Monday, April 8, 2013

Review: Apollyon by Jennifer l. Armentrout

                                            Apollyon (The Fourth Covenant Novel)
                                                    Jennifer L. Armentrout
                                                        Spencer Hill Press
                                                           April 9, 2013
                                                                360 pgs

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.

      Wowzer...where do I begin. I honestly did not think it was possible for me to adore/love Aiden St. Delphi anymore than I did after reading Elixir, but apparently I was wrong. This one picks up about a month after Deity left off and I really strongly suggest that you read the novella, Elixir, that is in between Deity and Apollyon before you start this one. Alex is crazy and linked to Seth, Aiden is so worried for her and can not bring himself to harm her. Ughhh, ,my heart broke for Aiden as crazy Alex is viscous to him. Lots of events unfold throughout this book, you learn more but it also brings up a lot of questions of how this is going to end up. It seems like any path that they choose someone is gonna get really hurt. Seth is not in this book as much as he was in Deity, which made me very happy. I love the scenes between Alex and Aiden, their banter and chemistry is just great. These two make me laugh, cry and feel like no other characters can. I will say that in this series JLA really has made a habit of killing off people. Now I do realize that the Gods are at war and in war there are casualties but damn, such twists and turns, heartbreak.The ending, oh my. JLA is becoming quite a star at the cliffhanger. I can not wait for the last book in this series to come out. I need to know how it ends. I think I may need to save a vacation day for December when the last book comes out.  If you are not reading this series you need to be. 

Book:     4.5/5 stars
Cover:    5/5  stars  (the covers in this series are my favorites, always so beautiful)


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