Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
My Rating: 4.5 / 5
"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "
Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.
If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.
But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.
Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...
I can not express how happy I am with the way everything turned out overall. But I am not talking about the actual story itself, I am talking more about the writing and the events that took place. I had loved reading Half-Blood (read my review HERE), but when I read Pure (read my review HERE), I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book. This book, however was a great improvement from the previous one and as usual with all of Armentrout's books, I loved it!
This book continued with Alex's story, and while Pure had focused more on Seth, this book took a turn and focused more on Aiden, which I was thrilled about. [SPOILER SENTENCE AHEAD!! HIGHLIGHT TEXT AFTER ENDING BRACKET TO READ IT] Not that I am on team Aiden or Seth or anything, because I always Knew who Alex would end up with, and honestly I love both Aiden and Seth equally. Seth, however, really disappointed me in this book. Everything he did from the beginning till the end of the book was just sad. I understand why he did it and that Lucien was influencing him with his fake affections, but Seth should have been smart enough to see through the act and do the right thing. I was very mad at Seth after finishing reading this book, but I hope he will change and make the right choices.
As with all of Armentrout's books, this book was also very well written and perfectly paced. The heartwarming romance, breathtaking action, surprising twists and turns every few pages will keep you on the edge throughout the entire book and won't stop even after you have finished reading the book. Not to mention that the cliffhanger would have you dying to read the next book.
Deity was just fabulous! I loved every single page of this book and this entire series is a must read!
“Yeah, I'm great. Nothing like witnessing a death match between gods when I'm trying to get some Cheetos."
“Whispers followed me down the hall. Ignoring them was harder than I´d imagined. Every Cell in my body demanded that I confront them. And do what? Jump on them like a crazy spider monkey and take them all out? Yah, not going to win me any fans.”
“Don't look at me like I've kicked a baby pegasus into the street.”
“You're too strong to ever lose yourself. I believe that. Why can't you?”