Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Blog Tour

Pure Blog Tour
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.
First I must start this review by saying that I admit... I'm such a fan of this series. I love the way it draws me into the story and keeps me wanting to stay after it's over. Plus, it has such a swoon-worthy cast. Especially in Aiden. *sigh*

Yes, I love her characters and they are further enhanced within this story. The story also had me cycle through a lot of emotions including almost sobbing. Yes, I cried and if you read any of my reviews or comments... you know I hate to cry. But then Ms. Armentrout broke my heart. Not just once, but several times over the same event. The tissue companies should sponsor this book. ;) However, those that feel the same way, take heart. You will also laugh a lot in the book as well. I just love that about Alex, the main character. Her snark makes my day and I would SO be her friend.

It also deals with a lot of issues. Mental rape, slavery and racism, also present itself here. Heavy handed topics that are dealt with in a way that doesn't overwhelm but still makes you want to yell to those in charge that it isn't fair... or at least kick them in the arse repeatedly.

Ah this book I did love, except for the ending (and the crying). I wanted it to continue. My questions weren't answered and I found myself adding a few more. I know that Deity (Covenant #3) will be here in Nov. However, it's not soon enough. *sigh* I curse Ms. Armentrout for leaving me too soon with a bunch of crumpled tissues surrounding me. *shakes fist* However, I will forgive her if she makes Aiden real and gives him to me. I mean, it's only fair... right? ;D

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I can't wait to continue this series!!
I was given this ARC by the publisher, Spencer Hill Press and no compensation for my review was given.

There are also a couple of giveaways associated with this blog tour:

Tour schedule

First is by the tour host, Stuck in Books:
After commenting here (which gives you an extra entry) go HERE to win the following paperbacks:
1st place: Daimon, Half-Blood, and Pure
2nd place: Half-Blood and Pure
3rd place: Pure

Go HERE to enter for:
Signed copy of Daimon and swag!


  1. Great review! I am dying to read Pure. I adore your header. It looks so retro!

  2. Great review. I appreciated that you spoke of the topics in the book

    all the best

  3. Great review! I can't wait to read it either! :)

  4. So what you are saying is that you really didn't like it at all? *teasing*

    I love when you have to start a review with "look y'all I love this series so get over my gushing already" :) (That's the TX way)

  5. Yes Aiden *sigh* - love him. Great review.

    Thanks for being part of the tour.


  6. I've heard so much about this series! Definitely sounds like my cup of tea. I believe I have the sample for the first book on my Nook. If I could only find time to actually sit down and read it. *Sigh* I'll get there...

  7. If Aiden is going to be made real, he's coming home with me Melissa! ME I TELL YOU! I'm so nervous to read this book, I don't want to cry, but I know it's going to be so good despite the tears. I know it would be far less interesting, but can we get a novella that's just Alex and Aiden being happy? Then I could have that in the back of my mind as my heart is being shredded in subsequent books:)

    1. Them's fightin' words. ;D Jenny... Aiden is mine!

      but don't fret... you'll love the book!

  8. Great review! And your blog header is adorable! :)

  9. Loving the cover of this one. It sounds like a great read with lots of important issues being raised, well done on a great review.

  10. AAAh I know I suck I still haven't tried this series. But since I saw your first review I've planned to read it, I hope soon. Great review, now I want even more to get into it lol.

  11. Ack! I haven't read the first one in the series yet! Jenny says it's awesome and I know how much you love it, so I have no good excuse for why I haven't picked it up. I really need to. I need books made of awesome and it seems that Jennifer Armentrout just spits 'em out right and left. *sigh* Okay, after I buy Married With Zombies, Half-Blood IS next! ;)

  12. I still haven't tried this author! bad bad me! It's one of those days authors

  13. OMG!!! I'm just on edge waiting to get myself a copy of this book. I cannot wait!!! The world that JLA created is brilliant :D

  14. I'm impressed by the fact that this paranormal book has substance by incorporating weighty subjects. Always a plus for me, including the inducement to tears :)

  15. Nice review, I want this book now!

  16. Thanks for the review!!! I'm still one of those people who haven't read it yet...
    Thanks for being part of the tour!!! :)
    Alyssa S.

  17. Thank you for the review! Can't wait to read it!

  18. What? A series you've read in order?? Gawd, that is love. Sorry you have to wait so long, but I'm sure the time will pass in a blink.

    I'm not looking forward to the water works, but I seriously think I'm gonna love this series just as much as you! Can't wait to try it.

  19. I'm starting to think I'm the only blogger in the world who has yet to read a book by Jennifer Armentrout. I've heard so much about them!

  20. OMG! I am so Team Seht now! Like I'm not even kidding. It got so hott so fast! WOO! Can't wait fore the next book. Lovely review :)

  21. Great review. thanks for sharing!!

  22. I would love to read this series. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

  23. GAH! I have had an ARC of this for 2 or so months yet and I have yet to read it! Anyways, glad to see that A) you liked this and B) you are Team Aiden, it means that we won't have to fight, as I am Team Seth... ;)


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