Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Pure" by Jennifer L. Armentrout (The Covenant #2)

Synopsis: Alex has finally made it through summer and is training with the rest of her classmates. Not that it matters much considering everyone, except for her closest friends, still hates her for her daimon mother's recent attack. However, Alex soon has bigger problems to worry about than her social life: a half-blood daimon has found its way onto the school grounds and is attacking students.The problem? Some people are suspecting Alex as the daimon- especially since she has enough tags to be one.
Then there's the love of her life Aiden, who of course she can never be with because of his pure-blood lineage. Training with him every other day has become extremely complicated. Not to mention the ever present Seth who seems to be growing on Alex against all of her better judgement.
Oh, and of course she has to go to a huge council meeting to discuss exactly what did happen with her mother and the attack the past summer. And not everyone on the council is a fan of Alex's. In fact, some one on there is going to stop at nothing to make sure she never Awakens and become the Apolloyn they all think she will be. Yeah, life is never simple.

My Thoughts: I am in love with this series! Jennifer L. Armentrout just keeps getting better and better with each new book she puts out! This second installment of The Covenant series is freaking fantastic. I read it in less then five hours and in one sitting (well, except for chocolate and soda breaks). It was just that good. I could not put it down for anything in the world- not even for a daimon attack. I had to know what was going to happen with Alex and what was going to happen between Alex and Aiden/ Alex and Seth. We get to see a lot more depth in Seth this time around as well, making him more than likable. And, we get a close up view of the future Alex could possibly have as a servant (hey, who are we kidding? Slave) if she doesn't do some quick thinking and prove her innocence fast. I also love that Alex and Aiden really can't be together- at least if they want to escape severe punishment (like, oh I don't know, death?) It's not just a love story, it's an over-throwing their government story for the greater good- questioning authority and laws that are archaic for their world.
Jennifer L. Armentrout is just simply amazing in her narrations and pop-culture references. She's not afraid to make her characters real and quirky, going against the grain to those sweet, geeky heroines that never seem to have any real, tangible flaws. I can't wait to find out what she has in store for us next!

My Rating: 5/5 Hot Sentinels (preferably broody, dark-haired ones named Aiden)
GoodReads Rating: 4.66 Stars

Teaser Pleasers:
-"It smells better? What does your bed smell like? Regret and bad taste?"
-"I danced around your room and molested you. So yeah, I'm a bit embarrassed by that."
- "Great. You're like herpes. The gift that keeps on giving."
- I gasped. "Holy..."
"Shit," Seth finished.

- "You'll become the center of someones world one day. And he'll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth."

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