Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

12 Apr

ImageTitle: Apollyon

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Published: April 2013

Pages: 360

Goodreads 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.

My Rating: 5+ Stars

Dream Cast: Half-Blood Dream Cast

My Thoughts:

I feel like I was waiting for this book forever! I had a countdown going on my computer for almost a year now and when I finally got it, it was better than waking up Christmas morning as a kid. I devoured this book and, of course, I wasn’t disappointed!

Deity ends with Alex Awakening, and if you read Elixir then you also know that she turned into Evil Alex and wanted to take out everyone. She even went as far as to constantly refer to Seth as “my Seth.” Basically, she was wigged-out and creepy and she continued to be for the beginning of Apollyon. That is, until Aiden (*sigh*) helps her to break her connection and become herself again. But of course, that is only the beginning since the whole world is in turmoil and they need to find a way to stop Lucian and Seth and also the other god who so obviously wants a war.

This book was intense! Everything was stepped up a notch: the action, the humor, the gods, and the romance. Oh man, was the romance good in this book! I thought that I loved Aiden before but it was nothing compared to how much I loved him in this book. He was more bad***, protective, sweet, and swoon-worthy. The best part was that he and Alex didn’t ever hide or pretend there was nothing between them, but instead they flaunted it for the world to see! I hated when they always skirted around each other and Aiden was always a martyr by not letting himself be with Alex when it’s what they both wanted.

Really this goes without saying, but Alex was still a total bad** and a now kick-butt Apollyon. After this book, she has definitely earned the top stop for my all-time favorite heroine. She was so insanely strong and brave and believably so. She has never been the typical female lead that’s kind of a pansy but decides she can take on the world. No, Alex has always said screw you to anybody that stood in her way of protecting the people she cared about and sometimes that meant making life-altering choices. But, even after everything that she had been through she was still able face more loss, uncertainty, and danger with nothing less then bravery. And the most amazing thing about Alex in this book was how much she grew up. At times she stilled had her irrational side that we love but in this book she had her priorities figure out and had much better judgment.

I have to say that there were some really horribly sad parts of this book that broke my heart. As heart melting as the romance was, Alex, Aiden, and the rest of the crew faced some terrifying and destructive things as well as some losses. It all built up to a pretty epic ending, which left me starving for the next one! JLA is truly a phenomenal author and especially has a talent for creating characters and intricate and flawlessly executed plots. Many times in book series, the middle books are just fillers until the epic conclusion in the last book but JLA’s sequels are always better than the last and I know that she will not disappoint with Sentinel.

All I can say is: why are you still looking at this computer screen? Go out and get this book! NOW!

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