Monday, April 9, 2012
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout...
Published: April 3rd 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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.
I was pretty excited to start reading this book straight after reading "Half-Blood" which I really enjoyed because I really want to see how the story progressed, and this book did not dissapoint I thought it was so much better than the first book.
The plot. I really loved the plot in this book, I thought that it had a lot more romance in it, a lot more action and some really unexpected plot twists. When I got about half way through the book I could not put it down and I didn't stop reading until I was finished, it was that good. I also liked how there was a lot more romance in this book and how the story started to come into its own and steer away from the plot of "Vampire Academy" and I really think this book series is going to keep getting better and better with each book that comes out because the storyline has finally become her own and I think that the story is a lot more fun and entertaining because of it.
The characters. I really loved all of the characters in this book. I thought that Alex's characters was written really well, I thought that she was really relateable and her attitude and humor had me entertained and laughing all the way through the book. I also found myself really likeing Seth's character, I thought that he became a lot more real in this book and he seemed to be a really great guy. The character that surprised me the most in this book was Aiden, I really didn't like him in this book I felt that I saw more of the "Pure" side of his character at the start of the book which I really didn't like, though that did thankfully change throughout the course fo the book.
Overall I thought that this book was great, and a real vast improvement from "Half-Blood". I am really looking foward to reading "Deity" when it comes out and it will defineitly be a book that i'm pre-ordering. Bring on October!