5 Stars to PURE by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Covenant #2)

Published July 30, 2013 by elenafx

Fire flowerThere 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.





Jennifer L. Armentrout did it again. Jesus woman this must be exhausting.

If you know me at all, you’re aware that Jen Armentrout is one of my favorite authors of all time. That’s exactly why I should have read PURE sooner. Unfortuantely, I thought I wouldn’t like it because there is a love triangle. I can practically hear the book gods laughing at me. PURE was awesome!

The best thing in this series? The female lead. Alex’s such an amazing character! Strong willed, badass and smart. She doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap and she doesn’t give up even though she’s practically been through hell. She’s not the usual YA lead character. She makes mistakes and learns to get past them. Alex’s an inspiring heroine who makes this series so much better than it already is. Personally, I think it makes it so much more fun and intriguing because she’s practically what any girl wants to be. Badass, funny, sarcastic and fearless.

Now let’s get to the point. The male lead. Aiden St. Delphi. Aiden’s amazing. Oh my God, I love this pure blood. He’s protective of Alex and he’d do anything for her. Literally because in the end of the book he does the unthinkable to protect her. Aiden’s sweet but at the same time super badass who can kill a daimon a dozen different ways. Aiden’s not like the usual arrogant, bad boy in every YA book lately. He’s stoic and it’s hot as hell. Winks.

Where Seth’s concerned, I don’t know how I feel exactly. I like and dislike the dude at the same time. I have this feeling that in the next books he’ll go to the dark side or something. Either way, I absolutely don’t want him to be with Alex. Aiden and Alex belong together, just because they’re so different from each other.

As always, Jennifer’s writing was vivid and it sucked me from the very first page. Jen has this amazing ability with words, sucking you in from the beginning mainly from her humor. Jen’s so witty which makes her writing even more interesting and exciting.

Pure has everything I love in a book. Plenty of action, white hot romance, amazing characters and a unique world that engage you within the first page. An amazing sequel!

– Helena

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