Mar 22, 2012

Blog Tour & Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Pure
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: 4.3.12
Pages: 329
Genre: Mythology, Romance
Series: Yes (Covenant #2)
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: A

Summary (from Goodreads):
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
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Review:
I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Jennifer Armentrout is one of the best YA writers out there. Her ability to write compelling characters, intense scenes, and completely and utterly draw a reader into the pages of a novel is nothing short of genius.

Armentrout wastes no time pulling you back into Alex’s saga. Alex is just one of those characters you have to root for. She’s strong, feisty, and sure but still has enough vulnerability to keep her from seeming like a full-blown Amazon. She’s a fighter and everything I loved about her in Half-Blood continued here. Sometimes I worry about the sophomore slump—some authors just seem to forget those key ideals and moments that made a reader fall in love with their hero/heroine in book 1, but that definitely doesn’t happen here.

And Aiden, oh Aiden. I just need one of him for myself. I absolutely love this star cross’d lovers angle. I’m a hardcore Alex/Aiden fan. Their scenes sizzle off the pages. I seriously had to check my fingers for burns after I turned a few pages. Not that I don’t enjoy Seth … he just needs to find his own girl, OK?

I love that this book delves deeper into the mythology and explains more about the Pures and Half-Bloods. It’s this vital back story information that pulls this series together, and makes me all the more excited about book #3, Deity.

This series is phenomenal, and Jennifer Armentrout is a gem of a writer. A glowing endorsement isn’t enough for this series. It deserves a fireworks display, spelling out “READ ME NOW!” in exploding lights and colors. Yeah, it’s that awesome.


GIVEAWAY:  To gain an entry in either/both of the tour giveaways for Pure, leave a comment here and and then go to StuckInBooks and/or A Cupcake and a Latte with a link to this review! Good luck!

10 comments:

  1. AIDEN!!!....I need this book....like yesterday..or months ago. Either way...I still need it!!!

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  2. Hey now, don't diss on my Seth. Gotta love his snarkiness. :) I'm secretly hoping for a novella of some sorts featuring Seth and Aiden-they're always hilarious when they're together! Team Aideth! :D

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  3. Oh I gotta agree that Jennifer is one of the best YA writer out there. Love her books! Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  4. Aiden!! Gah I need this! Thanks for the review!! :)

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  5. Great review! I love J's writing style. I am dying to read her other series.

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  6. i love her books. I've added this to my list

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    thanks

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  7. I haven't read any of her books yet but I can tell I need to put her on my wishlist. I keep hearing great things about her books. I enjoy series books so I'll be looking for the first one soon.

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  8. Wow, this series sounds beautiful and amazing! I had seen Half-blood at BN but was hesitant, but now that I am seeing your review, I am seriously kicking myself for not picking it up! I like when books have scenes that sizzle!
    Thanks for your review, I won't forget this book the next time I go on a splurge :)

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  9. OOOOOO!!!! cant wait for Pure!!! go jennifer armentrout!!! she's awesome :D
    Alyssa S.

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