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 book was even better than the first, more action, more emotion, more intensity, heart anguish. The story builds solidly on the first, further exploring the world the author has created and developing the characters who inhabit it. I had an idea of where this story was going, but I was dead wrong. And that was so fun! Nothing bores me like predictability and the fact that the author kept surprising me kept any boredom at bay.
Lots of twists and turns in this story. The plot is intriguing and I never knew where we were going, because this fantasy world created by JLA is based on Greek mythology, but is still a world of her own making. Which means she makes the rules and anything goes. There was more action in this book and definitely more Alex snark, which is always a good thing. The fact that we get to know Seth a little more is a bonus.
Jennifer L. Armentrout does snarky characters like no one else, and Pure doesn’t disappoint. Alex is Alex, but she’s growing although she’s still making mistakes. She wouldn’t be Alex if she didn’t. Aiden is still perfect and he’s still my book boyfriend for life (BBFL), but there’s something about Seth. The way he’s so cocky, yet just below the surface, there is something…damaged. It makes me want him to be one of the good guys, but the jury is still out on that. What isn’t unclear is that he’s a thoroughly fascinating character.
Pure is exciting, twisty, full of action, and really hard to put down.
Series: Covenant Series #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Category: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
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