But love, child, love is the root of all that is good, and the root of all things that are evil.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant, #2
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Date Published: April 3, 2012
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.
How gorgeous are these covers? A couple of weeks ago, I asked people what their favorite book covers were on my bookstagram. I didn’t answer because at the time, I didn’t have one. Well, I do now. The covers on the Covenant series are by far my favorites.
This entire book, I just wanted to pick up Seth and drop him somewhere far, far away from Alex and Aiden. I said in my review of Half-Blood that I’ve been an Alex+Aiden shipper since the start. If you didn’t guess, this was the reason why I wanted Seth to leave. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do love Seth but I don’t ship him with Alex. At all.
I loved the action in Pure. When *certain things* happen in the Covenant, we get to see how much of a badass Alex truly is. I won’t say exactly what happened because I don’t want to spoil it, but I will say that every book, Alex gets stronger and stronger.
I think Jennifer L. Armentrout likes killing off loveable characters. It happened in The Problem with Forever, The Lux series, and in this series. Agh it’s so frustrating.
Overall, this book has an intriguing plot and amazing characters and I highly recommend it.
by L.J. Smith
Goodreads 2017: 81/100