Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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

I was part of the JLA READ A THON this past weekend. I knocked out Half-Blood again, which was good because reading these two novels sets me up for the Deity release.  Some things I forgot - the chemistry between Alex and Aiden, that there is a Breed order, and Seth - in general. Because this is a second in the series, it is slightly spoilerish for Half-Blood.

Pure - starts off pretty close to where Half-Blood ends. This book was a surprise because I thought Aiden would be unable to stay away from her, and he does but he doesn't, kind of like a Dimitri thing. I thought his surprise day off of covenant was incredibly sweet, but cruel at the same time. I was heart broken for Alex. I don't think Aiden was cruel, I just think he was doing something nice for Alex and they both got caught up in it. I think this is the scene I got to imagine them as a couple, out in the open. His choices after Alex's "big reveal" were for the right reasons, especially when Seth took Alex to see the couple that got caught being a pure and a half-blood. He's making the right choice.

Which leads me to Seth - He's a jerk right? So why was he being so nice - well that gets explained, doesn't it?  I think it's sweet that Seth stays with Alex because of her nightmares - but it is slightly selfish because he feels what she feels and vice versa. I did really start to see his emotions for Alex, when that terrible situation with Caleb happens. Seth becomes downright protective barring anyone who wanted to come see Alex.

Then they have to go meet the obnoxious Telly. I don't like him. Two words: Red Dress. Man does that send Aiden and Seth for a loop. But while they are away from the Covenant, it becomes clear that someone, faction, whoever is trying to eliminate Alex from the Apollyon like sending her into servitude, however this person or people are unaware the length Aiden and Seth will go for her.


  1. Great review, Michelle! I felt the same way about Aiden. I absolutely adore him, and my heart just KEEPS breaking for him and Alex. But Seth is growing on me!

  2. I have the first two, maybe three?, books on my Nook to read. I really do want to get to this series. :) Thank you!