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Pure: The Second Covenant Novel (edition 2012)

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Covenant (2)

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Title:Pure: The Second Covenant Novel
Authors:Jennifer L. Armentrout
Info:Spencer Hill Press (2012), Edition: First, Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Your library, Young Adult

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Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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    Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ConciseReviews)
    ConciseReviews: 3rd in this series
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    Half-Blood: A Covenant Novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ConciseReviews)
    ConciseReviews: first book in the covenant series, before Pure
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    Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ConciseReviews)
    ConciseReviews: Prequel to Half-blood, you can get it free as an ebook at the publishers website

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The characters from Half-Blood return in the faster paced sequel, Pure. I like to think of Pure as the Seth arch in the story. There is a lot more Seth in Pure than in Half-Blood and he is just as fun as in the first book.

Jennifer Armentrout takes us on a trip outside to a different Covenant with Pure. After her attack (in the first book), Alex has to appear before a council of Pures, some who seem intent on getting rid of her. There was more focus on the politics in this book, which was great, however, lovers of the romance need not despair, there is still a ton of that as well.

I had similar issue with this book as I did the first one, I really didn’t like Alex and Aiden; I’m not sure what it is about the characters, but they seemed very dull. Once again, Alex doesn’t seem to have grown from her experience, she’s still feisty and still a fighter, but I would have loved to see some character growth.

Seth was featured more, however, I wished there was more focus on what’s going on in his head than in Alex’s. I would love to know more of his story and why he behaves the way he does. While this book wasn’t for me, I think it’s one that people who love romance driven plots will enjoy.
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  iShanella | Dec 2, 2016 |
I'm really enjoying this series so far! I am super glad that there was some actual romance (albeit still very little) in this book, so fingers crossed we get some real steamy and swoon worthy moments. I love that Alex is becoming more and more BA. The love triangle isn't even really a love triangle for me, because I feel like she is ultimately going to end up with Aiden regardless of what happens in the next few books.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the series holds!

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  leahlo89 | Nov 2, 2016 |
Would have been nice scene for the book. I did wonder how Aiden would feel if he knew Seth was in Alex's room at night and sometimes even sleeps there.

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Love this one more than the first, it was so good and even more action packed. Alex is still Alex, bad ass as always and not taking anyone's crap, she really scares me; I mean I'm always worried what is she going to get herself into next. I was a little paranoid reading this book because I'm not sure who to really trust it's so devious of the author to do that or maybe I was feeding off Alex's moods and distrust of others. Her uncle and stepfather seems to be showing they care for her and Aiden and Seth believes they do but Alex doesn't; who to trust? Aiden is still trying his best to keep Alex calm, safe and not get herself thrown into servitude.

And now Alex has another angel in Seth looking out for her and possibly his best interests, really hope he can be trusted. I also feel kinda bad for Seth, if he's falling in love with Alex he is going to be hurt so bad and I hope it doesn't make him lose it.

Can wait to see what happens when Alex becomes the Apollyon. It was a great read, intense, sad, angry and heart thumping are the emotions I would say best describes it. ( )
  GigisIrieReads | Apr 20, 2016 |
I was unsure whether I should continue reading this series, but I'm so glad I did because the story gets better! Some of the plot twists were incredibly unexpected, (like someone punched me in the stomach and I lost my breath unexpected). This one was a bit more serious than the first one, but there was a love triangle which I'm not a big fan of because one of the guys always ends up being used and friend-zoned. On the other hand, it was really entertaining and has convinced me to continue reading the series. ( )
  Ericanneri | May 30, 2015 |
I loved this book even more then book one. I don't know how Jennifer does it. Fitting so much character development and plot into 329 pages but she does. Her writing just pulls you in. This book was more emotional then the first one. Seth really comes into his character in this book and you really get to know him. He also has major stalkerish behavior in this book which might turn some people off his character. I don't like him for Alex. He is too pushy with her. He seems to want to change her into someone different. More like him. Aiden makes her better and Seth seems to want to own Alex it seems. I do find Seth and Alex's bickering humorous. Against my better judgement I still like Seth. I blame Klaus(on the Vampire Dairies). He made me love him against my better judgement and now I find myself loving some of the unstable ones. Your heart just breaks for the forbidden love between Alex and Aiden. Alex has some very emotional and horrible things happen to her in this book but she still stays strong. Aiden is still as swoonworthy as ever. Oh my Gosh the heat level with both guys is HOT.The Oracle reaches all new levels of creepy in this book. That women is going to show up in my nightmares someday. The Council are idiots. I don't know why I think fictional governments will be wiser then the real ones. I already think that if they were all killed in their sleep it wouldn't be so bad. I have no tolerance for fools.I loved how fast paced the story was and I can't wait to find out who that person is. I don't want to give to much away about the plot but trust me it is amazing. I totally recommend this series to all Young Adult Paranormal lovers. ( )
  thereadingrebel | Dec 22, 2014 |
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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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Alex lives--and loves--recklessly, until a single decision leads to a heartbreaking revelation. As a mysterious threat closes in and she confronts a Council that wants to see her in servitude, Alex face a choice between love that is fated... and love that is forbidden.

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"Alex lives--and loves--recklessly, until a single decision leads to a heartbreaking revelation. As a mysterious threat closes in and she confronts a Council that wants to see her in servitude, Alex face a choice between love that is fated, and love that is forbidden"--Amazon.com.… (more)

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