Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Reviewed by: Siobhán
Format: Paperback
Pages: 329
Published: 2nd April 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: Publisher for Review
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Greek Mythology
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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

Pure is book 2 in the Covenant series and if you read my review for Half-Blood you know I had a lot of problems with it. However, Pure outshines Half-Blood in everyway. As an author Jennifer truely shines and leave the reader hooked and wanting more and more.

Pure still follows Alex but this time she is trying to deal with the horrible events from book 1. I actually really liked her in this one. She is stubborn, lacks respect for the rules and is trying to deal with her feelings about Aiden and her mother. I found that I could connect with her a lot more. And the relationship she develops with Seth is the reason why I liked her. I know everyone loves Aiden. Yip, I do aswell but Seth.....oh mother may I. Seth comes into book 1 about halfway through but in Pure he is one of the main characters and the bond between him and Alex is amazing. He is full of himself, annoying but so funny. And he truely cares for Alex. I'm definitely Team Seth!!!

As I mentioned, the biggest problem I had with Half-Blood was how similar it was to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and I worried this would be the same. Thankfully it wasn't. Pure really was a fast paced, action packed and very unique compared to Half-Blood. I was completely hooked from the first chapter and found myself falling in love with the story and the characters. However, I wasn't a big fan of the ending. It leaves you hanging there with a cliffhanger without answering some questions that develop throughout the book. I know it is a good way to create mystery and suspense around Deity, Book 3, but for me I wanted answers in Pure.

Overall, Pure was an amazing and unique. It has action, humour, romance but it also has some scenes that will have you reaching for the tissues. And Jennifer, what a talented author. She really shines with this book and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

Please, leave your comments below. Tell us what you think of the series or if you think its a series you would read.

Rate: 4/5

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