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Pure (Covenant #2)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  33,899 ratings  ·  2,369 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 329 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
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Alice Belikov  First lady Ivashkov
First off can I say "Damn Lea, how many times do you have to get your nose broken by Alex to understand, that she is not the one to be messed with!"

YES!!! BAD ASS Alex Andros, is at it again! Kicking more Ass in the sequel to the Covenant series! The story starts off where we left it and that was more training with the Bland but HOTT Aiden and the Snarky and Whitty Apolyon Seth. Alex's ultimate goal in life right now:She must find the power within her and try to stay alive until her eighteenth
Re-reading 30/9/13:

The battle over Alex was just as hot funny as I recalled!! Seth and Aiden are both adorable, and the witty banter is definitely a highlight of this wonderful series.

Original Review

“You know what?” His breath was warm against my cheek. “There are a lot of stupid things to do, but I really want to do the stupidest thing possible.”
“What’s that?”
“I want to kiss you.”



The oracle in summary:

Everytime Alexandria kicked ass:

Brilliant book and I can't wait to read the ne
Stacia (the 2010 club)
*edit* July 2012*. Sigh. Eff it. I really didn't want to have a star rating on this book because of my mixed feelings (good and bad) but since I'm not risking having yet another review sent to the void, I will award a star rating.

Original Review

Argh. I am so frustrated right now. No matter how entertaining this book is (and it's a great read), I feel dirty for reading it. Blatant copying should not be rewarded. This is even worse than fan fic to me because no one's getting their efforts credite
**************CAUTION, BELOW CONTAINS SPOILERS************

I went into this book wanting to like it and enjoy it. And I did, I loved it. The tension had me on edge. Seth was amazing and I loved him. Aidan was kind of annoying but I loved him too. I really really wanted to read this book without constantly having the sinking feeling that I’ve already read it before, except written by a different author and with a different name (Vampire Academy). The second book of the Half Blood series was rumo
:There be spoilers here. Be warned!:

There is nothing quite like the experience when reading an Armentrout novel.

My Symptoms included;

-Stomach tied in a knot so tight it refuses to loosen till the very last sentence.
-Continuously released a breath I didn't realize I was holding.
-Felt the need to want to rip someones heart out and/or bang my head against a wall (depending on the scene).
-Cried frustrated tears of pure agony or annoyance.
-Glared at the words on the page so hard that I could alm
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
“Ever since I’ve met you, I’ve wanted to break every rule.” Aiden turned away, the muscles in his neck tensing. He sighed. “You’ll become the center of someone’s world one day. And he’ll be the luckiest son of a b*tch on this earth.” – Aiden

My initial thoughts after reading Pure were wow, Jennifer L. Armentrout is a genius and now, several months later I was definitely right, because it is the best sequel I have EVER read!

This time around we see Alex training with both Aiden and Seth. Aiden is
I think, the whole book just made me forget how to breathe.

It's just perfect , okay? IT SIMPLY HAD EVERYTHING IN IT. Pure managed to make me laugh, cry, and feel hot all at the same time. And I am not even kidding.

Alex, here, made me love here even more. She's indeed one of the coolest female fictional characters I've ever known. I just like her and I believe she deserves all the happiness in the world. No more pain, please? But yeah, we all know that it's the hardships that our characters ha
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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Pure is book two in the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout. I love writing my review right after I finish reading a book when my emotions are all still swirling. And right now, let me tell you, my emotions are all over the place.

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Alex has been allowed to stay at the Covenant and start the new semester and continue her training. Not only is she attending classes, she is doing extra training with both Aiden and Seth. She is exhausted. But she wouldn’t give up her time with Aiden for anything
Actual rating: 4.5

I am so not okay.

I'm not sure what to say, think, or write right now. So excuse me while I turn into a burrito of tears and pain.

- Full Review: here -
Novels On The Run


I won a copy of the ebook of 'Pure' from Jennifer’s page , and I am just so happy I got to read it early. I did the Aiden St. Delphi Happy Dance when I received it. I had other priorities on the blog, but did I let that stop me reading it......I would like to say , I held off for a few hours, then I peeked, then I thought just a few chapters won’t hurt.....then there was no stopping me. It was on!

There are few authors that put me in
4.5 stars!!

Armentrout is one of those authors you ponder over. Her skilled writing and magical imagination leave you with a deep respect and admiration.

