Pure (Covenant #2)
Publication: 3rd April 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
*Warning Review Contains Spoilers From Previous Books In The Series*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.
This series is fast becoming one of my favourites, it's addictive and I can't get enough!
I love the world that Armentrout has created in these books and her characters are fantastic, especially our heroine Alex a kick-ass chick who makes no apologies for who she is and isn't afraid to say the first thing that comes to mind.
I am a huge fan of an Alex-Aiden pairing but in this book Seth has jostled himself into place for a possible pairing with Alex as well, we don't seem to see so much of Aiden in this book which is a pity as he's one of my favourite things about the series especially his scenes with Alex.
But that's not to say Alex and Seth's scenes aren't extremely entertaining, I love their verbal sparring back and forth, I ended up laughing out loud more times than I can remember.
Seth and I weren't getting along at the moment. In our last training session, he'd "accidentally" hit me with a blast of pure energy and I'd "accidentally" thrown a rock at his head.
"Maybe if you're good-and I mean, really good-we can come play in the labyrinth." I rolled my eyes. "Gee really?" He nodded. "You have to eat your dinner, too."
The book continues on from the first book Half-Blood, Alex is training with both Aiden and Seth, the council hearing is coming up where Alex is to appear to testify to the upcoming plans the Daimons have to take over all the Covenants, the plans of which were relayed to her via her Mother before Alex killed her.
With her eighteenth birthday fast approaching and the reality that she will turn into the second Apollyn, Alex has a lot on her plate, add to the fact that Aiden is staying away from her, stops their training together and tells her that he doesn't have any feelings for her leaves her heartbroken.
But someone doesn't want her reaching her next birthday, and they will stop at nothing to make sure she's not alive to receive her Apollyn powers.
I love love, love this series, everybody needs to read it, it is sooo good!
I give this 5/5.