Thursday 26 April 2012

REVIEW: Pure (Covenant, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date:April 3rd 2012
Publisher:Spencer Hill Press
Paperback, 329 pages

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.

Jennifer Armentrout does it again! Honestly, this writer can do no wrong! At least the way I see it. I plainly love every single thing Armentrout writes and I strongly believe that it will take her to write a really bad book for me to change my opinion of her. Yeah, I know, I love her that much!

Let me start by saying that Pure, may not have been as brilliantly good as Half-Blood was, but still, it is freaking good. And the reason I didn't like it as much as the first instalment of the Covenant series is simply personal. You see, from the first book, I dreaded the fact that something would happen to someone sooner rather than later (I'm not gonna say what, I hate spoilers) and seeing it actually happen in the second book made me cringe a bit. I don't know why it was so obvious that things headed that way, but I kind of hoped that this part was unnecessary and that it actually wouldn't take place. But to be honest, even if that's the case, I enjoyed so much reading Pure, that as soon as I started reading it, I just couldn't put this book down. And that is the brilliance of Armentrout's books. They flow so easily, and they are so good to read, that you simply don't want the book to end or you don't even realise when you reach the last page!

In Pure, we get to learn more about the taboo of Pures having a relationship with half-bloods and how doomed really Alex's and Aiden's relationship is. We get more on Seth and let me tell you, that as far as love triangles go, that one, is among those I don't mind reading. You see, I don't usually like a love-triangle, it's so used in literature nowadays and in many cases, it's just a trend. But in this series, I just don't mind about it and there are even moments that I quite enjoy it. Maybe because Seth is a really interesting character. I don't know. But the thing is, that this specific love-triangle, is one I really think that fits into the story.

All things considered, Pure, is as well written as the first book of the series, the action scenes plenty and well delivered, the romance hot and everything is simply perfect! If you enjoyed Half-Blood, then you just have to read Pure!


  1. I actually liked Pure more than Half-Blood. Idk maybe I just liked that there was so much dram in Pure. I also can not help but fall in love with Seth. Since we didn't get to see much of him in Half-Blood I didn't get a chance to fall head over heels for him until now.

    All I know at this point is I can't wait for book three. Lol I needed an Armentrout fix so much that I started Obsidian today and I'm already half way through.

    Thanks for the great review, sorry parts of the storyline seemed easy to guess for you.

    1. Jennifer Armentrout is brilliant like that Alexa!!! And Obsidian is just as good as Half-Blood, you'll love it believe me :)


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