Review: Covenant #2, Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

20516616Blurb from Goodreads

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.

ebook, 360 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
language edition: English
series: Covenant:
genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
This book still has similarity with the first 3 books of The Vampire Academy series, not as much as its prequel, Half-Blood but more than enough for me to recognize it. It made me feel there weren’t things that surprise me. I just read it without my mind wondering for the story, a habit I cannot avoid when I read a very good book.

In some part I didn’t quite like Alex. I was kind of bored and annoyed with her make-the-wrong-choice moved again and again. Because of it, not only to herself, she also brought everyone close to her in danger. I know she’s a badass in an impulsive-reckless-irresponsible-irrational-stubborn kind of way but I can’t help myself to wish even just once she acts like a lovable badass, a badass heroine that I love without making me cringe or roll my eyes. Those hate to like attitude has its perk, though. I really liked the way she stood herself before the council. I think that was the only scene I really liked her impulsive-stubborn moves. She was also too wrapped up with her feeling with Aiden. I (again) just wish she can set her priorities, to prepare herself as an Apollyon with Seth and can see that what he said mostly true, rather than whine and pity herself for the love she can’t have. At this point I couldn’t care less who will she choose since yes, I already knew who she will end up with but I also liked the other guy in this book. That wasn’t my priority I wished I get when started this series. My priorities are to get Greek mythology stories with a bunch of badass characters and huge and great fighting scenes.

I think I can say this is better than Half-Blood . It had more fighting scenes than Half-Blood and I really liked the battle at the end of the story. The battles made it felt like the characters were always in dangerous situation. Hence, there was tension in this book. It was an okay book but I think I’m going to wait the sequels to decide whether it is worth than just an okay book.

Result: 2.5 out of 5 Stars

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