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.
My Review (Spoilers from book one included, just a casual warning)
Well Pure picked up right where Half-Blood left off, recap: Alex has survived being “tagged” multiple times by daimons and was forced into the killing her own mother in order to protect herself. Aiden has sworn to basically stay away from her unless they are training and Alex will be “Awakening” on her 18th B-day into her full powers as an Apollyon.
Pure was filled with enough plot movement to have me up way too late into the wee hours of the night. Just when I thought things had settled down and the content was beginning to lull a bit, suddenly something totally insane would happen and I would be glued to the pages yet again! Pure brought about a setting outside of the Covenant by taking the characters into the world of the Council in New York where Alex must give her statement of what happened the night she killed her daimon mother. Once there, she finds herself in a whole slew of danger as her life is constantly threatened; not only by the Council members who would falsely condemn her but by a new enemy she is plagued upon but unable to discover the identity of.
Then we come to the romance…OHHHH BOY!! This book elicited all sorts of feels! Now that Aiden has (only somewhat) shut the door on a romance between him and Alex, Alex begins to unwillingly grow closer to Seth, the man she is fated to be with. Throughout the book there were so many intense yet adorable moments between Alex and Seth. He is so protective of her and extremely caring for Alex. Seth is there for Alex when no one else is. Even when he drives her crazy, he is just using his jokes as a cover up for his true feelings. BUT…there are also a few distinct and clearly romantic scenes between Alex and Aiden in which, you SO know he loves her, but he never expands upon it because he is doing “the right thing” and “protecting her” (ugh ugh ugh).
So needless to say, Pure is one of the very rare instances in which I am very conflicted over my romantic preference for the female lead. I still haven’t decided who I want her to be with. I love Aiden because he is the first love and usually as a reader, you should remain faithful to the first romantic interest, but there were too many instances in this book that had me swooning over Seth! I just don’t know yet where these books will lead romantically, so I will just have to wait to make my decision.
Overall, Pure was plot heavy, action packed and filled with romantic (though frustrating) awesomeness! I definitely recommend you continue your journey in the Covenant Series and read this book!
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