Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: Pure

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: April 3rd 2012
Pages: 329
Source: Library
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

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 review should only be read by those who have read the first book, Half-blood.

After my extreme love of Half-blood (The fist book in this series) had been discovered I scrambled to get a copy of Pure, it's sequel as fast as I possibly could. Pure, in comparison to Half-Blood was just as addicting and loveable but with a slower, not as intense pace as the first book.

Like in the first book the characters were amazing and extremely well written. Alex still has a very rebellious and  hilarious personality and is over the top brave about everything she does. Aidan. Oh Aidan. I told myself going into this book if Alex and Aidan didn't kiss at lest once... I have no idea what would happen. I really really like the forbidden romance in this series. It seems so much different than it does in other forbidden romance books; this romance seems like a very real relationship. In Pure there is a lot more of Seth than there was in Half-Blood. I like that we got to learn a lot more about Seth in this book and people who are Team Seth I have a feeling will like this one a little more. There is much less action in this book then there was in the first. In the first there was a strong focus on training Alex, and now that she is more caught up this book focuses a bit more on the emotional side right before the very action packed end.

I really enjoy this series and I am very excited to get my hands on the 3rd in the series later this year!


  1. So I just skimmed your review since I haven't read Half-Blood yet [yes, I know, bad Aneeqah]. But I am glad that you enjoyed this one so much! The first book is on sale right now, it's only like $5 as an e-book... very tempting... ;)

    I will definitely have to check out the first book!! Fabulous review, as always, Erika. <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life