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Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

July 15th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Publication date: March 13, 2012

Series: Book #2 in the Covenant series

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from 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.

First off I just have to mention again how much I love the cover of the Covenant books.  They are absolutely gorgeous!  Second, I am glad to say after being slightly disappointed in the first book, Half-Blood, because it felt like a carbon copy of the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead, that I loved this book!!  I was hooked almost from the beginning and could not put this book down.

I am in love with Adrian although his brother, Deacon, is also pretty darn sexy and appealing as well.  On the other end of things I’m still struggling to see the appeal of Seth.  He’s arrogant (not in an endearing sort of way), I feel like his interest in Alex is still more in a douchebag sort of way and he just isn’t all that nice of a person other than towards Alex (which as I said I feel like he has ulterior motives there).  So yes, I am rooting for Alex and Adrian all the way.

The romance wasn’t even the best part of the story though.  There is so much action going on, intrigues over who is plotting to do what and some tragedies that broke my heart.  I honestly feel so bad for Alex after everything she has to go through.  I love how Jennifer L. Armentrout gets you so invested in the characters and the world. My own anger was rising over the horrible way the half-blood slaves are treated, the absurdity of the Breed Rules and how no matter what the half-bloods are always found to be at fault.  When one of the half-bloods is brought to trial for daring to love a Pure and is accused of basically seducing the Pure I wanted to smack someone.

When I finished this book in the wee hours of the morning despite being dead tired I was so tempted to pick up my copy of Deity that Spencer Hill was so kind to have sent me.  This series is definitely one of those that leaves you torn between wanting to read them all quickly to find out what happens or taking your time to savor each one and prolong the series.

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