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Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Oct 16, 2011

it was amazing
Read from March 21 to 24, 2012 — I own a copy

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 edge. When more attacks are reported without catching the perpetrator, everyone is casting a suspicious eye to everyone else. We also have a scheduled visit to the council, so that Alex may explain what happened with her mother and the other daimon attacks. So the tension is ratcheted up to maximum levels.

This was action packed with never a dull moment. Plus, we get many scenes of steaminess with not just one hot guy, but two! After reading Half-Blood, I was completely and solidly Team Aiden, I thought nothing could shake that. But then Jennifer has to go and write Seth totally hot, obsessive, and caring of Alex. Or so it seems. This was truly Seth's book! There was a lot more of him in this book than Aiden. All that being said, I'm pretty much still Team Aiden. I don't think Alex will end up with Seth when this story is finished and I don't want to start hoping for a pairing that will not end up happening. (view spoiler) For the most part, I loathe love triangles, but here I'm shocked to discover that this one wasn't horrible. In this installment, I ended up caring about Seth. I hope he doesn't get hurt in all of this, yet at the back of my mind, I'm suspicious. I feel there is a lot that we are kept in the dark about him. And I fear his reasons for wanting something with Alex are selfish. We see Aiden constantly struggling with his feelings for Alex, understandably so. If anything gets out about these two, it would mean the loss of everything for Alex.

I found myself frustrated with Alex's actions many times in this story. Her reckless actions lead to some very serious and sad consequences. Add to that, Alex is playing right into the hands of the Pures who would like nothing more than to put her into servitude, and control her for good. I hope we see some character growth and maturity from her in the coming novels.

In this book we get to see the true plight of the Half-Bloods who were not fortunate enough to train as Sentinels, and end up in a life of servitude. They are completely enslaved, and treated as a second class, which to put it mildly, was disturbing.

I'm left with so many questions, and a few theories at the end of this installment. One big question I have is: Why are Pures and Half-Bloods not allowed to be together? In a question and answer video-chat I watched of Jennifer Armentrout, she stated that there IS a reason. Jennifer said the reason will be revealed in Deity. I hope this reason can somehow be fixed because if not, the prospects of Alex and Aiden being together are very dim. I also have questions on what the oracle has stated from both Half-Blood and Pure, such as: Who is the one "playing both sides"? Who will be "revealed to be the strongest"?

I guess we'll have to wait until October/November (not sure which month it's releasing anymore) to find out!
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24.0% "I had a feeling I knew what that tingling sensation was!" 3 comments
40.0% "Ok I thought I was solid Team Aiden up to this point. It seems though, that Seth is smoking HOT and now caring so now I'm completely confused! Plus, Aiden kind of needs a stern talking to :( Add to that I'm trying to make sense of that whacky oracle!!?? Hmmm...(on a side note, I'm completely loving this!)" 1 comment
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message 52: by Mary (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mary Rachel more sexy scenes I swear she will give
A heartattack before all her books are out lol

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Wonderful review, Rachel. I was about to start this and then some arcs got in my way. but I'm hoping to get to it soon. :)

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