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Monday, March 19, 2012

Pure Blog Tour Stop with Jaime's Review of Pure

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
ISBN: 0983157227
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: LOVED

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.

Jaime’s review….

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!

GIVEAWAY:  To gain an entry in either/both of the tour giveaways for Pure, leave a comment here letting us know whether you are Team Aiden or Team Seth and why. Then go to StuckInBooks and/or A Cupcake and a Latte with this link to complete your entry.
You can check out the rest of the tour stops here and use the hashtag #PureTourJLA on Twitter.


  1. I'm Team Aiden all the way. I mean who wouldn't want Aiden, even if it is forbidden!

  2. Currently, I am Team Aiden because lets face it, he is absolutely perfect. However, I have been known to be swayed to the other side and Seth has been growing on me... as much as I loath to admit it.

  3. I have yet to read these books, so I'm not on any teams yet, but this I tell you: You're selling this book! I want it so bad! :D

  4. I have not read the books but after your review I think I'm Team Aiden just because you said they're natural together. This is the kind of relationship I like :)

  5. I'm on neither team, as I haven't read the books. However, I think your review is the final push that I needed to check out the series. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm Team Aiden! The idea of a forbidden relationship is always alluring.

  7. I loved the quotes y'all picked *happy sigh* I will never understand (even after reading Pure) why anyone would be team Seth. Aiden all the way!

  8. Great reviews! I can't wait to read Pure! It should be showing up any day now in my mailbox :-)

    I'm Team Aiden!

    Loved the scene you picked :-)

  9. I'm on the fence. I haven't had the chance to read Half-Blood yet. I did read Daimon and at the end there is a little of Aiden. I know she has a crush on him so I'm probably more for him. I can't say for sure because I haven't seen Seth yet. :( Half-Blood is at the top of my wishlist. Hopefully I'll get it soon!

  10. I just love Aiden. I can't wait to continue on with this story.

  11. I'm not feeling Aiden. I love Seth. I think he understands Alex better. And he is hilarious, which I love. :) I will always be Team Seth. I don't think there is anything that Aiden could do to sway me.

  12. oh damn! i would have to say Aiden now!!! but that could always change. i dont feel like seth had a fair enough chance. i need to read pure but i dont know if i will change!


  13. I am very excited for this book! Thanks so much for the excerpt and the pleasant review! Aiden because well I like him, but don't like seth at all

  14. i'm team aiden base from the first book because seth didn't really seem all that great.

  15. I was totally Team Aiden in the first book but now that I've read Pure, I'm torn! There's just something about Seth...


    1. OH, and I forgot to answer the question. I haven't read Half-Blood but I do have the copy. So I can't be sure in which team I am on.

  17. Can't wait to read it :D
    Team Seth

  18. Knock knock!

    Who's there?

    Little old lady?

    Little old lady who?

    Wow! I didn't know you could yodel!

    I am Team Aiden because he's just so awesome :D

  19. I'm Team Aiden all the way! Just perfect character! :)

  20. I am Team Seth. He's just so mysterious and seems to be good looking. I like that he is arrogant...weird I know..

  21. Fabulous job on the post. Thanks for being part of the tour.


  22. I can honestly say that I am Team Both...I know that's not going to work out for me in the end...but I love both Aiden and Seth.

  23. Team Aiden... forbidden, hotter name :D
    Alyssa S.

  24. Great review! Team Seth! He is charming, funny, and can understand Alex.

  25. I'm Team Seth all the way! I hate the whole forbidden thing it is so annoying. I was team Seth in Half-Blood as well, and after reading Pure there is no doubt in my mind that those two belong together. In Pure Seth starts to show a different side of himself.

  26. Great review! JLA is amazing! I'm glad that Pure is as good as Half-Blood because I really need to start reading the Covenant series!

    Loved the quote from Aiden. SWOOON!

  27. I read and enjoyed this book, too. Did you read the entire series. I'm waiting for some price drops. I think this book was as good as if not better than the first book. What a fun series.


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