Thursday, January 14, 2016

Review: Pure by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: Pure
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 329
Format: Ebook
Source: Gifted
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy

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.

There is one good thing with reading a series in which all the books are already out…you do not have to wait to continue. I couldn’t wait to start the next book. I needed to know what was coming back and I am the impatient person that does not like to be kept waiting. When I finally found a time where I knew I could have a few hours to myself, I opened Pure and let the world take me over.

My expectations were pretty high for this book and within the first 70 pages, I knew they were going to be met. The story just seemed to overall go up a level and I became all giddy while reading because of how excited I was. The action was present in almost every chapter and I am not going to lie when I say some chapters got hot…if you know what I am saying –wink, wink.-

Alex is still Alex but there is so much more to her now. I am not saying that her snarkiness is not there anymore but her role in this world has just increased and her level of responsibility has also increased. However, there are people who just do not like who she is and will do everything in their power to place her under the elixir or destroy her. Aiden is still in here and there are moments where emotions will run and it could cause some tearing up or anger. Becoming bipolar in this series is something I am getting a whiff of. I still love Aiden though but man he does get jealous. And that leads to me to who he is getting jealous of…Seth.

We get introduced to Seth in the previous book but he becomes more of an evident character in this book. And his relationship between him and Alex grow to the point where he is spending nights cuddling with her. It is all supposedly to keep nightmares away but we all know what it could lead to. So I guess Aiden does have a right to be jealous. Who would you want to spend the night with? I am curious…

Alex is summoned to the New York Covenant and if you think she is having a hard time at hers well shit hits the fan. Enough shit that the Gods summon the furies and they target the person who might be a key person to saving the world…Alex. I will let you read to know what the outcome is but death is something Alex is going have to start facing. As morbid as that sounds.

This book, like mentioned above just raised my standards of this series and I am so glad that I have the next book already so I cannot say if I am ready to let reality sink back in or if I will be continuing my story with Alex and her friends and see how everything turns out.

Happy Reading!

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