Pure was another outstanding contribution to the Covenant series. You will get your share of the Oh-so-delicious, Aiden St. Delphi and Seth throughout as well as enough action to make you pull your knees up to your chest and grip tightly to those pages awaiting the next flip of the page. Since this is not released yet, I am simply going to tell
Oh my dear lord! I neeeeeeeed mooooore. Noooooow!
So awesome :D
Oh, and team Seth FTW ;)

Oh boy! Words cannot express how much I am addicted to this series (along with anything else Jennifer writes).
As much as I liked Daimon and loved Half-Blood, Pure was even better. Sometimes novels have that second-book-syndrom or whatever it's called, when the sequel just isn't as good as the first book, but boy oh boy Pure doesn't suffer from it.
In this compelling sequel, Alex is faced with even more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: Really pretty.
Rating PG–13.
Thumbs Up 4.5
Overall: Loved it.
Characters: Great job.
Plot: Was a lot that I didn’t expect.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes.
Recommend Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Aiden!

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Man, this book blew my socks off. I was so into it and hardly wanted to put it down. I can’t say that a lot of things that happened in the book made me happy, but I can say that it was exciting. YAY! Can’t wait for the next!

To see my full review and pic, check
Gabriella ♡

Holy shit. That was awesome.
*massive deadly book hangover*

This book is crazy. Sad. Funny. Incredible. Perfect. Dreamy.

We don't see much of Aiden, but we do see a lot of Seth. And I'm not complaining.
Remember when I said that I found him irritating and then that I was beginning to like him? And that maybe I could have loved him as much as Aiden? YES. THE ANSWER IS YES. I DO LOVE HIM VERY MUCH.
I know he's a bad guy sometimes, but in this installment he's also sweet and funny and.

Pure is book two in the Covenant series. The action is magnified and the tension between Aiden and Alex is like a rubber band ready to snap. And there there is her "other half" Seth. Seth is always lurking around. He is like that presence that will always be there no matter how uncomfortable or happy it makes you. Alex is confused by the comfort she finds being with Seth. And yet, Aiden is all she truly wants.

"Nothing separated us. I tried to breathe, but he had stolen not just my heart, but th
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars

This sequel there was little romance development with Aiden (the guy she is forbidden to be with). But with Seth (the guy Alex is fated to be with) I feel the growth in their friendship/relationship.

As much as I am Team Seth, you can feel who her heart truly belongs to. There was times my heart was hurting for Aiden and I really need to how this will work out for him and Alex.

I felt like the few scenes with Aiden were a bit repetitive. I like Alex as a heroine but after the end of book 1
Feb 06, 2012 Arlene rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Arlene by: Street Corner Booker ARC Tour - Alexa
PURE Excitement!!

What an absolutely great installment for the Covenant series! This is quickly becoming one of my favorites, right next to Morganville. Bold statement coming from me. Yes, I know. :) But, I was absolutely hooked the entire time, so there you go.

In Pure, Alex is not only battling her demons in the aftermath of her mom’s death, but also the Council’s impending trial over her involvement in the events that went down in Gatlinburg is weighing on her in a harsh way. She’s training har
Jacqueline's Reads

5 Pure Stars

Spoiler Free Review

I love Aiden, but I do love Seth too. The series has been out for some time and everyone is team Aiden. Had I known Seth would have such a presence in this series, I doubt I would have picked up the series because I can’t stand love triangles, BUT this isn’t a love triangle book.

I wouldn’t describe Pure as Seth pursuing Alex, but his character just has more of an occurrence. I am not fully “sold” on Seth, but I do like getting to know him better. He’s so different
Mar 17, 2012 Sherbie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance lovers/ YA readers/ those who do not want to waste time reading crappy books
She opened her eyes. "Is this real?"
"Very real." I brushed the soaked strands off her cheek, wondering if I was lying or not and if I should care if I was. "Angel, let me kiss you."
-Seth POV #prematureventricularcontractions

“You'll become the center of someone's world one day.
And he'll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth.”
-Aiden (i know, i know. and it wont be with you! shoo!)

This book for me, was the epitome of YA paranormal/romance.
This was even better than the first book of the s
Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
Purely out of curiosity, I'm continuing on with what I feel like is a faint shadow of the Vampire Academy series. In this book, Alex continues on with her training, snarks off even more to Seth/her instructors/everyone in a position of power, despite knowing what's in store for her if she gets in further trouble (mindless servitude to Pures). The plot is also gaping with holes; several important plot points never got resolved in my mind. They were just presented, then seemingly forgotten about t ...more
Please do not read if you haven't read Half-Blood, as this will spoil some things in that book.

