Saturday, July 20, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - APOLLYON by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT - COVENANT # 4 - SPENCER HILL PRESS - YA PARANORMAL

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Released: Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 343 Pages

RATING: 4.25 AIDEN STARS!

Blurb: 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.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle: 

Oh, it was on like Donkey Kong.

I am a HUGE Covenant fan. I love this series. I, like many, have a crush on Aiden St. Delphi. He is book boyfriend material with a capital B.

This was not my fave Covenant book, I am gonna be honest. Deity was a hard one to follow. But that is ok. I am still a massive fan of Jennifer’s and she is writing books quicker than I can read them. I still rate it highly as she is still keeping the story moving along and putting Alex through the wringer and Aiden is so loyal and strong.

I mean bigger picture here people, who even cares anymore about a Pure getting it on with a Half-Blood?  The Gods and their minions want to wipe out human existence.

Poor Aiden has to wear that Sentinel uniform fiercely in this instalment. Alex has gone to the other side, so to speak with all her ramblings of doing evil things. Not the poor girls fault. Thank goodness she broke through that evil exorcist mojo she was working. Not an attractive girl it makes.

I was waiting for her head to start spinning.

“I will get out of here eventually, Aiden. And I will kill you. Slowly.”

“And you’ll murder everyone I care for. I know. We’ve been here before.”



Aiden and Alex have themselves a bit of a quest to find some information out. Caleb is such a great guy, even if he is not technically with them. He still comes through to help Alex. I mean what are best friends for if they can’t help you from the other side?

I do miss Caleb being in the ...errr now, apocalyptic world, but it is the Underworld for him. I feel kind of sad every time he makes an appearance as it makes me remember what happened to him. But he appears to be happy with his lot.

Alex and Aiden turn up the smexi in this book. What I love is how strong Aiden is with his encouragement around Alex. He knows the shiz is hitting the fan, but he stays positive and looks at how he can get around what shiz is hurled their way.

“You’re so fierce.” He came to stand before me, cocking his head to the side as he placed the tips of his fingers on my chin. “And so brave, but spiders send you into a fit.”

“Those spiders were twice the size of Rottweilers, Aiden. They were not normal spiders.” 

“Still, spiders,” he murmured, lowering his head. His lips brushed mine. The gentle sweep was all too quick, but powerful. “But if you take off your clothes, I’m sure I can get you dry.”

“My eyes went wide. “Wow. Are you trying to get me naked?”

His silvery gaze met mine. “Do you really need me to answer that?”




“To be afraid, Alex, it’s okay. What we’re facing is some scary... shit.”

I smiled then. “You cussed.”

“I did.”




Aiden’s fingers splayed across my cheek. “If I could change this, I would. I’d do anything to save you from this.”

“I know.” I tipped my head a little to the side and kissed him softly. “But Fate is a bitch.”


The Gods are coming and going in the story line, some appearing almost trustworthy, some with an agenda of their own. 

The world is really not in good shape.

There is a war that is closer to either bringing humans to total extinction, get that white board eraser out, or there is a smidge of hope. But it is all lying in the hands of Alex and her crew who are doing their best to get from point A to point B with all people accounted for and Apollo and any other God who wants to lend a hand and who they can pick up along the way who is up for the Cause.

Poor Alex has some pretty serious pressure on her to perform and it isn’t looking too good for her either way. She is but a pawn to get the result.

Apollo made it all sound so simple, like he was asking me to go to the store and pick up Crunchy Cheetos and if they didn’t have them in stock, to get Cheetos Puffs. Insane.


I just love Deacon so much and he gives himself a kissy moment. Should I have seen that coming?


Then Deacon lifted his head, eyes wide. “Don’t ever scare me like that again. Okay?”

Before either of us could say another word, Deacon darted from the door and launched himself onto the bed, soaring through the air like a human projectile. I jerked to the side with a split-second to spare. He landed with his legs on his brother and the upper part of his body between us.

Deacon threw his arms behind his head, folding them as he tipped his head back and grinned at us. “It’s like a puppy pile.”



Aiden loves to protect and Deacon his brother, is no exception. But times are tough and they need all hands on deck to fight the good fight.


“I know your over-controlling behavior comes from a good place, bro, but you can’t protect me forever and you can’t continue babying me. It’s a waste of time, because even if you forbid me to get involved, it won’t matter. You can’t stop me.” Deacon took a deep breath. “I need to help, Aiden.”

Something in what Deacon said caused Aiden to string together an atrocity of f-bombs. My brows flew up. Aiden rarely cussed or lost his cool, but boy, he was a grenade whose pin had just been pulled.



I do love Apollo, but he chooses when to make an entrance with his poofing in and out.


“You two should really get a room,: Apollo said from out of nowhere. “My poor eyes...”

I groaned. Even in his true identity, he still had impeccable timing.

“Gods,” Aiden spat. He pulled back, casting Apollo a disgusted look over my head. “Do you get off on sneaking up on us?”

“You probably don’t want to know what I get off on.”



Apollo’s lips spread into a smile. “Sorry. I’ll try to come after dinner next time.” The bowl disappeared from his hands, and I wondered where it went. “Well, it’s good to see the Scooby gang all in one piece. Warms my heart and all that jazz, but let’s get to the point.”

Another great installment in the Covenant series, so much has changed since Half-Blood. I am looking forward to reading Sentinel due for release , 2nd November 2013.

Seriously, how are they going to get out of this pile of doo doo the world has turned into?

How are they going to get the Gods to get back in their boxes and let humans rebuild?

OO , so many questions.

Michelle










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