Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Review: Apollyon


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Apollyon
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: April 4, 2013
Genre: YA paranormal
343 pages
Source: purchased by reviewer



If you are one of the few readers who I haven't yet bullied into reading this series, what in the world are you waiting for??

No, really. What?

You can find my review of the first three books herehere, and here. All three are 5-birdie reviews. All three are action-packed, full of hot boys, and feature a heroine we all want for our BFF. All of that awesomeness rolls right into and continues in Apollyon.


Alexandra Andros is in a bad spot in this one: she is at the mercy of Seth's connection with her, as well as being in the crosshairs of the gods' wrath. Her one constant ally, Aiden, is at a loss for a way to protect her, and she's barely in any shape to defend herself. Things aren't looking good.

This volume gets us out of the school setting, away from Deity Island, with some long distance trips across the country and into the underworld. New characters are introduced, and old characters are revisited.  Though you might have thought that the danger/angst/messiness had topped out already, there is most definitely MORE in Apollyon.

If you are following YA lit, you know that Jennifer L. Armentrout is a force to be reckoned with. She's releasing new material at a breakneck pace, and has recently been picked up by Disney-Hyperion for a new project. Her writing is visually descriptive, her characters are wonderfully distinct and realistic, and her plots are packed with adventure. She's kind of a big deal, and you should be reading her. The Covenant series is my favorite of her work. Start there.



Summary:

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.




6 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this series. I have not read Apollyon yet, but I'm super excited to. I just read Elixir so now I feel in the story again after taking a break waiting for Apollyon to come out.

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    1. I like to go back and skim- but when I try to skim this series, they suck me in and I end up re-reading the whole book.
      Nice to see that you like them, too. :)

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  2. I think you bullied me into it ;-) I'm gonna have to start with this series. I did tour a spot on my blog but didn't review it... feel kinda dumb now but oh well.
    Awesome review.

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  3. Yes! I will be picking up this series ASAP!

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