Review: Elixir (Covenant #3.5) and Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

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Goodreads Summary:

Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 
Even if it means making war against the gods.

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Goodreads Summary:

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

My Review 

So I’m combining my review of Elixir and Apollyon since Elixir was the short novella leading up to Apollyon and it’s really just too short to be given it’s own full length review (it’s literally only 74 pages).

Elixir was a wonderful change of scenery because it was all from the pov of Aiden! Finally I was able to read from his percpective and really understand just how strongly he feels for Alex, which is oh so strong let me tell ya! He has to do some horrifying things in order to keep Alex and those he cares for safe. He makes some tough decisions but through it all, his love stays true and he never gives up on Alex, even when she is completley unlovable. His love for her was absolutely beautiful and made reading this novella so worth it!

I definitely recommend you read Elixir before reading Apollyon, it just won’t read the same without it. Buy it on Amazon here!

Now I come to Apollyon! It basically flows straight from where Elixir ended (with Alex being a total b**** because she is under the control of Seth still, but Aiden knows the real her is in there still, just at the surface). Let me just say that Alex being “Seth’s Alex” was so not okay! I wanted to strangle her on more than one occasion. If it wasn’t for Aiden’s steadfast love and determination, I wouldn’t have been able to get through her complete change of character. But of course that’s what just added to the romantic struggle of this book and made the romance all the more better once Alex was back to herself again. Thankfully, Armentrout did not waste too many unnecessary pages on “Evil Alex” and got right down to “Kick Ass Aiden Loving Apollyon Alex.”

Once Alex was back to herself again, her and Aiden’s relationship was in full swing and was oh so amazing to read about it! I absolutely loved the romance in this book! However, I wouldn’t say that I loved everything about this book. I just felt like there wasn’t nearly as much progress happening as I wanted there to be. Some parts were dragged on just a little too much for my taste. But, I will say that there still were quite a few high intensity moments that had me totally glued to the pages; so at least that made up for it.  Besides, by the time the ending hit, I was completely captivated by the content, because ohhh boy, Alex goes through some brutal stuff! The ending left me reeling and in total need for the last book! I can’t wait to finish the series!

So though I wasn’t totally in love with this fourth installment of the Covenant series, I did enjoy it and definitely still recommend you continue with the series by reading it. You can buy it on Amazon here!

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