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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Apollyon Review

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.


My Review

OH. MY. GODS!!! I NEED A SHOWER!

Apollyon was much more of an epic adventure and love fest than others in the series! This book was definitely intriguing, certain mysteries started to reveal themselves, but of course with some answers come more questions. I was also super captivated, there were parts that even if Aiden St. Delphi himself tapped me on the shoulder I wouldn't have been able to put it down (well...okay...if I got a flash of those liquid silver eyes, that book would have been thrown aside!) I was also deeply emotionally involved with this story, it definitely affected me, left me thinking about it a long time after I had stopped reading.

Though amazing, I have to say that this was my least favourite of the series. It was great, exciting, funny, but IMO Deity was much better. I didn't like way the God who was controlling Seth and Lucian was rashly thrown into the story. I was hoping Alex would be able to put all the pieces together herself before their confrontation, and use it for her advantage.

I also deeply missed Seth (although I am 100% team Aiden as far as who she should be with) he was barely in the story line at all, only a few thoughts here and there but basically just reiterating everything we already knew, not adding anything to the plot. I missed his arrogant cockiness and the rivalry between him and Aiden (Aiden is so much hotter when he's fighting for Alex 's affection);)

Cover Love
I love love love all the covers for the Covenant series, I'm not exactly sure what the flower on this cover symbolizes but I still really like it. Even if I hadn't read the previous books, I would have read the blurbs on this book after just seeing the cover.

Main character
I have always been a fan of Alex. She is an independent thinker without the bratty attitude problem. I think it is clear she is maturing throughout this series, and even though she has had to face some major demons in this book she keeps her head on her shoulders. I love the relationship between Alex and Aiden, they are passed the angsty, does he or does he not, and they are facing the challenges together.

Setting
There were some new, different setting in this book including a trip to the underworld. I love the way Jennifer describes the different settings throughout the book. There was definitely some scarier moments but all in all the ambiance was very bleak and dismal and I truly felt depressed while (and after) reading those scenes.

Swoonworthy Points: 8
How could a book with Aiden St. Delphi not be swoonworthy?! For the love of all half-blood babies everywhere were there some scenes that were freaking hot! But it's always about more than that with these two.. they love each other and in Apollyon there love grew by leaps and bounds!

Here's a random teaser for ya:

"He dipped his head and mouth brushed mine, silencing my words. My lips opened to his, as did my heart and everything else. The sweet and tender kiss, well, it lessened the heaviness, eased some of the guilt and shame, My skin-my insides-were scraped and aching but his touch soothed the frayed edges."

Bonus points
Bonus points for Jennifer having Lea reading a book about aliens: not just any aliens, super hot LUXEN aliens! Hey, gotta love an author who plugs her own books within books.

This book will warm you up then break you down. I am anxious about the fate of the Pures and Halfs everywhere, and I can't wait to read Sentinel.



ARC provided by Spencer Hills Press in exchange for an honest review.

3 comments:

Daphne said...

Gahhh I'm so very jealous of you right now! The ending of Deity practically had me salvitating for Apollyon! Glad you loved it! :D Great review.

Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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Kristen said...

This is a simply gorgeous cover!

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