Today my stop on the Pure Blog Tour is for my review of Pure! Also, I'm announcing the giveaways that are associated with this tour, so make sure you read the rules and find out how you can win just by leaving a comment!
You can find the full tour schedule here with all the tour stops.
Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutRelease Date ~ April 3, 2012
Spencer Hill Press
ARC received from publisher for review
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.
Jennifer never ceases to amaze me with her writing and her books. Ever since the Covenant series was released last summer (Daimon, Covenant #0.5) she's managed to take the book world by STORM. One thing I really love about her books is that they're consistent, everything I love about them is found in each of her books yet they all stand out on their own. Pure is no exception to this at all!
Pure incorporates all the elements I loved about Half-Blood, and then cranks up the intensity even further! The romance is even better (who knew THAT was possible?!), the stakes are higher, and the story more emotional.
- The boys are hot:
You can't mention a JLA book without pointing out the sizzling romance; Jennifer just has this uncanny knack for writing mind-blowing chemistry between her characters. Romance isn't anything unique or new to YA books, but Jennifer writes it as one of the best in the genre. And Pure doesn't leave any of this out, continuing on with where Half-Blood left off.
- More development:
Seth fans will be happy because we finally get to know this mysterious character that was only very briefly introduced in Half-Blood. Aiden fans will be happy because we get to see some new sides of his own complex character. Alex fans will be happy because she really grows and changes in Pure; the events of Half-Blood had an incredible impact on her, and Pure is truly a growth period for her. Plus, we get to see a bit more of Jennifer's world building in Pure as well.
- Don't forget the action:
I love the Covenant series because it features so many well-written and exciting action scenes. You just can't put these books down, and Pure featured quite a few of these. Pure doesn't shy away from any of these, as it has some of the best action sequences I've read in YA books.
StuckInBooks and/or A Cupcake and a Latte with this link (link to my blog post with your comment) to complete your entry.
The StuckInBooks giveaway has three prizes: (1) paperback copy of Daimon, Half-Blood and Pure (2) copy of Half-Blood and Pure and (3) copy of Pure.
At A Cupcake and a Latte, you can win a Covenant prize pack from Spencer Hill Press including a signed copy of Daimon and Covenant swag (this swag is some of my favourite, I love it)!
There is also a Twitter "spread the word" giveaway going on the tour schedule page where you can win a handmade Covenant series bracelet!