Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Pure (Covenant #2)

Title: Pure (Covenant #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Description:
There is a 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 Convenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blog 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 really like this series and this book was even better than the first! 

I enjoyed the kind-of love triangle because you're expecting it but throughout a lot of the book you aren't really sure if there is one or not. I have to say that while Aiden is my favorite, I really like Seth as well. However, after reading the little extra scene from his POV, I'm not sure I completely understand him/his motives. While reading the story from Alex's POV I got a arrogant ass Seth that still really cared about Alex. But after reading his POV, I feel a little differently. Like he's really holding something important back.

The thing with Alex being an Appollyn is driving me up the wall! I just want to find out  more about what happens to her and how it will effect her and Seth. I don't really understand all the different energies and why sometimes things happen and other times they don't. I want all of this explained! 

It bothered me that Alex was having nightmares and then all of a sudden they weren't ever talked about again. I know they found a temporary solution but even when that solution wasn't 'available' (best way to put it without spoilers), she didn't have them. That left me a little confused.

For some reason to me the characters in this book don't seem completely set. I really, really like this characters but there's just something holding me back from absolutely loving them. I can't put my finger on it. 

Some parts of this book made me laugh out loud and others were full of so much banter I ate it up!

Loved this book and wanting Deity yesterday!! So glad this series is going to be longer than 3 because I really do feel that to bring everything together in one book after this wouldn't work out well. There's too much everyone, including the characters, are in the dark about.

Also, I never noticed until I read the book description from Goodreads but the bad people are trying to stop Seth from getting too much power. Not that there are two Apollyons or that they are just trying to get rid of Alex. They don't want Seth to be too powerful either. From reading the book it seemed like they were only worried about Alex. Interesting.

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