Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
April 3, 2012
Spencer Hill Press
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 follow-up to HALF-BLOOD, PURE is just as exciting and riveting, if not more so. The stakes are even higher for Alex and this one and after all that she’s been through, Alex is a much stronger person. My heart both broke and sang for her in PURE, and I commend Armentrout for having such a strong sequel to HALF-BLOOD. I may have actually liked this one even better. It may be because Alex had more time with the two men struggling for her heart, though! Do not miss out on this fantastic series.
I adore Alex. She is so strong and willful, yet she proved that she can let go of her pride in order to save herself in PURE. What’s more, she is torn between Aiden and Seth and I definitely don’t blame her. How is a girl to choose between those two hunks? Alex has come so far in just two novels, and I cannot wait to see the person she comes out to be by the end of this action-packed series.
Armentrout has crafted one heck of a love triangle. There’s hunky Apollyon Seth and the dreamy pure Aiden. One is forbidden, the other seemingly fated, and Alex has a bit of a problem with her fate being decided for her. Honestly, I was sure by the end of HALF-BLOOD that Alex would end up with Aiden, but Seth has a lot of character development in PURE that I don’t know who Alex will end up with. What a dilemma!
The action and politics are just as heavily involved in PURE as the romance and growth of Alex is. There are so many different aspects woven into this series that make it so engaging. The writing is just as good, full of intricate details that aren’t skimped upon. Armentrout is a great author who knows write a well-thought out and powerful story. I need more ASAP!