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Apr 4, 2013

Book review: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Apollyon (Covenant #4)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 360
Goodreads AVG Rating (actual): 4.57
Source: ARC provided by Spencer Hill Press
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 feelings: 
First of all. My HUGE thanks to the people at Spencer Hill Press for the chance to review this book to my friend and co-blogger Marden and I. We can even describe how grateful we are.
Isn't enough to say that I screamed like a crazy when the copy arrived? No? 
Okay, let me tell you that when you wait for a book like this, there is nothing more important than devour it as soon as you can. So, when I opened Apollyon, I felt scared, I felt excited, I felt happy and sad because 360 pages is not enough for a series you love that much.
And right after I finished it I was feeling exactly the same. Scared: because I don't know was is going to happen in Sentinel. Excited: because the ending was THAT awesome. Happy: because my worst fear don't came true. Sad: because I have to wait a long time to finally read the last one of the Covenant books.

The Plot:
Alex's finally the Apollyon, so what's going to happen next? JLA did a great job creating a plot completely different from what most of us thought it might happen. Yes, Alex is connected to Seth, but that fact is not the focus in the story, the background story is so much better than that. It goes deeper, and if we really put attention we can realize that it tells us a bit of what we can expect for Sentinel.
The gods in the book were as good as the ones we already met. And for gods' sake!! That god that appears at the end of the book with leave you mouth dropped!

The characters:
The characters are not the same from the ones we met in Half blood. They're better, more mature, surprisingly strong and unique. 
Alex is not more a stubborn girls, is not more that kid that act without thinking. She is stronger than before, she has grown in a way that she puts her heart in everything she do. She is the kind of heroine from the epic stories with a funny and special touch of modernism. 
Aiden is the sweetest thing alive! I might not been Team Aiden, but I really admire him, I think he is just as strong as Alex, and so swoon-worthy that he deserves all the love from the readers.
Seth is not much in this book. I mean, of course, she is connected to Alex, so Alex is able to talk with him, to feel him, and give us some awesome conversations maybe awesome just for me, but hell! they were. That is one of the things that made me happy about Apollyon, that JLA gave us hope for him. 
Deacon: Honestly? Deacon is so freaking awesome!!!!

The romance:
I not the kind of girl that melts with a romance like this, or maybe it was because I don't love Aiden that much, but the romance is in Apollyon is all that you can expect between a couple that love each other so deeply. Every love scene, every word, every whisper, all is perfect. Above everything, the author also did a great job creating not just a well constructed love story, but also some breath-taking moments.

The ending:
The ending was the best part of the book! As it's usual in JLA books, the ending are powerful, a mix between a cliffhanger and the perfect wrap up. 
Is there an awesome battle? Indeed!
Did someone die? Of course!
Are we going to cry? Hopefully!

Final thoughts:
The covenant series has a set of books very complete. From the first book to the actual the development is perfect and JLA's writing is beautiful and addictive.
Apollyon in not the exception. Is mind-blowing action. An absorbing plot, heart-melting moments. Exquisite dialogues And the page turner writing of Jennifer L. Armentrout. Want more? Then read Apollyon to reach a little piece of book heaven.


  1. Excellent review! I can't wait to read more about Alex and Aiden. :)

    1. Oh, and you'll have a lot of them! Hope you read it soon!

  2. I really want to read this book!! I need it!!

  3. OMG!!!!! I want to read this book! I love the cover. Nice review!! :D

  4. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!!!

    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

    1. Good luck! I hope you can read it soon!

  5. i know when Liz like a book this much means i will like it too, i love your review it make me want to read this series right now !!! i can't wait the books seems very interesting :)

    1. Belem! I don't know why you haven't read this series yet! You have to!!

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  7. So glad you loved it!! I just got my copy today. Cannot wait to start it :)

  8. I started this book and could not swim out..the book was full on love and action..I must say worth reading it because every time the author brings in new characters and adds more twists excitement and fun to the plot..I'd say just the right dosage of love, action and thrill..cant wait for the next.
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