Review: Pure (Covenant #2)

 

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This is the cover ❤ 😀 ❤

(Review for Half-Blood (the first one) is on Goodreads, and will be posted shortly 😉 )

Title: Pure (Covenant #2)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (FAVORITE AUTHOR OF ALL TIME)

Published: April 3rd 2012 by Spencer Hill Press

In this book we have Alexandria, who (if you have read this series already) kind of reminds of Rose from Vampire Academy.(VA) I mean with her, and her fearlessness, attitude, always having to be right, “irrational”, and having lots of problems and all…

Well, the point of this book is that she knows that there is need and then there is Fate.

The problem with Alex, is that she is being destined to become an Apollyon, or in her case: “some kind of supernatural electrical outlet “. The problem being: There is 2 (or will be), and her other half being everywhere she goes. This guy happens to be Seth.

Seth’s always in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom… (ok I did not need to know that one). 

Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother (this happened in Half-Blood btw), but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden (lover #1). Or what he will do and sacrifice for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students (again, but worse stuff happens this time), the gods send furies, which are lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon and Alex (Apollyon #2). But Alex does something really cool to them in the end of this book :3

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.

So basically Alex is in really messed up shoes right now, but everything will get better soon 🙂 (I hope)

 

Now: I am going to compare VA to this series, because everyone has been doing so, so why not? If this bores you, by all means skip it…

First:

This book for the “love triangle” that is happening here, sides for the Seth fans. While in Half-Blood, was for Aiden. That’s one.

Second:

This book everyone is comparing it to Vampire Academy. And I understand that; Here are the most common reasons;

1. The characters are the same.
Alex=Rose
Aiden=Dmitri
Seth=Adrian (I think)
Olivia=Lisa (I think that’s her name… I forgot :3
The leader of the Council=The worst possible villain in VA (forgot their names, sorry :3)

2. The plots are basically the same.
In this one, Alex is trying to please everyone, pick a guy, not get killed (or turned) by daimons, and be a better person, while still trying to be mentally sane.

But, there are differences b/w VA and the Covenant series:

1. We are dealing with gods, not vampires. This is what VA would be like if Richelle Mead wanted to write about gods, and I happen to be happy with the fact that I get to read VA another way, instead of reading the same thing over and over again, to read something decent.

2. We are dealing with daimons not strigoi.
Daimons happen to “tag you” and “drain your aether” to turn you into one of them.
While for the Strigoi, they “kill you” then turn you into one of them, if your body is strong enough.

3. The love triangles are different.
In this one, Alex happens to be in love with one, while she is debating on the other one, to see if the feelings are her, or the “connection”.
As for VA, Rose is in love with one, and would do anything to be with him, and tries to be with the other to get her feelings off of the one she really is in love with.

I’ll think of more stuff on the way over the rest of the series. (and look how much stuff I have and I’m only on the second!!) But the main point was #1.

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