Pure is the second novel in the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The first in the series is called Half-Blood. Again, yes, it may seem that this blog is a cheerleader for Ms. Armentrout's work but I'm just gonna say, if you write book I like, I WILL fangirl out over [likely ALL] your work. That is just the way I am.
Now, if you have been following my blog at all you know Alli's World has been busy, busy with non-bookish things lately. And honestly that was starting to depress me just a little. So I put aside what I had been reading and avoided my required work reading. (Hey, that's due for another week or so, I got plenty of time. By the way, confession: I procrastinate like other people breath. Seriously. If it can be done "later" it should be done..."later." Even though I have the best of intentions to read ahead, I'll be reading that stuff the night before it is due, I'm sure.)
But the point is, I have had this book for a couple of months and I've been REALLY wanting to read it but allowed myself to keep pushing back my to-be-read stack for other THINGS. I put my foot down, and read Pure just because I wanted to.
Annnnnnnd. I am SOOOOOOO glad I did! Pure really got me out of my reading funk. I will say you simply must read book one, Half-Blood first. Pure references characters and events you meet in Half-Blood and you really need that info to appreciate Pure. I read Pure fairly quickly and very hungrily. I just couldn't get enough! There is an epic love triangle building between the main character Alex, the totes love-able yet unattainable Aiden and the annoying, "destined" playboy Seth. (If you didn't know, I am a HUGE fan of the love triangle!!) There are at least two sets of bad guys, intent or killing Alex or making her an indentured servant OR my favorite sucking her life force right of her. I guess you could say this series is like a vampire meets demigod mash up. There's some fight scene action, swoon-worthiness, forbidden love, tear jerking sadness, and even some laughable moments, including a jab at the Twilight movie!) So really, what is not love about this book?
Oh yeah, it did leave me wondering, what's up with that brown eyed Half-blood servant? Very big Hummmm....
**Also, please make note of the cover. There is actually a scene in the book that directly correlates to the cover. I LOVE when I can specifically identify, "This is what's on the cover!"**
In conclusion, I would most def recommend Pure (and therefore it's predecessor Half-Blood). It is a young adult novel but it has some more adultish themes so I'd say good for older teens. I'd give this book a 4 out of 5 rating. I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series, Deity, which is due out November 6 per Amazon.com.