Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

Pure – Jennifer Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2) Pure by Jennifer Armentrout.  Published April 3, 2012 by Spencer Hill Press.  CDN $9.48 Kindle edition.

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. (Goodreads Excerpt)

What can I say but WOW and HOLY CRAP!  I loved this installment of the series.  I am not a fan of love triangles but I have to say this one really works.  On one hand you have Aiden, smoking hot, forbidden who is trying to do the right thing.  On the other is Seth, equally hot, but arrogant and smug who I believe is actually more underneath.  His friendship with Alex shows his vulnerable side.

This book is full of tension and intrigue.  You never know who is on which side, who is good or evil, friend or foe.  I love that you are kept guessing throughout the whole book.  The oracle makes me laugh as she gives clues that don’t make sense until after the fact.  Very frustrating…lol

I have to say Alex is one tough kickass fighting machine.  I love how strong she is internally.  So much happens to her (I won’t spoil it with details) that would leave most people curled up in a ball, but she manages (with help from friends like Aiden and Seth) to rise above and keep on fighting.  It seems so many people are out to see her fail but she keeps going.

And the ending…OMG!  that is all I have to say on that other than I can’t wait to read the next book!

5 stars for me!

 

 

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Feisty Female YA Tournament 2013 – Round Seven!!!

I am sad to announce that Katniss has not made it to the next round.  She gave it her all and finished 5th.  that isn’t a bad run considering she has no extra special power.  For those who would still like to vote for the remaining three contestants, I have posted the link.  The winner will be announced July 31.  

Feisty Female YA Tournament 2013 ~ vote for Katniss!     

    It’s that time of year to vote for the females that have carried their many weapons with care, have taken out more bad guys than you can count on both hands and have shown the world that women are not to be messed with!
It’s also a chance to acknowledge that heroines don’t have to be simpering, weak or girly – they can have iron backbones and save the day better than any man can 😉

Voting will be open 31 May – 31 July. There will be 7 Rounds:

 Round 1 – top 20 move to Round 2
– Round 2 – top 15 move to Round 3
– Round 3 – top 10 move to Round 5
– *Round 4/Gatecrashers* – top 5 move to Round 5
– Round 5 – top 5 move to Round 6
 Round 6 – top 3 move to Round 7
– Round 7 – WINNER IS ANNOUNCED 31 JULY

  

CURRENTLY IN SESSION: GRAND FINAL (ROUND 7)

VOTE HERE (click)
This tournament will be going on here, on Goodreads, and via Twitter.

Here are the top three candidates

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) Alexandria Andros (Covenant series)

Significance (Significance, #1) Maggie Masters (Significance Series)

Your Guardian Angel (Guardian Angel, #1) Ruby Moore (Guardian Angel series)

Good Luck to all the remaining contestants.  And “May the odds be ever in your favor”  a shout out to Katniss for her fine performance in this tournament.