Friday, June 21, 2013

Review: Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Apollyon (Covenant #4)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: April 4th 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
My rating: 4 stars
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.
I'll probably make this a little shorter than most of my reviews since it's been more than a month since I finished it and I'm afraid I'd forgotten some stuff about this one. But one thing I know and so sure about is that this book is absolutely fantastic! I know, I know, I've said that a million times in all of JLA's books but there was just something very definite in this one making me breathe and say that finally, everything is happening my way. 

One thing I like so much about this book was - okay, I don't know what this say about me starting this review with the hero/love interest, but it was just something very hard not to notice and has to be said right away - the change in Aiden's character here. After three books, I'm finally seeing this other side of Aiden that was just so refreshing. The side where he was a lot more open in his feelings, in his love and devotion to Alex. This Aiden who laughs and jokes and even flirts! Which was enough to send me over the edge and be gaga, but also sent warm fuzzy feelings in my chest. I seriously couldn't love him more. 

Alex too had undergone a significant change and development in this book. She matured a lot in here, especially given their situation. She had some reflecting too with her old self and her new self. It was actually very notable how she starts thinking first now before making any decisions and actions. 

The plot is ever fantastic. Before, most of the time I tend to forgot that this series is greek mythology inspired and not just urban fantasy/pnr story. I liked how the mythology stuff were more pronounced in this book, particularly with that scene in the Underworld. Other than that, the butt kicking action scenes were great and just as thrilling and exciting as in the previous books. 

Although the ending was sort of abrupt and a bit hanging, it still left me with a satisfied and confident feeling. I am definitely very much looking forward for the next and final book. (Huh, I just actually realized now that the series is actually ending in the next book. )= )


  1. Fantastic review, Eunice! I must read this series soon, I haven't read one bad thing about these books. I have Obsidian sitting on my TBR pile and I'm pretty sure that I'll give in and read it soon :) Thanks for sharing!

    Zoe @ Bookhi

  2. I agree with you about Aiden! I loved this more open side to him and really couldn't adore his character more if I tried. I can't believe there's only one book left now. I'm so not ready to let go of these characters! Great review, Eunice. :)

  3. I honestly haven't read the series before, but i'm a fan of JLA's books and I've been seeing rave reviews all over. The plot sounds really interesting, too!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  4. Great review sweetie :D Glad you loved this book. <3 I still need to start the series, but at least I own them all, hih ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW last week. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  5. " It was actually very notable how she starts thinking first now before making any decisions and actions. "

    YES!!!! I so loved seeing that change in Alex as well. I've loved her throughout, but her tendency to jump into the action first and question later has always been a bit worrisome, and it was so nice to see her give things a bit more thought. AND AIDEN EUNICE! *dies of all the hotness* I loved that he was freer with his feelings as well, and it was just so nice to see them out in the open without having to worry what would happen to them as a result.

  6. I still need to read this I'm so behind! Glad to hear Alex is maturing more and more, because her rash decisions and actions annoyed me in the previous books. She had already gotten better in Deity, though. Great review! :)

  7. Would you believe I haven't read past the first book in this series? It's not that I don't love's just that I don't have time! But seriously, seeing such continuously great reviews from bloggers I trust has me reconsidering pushing these books up in my queue. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book...wonderful review, Eunice :)

  8. I really need to start this series pronto! Great review :)
    -Scott Reads It!

  9. I really do need to pick up the first book of this series! Actually, I really need to pick up anything by JLA, for a matter of fact... I've only heard great things about her writing. Nonetheless, it seems like there's some really great character growth going on with both Aiden and Alex here, which is always refreshing to see in novels. And it's so neat that this series is based on Greek Mythology, I had no idea! As a lover of mythology, this makes me very excited. :D

    Lovely review, Eunice! I will hopefully be picking this series up soon. =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  10. I seriously need to start this series!! It sucks that I still haven't! Everyone's been saying only great things about it! I'm glad that it is still amazing! Great review :D
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  11. Sounds like the characters undergo some fabulous transformation! Is the last book coming out towards the end of the year? I hope it'll be as good if not better - loved your review :)

  12. YESYESYES! I TOTALLY AGREEEEE WITH YOUR REVIEW<333 I loved seeing Aiden's softer, more open side especially with his feelings for Alex! They're so sweet together :) AND ALEX HAS MATURED SOOOO MUCH! So proud of her! hahahaha Now we'll have to wait impatiently for the next book :(


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