Friday, November 20, 2020

Book Review: "Pure" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Pure 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: "Covenant" #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Length: 329 pages
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Okay so when I first read Half-Blood over five years ago, I enjoyed it but I didn't love it. I much preferred Jennifer's other books that I'd read up until that point. However, I recently decided to reread it on a whim and absolutely loved it. The first book, to me, is very reminiscent of Percy Jackson and Vampire Academy. That's why it probably shouldn't have surprised me that I liked it more on my reread. 

However, whereas the first book is a bit cliched and similar to other popular books of the time, the sequel takes this story and world in a whole new direction. This book is definitely, to me, where the series has begun to bloom into it's own. 

I absolutely love our main character. I connect so well with her and I think that just goes to show Jennifer's strength in writing her characters as I always connect well with hers. Alex is such a fun character to read from. I love her inner monologue and I like how she's not perfect. She constantly makes mistakes but she also owns up to and learns from them without changing who she is.  

Quite a bit happens in this book in terms of plot movement and character development. Our world and lore expand a bit but I'd say the biggest expansion was in terms of character and relationship developments. Alex definitely grew a lot in this book but her relationships with those around her also shifted quite a bit from the previous book. I'm really excited to see where these go. Also, I'm totally a simp for Seth now. 

I am quite the sucker for angsty paranormal stories. This series, to me, is the epitome of that. It's quite a fast series to read, as well, and the books are pretty bingeable. Right now, that's exactly what I need since the real world is so stressful. It's been really enjoyable falling into these books and getting to follow these characters around. 

I will say that I am so excited to see what happens in the next book. A lot happened in this book, some of which I saw coming and some of which completely blew me away, and I'm both incredibly excited and anxious to see where the story goes in the next book. Right now the odds are stacked against our protagonists so I am a bit worried. However, I have book three sitting right by me ready to go! Overall, I really enjoyed this installment and am adding this to the massive pile of Jennifer L. Armentrout books that I love! 

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