Saturday, 9 March 2013

A Review for Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Apollyon (Covenant, #4)Posted by Donna 
Release Date: April 9th 2013
Finished Date: March 1st, 2013
Publishers: Spencer Hill Press
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages:  360 
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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

 The Review: “We’re in this together, Alex. Don’t ever forget that. We’re in this together to the end.”

Eek!! I honestly don't know how many more times I can tell you how much I absolutely adore JLA's work. Plain and simple Jennifer is a fantastic writer! She does this to me every time, leaves me a bundle of nerves and excitement each time I finish one of her books. Not many authors manage to that but she does and she does it is because her books are full of everything you could want from a book - excitement, passion, sorrow, love, loss, danger, heat and most of all HOT GUYS! And yes I'm taking about you Aiden St. Delphi! *sigh*

I have to admit I was worried going into Apollyon, mainly because I didn't know how long Jen would play out Alex's story - her being connected to Seth. I have to say, she did it well. She gave us enough details to make it seem real and didn't drag it out until the very last page. We see Alex struggle internally with her feelings for Seth and Aiden and she has to try and work out what's real and what's not. It was enthralling to read. Alex really does prove that she's strong enough for anything and I'm seriously hoping she comes out on top at the end of Sentinel. And you Team Aiden fans will be very happy because there are so many loving and sweet moments between Alex and Aiden. He truly is her strength, her reason for breathing. I just adore these two - definitely my top favourite couple out there right now! So so sweet together it makes you melt. 

Apollyon is a great addition to this fantastic series and even though I felt it was kind of a filler story - when I say filler story, I mean that it's there to set everything up for the grand finale, it was still completely addictive as the previous books and one of my favourite reads of the year. Deity was a hard act to follow but Jen does it well. A lot happens in Apollyon, we're introduced to so many more God's - some very scary and so not, but I liked that we got to see more of the Greek side to this series. It makes it very unique! I also liked that the story is just so damn unpredictable. Once you think you've figured something out, your already trying to work out the next major secret. It's just pure awesomeness! 

I'm excited to see where Sentinel will lead us. I'm worried - of course worried though because I don't want any of my favourite characters to die. Please don't kill of Alex, Aiden, Deacon or Luke! Sob sob! I want them to have the happy ending they deserve. I'm so invested in these characters that if they die, I think I may possibly die! But I'm also excited to see this series come to an end. Apart of me doesn't want it to end but I just need to see their ending together. 

In all, Jennifer L. Armentrout creates another outstanding read with Apollyon and if you haven't read this series then, then I highly recommend you do! Fantastic! 

3 comments:

Melanie Hall said...

I always love your reviews for this series, you can tell how much you love them! (as do I lol)

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

You're right, this was a little bit filler-ish, but not in a bad way. :) It was still a very entertaining book! I was worried going in to it, too, but I really enjoyed it in the end. Great review, Donna!

sarah elizabeth said...

Gosh I really have to start this series!