Nov 6, 2013

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Covenant, #4)
Release Date: April 4, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press; 343 pages
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.
If you have NOT read Half-Blood, Pure or Deity, please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .

I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others in the series but the one thing this book had that the other didn't have? Tears. I cried. It was definitely a bit more emotional and more depressing than any of the previous books. Things go from bad to worse in this book and Alex starts to accept her fate even if it means doom and gloom in her immediate future. Ugh. I do not like doom and gloom.

There were many things in this book that I liked . . . like maybe a kiss between two characters when one of them go injured and maybe a remark that was made after the kiss. That definitely put a smile on my face and especially made me chuckle. The trip to the Underworld I especially loved. I didn't love the fact of them leaving but I have my reasons for that.

I felt like there were just parts of this book that were lagging. I know it can't all but fun and action and THAT kind of action but it was just . . . I had no issues putting it down to go watch TV. I don't watch much TV anymore so that's saying something. The premise behind this book was probably the best and most important but the middle bit was just . . . snooze worthy. That doesn't mean it took so much away from this book that I don't like it. That's not the case, it just means I can't give it as high of a rating.

So I think I might have a crush on Apollo. Having a crush on a god probably isn't a good thing but I REALLY like him. I liked him as Leon (not sure if I ever mentioned that or not) but gah, I love him.  He's got like a massive case of ADD and it adds more to his character.

Seth was an ass in the beginning of this book. Actually he was pretty shitty for most of the book the only time we ever saw a glimpse of the old Seth was near the end. The end . . . his anger that was coming through the connection was something fierce. I think that may have changed things or at least, this is me hoping things might've changed. I'm crossing my fingers because I still like Seth; the Seth I fell for is still in there, under everything, he's still there. I want to have hope that he can still be saved but seeing who his ancestor is, I know it's going to be tough.

The ending of this book was epic and painful. I felt sore just reading it but it leaves it open for a fantastic finale and I seriously cannot wait to see how this ends. There are so many options and I know I'm getting my tissues ready. There will be loss of life and it sucks because I've connected with all of these characters that Alex is working with. All of them. *highlight to view spoiler* I even cried when Lea died. When freaking Lea died, I cried. Just like Alex, I've come to like her and even respect her and then . . . she's just gone. Ugh, it broke my damn heart. She was my 'least liked' of the group so I can only imagine how someone else's death is going to effect me. I'm not looking forward to it. *end spoiler*

1 comment:

  1. Wow. This series just keeps getting better and better. There was so
    much action, emotion, and revelations in this book. The story of Alex,
    Aidan, Seth and all of the other characters just continues to endear
    each of them to you. I love that characters who have died in the
    previous books still have a very big part in the story and in everyone
    lives. I don't even know what else to say other than you have got to
    read this series.

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