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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Review: Pure - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 329
Source: Bought

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.
WARNING:: This isn't even a review, it's a full-on gush fest.. You've been warned :P
I have to be honest here (wait..what am I talking about.. I'm ALWAYS honest!) but I gotta say that out of Jennifer's books so far, the Lux series is my favourite. I do love the Covenant series ^ too, but when I read the first book Half-Blood, I wasn't really blown away by it. So I came into reading Pure (Covenant #2) not expecting much. But boy was I SO WRONG. This series just keeps getting better and better and now it's right up there with the Lux series! I really can't wait to get my greedy little hands on Deity (Covenant #3)!

This is probably the best sequel that I have ever read. Unlike others, this actually has a proper storyline, and something actually happens in those 300 something pages. You see, some sequels I've read before only acts as a 'bridge' between the first and the last book. But not PURE. It's equally important as Half-Blood, maybe even more. 
First, let's talk about the writing! You guys know how much I LOVE Jennifer's books! I really don't know how she does it, but she can transform such a simple plot into something magical, complex, enticing and romantic! I honestly don't know anyone who hasn't read Half-Blood or Obsidian (Lux #1). Seriously. She's my all-time favourite author and she NEVER disappoints. 
The characters OMFG! Alex was just pure awesome! She grew a lot from what happened in the previous book Half-Blood, but she still makes (sometimes stupid) mistakes, and she's stubborn, reckless but still lovable! Aiden just broke my heart in this. His love and care for her had me AWWW-ing the whole time. He protects her, he lies for her, he even took her to the ZOO! Hell, if that's not love, I don't know what is! :P

I'm probably the only female on the freaking planet to not have liked Seth in Half-Blood. I never warmed up to him, but wow(!)  in Pure he just totally won me over! Now, I am still 100% team Aiden (just because he's hotter, has dark hair and amazing eyes *sigh*) but I still love Seth! He was so arrogant but understanding and caring at the same time. He and Alex are so similar to each other, but Aiden and Alex fit together perfectly because they contrast, and one learns a lot from the other. 

Oh, a tidbit - I thought PURE was a Seth book. Aiden wasn't around as much(!), and like they mentioned in the book, Seth was there when Aiden wasn't. I really hope in Deity we get lots of Aiden time! And I've got lots of crazy theory about what's going to happen in the next two books and I'm so gonna laugh if they were right! :)

There was the perfect balance of love, action, suspense, beating-the-shit-out-of-someone that I read this in one sitting, and I never wanted it to finish! Psst. Am I the only one who got so freaked out by that old oracle granny lady?!?! Sometimes I just wanted to go up to her and shake her shoulders quickly and say STOP SPEAKING IN CODE, LADY! JUST TELL US A FREAKING NAME FOR GOD'S SAKE! But you gotta love her! And, Caleb *cries* he deserves some hugs and mention! I loved him! Bless! 

I love books that center around Greek mythology , but I never found a YA book that I adore (I never did finish Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, ya know!) before I read the Covenant series. I love the world-building, the society, the whole freaking package! Jennifer did a great job at this! I am a teeny bit in love with her writing! 

If you haven't read the Covenant series yet, then BUY it NOW! Or I will send Daimons after you, and trust me it won't be pretty! For fans of paranormal/fantasy romance, Greek Mythology and the Vampire Academy series! PURE lived up to its much deserved hype, and even better than it's first, Half-Blood! A NEW FAVOURITE! 


  1. You go fan girl! Couldn't agree more and I've decided that if JLA writes it I will read it! That is all.


    1. Thank you! I'm so sad to not been able to participate in the PURE blog tour - but anyway amazing job at hosting it! :D


  2. Wow, you REALLY did enjoy this! I love your review, I'm hoping to try this sometime now. Also, can I just mention how much I loooove the name Caleb! By the way, new follower! Would love if you could drop by my blog sometime too,

    Jessica :)


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