden stiffen beside me, and I wondered if he somehow knew that she was here, if there was some kind of bond that coursed between those two that was far more powerful than what Alex and I shared. Impossible…but I wondered.Then he looked over his shoulder, and dear gods, I never seen a man more surprised by a girl in a dress than Aiden. Okay. Lie. I had been just as surprised, and if he was thinking half of what I was thinking, I sort of wanted to hit him more than I usually did. 

As you can see, we get a nice glimpse inside Seth’s head. I already read the POV from Aiden on Jennifer’s website, so I have been torn at who is best for Alex. I feel there is more going on with Seth, afraid that he may be up to no good, maybe being controlled to a certain extent by her step-father Lucian. I do not trust him, I am with Alex on that. She doesn’t really trust his motivations and all of a sudden being so nice to her. I wonder at times if he has some control over Seth, but I believe Seth truly cares for Alex, so no matter what, I think he will always think of her first. I least I sure hope so.
Here is a cute quote (from Alex POV) Kindle Location 2358

“You’re too important, too special to throw everything away for a pure.” Seth sighed, dropping away his hands to mine. “Now, I brought us a movie to watch, the one that has sparkly vampires in it. I thought you’d be down for that.”

What a sweet guy! Willing to watch what most people would call a chick flick, lol.

This book was very touching, very sad at places, and so many fun, quirky parts too. I highly recommend this book to anyone just about, especially if you like the fun paranormal aspect of it. Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors now, these are the first books I have read by her, and I am very impressed. I am anxious to get my hands on the 3rd book now. I go on to read her Lux books.

Be sure to check out the tab for extras of favorite books, there is links to the POV from Aiden. and deleted scenes.


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