Review ~ Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2)Title: Pure
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 3rd 2012

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.
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I cannot believe how much I am loving this series! Two books in and I am addicted! The Covenant Series has been a helluva ride so far, and I just want more. It is full of mystery, action and some moments that will have you swooning!

In Pure, I felt that Alex grew a lot as she has been through so much and continued to face hard times. A few times in this book I had tears streaming down my face as Alex’s world was shattered and I was glad that she was able to find support in Seth. She is conflicted about the two guys in her life, both are willing to sacrifice themselves for her.

I learned more about Seth in Pure, because he spends a lot of time with Alex and I really think that he is an amazing person behind his bad boy and cocky personality. I could see how much he cares for Alex and will do anything to protect her. He helps her through some difficult times and would always bring a smile to my face with his amusing personality and the banter he shares with Alex.

Aiden is always there too. You can see he is struggling internally and messes with Alex’s feelings. I really like him, but I wish he would stand firm in his decisions, because they are affecting Alex so much.

Pure has a steady stream of action, from beginning to end.  I love being swept away in a great storyline like that, and being reluctant to put the book down… even to sleep! There are a few confrontations, fight scenes and even some fun times thrown in. But after that massive incident at the end of the book, I was left wanting more! I will have to grab Deity, and soon!  

Other reviews featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Covenant Series
Half-Blood #1
Lux series
Review - Shadows #0.5
Review – Obsidian #1
Review – Onyx #2
Review – Opal #3
Lux series Spinoff
Review ~ Obsession

Writing as J.Lynn
Frigid Series
Review ~ Frigid  #1
Wait For You series
Review – Wait For You #1


  1. Sometimes you depress me, Naomi. I've wanted to read this series, but never got around to it. Now you've reminded me of what a loser I am. :P

  2. I love the action and JLA in general-- this was my first of her series

  3. Glad you're loving this series. I stalled after the first book, unfortunately. Lol.

  4. Yep, this is definitely a series which is addictive. Got to love Alex and Aiden.
    Seth - mmm

  5. Oh Naomi, you are tempting me to put this series high on my priority list. I just told another blogger that I love JLA and I can't believe I haven't read more of her books. :/ I still haven't read the last book in the Lux series. Well, that's more because I don't want it to end. *grins* Great review, girl! I'm so glad you're loving this series!

  6. I love this series!! I am so glad that you are loving this series, it is one of my all time faves!

    Deity is my favorite of the whole series! It ends with such a cliffhanger that you need to read Apollyon as soon as you read the last sentence!

    I could always see the appeal of Seth but I could never leave Team Aiden. He was just so great and while he tried to put Alex at arms length he was never against her. Seth just chose to many bad chooses for me to really like him.

    Great review :D

  7. I went from being interested in Seth to hating him to liking him. The Return has me loving him. So glad you love this series.

  8. Bwahahaha!! You crack me up! I am reading them because I can get them from the library! Get onto it girl!

  9. It did! And I loved the third too... *wink*

  10. I have just loved this series and am soooo glad that I have gotten onto it!

  11. I know! Seth is driving me insane! I've read the third book too, and oh my! I need to read the novella then I am grabbing the next one!

  12. You do need to get back into it! I LOVE it and am keen for more! It gets better and better, I tell ya!

  13. It's ok, I have to read the last 2 in the Lux series! lol These ones have been easy to get from the library, luckily! But I plan to catch up on as many as I can of hers. Soooooo good!

  14. Thanks Kimberly! I have read that third book, and I need to get Apollyon, but I want to read the novella first. OMG Seth! I can't believe it, but there may be a little compulsion there, I am thinking....

  15. I am loving it Valerie! JLA has definitely sucked me in! Seth has me on a rollercoaster ride too.... I want to really love him! sigh.... I will find out soon enough!


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