I completely love this second book in the Covenant Series.

We pick up with Alex back at the Covenant after she and Caleb survived their ordeal with the Alex's crazy daimon mother. Alex keeps having nightmares and trouble sleeping from all the horrible memories. The ability to make half-bloods into daimons that can go around undetected, looking no different than any other half-blood, has every one on
Kate Kaynak
WOW! PURE is as riveting as HALF-BLOOD! It's filled with unexpected twists, romance, danger, and a fantastically snarky main character. It's an honor to edit this series; Jennifer makes my job easy by writing such incredible books!

Be jealous; I got to read this a year before it'll be released. :P
This book was like opening a gorgeously wrapped Christmas present. You know the kind where someone sneaky gives you a HUGE box and you have to keep opening up smaller and smaller boxes. You are super excited and ready to know what secrets are inside. This book was like peeling back all the wonderful layers of wrapping paper, but I feel like a little gift was left in each box and when I finally reached that last box at the end, it did not dissapoint.

I have a confession to make: I did not read bo
My Summary:

Alex may have survived her Daimon "Mom's" evil designs for her, but someone forgot to tell her nightmares. The scene plays out over and over again making it impossible to sleep. That's a problem when you're training with the HOTTEST pure blood Sentinel out there, the one Alex was in bed with, the one Alex can't stay away from. Totally off limits, Aiden continues to train Alex but her lack of sleep is showing. Of course Seth would love to help Alex out with that little problem. With hi
Annie Brewer
I had read this a couple months ago. Loved it. Love Aiden. I love getting his POV. I just love ALL THINGS Aiden St Delphi!!!!

Merged review:


Merged review:

Loved this book!! But it was heartbreaking!! I can't think enough right now for a proper review. Hopefully soon!!!
Holy Freaking Crap. This sequel is so jam packed with awesomeness I don't even know where to start. It's amazing to the nth degree. Whoa! I'm going to shut up now before I spoil something but...yeah. Add this to your to-be-read list right now. You won't regret it!
Rachael Wade


My cheeks hurt from smiling like a complete idiot for a weekend straight.

My chest hurts from constant chest pains--nearly having a heart attack because of the nonstop action and heartbreak.

My stomach hurts from laughing like a lunatic. Speaking of heart attacks, the laughter could be from the fact that the heart attack joke from Sanford and Son is mentioned--yes, SANFORD AND SON = Greatest Thing Ever. They just don't make shows like that anymore. Just sayin'.

And my head....oh, my head is in
Yiota Misiou
Ναι, ναι, ναι!!!(χα χα όπως η διαφήμιση με το σαμπουάν).
Δεν ξέρω τι να πω και για αυτό δε θα πω πολλά. Απλά αυτό το βιβλίο τα έχει όλα. Από βαθιά συγκίνηση μέχρι απίστευτα κωμικές σκηνές. Δράση, αγωνία και ερωτική ένταση που χτυπάει κόκκινο.
Σας είπα πως είμαι ενθουσιασμένη μ'αυτή τη σειρά;
Όχι, είμαι ξετρελαμένη και πραγματικά δεν το περίμενα σε τέτοιο βαθμό.
Είναι απίστευτο. Δεν μπορείς να μην ερωτευτείς την ιστορία αυτή και πολύ περισσότερο τους υπέροχους χαρακτήρες της. Τους αγαπώ και έχω απί
Lia Park
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I've noticed that I can't review properly when I am super excited about a book. Maybe later when I calm down I will be able to do it. For now I'll just leave here two gifs. You know what they say; one picture, a thousand words and I have more than one for you my sweethearts!

Feb 22, 2015 Laz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paranormal lovers
If you are a fan of Mrs. Armentrout's Lux series then I recommend this heartily. If again you're not a fan of paranormal and don't like Mrs. Armentrout's writing don't bother.

I'm pretty sure I loved this. It was just as fun as the first one and much of a roller-coaster.

If you're a Seth fan then you're going to love this because Seth is a big part of this book and there's not much of Aiden. I mean there is but Alex is kind of avoiding him? Yup, that and so is he.

It's not that I don't like Seth,
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Covenant (5 books)
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“Aw, did you just fall?"
"No." I rolled onto my back, wincing. "I attacked the floor.”
“Ever since I’ve met you, I’ve wanted to break every rule.” Aiden turned away, the muscles in his neck tensing. He sighed. “You’ll become the centre of someone’s world one day. And he’ll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth.” 769 likes
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