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.
So, my review of the first book in the Convenant series was not very pretty. The similiarities between Half-Blood and Vampire Academy were outstandingly obvious and in that review I wished that the differences would be focused on more. It felt like a rip off and I was kind of surprised to find myself heading back for the sequel.
But Pure, I can happily report, did exactly what I needed.
In Pure we branch off from the society world building and focus a little more of the Greek mythology that replaces the vampire lore. In particular, we focus on the Apolloyn and Seth. Seth plays a bigger role in this book, getting his own steamy scenes as Alex and Aiden "cool off" after the harsh reality of their love is played out. I liked that we got to get to know Seth better and I feel like they're a better match because of their bond, even if there's all that weird voodoo stuff that comes along with it.
There was only one cringe worthy scene of familiarity (which quickly finished) that was similar to the Vampire Academy books and then the rest of the book was very much breaking from its previous mould. Which is a very good thing because this series (so far) is becoming better and better with each book.
And I very much liked Seth. And can tell that it'll be Aiden who Alex chooses. Sigh.
Review: 4 starsDate Published: April 3rd 2012Date Read: August 2012Source: BoughtFormat: ebookSeries/Stand Alone: Covenant #2