Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pure Review

329 pages

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 loved Half-Blood so much that I was exceptionally excited to read Pure. I wasn't disappointed. I love Alex because she is such a determined and strong character who does what she wants to do no matter the consequence. The love triangle between Alex, Seth and Aiden adds a lot of extra spice to this novel. Aiden is the classic good guy with a slightly bad side and Seth is the dark, bad, sexy guy who is all kinds of dangerous. I'm still not sure who I want Alex to end up with since I like both guys. The mythology in this book works really well with the story without being redundant. This novel is packed with action and all kinds of awesome fighting scenes. For the most part I was kept guessing until the end. There are quite a few twists that will leave you shocked and ready to read the next novel which I honestly can't wait to read. I definitely recommend reading this book but make sure you read Half-Blood first.


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