Friday, September 14, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Pure by Jennifer Armentrout (Covenant #2)

Date Published: March 13, 2012
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.


After the terrifying experience of Alex in Gatlinburg- half-blood daimons and her mother's death, she will now face her fate of being the second Apollyon. So she will train with Aiden and Seth separately. With the unfortunate event happened in Gatlinburg, pure bloods and other half-bloods will treat her badly. She will be accused of being the reason why people ended up dead. She has no choice but to be strong for herself and for those she loves. 

I still love and hate Alex's character. She was getting on my nerves especially the first part. She's so stubborn, hard-headed, tactless, she thinks she's always right and she lets words get into her which causes fights. A good thing about that is she stands up for herself, too much. She has a big responsibility and name to make up for. She will be the second Apollyon and all her decisions will affect not only herself but the people around her. Anyone who's in her place will have a hard time, so I understand her despite all the "bad" things about her.

Aiden is still the understanding and full of patience Aiden. His relationship with Alex is still a complicated one. Their attraction with each other was obvious but they both know that there will never be a chance for them to have that kind of relationship.

Seth is an annoying, flirt, full of himself Apollyon. With Alex, he tends to act with all mentioned but at times, he cares for Alex and defends her from other people. He really grew on me.

The first book, I was all team Aiden but now, I also want to be on Team Seth. Torn between two lovers?Hmmm...

More of the council members will be introduced aside from Alex's stepfather Lucian. I particularly hate the head minister, Telly. I really hate him! I think that's even an understatement. I loathe him! He makes my blood boil! You'll understand when you read the book. He's really hateful!Hmf!

Anyway,I love how Jennifer Armentrout adds some humorous scenes which never fails to give some smile and laughter. 

As what I predicted, some important characters would die and I was especially devastated with one of them. If you read the first book, you may have an idea who I'm talking about. I became emotional on that part, I almost cried.

I wasn't expecting how the book ended. Expect some action and hot scenes. I can't wait for Deity!


Memorable Quotes:
Seth: "Alex. I'm trying to be a good guy right now, and you're not helping."
Alex: " I don't want you to be a good guy."

"I know how brave you are, Alex. but you don't always have to be. It's okay every once in a while to let someone else be brave for you. There's no loss of dignity in that. Not for you. You've already proven that you have more dignity than even a pure-blood can muster." -Aiden

"Ever since I've met you, I've wanted t break every rule. You'll become the center of someone's world one day. And he'll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth." -Aiden

"It's not like I'm suggesting we have a threesome. I'm suggesting we sneak over to the cafeteria, grab some drinks and food, and then watch a movie." -Caleb

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