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Saddeningly Awesome: A Review of PURE by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted by on March 22, 2013
Pure (Covenant, #2) 
Jennifer L. Armentrout
329 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
Source: Gift
Rating: LOVED

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.

   The second book in the Covenant series, PURE, is bound to leave an impression – a deep, deep impression.

   By her eighteenth birthday Alexandria will become the other Apollyon. So when daimon attacks are getting bigger in the Covenant, furies, lesser gods that are suppose to protect the students, appear. To top it off, someone is determined on placing her on the Elixir. Then there’s Minister Telly, who seems to want her gone and who Alex feels like karate chopping all the time. Filled with furies, evil Ministers, and a looming threat PURE is a book that will leave you feeling a million things at once.

   I LOVED this book, I mean this book had the ability to make me sort of cry, and that is kind of impossible. I felt a number of things towards the characters, and to me, each of one of the characters were different and special – and felt SO REAL. Well all of them except Seth. Okay, I don’t really hate him, but I like Aiden more.

    I pretty much devoured PURE in one sitting, it was just so good. It’s one of those books, that you want to finish but when you do you wish you could go back and read all over without knowing what’s going to happen next. It ended to soon. And it shattered my heart into so many pieces, I felt like I couldn’t handle any more.

    There’s only one thing in PURE that I would like change. I can’t really say what part, because then I’d be spoiling it. So I’ll just say that, I really, really liked Caleb.

    PURE was even better than the first and I can’t wait to get started on Deity. I really hope we get to see more of Aiden, since this book was more focused on Seth.

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  1. Oh yea, this book was great. Definitely better than the first. And Deity is even better than this one. I have to say I had a chance to read Apollyon as an ARC and, while it was fabulous, I still like Deity best!

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