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.
I cannot imagine what it feels like to put out a sequel for any author, let alone one that's received such a wonderful and positive response to her series debut. We're talking major pressure, don't you think? But Armentrout had nothing to worry about because she knew exactly what she was doing with this sequel and has all her readers overly enthusiastic about yet another one of her titles.
While Half-Blood, the series opener was a strong start, Pure managed to keep the momentum rolling as well as the fast pace she's known for and action packed pages. Readers got to know a little bit more about each of the characters we all fell in love with in round one, and this time around it was even harder to resist them. I'll also add that Armentrout had me feeling it all within these pages. I was ecstatic one moment and devastated the next. It was a roller coaster of emotions with everything that was going on, but I wouldn't trade one second of it for a smoother scenario. It was perfect and I instantly had to get my hands on the next installment in the series.
When it came to Alex and Aiden there's no way to condense is all into a short review of how their interactions made me feel. There was just so much tension and chemistry from start to finish that it was hard to keep up, but in the best possible sense. The way they interact and the depth of Alex's feelings and confusion when it comes to Aiden were impossible not to empathize with her. But then Armentrout had to go and throw Seth into the mix and I was constantly feeling like I had whiplash with all the changing dynamics.
This series, along with everything else I can get my hands on by Armentrout will forever cement her in my opinion as one of those authors that I will always keep on auto-buy. She delivers masterpieces with each title she launches, and she's yet to disappoint me with anything that she writes to hit the shelves!