Review: Apollyon (Covenant #4)

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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This is the cover 😀

Title: Apollyon (Covenant #4)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Favorite author everrrrr)

Published: April 4th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press

** spoiler alert **

HOLY DAIMON BABIES!!!! WOOOOOOOOOW.
That’s all I can say, WOOOOOOOOW.
Do you know why all I can say is WOOOOOOOOW?

Because, soooooooo many stuff happens in this book, and the war hasn’t even begun yet… (well the ultimate battle, I’m talking about.)

After reading this book, all I can process is that there is a lot of action, romance (but it doesn’t focus on that), shocking revelations (ALOT), trips to the Underworld, getting to know the gods better, a sucky beginning, we get to see other sides of our favorite characters in the series, and the next book is going to be one heck of a book, and there is going to be one heck of a battle!!!

WARNING THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE SO IF YOU PLAN ON READING THIS SERIES, DO NOTREAD FURTHER 🙂
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The beginning is suckish because it starts off with Alex being a whiny baby, and how much she wants to be with Seth. And its funny because in the past books all she wanted to do when it was his concern, was flip his head inside out… So throughout her tantrums, and calling him “MY SETH, MY SETH!!” I laughed hysterically 🙂 Yes, it was lagging there, and slow, and stupid, but whatever, I laughed for no reason, and now I have the darn hiccups 😛

Anyway, when she finally came back to her senses, there was ALOT of apologizing… and the apologies don’t end there, its 😛 Considering there is a war over there heads, Alex and her team are in a cabin apologizing to each other, when they should be plotting there next move.

But whatever, at least it stopped at some point. Well, after the apologies, there was training, the fact that Apollo showed up, (view spoiler) was a shocker, but it was expected.

After training was UNDERWORLD TIME!!!
Not many stuff happens down there. Sure, Alex goes with Aiden (the love of her life 🙂 and meets Persephone and Caleb there so that she can talk to somebody she has to talk to so that she can drain Seth dry without him doing it first so that he can become the Godkiller…

Wooooooooooow I know. By the end, Team not wanting to take over Council and Olympus AKA: Alex and her friends/family, find out which god has been helping Lucian and Seth with their plans, and that god wanted to take Alex to Seth so that their plans can succeed. But like the bad-ass girl she is, she takes the pain, and was saved in the end by Apollo, Marcus, and Aiden <3.

In the end, she returns home, and finds her mother (as a ghost) there and they talk, plan, cry, and say their goodbyes when Alex has to rest and heal and prepare for ultimate destruction of Lucians, the gods, and Seths plans!!!! 🙂

I’m just so darn excited for the next book!!!! I’m literally holding it in my hands while I’m writing this review 🙂

EEEEEEEEEE Ok, I’m stopping now 😀          

Review: Deity (Covenant #3)

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3 stars

This is the cover :/

Title: Deity (Covenant #3)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Favorite author still 🙂 )

Published: November 6th 2012 by Spencer Hill Press

This book is all about Alex (of course) constantly worrying about if she would make it to her eighteenth birthday AKA: her Awakening.

If you were a mortal, the possible reasons would be: Shot by a gun, run over by a car, heart attack, or getting a very serious disease/poisoned.

blood) everything is soooo not normal for her, since she has the fanatical order, the Council, and the gods, out to kill her, plus Seth wanting her to awaken to control her or “use” her for his own benefit, I’m surprised shes even still alive.

And to top it off, she’s in love with Aiden, and is still caring about Seth, no matter how much he has lied to her, took advantage of her, and has used her, she is stil trying to find out a way of how to get him to become mentally sane again, (because Seth was being manipulated by Lucian, who happens to be Alex’s step-father -_-)

Before Seth became the way he is, and the gods got angrier than ever, Alex’s biggest problem was
her and Seth spending time “training” which was really Seth’s code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time.

This happening, she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. (she got 3 marks ahead of schedule, because Seth is an arrogant stubborn bastard and just cares about himself)

But as her birthday (her awakening) draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she’s caught between love and Fate.

