Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout Tour: Pure Day!
It is nearly time for all godly things to come to an end with the final book in the Covenant series, Sentinel, but while we wait we're recapping all of the amazing books of the series! Today I am spotlighting Pure, my favorite of the books because of all the Seth. Yes, I am on the much less popular (but still awesome) Team Seth. Aidan just drives me nuts... and not in a good way. So, let's look back at Pure.
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
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Here is a mini interview with Jennifer and the characters from Pure:
For JLA – Pure has been called Seth’s book. Did fans reaction to Seth surprise you? I wasn’t really surprised by the reaction to Pure because I knew that the book focused more on Seth than Aiden.
For Alex - Knowing what you know about Leon, do you think there was more to him being the one to find you in labyrinth? Oh, I’m sure there was more to it.
For Aiden - By far, the zoo was the best scene in Pure. What did you enjoy most about being at the zoo with Alex? I loved knowing that I was doing something for her that made her happy.
For Seth – That whole sleeping issue that you and Alex have in Pure, did you realize what was up or were you just going with it? I would’ve just gone with it. But, truth? I knew what was up.
Here's my review for Pure from the tour in March of 2012:
If you've checked out my list of Book Boyfriends (which is impossible to keep up with and far longer than it looks), you know that I am Team Seth from here to forever. I don't know what it is about Aiden but he rubs me the wrong way. There is just something about him that I can't get behind. And yes, I know that Seth is kind of a jerk but he's a hot jerk who can be really sweet when he wants to be. I'll warn you now that I am going to try my best to keep this spoiler free but some tiny ones might slip. I apologize for that in advance. It's hard to hold everything back with a review for a book that you absolutely love. I really enjoyed getting to see Alex spending more time with Seth. Alex also gets to really see what her future could be and what opportunities she actually has. I think she is operating under some very wrong assumptions. She doesn't have all the freedom that she thinks she does and I really think that she needs to deal with that. Yeah, it would be awesome if their society functioned differently but short of a revolution, I don't see it happening. And in the event that Alex does decide to fight for her freedom, she needs to do it for the right reasons and I just don't think Aiden is worth the trouble. Seeing the world outside of the school is a real eye opener. The reader really gets a better understanding of how the society works and how Pures and Half-bloods are treated differently. I think it's a society that (thankfully) few of us reading the books will fully understand. The life of a Half-blood feels a lot like slavery. You're told that you are different and just, less than other people. You can't love people who are different and if you try, you'll pay dearly for thinking that you could defy the laws. It's a really tough pill for Alex to swallow because, I think, she feels like most of us do: that all people are created equal. That is not the reality for Alex though. Not even Seth, as powerful as he is, is exempt from all of the rules. Even he knows where the line is drawn. Pure is a book with lots of action and drama. Alex puts herself in more than one situation that she might not come back from. The ending will have you begging for the next book, Diety!
I gave Pure 5 Fairies for "a profusion of Seth, action, adventure and of course, SETH!"
I also put of reading Diety for a long time after I got the ARC because I was afraid of what it would do to Seth after hearing from others who were reading it. True story.
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