Title: PURE (Covenant #2)
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
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.
It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a book coming from the YA fantasy genre. I think, the last time I did was when I read Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo and that was like forever ages ago. Reading Pure by Jennifer Armentrout was definitely a great buddy for me in revisiting this genre. Pure reminded me how entertaining YA books can be and and how YA world building/elements can tend to be awesome that you would wish to be living in their world. No matter how tough the story and the rules in their world can get, there’ll always be fun characters that will accompany you in your journey.
How many pages does this book have? 300+ pages, right? But when you read Pure, it’ll feel like you’ve read 500+ pages. There’s just so many stuff happening and there isn’t a dull moment in this book. The pacing of the story was well built-up and truly ensures in keeping up the toes of its readers. There were certain elements and points in this book that were really predictable for me but then it’s just pure entertainment to read how my predictions were translated into the scenes that JLA wrote. JLA’s writing and description or the imagery is so vividly and beautifully written that you’ll feel like being transported into the story or in their world.