We are today’s Pure Blog Tour Stop. We have both read Pure and totally loved it. Check out our reviews below and then enter to win:
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 2, 2012
Source: ARC from the publisher
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.
After reading Half Blood I didn’t think there was any way that Jennifer could top it but, then I picked up Pure and holy crap this book is sooo much better than the first! I have no idea how to review this without spoiling anything but I’m going to try my hardest.
Pure picks up pretty close to the ending of Half Blood Alex is back in school and everything seems to be going as good as it can for her. She’s got her friends and two incredibly hot boys Aiden and Seth both training her. While Aiden pushes her away Seth reels her in and I really liked Seth in book 1 but his gentleness and protectiveness not to mention his sarcastic humor made me like him even more. Notice I didn’t say love I usually love a bad boy like Seth but for once I am still completely in love with the distant brooding Aiden St. Delphi. You can feel the passion and need radiating off of him from just a look and even though he and Alex fight their feelings you can tell he truly loves her. He practically tells her that if she just understood Greek lol.
I can’t get into the plot much but let me tell you this was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster! One minute I’d be bawling my eyes out, the next laughing my butt off, and the next biting the inside of my cheek with anticipation! I couldn’t tell who the bad guys were in this one besides the daimon’s; everyone seemed suspicious and some pretty horrible things happen. No I will not tell you what or whom because I’m still not sure of some of it myself. Just read the book when it comes out.
And closing here’s a small scene to entice you more.
“I know how brave you are, Alex. But you don’t always have to be. It’s okay every once in a while to let someone else be brave for you. There’s no loss in dignity in that. Not for you. You’ve already proven that you have more dignity than even a pure-blood can muster.”
I kind of wondered where that had come from. “You must be high off sugar or something.”
Aiden laughed. “You don’t see what we see, Alex. Even the times you’re being utterly ridiculous about something or when you’re just standing around, doing nothing, it’s hard not to notice. As a pure-blood it’s the last thing I should notice.” His eyes flickered shut, long lashes fanned his cheeks before his eyes reopened to reveal intense sliver. “I don’t think you have a clue.”
The world outside the car ceased to exist. “What don’t I have a clue about?”
Ok so I know that got you pumped up to read more! Pure comes out April 2nd so go pre-order it now. Follow Jennifer on twitter and check out her blog she runs some pretty sweet contests!
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