Elixir (Covenant 3.5)
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Paperback: 80 pages and also available in eBook format!
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: ARC from the publisher
Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex.
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for.
Even if it means making war against the gods.
So I get Elixir in my email and what do I do? I immediately start reading it. Not only was this story from Aiden’s POV but after the way evil Jenn ended Deity I needed more to tide me over until Apollyon! Ok so I don’t know if it made the suffering better or worse lol
I absolutely loved this story told from Aiden’s POV! I adore Aiden he’s just so damned sexy not to mention strong, funny, caring, and smart! And this book although it was awesome; broke my heart too! I hated seeing Aiden in so much pain from what was happening to Alex and his decision to do something she never wanted (even though it was in her best interest) broke me just like it broke him. I loved that he was willing to punch a god and pay for it just to protect her. And I loved seeing just how much Aiden truly loves Alex. That’s something we just don’t get reading the books from Alex’s POV and something I’d like to see more of. Aiden’s POV that is.
Ok so enough rambling I’m going to share one of my favorite passages with you now!
I was jolted awake later. Darkness cloaked the room and the couch
felt infinitely smaller than before. The scent of… peaches surrounded
me. Something warm and soft pressed against my side, wiggling closer.
Hands clenched the old t-shirt I’d dug up the day before.
My eyes flew open.
The top of Alex’s head came into view as she placed her cheek on
my chest and let out a little sigh. Every muscle in my body locked up.
Was I dreaming? I think I stopped breathing. What was she doing over
here, on the couch… with me?
“Alex?” My voice sounded gruff. “What are you doing?”
She lifted her head enough that I could see the shreds of amber
peeking out from behind her lashes. The shattered eyes were the
damnedest thing to see at night. “My head hurts.”
I started to sit up, but Alex shifted, throwing a leg over mine as if she
was asking me not to move without saying a word.
“Uh…” I’d never been more unsure in my life, or unable to read a
person. “Do you want me to get you some more aspirin?”
“No.” She placed her head on my chest again, snuggling down. “It
feels better now. Empty.”
I swallowed. Hard. “Empty?”
“Mmm-hmm,” she murmured, shivering. “It’s quieter when I’m
My heart stuttered. “Quieter? Are you hearing things? A person?”
“I don’t know. It’s like…” She yawned, splaying her hand across my chest. “It’s like someone talking to me far, far away. Does that make
Seth. Anger surged through me and I fought to keep it out of my
“Crazy? Does that make me crazy?”
“Not at all, agapi.” I lowered one arm and reached down, tugging the quilt up so it covered most of her. “Can you make out what the voice
She shook her head. “I don’t want to know. I don’t have to, do I?”
“No.”I ached for her.
“Good,”she said, and I wondered if she smiled. “Can I stay with
“Always.”Good gods, I didn’t want her to be anywhere else.