HOLY DAIMON BABIES!
Title: Apollyon (Book 4 of the Covenant Series)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal / Romance
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 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.
Oh my Gods! Wow! Jennifer L. Armentrout is such an amazing writer; my heart is still beating hard against my rib cage after finishing Apollyon, her latest installment to the brilliant Covenant Series. This book was a nail biting, page turner that made me laugh, cry and feel so much anxiety! I can’t believe the jaw dropping ending and now I have to wait until December to read Sentinel the final installment to see how this series will end.
Apollyon begins where Alex has Awakened and has connected with Seth to become evil Alex. Aiden, Marcus and the rest of the gang have imprisoned her to try and get through to “good” Alex in order to break her connection with Seth. When a situation presents itself, Alex has to make a choice to either stay Evil Alex or break her connection with Seth to protect the one person she loves most – Aiden. Of course love conquers all and good Alex is back! Now that the connection is broken, Alex must find a way for Seth to not only use her powers to become the God Killer but also to find out which God is behind this war. So Alex and Aiden travel to the underworld in search of the very first “second” Apollyon and for answers on how to stop Seth, but what Alex discovers is so much more. Knowing what the Gods want Alex to do, they set out to find a supportive army to go up against Seth, Lucian and this mystery God. They definitely didn’t expect that this mystery God would come after Alex, but Alex doesn’t go down without a fight!
This book was a page turner from beginning to end and I feel the story flowed at a great pace. What I loved about this book was the equal balance of interesting plot movement and twists with satisfying answers to questions that had been burning in my mind from the first installment. On top of all that, Jennifer L Armentrout still put in fantastic moments of lust and passion between Alex and Aiden that made my heart melt. I loved how this book focused around the Alex and Aiden love story, beautifully portraying how they proudly stood by each other. Being able to experience the emotions of these characters so intensely was very enjoyable to read. The author also portrayed fantastic conflict scenes in this book, the final battles had so much detail and description and showed such depth of emotion it was mind boggling. She created such an intense scene between the Evil God and Alex that I didn’t even realize I was holding my breath!
I loved the way the characters in this book evolved, especially on an emotional level. Alex’s character really matured. She was less selfish and self absorbed but maintained her great sense of humor and personality. Her morals and values really shone through and the overall emotional, mental and physical strength her character portrayed in this book was very admirable. Aiden’s character definitely underwent an emotional overhaul. This was evident not only in his verbal and physical displays of affection toward Alex, but in the way his character seemed to have become calmer and relaxed within himself. I fell in love with Aiden even more and I really enjoyed these developments to his character. Even secondary characters such as Apollo, Marcus, Deacon, Lea, Ladaan and Olivia showed an emotional side and growth to them throughout this book. I am much more connected to these characters after this installment and this new found love leaves me hoping that we do not lose any of them in the finale.
So the countdown for December 10th is on to see how this series will end, and I am expecting a totally explosive battle of good and evil!