Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout Review

aplolygonApollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout

4th book in the Covenant Series

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Summery from Goodreads

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 Review

I recommend you read the novella Elixir before you read Apollyon. Some of things that are talked about in the opening pages happened in Elixir. I highly recommend it. It is told from Aiden’s PoV.

This book starts out with Alex in a cage and connected to Seth. Which was disturbing how much Seth got into Alex’s head. Seth reaches new levels of creepy,controlling,and delusional in this book. I can’t believe he believes Lucy(Lucian I call him Lucy because he is such a wimp). I hate Lucy even more for playing Seth. Who wants to be loved and listened to. I loved what made Alex break the bond with Seth. Aiden and Alex’s relationship is great and perfect as ever. Watching Aiden not give up on Alex and his doing anything to saw her was beautiful. Why do the bad guys always underestimate the most powerful emotion on earth? I read that scene more then once.  Here is how I see how each guy is with Alex. Aiden is protective and Seth is possessive. Aiden is still struggling over having put Alex on the Elixir. Their relationship just keeps maturing with every hurtle they face. Alex really grows up in this novel and she isn’t as reckless and doesn’t act first think later.

The plot of this book is as fast paced as the others. From small towns in the middle of no where to the Underworld.  What Alex and Aiden have to do to get into the Underworld is soul shattering. I know I couldn’t do it. It is such a powerful scene for both characters but especially Aiden. Apollo is now my favorite god. I loved his character when he was Leon but now I love him even more. When I found out in the last book that Leon was Apollo I almost fell off my chair and the words What Do You Mean He Is A God? could be heard 3 houses down. Deacon and Luke are so cute together. Happy to finally know what made Lea and Alex such enemies. You also get to meet another Greek goddess. Which was surprising and very funny. I want to know more about Solos and my respect and love for Marcus was at an all time high in this book. It will always surprise me how JLA gets so much story and emotion into so few pages. JLA knows how to write heart stopping action packed endings. The last 140 pages were epic and that ending there are no words.

Rating: 5 out 5

Content Rating: PG-13 but recommend for older readers

Keeper: Yes

Happy Reading Y’All,

Nicole

 

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