April 2, 2012

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher’s Summary: 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.
My Take: Jennifer L. Armentrout proved once again why I’m an obsessive fan of The Covenant Novels, and I can hardly wait to read Diety! And to think that I have to wait until November to read it is driving me absolutely insane!

I already loved both Daimon and Half-Blood, but I loved Pure so much more! There’s so much that happens in Pure that I’m left wondering how the heck Jennifer pulled it off. In the beginning, I thought a lot of the book would surround the love triangle, but almost immediately we’re introduced to some craziness going on all around the pures and halfs at the Covenant. And then…BAM!!! Something more than crazy and tragic happens and it happens not even halfway through the book. I was sitting there thinking, “Why did this happen so early on?” I thought that something that crazy would happen closer to the end. But, no, Jennifer gives us this craziness in what feels like the immediate first part of the book.

OK, of course I have to talk about the awesome love triangle because that is what it is…AWESOME. Of course both Aiden and Seth are hot, but I have to say that I was already Team Seth in Half-Blood. Sure, Aiden is more boyfriend material and he’s super-hot, but Seth in my mind is the definition of hot. In Pure, Jennifer only reinforces why I am utterly attracted to Seth! He takes my breath away when I think about him.

The end to Pure is so freakin’ awesome! There’s a lot of crazy action and awesome chaos! And we get to see how truly kick-butt Alex can, and I’m sure, will be. OhMyGosh…I can’t wait for the next book! I hope November doesn’t take long to get here!

Pure is released today so make sure you get your copy!!!

OH! And make sure you check out the awesome Q&A with hotties Aiden and Seth!

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Tiffany said...

I really enjoyed Half-Blood and I'm dying to read Pure! I was also Team Seth in Half-Blood so I'm so glad to hear that we get more of him in Pure. I really can't wait to read this one. Awesome review :)

Amy said...

Great review! If I hadn't already read and LOVED Pure I'd so have to read it now based on your review. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Elodie said...

I so have to start reading Half-Blood because this series sounds freaking awesome !!! Fabulous review Mindy ;)

veela-valoom said...

I somehow missed this series existing then I keep seeing reviews of the second book. Hmmmm. Might need to do some research into this.

I was very confused for awhile because I just read a different book titled Pure, then I heard people talking about Pure but it didn't sound like the book I'd read.

Unknown said...

I am a big Seth fan. He's so fun. My favorite character in the series. Glad you enjoyed this!

Amy said...

I was not a huge fan of Seth until I read PURE!! I am totally re-thinking it now. I think we just didn't get enough of him in Half-Blood for me to love him like I do now. I still love Aiden, but Seth has a piece of my heart now too. Great review chick!!

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