Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Pure By Jennifer L. Armentrout (The Covenant #2)
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Age Group: YA
Publisher: Spencer Hills Press
Publication Date: 4/3/2012
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.
I liked Half-Blood, but I loved Pure. This book is very high on my list of favorites! Every book gets better and better. It is fast paced, action packed, fun, and an enthralling read.
I read this book in about four days (would have been three if not for Am Lit). I just could not put this book down. The farther you get into the book the more you need to know what will happen next. The world that Jennifer creates is very intriguing. It is a world that is unjust and unfair. The author knows how to tug at the heart strings. She can make people feel sad, angry, and happy all in one novel.
I love the novel’s characters. Alex is by far my favorite character in this novel. She is witty, spunky, and has a wicked temper. I love having a main character that does not need to be saved in every scene. She is headstrong and a fighter. The only thing I hate is the two hot guys fighting for the girl cliché. It seems to happen in every young adult novel I have read lately. I really like Aiden, and I am trying to warm up to Seth, but it’s not really working.
The farther I get into the books the more it becomes its own. By the end of this novel I cannot see the similarities to the Vampire Academy. I was nervous on how she would follow up Half-Blood. She did not disappoint in the least.