Jennifer L. Armentrout
Covenant Book 2
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.
This is the first time I’m doing bullet reviews. They’re essentially short and quick reviews. I read a lot of books during the decathlon and now I’m piling up on reviews I haven’t done haha. So I decided short and sweet will do!
❤ Great sequel to Half-Blood
❤ Definitely better than the first book but still lacking in something that I can’t exactly put my finger on
❤ Very nerve-wracking with the events occurring in the novel but it made it really fast-paced
❤ We get another prophecy here, courtesy of Grandma Piperi. Just as crazy sounding. But I really enjoyed trying to crack it and making my own theories (I got some right, some so so wrong!)
❤ Pure will take you on a little rollercoaster ride of emotions. You’re just up and down and happy and sad and anxious. It’s intense.
❤ The plot was one of my favorite things because there were some great twists and surprises. Get yourself ready.
❤ There are still a lot of questions and mystery surrounding the bigger picture of the series, which is great because it keeps you hooked and reading the rest of the series.
❤ The action was just as good, if not better. There’s a particular scene at Catskills and ugh it was extremely crazy.
❤ Alex: She matured from the events with her mother and Caleb in the first book and she’s still not as mature as I want her to be. She still makes mistakes that lead her to precarious situations but she’s not perfect and she’s better.
❤ Aiden: Is there any way that he can be even more perfect?! I love him. He’s absolutely head over heels for Alex … I don’t care what he says! He’s the sweetest and how he takes care of her, just kill me now.
❤ Seth: I love his banter with Alex but I can’t stand him and his whole “we’re meant to be” thing. It’s not even because I ship her with Aiden but because he makes it so so creepy, possessive, and controlling.
❤ Final thoughts: It’s a great setup for a very promising sequel!