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March 26, 2012

BlogTour: Review & Giveaway of Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout




Paperback: 320 pgs
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published: April 2, 2012
Series: Covenant #2
URL: www.acovenantnovel.com/

Alex lives - and loves - recklessly, until a single decision leads to a heartbreaking revelation. As a mysterious threat closes in and she confronts a Council that wants to see her in servitude, and a choice between a love that is fated... and love that is forbidden.

Sidenote: Pure is the 2nd novel in the Covenant series. The first was Half Blood. To read my review of Half Blood, click here. To read Damaris' review of Half Blood, click here.

If you liked Half Blood, you will absolutely LOVE Pure!!! After re-reading my review of Half Blood, I remembered that the one thing I had wanted more of was action. I wanted more fighting and gore, lol.  And now...well, it's like Jennifer Armentrout wrote this book specifically for me! Pure is nothing but an action-packed, daimon-ass-kicking, whirlwind of excitement. Armentrout is such an amazing storyteller, with the ability to flip characters on their head so easily. One minute you're loving specific people, and the next minute you're hating them. It's incredible.

Me, personally, I was a huge fan of all the fight scenes (in case you haven't noticed yet, lol). I can already tell that some readers will say that the fighting was simply filler - a way to stop the story from moving forward too quickly - but I think it was absolutely essential. Our characters, Alex, Seth and Aiden are in the middle of a crisis here! Their world is being taken over by daimons and to not have tons of fight scenes would make you believe otherwise.

Now, as for the rest of the story: I loved every bit of it - yes, even the love triangle. I enjoyed feeling as if Alex would be good with either of the two guys, and wondering who she would choose in the end. Again, I feel that Amentrout does such a  great job of showing you just how complicated Alex's life truly is. On the one hand, there's this love of her life - he's awesome and incredible. But on the other hand, there's this man that she's inevitably attracted to and who fate has deemed her "mate" - who also, as it turns out, is awesome and incredible. (Boy, don't we all wish we had these kind of problems! LOL)

Pure is filled with intricate loves, complicated familial ties and super-emotional friendships. There is excitement & sadness, happiness & rage and danger & death. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!!


5 out of 5 stars!





Giveaway: 

Want to win a copy of Pure?

There are two tour long giveaways going on! One at our host's blog Stuck in Books and another at Cupcake and a Latte! To gain an entry in either/both of the tour giveaways for Pure, leave a meaningful comment below. Then go to StuckInBooks and/or A Cupcake and a Latte with this link to complete your entry. 

To triple your chances, Good Choice Reading is giving away a copy of any of Jennifer L. Armentrouts books. ONE winner can choose from Half-Blood, Pure, Obsidian or Shadows. We will be choosing from the comments below. So that triples your chances! Make sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you should win. 

This giveaway will remain open throughout the entire tour. US ONLY. You must be 13 or older to enter.

To keep up with the tour, check out this link.


Good luck everyone!






62 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Pure! Thanks for having this giveaway.

    Maskedreader@gmail.com

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  2. Pure was so freakin' amazing!! I agree with you on the fight scenes, I think they were crucial and I'm glad there were more of them.. and they were WAY more intense!!! Awesome review!!

    CassMartino AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I loved Half-Blood and Obsidian and I am super excited to read Pure. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I love books that have a lot of action scenes. These books sound exciting, and I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Nice review! I loved the action too. As for the love triangle, I will be #TeamAiden now and forever!!!!!

    Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  6. I absolutely cannot wait to read Pure. Seriously....everyone loves it. I know I will too!! I've been dying to read it since I finished Half Blood. Which was an ARC, so the wait is brutal!!!

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  7. Nice review, i loved it and thanks you for doing a giveaway too even if i can't enter it being international

    all the best

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  8. Cool!!! Thanks for the review!! I can't wait to read the rest of Jennifer Armentrout's books!!! Thanks!
    Alyssa S.
    lilleetleet@verizon.net

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  9. This is a great review and I am even more intrigued by this story. Thank you so much!!!
    GFC: cody
    cody(at)wilger(dot)com

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  10. Every review I read makes me want to jump and go get the books already. I haven't read them yet. But alas my book budget says I gotta wait! Gah!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

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  11. I've enjoyed every Armintrout book I've read and this one sounds like a sure winner.

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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

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  12. I've heard so much about this story and author and would love to win a copy!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  13. Great review! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8@hotmail.com

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway & being in the blog tour! I can't wait to read Pure!!

    stephward84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Well I have not read the first one yet, but I'm with you- lights, camera, ACTION! It does sound like a very good read with turmoil going on all around the main characters.

    Thanks for sharing your review and for the giveaway opportunity.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  16. Jeeze Maria, so violent. I'm just looking for another great story. (Kidding). Thanks!

