Book Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published August 23, 2012 by LS Murphy

Synopsis: 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.

The First Line: “I stared at the ceiling of the gymnasium, little black splotches dancing in front of me.” Okay, why’s Alex on the floor? I’m hooked again.

The Good: Again, Alex is the reason I read this. Well, that and a friend told me to keep reading because she heard it steers away from the plot of Vampire Academy. I love strong female characters and think there should be more of them in the world. HOWEVER…

The Bad: This is still too much like Vampire Academy. I hope the third book, Deity, gets away from VA. (I do like Seth though.)

Recommendation: Like I said after Half-Blood, if you haven’t read the entire Vampire Academy series, then you will probably enjoy Half-Blood. If you have, then be forewarned that this is a lot like VA.


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