Love being Aiden: who will do anything to protect her.

Fate being Seth: who has been lying to her since the beginning.

At least Alex managed to solve the love triangle problem, but the biggest problem is: the gods.

They have revealed themselves, and their going after Alex so that Seth cannot become the godkiller, so the gods are unleashing their wrath, leaving innocent lives destroyed.

The solution: Alex needs to Awaken and make sure that Seth doesn’t get a hold on her, before she takes care of him… And she will need Aiden to do it.

After reading this book, all I know is that I am so lucky that I have the next book to read, because if I didn’t, I would be starting a riot… (and boy am I late, because this book was published like 2 years ago 🙂 )

Anyway, let me tell you the main thoughts I had  throughout this book…

1. I hate Seth (yes its number 1)
2. I hate Lucian
3. I am very mad about the ending of this book
4. I love Aiden (why can’t I have him?)
5. This book changes a lot of things between the comparison b/w Vampire academy
6. This book reminded me of the Mortal Instruments for some reason…
7. The gods appear in this series OMG!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 😀
8. And I am going to go and read the next book before I hyperventilate, and not be able to do it 🙂

Review: Pure (Covenant #2)

 

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stars

This is the cover ❤ 😀 ❤

(Review for Half-Blood (the first one) is on Goodreads, and will be posted shortly 😉 )

Title: Pure (Covenant #2)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (FAVORITE AUTHOR OF ALL TIME)

Published: April 3rd 2012 by Spencer Hill Press

In this book we have Alexandria, who (if you have read this series already) kind of reminds of Rose from Vampire Academy.(VA) I mean with her, and her fearlessness, attitude, always having to be right, “irrational”, and having lots of problems and all…

Well, the point of this book is that she knows that there is need and then there is Fate.

The problem with Alex, is that she is being destined to become an Apollyon, or in her case: “some kind of supernatural electrical outlet “. The problem being: There is 2 (or will be), and her other half being everywhere she goes. This guy happens to be Seth.

Seth’s always in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom… (ok I did not need to know that one). 

Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother (this happened in Half-Blood btw), but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden (lover #1). Or what he will do and sacrifice for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students (again, but worse stuff happens this time), the gods send furies, which are lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon and Alex (Apollyon #2). But Alex does something really cool to them in the end of this book :3

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.

So basically Alex is in really messed up shoes right now, but everything will get better soon 🙂 (I hope)

 

Now: I am going to compare VA to this series, because everyone has been doing so, so why not? If this bores you, by all means skip it…

First:

This book for the “love triangle” that is happening here, sides for the Seth fans. While in Half-Blood, was for Aiden. That’s one.

Second:

This book everyone is comparing it to Vampire Academy. And I understand that; Here are the most common reasons;

1. The characters are the same.
Alex=Rose
Aiden=Dmitri
Seth=Adrian (I think)
Olivia=Lisa (I think that’s her name… I forgot :3
The leader of the Council=The worst possible villain in VA (forgot their names, sorry :3)

2. The plots are basically the same.
In this one, Alex is trying to please everyone, pick a guy, not get killed (or turned) by daimons, and be a better person, while still trying to be mentally sane.

But, there are differences b/w VA and the Covenant series:

1. We are dealing with gods, not vampires. This is what VA would be like if Richelle Mead wanted to write about gods, and I happen to be happy with the fact that I get to read VA another way, instead of reading the same thing over and over again, to read something decent.

2. We are dealing with daimons not strigoi.
Daimons happen to “tag you” and “drain your aether” to turn you into one of them.
While for the Strigoi, they “kill you” then turn you into one of them, if your body is strong enough.

3. The love triangles are different.
In this one, Alex happens to be in love with one, while she is debating on the other one, to see if the feelings are her, or the “connection”.
As for VA, Rose is in love with one, and would do anything to be with him, and tries to be with the other to get her feelings off of the one she really is in love with.

I’ll think of more stuff on the way over the rest of the series. (and look how much stuff I have and I’m only on the second!!) But the main point was #1.