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  17. But apparently i'm not bright enough to leave my email on the first try. (sigh).
    carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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  18. Action? Did you say action? That's what I love in a story...heart-pounding rush of excitement. I haven't gotten to read Half Blood yet, but I certainly will now! Great giveaway!

    kissedbyink@gmail.com

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  19. Pure sounds amazing. I still need to grab a copy of book 1 though. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. All the reviews I've read about Pure make it sound great! I would love to win a copy and read it. Thanks for making that possible!
    puttputt1198eve@comcast.net

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  21. I am so Team Seth! I need more of him...:)

    jjandstormy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I would love to read this series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  23. I love these books! Every time I finish one I just want to grab the next book and dive right in. Its the type of book that can grab your attention and be able to hold it through the whole book. I would love to win another book in the series.

    itslovelysheild@yahoo.com

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  24. Pure is a book I REALLY want to read
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  25. I'm pretty sure Pure is my favorite book of hers so far! But I'm sure that I'll say that about Deity after it comes out and I read it, haha. :D

    karen.ariana.hoang@gmail.com

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  26. I enjoyed your review and look forward to reading this book

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  27. I loved Daimon and Half-blood, so can't wait for Pure!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Leanne
    leannessf at gmail dot com

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  28. I really enjoyed Half Blood and I can not wait for Pure. I think this will be a roller coaster ride of a series, kind of scared lol. You can contact me with heyprettiel at hotmail dot com. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  29. I enjoyed your review. The book sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Ahh! Now I wish I had Pure in my hands this instant. It sounds really really good. And more action, and more of Seth and Aiden what more could I ask for, not much. Thanks for the chance to win!
    spyblue78(at)gmail.com

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  31. Thanks for the review! :) I can't wait to read a book!

    ps. For the record I'm not entering your giveaway as I'm international. :)

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  32. What a wonderful review--and I too love to read action! Either way, this book is definitely on my to-read pile. Thanks for the giveaway.

    darcyette AT hotmail DOT com

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  33. I'm so in love with this series!
    Pa2fl8904 @ Yahoo. Com

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  34. I loved Daimon and Half-Blood. I have been not so patiently waiting for Pure to get here to see what happens next. I am so excited!! Thank you for a great review and having a giveaway!

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  35. Great review! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :))

    kristen10horses[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  36. This series sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review and chance to win:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  37. Wow. I haven't been reading any new books lately. Would be awesome if I won it so I finally get started on something new.

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  38. great givaway
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    drakebdog@gmail.com

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  39. I'm really looking forward to this book! :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
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  40. I love everything about this series and I agree, that while some love triangles are annoying, this one is supreme. It's so perfect that I can't choose between Aiden and Seth! Team Both!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. I loved Half-Blood and cannot wait to read Pure! I enjoyed your review and it makes me even more excited for the release! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Raychelle
    SteeleReviews AT gmail DOT com

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  42. Great review. This book sounds so good, and I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  43. Thanks for the great review. I keep seeing these books, I would love to read them. They sound amazing. I love books that really suck you in. Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

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  44. Armintrout's books are always great. Haven't started this series yet but I know it'll be a treat.

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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  45. I feel like I've been waiting for ever for this book to come out. Thank you for the giveaway!

    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I am so excited to read Pure! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    ohpaperpages(at)gmail[dot]com

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  47. Great review. Thanks for sharing with us. I am really looking forward to getting a copy!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  48. Great review! I loved Pure too and can't wait to read Deity.

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  49. Thanks for the review and chance to win! need to read Pure, and Shadows for that matter :)
    Susan
    susanisooklal@verizon.net

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  50. Thanks for the great revies - loved Daimon and Half-blood and can't wait to read Pure! :)

    Leanne
    leannessf at gmail dot com

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  51. I own .5 and 1 of Covenant series, and I can't wait to own Pure! I *need* to complete my collection! :) It'd be awesome to win this and I'm super excited for Pure.

    Also, I fricking love the covers, I saw the cover for the 3rd one and wow! I can't wait to see how more covers look. They're all so pretty!

    I haven't read anything else by the author, but I will be checking out her other works after I finish with Pure. I don't want to jump between series too much within the same author! I learned my lesson with Cassy Clare and the MI/ID series, haha.

    Thanks for the giveaway, my email is dontkillkittens8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  52. Oooh, awesome review! Right away, I became an instant fan of JLA and from here on out, I'll read anything that she writes! I am *dying* for Deity - thank goodness we don't have to wait *too* long! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Momo

    Twitter: @BooksOverBoys

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  53. Great review, this is one that I really want to read! i absolutely love the cover

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  54. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us today. I have been following Pure and cannot wait to read it! Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity.
    @ZDz59001

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  55. Thanks for this chance at Pure! This series is THE BOMB. It's so good--just enough action and forbidden romance. Jennifer Armentrout is the best! I can only imagine the story getting better and better. =D

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  56. Hi i read all of them but Pure and as soon as i can i will read it. I already have it but i was saving for that nice day. where i could enjoy it. things are crazy at my house right now. Thanks jscddmj [at] aol [dot]com

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  57. I've wanted to read Half-Blood for so long now, but I've never found it in person. I'm seriously about to give up and order it from somewhere online, but thanks for the giveaway! :)
    melocin94 at aol dot com

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