Monday, May 2, 2016

Audiobook Review with Crafts: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Series: Covenant #4
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Unabridged
11 hrs. 19 min.
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Source: Library/Hoopla
Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods-and Alex herself-to bring her back.The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex's power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex's connection to Seth isn't the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole "an Apollyon can't be killed" theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries. Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer or she might become the God Killer herself.
My thoughts:

I'm so happy I'm catching up with this series. It has me captivated and worried about the arc with the God Killer and(?) Seth. Having the novella Elixir helped and also had some important information before going into this book. And while that part of the arc is complete, we still have to find a way to stop what is happening and also find out what the cost will be for all our favorite characters, especially Aiden and Alex.

As stated above we undertake another harrowing journey that is an important part of the overall arc. I don't want to give too much away if you haven't read the other books in the series, but I will say this... the romance is so good. I love Aiden and I especially love the way he supports her even if she is more powerful then he could ever become. His love is true and it shines through everything he does and says. Yea, can I oversell this guy? No, not at all. :)

I enjoyed Justine's narration with her various voice portrayals as I did in the previous audios. I still have a bit of a problem with her inner voice of Alex as it still seems so tired. I also listened with this one at 1.25 and that seemed to take care of that problem I had but not interfere with the voicing of the characters. It was a good compromise.

I give this audio 4 1/2 stars. Another great addition to the series and I immediately got the next one so I can listen to it immediately. I am anxious for the final showdown, but I also can't wait to find out what happens. I highly recommend this series to those that enjoy YA PNR.

The Crafts!
I made a couple of things while listening to this audio. One is a scarf/shrug. You can use it as a scarf but if it gets chilly and you have a short or no sleeve shirt, it converts to sleeves. I used a tutorial by Bez White (free at her blog). I changed it a bit by using one length (instead of 2) and I changed the embellishing on the edges since this was for my mom and the embellishment I did was more her style. This was also the second one I did. The first one broke a needle (yes, knit breaking a needle... lol) and other things which makes it a project that will NOT see the light of day. :) I'm still learning on how to sew knits.

The second project was a yoga bag. I bought a good yoga mat to use but I have to wait for it to outgas and I cannot go near it until it does. UGH. Manufactures... please cure products before you send them out. Anyhoo... This bag is a pattern from Swoon (affiliate link). The bag is called Sophia. Ever since I saw these frogs I've wanted to do a yoga bag out of it. I thought it was too funny and cute to pass up. The mat is my old one but works. :)

32 comments:

  1. Those are really cute. I've yet to try Jennifer L. Armentrout. I have the first book in the Lux series, which is also narrated by Justine Eyre. I just need to find some time to fit it into my schedule. Glad you're enjoying this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  2. This series started out terribly for me, what with the first installment being a copy of Vampire Academy. But later it grew on me and now I feel that it's time for a reread. Perhaps the audio would be a good choice this time.

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    1. I had some problems with her narration of the inner dialog but not enough to put me off. Just thought you should be aware. :)

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  3. I really did adore this series, so happy you did as well! I know there is a spin off that is more adult but I've yet to read it.

    Love the purse!!

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    1. I am working my way toward that Lux series. :)

      Thanks! It's huge! :)

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  4. Your crafts are amazing, Melissa, and I'm glad this was a solid audiobook! I'm always on the lookout for audiobook recs so I'm excited to listen to this! Wonderful post!

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    1. Aw thanks!

      I have just been enjoying the series.

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  5. Great job on the crafts and I adore me some JLA

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  6. Wow, you are awesome making that bag! Do you do bazaars and the like? I think you'll do well in those :)

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    1. No I don't do that, but I still feel like I'm learning. :)

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  7. I need to try this series, my friend bought me book 1!

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  8. Not a series that particularly appeals to me but oh my goodness that scarf come shrug. Such a beautiful colour, I love it.

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    1. It's not hard to make... if you aren't me... LOL

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  9. I am so impressed by your yoga bag. My oldest loves yoga. I cannot seem to enjoy it..my mind thinks of all the things I could be doing. I have not finished this series I think I read books one and two, your review has me thinking I should revisit the series!

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    1. Thanks! It's something that works for me although I've been away from it for too long.

      I'm still trying to catch up in this series. :)

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  10. Oh I think I have the first 2 books of this series and need to get to it. Great!

    Love the bag too! :D

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  11. Damn! You are good! I've got that book on my kindle I think. Hm!

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    1. ...but when I'm bad... okay, I couldn't resist...

      You would enjoy this series Anna!

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  12. I only read the first one in this series. I was thinking it might not be the series for me. But you never know. Maybe one day...
    I LOVE these projects! The scarf shrug is so clever! And I LOVE the bag! LOVE!

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    1. I think this one gets better as it goes. I just love Aiden! :)

      Thanks!

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  13. I haven't read this series at all but have really enjoyed some of her other books (she just writes SO MUCH it's hard to keep up!) Love the color of that shrug, btw.

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    1. I know! I still want to tackle a lot of the series she has out.

      Thanks, she picked the color. :)

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  14. Oh Apollyon! I loved the book, hell the series! I am glad that you are enjoying the narration. Love the scarf too!

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