Monday, 19 March 2012

Pure Blog Tour: Review


Thanks to Valerie @ StuckInBooks for hosting and putting together the Pure blog tour.  Don't forget to stop by the other blog participating on the blog tour her's the tour schedule. Look at the end of this post for how you can gain an extra entery for the 2 awesome giveaways going on during the tour.

To keep updated on the tour on twitter follow the hashtag #PureTourJLA


Summary:
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.


Review:

Pure was a great instalment in the Half-Blood series, but than Half-Blood in my opinion. If you've read my review of the first book you will know that I wasn't a huge fan because of the very obvious similarities to The Vampire Academy. While they are still there (because it's too late to change now), Pure stands out in it's originality. Which is the main reason why I enjoyed this book more.

Besides having a totally kick-ass main character with a snarky attitude that's oddly enjoyable, the action written within the pages is what keeps me coming back for more. Seriously there is never a dull moment with the mixture of Alex and the action and situations that she finds herself in. Okay... maybe I lied a bit! I also LOVE Seth and Caleb (that's right I don't like Aiden). They are two awesome characters that I would totally love to be friends with in real life. I'm all for Alex and Seth getting together. He may not be out of the picture just yet becuause he and Alex go through some serious bonding during Pure.

There were a ton of moments that my jaw just dropped, at one point I had to put the book done because something horrible happened to one of my favourite charaters *tear*. This just shows that Jennifer is an amazing writer capable of drawing out emotions in readers because of how emotionally attached she has made us. I definitely cannot wait until the release of Diety in November (my birthday month). I love action, Greek mythology, hot boys, and a character who can take care of herself. Pure has this all! Even though how much I loved this book it can never be my favourite because of the similarities to The Vampire Academy, which I am a die hard fan of. I hope to see the development in originality in Diety like what happened in Pure, if this happens the series can only get better for me.

Over all Pure was a very enjoyable read that I would recommend to many people. The things that are done well in this book are done very well. This series hasn't got the attention that it has for nothing, so do yourselves a favour and pick of Pure or Half-Blood if you haven't read it yet. You won't be disappointed!

Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Now for your chance to get extra enteries for the giveaways going on during the Pure blog tour!

GIVEAWAY: To gain an entry in either/both of the tour giveaways for Pure, leave a comment here about (Are you team Aiden or Seth? Why?) and then go to StuckInBooks and/or A Cupcake and a Latte with this link to complete your entry.


31 comments:

  1. Great review Hayley. I'm glad you liked the book! :)

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  2. Great review! I loved Pure so much!
    Team Aiden all the way, I mean who wouldn't love Aiden?!

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  3. thanks you for this review. I can't enter the cup and latte giveaway but still it great you told people about it

    since i'm wainting to read the first book ( yes yes i know ^^;;)i will say team aiden from teh review i've read

    all the best

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  4. Great review! I'm currently reading this one and am so loving it more than book one! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  5. Sounds like my kind of book. Now more to be added to my TBR pile, as if it wasn't huge enough. So many books; so little time.

    Aiden--hehe, I like the name.

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  6. I haven't read the books yet, so I'm neither team.

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  7. Team Aiden! I can't say no to someone who trains me to kick ass.

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  8. Haven't read this one yet, it's in my to-read pile, I must say that Aiden sounds very sexy though!

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  9. Haven't started the series yet. I get impatient waiting for the next book. But, I usually stick with the first guy, in this case I think it's Seth. I love Ms Armentrout's writing and look forward to the series.

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  10. I'm Team Aiden all the way :) him and Alex are so cute together and Seth just annoyed the crap out of me. I can't wait to read Pure and see how I feel then

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  11. Team aiden... thanks for the giveaway!!!!!
    Alyssa S.

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  12. Great review. Team Aiden because he seems to really care about her.

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  13. oh damn! i would have to say Aiden now!!! but that could always change. i dont feel like seth had a fair enough chance. i need to read pure but i dont know if i will change!

    Tara

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  14. I am team Aiden. He is so sweet and noble I just think he would make a good mate. Seth is more of a friend type person to me.

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  15. i am never very good at saying why i like a certain character. I just like Aidan, he is so brave and cool.

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  16. i havent read the book so idk what team im on :p

    nice review though!!

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  17. i'm team aiden because i'm all for forbidden romance :)

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  18. I seriously cannot choose. I'm on Team BOTH! :D So...Team Saiden? Team Aeth?

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  19. I'm definitely Team Aiden. I haven't read the second book yet but I really liked him in the first book. For Alex, of course.

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  20. Hi there, just popping in from Goodreads... You have a great blog :)

    I'm your newest follower!

    Here is my blog to check out: Book Enslaved

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  21. I love Aiden, but I think after reading Pure, I am team Seth, at least for now. I tend to go for the "bad boys," and he was really fun in Pure.

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  22. I'm Team Aiden, because ... well, he's AIDEN!! Isn't that reason enough?!!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  23. "Seriously there is never a dull moment with the mixture of Alex and the action and situations that she finds herself in." <-- That is so true! It was so fast-paced that you could barely take a breath in between scenes and I loved every second of it! x) And the first book MAY have had a few similarities to VA, but this book definitely squashed them! ;)

    Amazing review, Hayley! :)

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    1. NOTHING could ever beat VA, it's one of my favourite series. This ones good but not AMAZING :P

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  24. Loved the review~ I am Team Seth all the way! Pure totally changed my team.

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  25. Oh I know exactly what moment you are talking about and I cried too! :"( So sad.

    Nice review. Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  26. Great review! I am on team seth! He is so funny, and I think he is great for Alex.

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  27. Great review! :) I'm team Aiden. Why? Maybe it's easier to say why not! :D He is great character.

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  28. Hmmm.. I haven't read Half-Blood in the hopes of reading half-Blood and Pure one after the other, so I can't make a choice yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Great review. I haven't actually read the Covenant series (yet), but it sounds like a really fun and exciting adventure!

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