Wednesday, May 22, 2013

YA Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure (Covenant #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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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.

Team Seth Fans you will not want to miss Pure. Seth in Half-Blood caught my curiosity. Pure started off great and was enjoying Seth’s character. He is very over protective but at the same time showed a gentle, sweet and caring side. But at some point he started to annoy me. He had a smart mouth before and loved that about him but at times in Pure he became obnoxious and his lines were a bit cheesy for me. There are a lot of swoon moments for Seth Fans and if not a Seth Fan before might become one now. As for me I do not know if I like his character or not.

Pure for me lacked the bickering between Aiden, Alex and Seth. There were a few good moments when they go head to head but nothing like Half-Blood. I felt it was too much Seth and not enough Aiden. I really wanted a good mixture of the two. I was annoyed many times when I thought Aiden and Alex would get some book time but nope Seth always seems to pop up and ruin it.
There was a bad incident that happens that broke my heart. It was a sad moment I did not see coming. The Council part of the novel for me was drawn out and I got bored easy. It was a lot of politics that I did not mind but wish it was cut back just a little.
Alex once again has gotten herself in a mess towards the end. Aiden does something unthinkable that I loved and showed how much he does care for Alex. What he does makes him more swoon worthy than before. I look forward to see how this all plays out in Deity (Covenant #3).



  1. Great review! I agree with you, this one was probably my least favorite in the series. I think Seth has a good side to him but he got on my nerves toward the end too. I love how much Aiden cares for Alex and he definitely proved it, even if he won't admit it.

    1. I am happy I am not the only one who got annoyed with Seth after awhile.

  2. I haven't read this series yet. Hope to soon.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. Thanks for the review ! Armentrout seems to like electricity, doesn't she ? ;)

    1. I never paid any attention til now. Yes I believe she does.

  4. I have yet to read any of her books but I've only read great things about it especially her Luxe series.... and what's this about electricity? I guess I have to find out for myself...

    1. What you have not read the Lux series yet. It is a must. Love it except the last novel I just read.


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