| BOOK REVIEW | PURE BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

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Pure
Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant
Genres : Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Publication : April 3rd 2012 by Spencer Hill Press

Pure is the second book in the covenant series. This review will spoil you if you haven’t read Half-blood.

 

Goodread’s synopsis : 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.

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Oh man did I love this book ! This review will be shorter than usual, I forgot to write down my thoughts before reading its sequel…

 You’ll become the center of someone’s world one day. And he’ll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth.

Plot :

We’re back with Alex at the Covenant. In this sequel, the pace is still fast. We find again a witty Alex and her banters with Seth are really fun !
A part of the story is happening in the New York Covenant, Alex has to be present to the council, because of what happened with her mother.

The plot gets thicker, darker and more twisted.
The end of the book is pretty surprising ! The gods are starting to interfere with the Pures and Half-Bloods matters.
Moreover, the mystery around the torch tattoo is really interesting ! It sounds like something that will be more important in the sequel !

Characters :

I love how the characters are evolving.
– Alex is so feisty, funny and a hell of a kick ass character ! She is so strong, and endures a lot. She is a little more whiny in this book, but it’s easily understandable. She is trying her best to do what’s right. She doesn’t trust her bond with Seth. She is so afraid to lose herself in the process.
– Aiden is a true gentleman. He does whatever it takes to protect Alex. Even risking his own life.
– Seth is a really interesting character. I don’t know what to think of him. He seems to care a lot for Alex and yet he seems to hide so many things to her.
– Marcus is getting more important in this book. He also cares for Alex, even though he doesn’t show it a lot.

I really enjoyed watching the relationship being built between Alex and Seth. And the “sort of” love triangle isn’t bothering me at all.

Or did you wake up on the wrong side of stupid this morning?

The next book promises to be really interesting ! This one managed to make me laugh, snort and cry ! It’s an emotional roller-coaster !

5 stars

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About the author

Jennifer L. Armentrout# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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