Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Pure
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenants, #2
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Pages: 329

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.

I was hoping that since I was sort of split down the middle on how I felt about Half-Blood, the previous book in the Covenant Series that I may possibly like PURE, but that was not the case.

One problem I am having with this series is when I am reading it is talking forever to read, it's what I would call, slow-paced and that really puts me off. Alex didn't really change for me. I still had the same problems that I did in Half-Blood. Alex is a heroine that frustrates me to no end. I still feel like she still has that same attitude I hate from the previous book. And I can't like a book where I don't like the heroine.

Aiden frustrated me even more in PURE. I didn't think that would be possible, but it was. I understand Aiden, I really do, but I wish he could've been more sensitive. Maybe he could have done things differently, but maybe I just didn't connect with it either. As usual I loved Seth. I think he was the only thing going for me, but it wasn't enough to continue on with the Covenant Series.

And Let's see, there were probably hundreds of other things I didn't like and it was the world of The Covenant. Half-Bloods being slaves and the Counsel wanting it to be that way with all Half-Bloods. I think the second half of the book with the Counsel made me want to throw the books across the room.

I just have a big problem in books where some characters act like they are better than everyone else. A lot of books become like this, but it all depends on how it fits into the book for me and in this case it made me incredible angry and unable to enjoy the book.

I know there are many fans of this series, so please do try PURE if you liked the first book. If you were a fan from the beginning you will probably love it all the same. I just didn't love it.


  1. I'm really sorry that you didn't enjoy Pure. Jennifer is one of my favorite authors and I LOVED Pure.

    I understand that you don't like the half-bloods being slaves. You may have noticed that Alex is pretty upset about that as well. I think if it's a perfect world, there will be nothing to improve as the story goes on. I have no doubt that some of the issues in this world will be addressed in the series as it moves forward.

    One of things that I love best about Alex is her outspoken snarkiness. I didn't want that to change from Half-Blood and I was glad to see she was just as willful and outspoken. Somebody need to make some changes around there and she's the perfect one to do.

    As for Aiden, he loves her. He's trying to protect her. And I don't trust Seth at all. He's in it for the power and nothing more. Seems like we have very opposite taste, which is perfectly fine.

    Anyway, I think Pure rocks and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.


    1. yea. Unfortuately the series just wasn't for me. :(

      I'm hoping everyone else enjoys it though, which it seems most readers have been judging from the reviews out there so far.

  2. Oh, that absolutely stinks that you couldn't enjoy this book. I enjoyed the first one, so I'm pretty positive that this will go smoothly for me too.


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