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Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: (Covenant #4) Published: April 4th...

 Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: (Covenant #4)
Published: April 4th 2013
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Categories: Fantasy, Mythology Young Adult
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Synopsis: 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.

Review: It seems that I couldn’t completely get rid of my issue with the series. Every now and then it reminded me of that; may it be in the form of the characters’ personalities or the events that took place in the book. But on the bright side of things, I was able to convince myself to forgive it and focused on the things that make the story apart. And once I hammered it down, I managed to see the story in a whole new and somewhat unique perspective.

I’ve been waiting for Alex to become the Apollyon and the inevitable just happened. During the transition period, I was getting a little lost on her, which I think was the whole objective of it. She has qualities that sort of changed after she was awakened which I found rather odd and totally out of her character. But then I realized it was supposed be that way. She’s changed and it was hard at first to get comfortable with. Luckily, it wasn’t permanent, she finally snapped out of her fuzzy ‘my-Seth’ phase. And finally things started to gear up which appeased my growing hunger for some serious action.

One thing I enjoyed about this series and that also helped me get over (at least momentarily) about my issues is how the story delivered those amazing kick-ass times. And am I really pleased with the result. But I was kind of lamenting on the fact that Seth had symbolically grown horns and made him one of the bad guys. I get the guy’s motivation though, I seriously understand him. But I still do find his motivation weak to validate his hatred. And the fact that I couldn’t deny that there’s still tension between him and Alex that I still found their interactions quite interesting at some way. I might have been shipping them unconsciously and that’s my brain’s way of telling me that. But I tried to suppress it because I’m starting to warm up on Aiden.

Oh poor guy, guilt stricken for what he did. At one point I was really annoyed on what he did because I found the reason to be selfish, but from what I know of him, he was the guy who sticks on rules and he broke it. It was forgivable after much pondering because the guy’s finally doing what he really wanted. He’s finally doing something for himself and also in a way for someone else. And the things he was doing for Alex kind of crept on my heart. I think I was also wooed the same way as Alex. Oh you gorgeous Sentinel and your charming ways.

Speaking of Sentinel, yes, finally the last book. I wanted things for them to be over once and for all. I didn’t expect the ending, it was tad peaceful than I thought. It was heartbreaking at some point but I feel like it was just’ calm-before-the-storm’ sort of effect. And hopefully the next and final book is something will blow me away.

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Preview Quote: Not  the  kind  of  love  that  was  fueled by  need  and  that  destroyed  cities  and entire  civilizations,  but  the  kind  that rebuilt them, that much I knew.” — Alex

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