Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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 picked this book up, because I was, well bored. I have all those other books to read, but all the mention of Jennifer lately got me curious as to why I started reading this series. I have read Half Blood three years ago and with the short memory I have, I remembered nothing. But there was this gnawing feeling that I found the first book amazing if I gave it 5 stars!
So I just read my review for Half Blood. I don't know really why I gave the book 5 stars (ok, I admit it, it was mainly because of Seth), and the book reminded me of Vampire Academy, so much that I almost stopped reading. Huh... Reading the second book, I had this small voice in my head saying: Haven't you read a book similar to this one? No I know.
But still, it was a great read. Fast paced, pages filled with words that made you want to read even while you're sleeping.
There were two things I didn't like in the book: first was the love triangle; I forgot that two years ago this was the only thing all the books had in common, and I mean all. Ok not all, but in general almost every second book that got published. I remember how annoyed I was, because it was always the same. But hey, you can't choose how your heart feels right?
The second thing was Alex's attitude. Remember, I read this book three years ago when I was 17 and still wild and much like Alex. Now I'm 20 and it was really hard not to be annoyed with her and her somewhat idiotic behaviour. I know, I know, being 20 doesn't mean I'm suddenly a serious grown up, because I am not, mind you, but I have grown these past years. So it was really really difficult at first. But then she changed a little, and I liked it. Other than that, Alex is a brave girl and I loved it when she exposed her daimon bites in front of everybody. It's brave to get rid of your insecurities and show the world that the scars you have don't make you weak.
As I said before, it was a good book, so good that I'm going to read the rest of the series.