Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

"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."

Yep, I was right. Things are totally escalating quickly. Everything is going insane and crazy and utterly awesome.

First of all, we have to talk about Seth. Now, Seth is the other possible love interest, although we all know that isn't true. He is somewhat suspicious and pretty much has little romance with Alex. I don't care what Alex says, but I know that he has no romance with her. It was always Aiden. In the beginning, it was Aiden. In the end, it will always be Aiden. That is perhaps the most obvious parts of the book.

But it gets wilder. Aiden sort of starts moving away from Alex in emotions. You get that feeling that he is very conflicted between the rules of his society and the feelings of his heart. I know that sounds pretty cheesy, but that is the truth. I really like all of that forbidden stuff. I guess that is why Romeo and Juliet got together despite their houses being so angry at each other. Love and lust and chemistry. Just like a typical teenage couple. Isn't that right?

Pure is very exciting. It was interesting seeing which direction Jennifer L. Armentrout was going to take the Greek myths. We had Percy Jackson. And then we had a bunch of other authors copying Percy Jackson, because of its popularity. But who cares? Greek is the new popular genre of this decade and the previous decade. I won't tell you which direction, because I already told you guys last time. I'm not repeating myself.

The greatest part of Pure was Caleb's death. Now, that wasn't a surprise. Caleb, Alex's best friend, was always predicted to die young by the oracle. Now that he is dead, he tore Alex's world apart while he spends his time and eternity in the Underworld.

Alex changes to be more mature. Caleb's death was the slap of reality. She is the Apollyon, and she has a job to do instead of being angry at everyone. It was a nice change now. Instead of being a young, angry lady, she is a more determine and frightening vengeful Apollyon. It gives us one question to ask: Will Aiden's love will be enough to bring her back from the darker side of her coin? Well, that is probably going to be legendary.

Overall, I think Pure is awesome. Even though Percy Jackson will always be the star of Greek myths, it is always fun to see other Greek-myths-based book.

Rating: Four out of Five

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