Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 2 of The Covenant series
Rating: 16+ for language
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9761771-pure?from_search=true&search_version=service
In the second book of the series, we meet back up with Alex as she adjusts to being the Apollyon and being back at the Covenant. But the war is looming between the Daimons and the Sentinels and Alex is going to find herself caught in the middle.
The story really starts to pick up pace for the series.
Alex continues to deal with the consequences of her actions as she has to say good-bye to someone else in her life. We all know that there is going to be death when there is a war brewing, but like Alex, it’s still hard to swallow the pain that comes with it.
As Alex begins her double training with Aiden and Seth, she starts to get some of the benefits of being an Apollyon. She is starting to tap in to Seth and his emotions (which will come in handy later I am sure), while starting to get her runes. The story sets up the big scheme of the story as I’m sure it’s going to be an all out war once Alex Awakens.
The love triangle is in full swing in this story. All members of the triangle pretty much come to terms with their feelings and Alex finally makes a decision between the two guys. Seth proves that he’s just as ‘worthy’ for the fans to want him to be with Alex. Maybe even more so with Aiden because their relationship is a bit more entertaining to read. But Aiden still holds that whole forbidden love aspect that is hard to shake off.
Alex is still her stubborn, outspoken self that we fell in love with in the first book, but training with Seth and Aiden finally gets her to see that sometimes the best thing you can do is not do anything (she still slips up sometimes, but she is getting better). As a fan, when you read her go off half-cocked you know something bad is going to happen, because let’s face it. Something always goes bad.
Once again Armentrout is able to create these characters that we can root for. The love triangle between Seth, Aiden and Alex is far more gripping then the Twilight triangle. The battle between Team Seth and Team Aiden wages harder in this book that I’m sure that fans are flip flopping throughout the whole book (I know I did).
The story is a slow moving at the beginning, but it’s because the story is still being developed. Around the 70% mark you will get to a point where you won’t want to put it down as you get to see the beginning of how big this war is going to be.
The Covenant series
What do you think of Pure?