Hi everyone!! Today I am a part of the Pure Blog Tour Stop hosted by Stuck In Books!!
Check out my review below and don't forget to enter to win a copy of Pure (see giveaway on bottom)!!
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
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Thank you Spencer Hill Press for sending me an ARC copy of this book!!
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.-Goodreads
When thinking about a word that came to mind to describe how I felt once I finished Pure, I would have to go with AMAZING. I was a little bit unsure at first how much I would like Pure, especially since sometimes the second book in some series have been disappointing to me..but this book definitely didn't disappoint!!
Of course, one of my favorite parts about this book was the plot!! I was immediately swept back into the world of Alex, Seth, and Aiden, and I couldn't put this book down! It was really fun to read about Alex training more at the covenant and seeing her progress with her skills! I also liked learning a little bit more about the daimons and also learning about new mythology in this book. I also liked how Jennifer L. Armentrout was able to make the mythology her own, and take a new spin on greek mythology instead of following the original formula and I like seeing different twists on classic myths.
Another aspect of this book which I loved was the romance!! Usually I'm not a huge fan of love triangles/forbidden romances but Jennifer L. Armentrout really made it work so it didn't seem like a love triangle at all. (spoiler alert if you haven't read the first book) I really loved both of Alex's relationship's with Aiden and Seth. With Seth, it's a lot more unpredictable and wild, but with Aiden it feels very passionate and caring. I know that I can't decide which boy I like more..both are great guys in their own way!!
Their were definitely many moments in this book that I didn't see coming at all which was really nice. I like to be kept on my toes when I'm reading a book and I really liked how Jennifer L. Armentrout was able to keep the plot suspenseful. Pure definitely was an emotional ride, some moments I was laughing and other moments I was about to cry. These are the books that I really love and feel that I can really get into and enjoy.
Another aspect of this book that I really enjoyed was the main character Alex! She is a really great, strong willed character. I like how she is able to stand up for herself but is also really real and relatable to a regular teenage girl.
Overall, I really enjoyed Pure, just as much as I loved Half-Blood!! I highly recommend this book to fans of Greek Mythology, and people who want a great paranormal read! I can't wait to read the next book in the series, Deity, which will be published in the fall.
My Rating: Five out of Five Stars
To gain an entry in either or both of the tour giveaways for Pure, leave a comment here letting me know whether you are Team Aiden or Team Seth and why (I gotta say that I love both of them equally :)). Then go to StuckInBooks and/or A Cupcake and a Latte with this link to complete you entry.
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