Review: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #4 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 4th 2013
Links: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads

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.

So, I think this is going to be my first review that I’m doing by myself, and sadly, it’s not for a book that I am crazy ecstatic about. I mean, it’s not for a book that loved with my whole heart, but the book was still pretty  good. Apollyon was fun to read. There were exciting parts, and then there were  s  l  o  w parts. And honestly, the slow parts were probably why I started reading other books in the middle of reading Apollyon. Which is a VERY BAD THING for me. Because guess what I decided to read instead of Apollyon? Perfect Scoundrels. Eleanor & Park. This Girl. So can you blame me for taking almost 3 weeks to finish Apollyon? No, you cannot. Because those books I just named are perfect and amazing and became some of my very favorite books ever. (So go read them if you haven’t!!!)

I don’t usually stop reading in the middle of the book. It’s just not me. I can’t really concentrate on a book if I’m also in the middle other stories, so it was unusual for me to just STOP and wait 2-3 weeks to finish Apollyon up. I NEVER take that long to read a book. Usually I can finish in less that 3 days but since it’s school, I take around a week. *sniffles* But the book ended up dragging in parts where it could have been more exciting, and I just DIDN’T want to read it. And once I started it up again, I could never fully immerse myself into the book either. I kept reading it bit by bit instead of all the way through, and that just made the whole reading experience not as good as it could have been. BUT, I still think that even if I had read Apollyon straight through without interruptions, the book wouldn’t have been as good as the previous books in the series. I was expecting Apollyon to be a lot better, since I was so excited to read it after the MAJOR cliffhanger at the end of the 3rd book, but I ended up being a bit disappointed.

There’s nothing I can really say without spoiling anything that’s been happening in the ENTIRE series, since Apollyon is the 4th book, so I’ll just say the basics. Alex, the heroine, grows so much throughout the entire series, but I think it’s in this book that she truly shows how much she’s matured from being a feisty, impulsive girl to one who finally thinks all (well, most) of her actions through. The world is pretty much in chaos with the gods at war, so I was glad that Alex and Aiden were able to have some happy moments, but the romance aspect of Apollyon definitely was not the main part. Which was a bit disappointing, since Aiden is a fantastic character, but it was reasonable, since the romance between them was focused more in the first few books and their relationship is as steady as it can be now in the 4th book.

So overall, I enjoyed Apollyon, but expected it be better. But I am still crazy excited for the next and final (!!) book to come out! Can’t wait to see how it all ends. (Hopefully everything will be resolved and a ton of people don’t need to die anymore. Oops. Was that a spoiler? Oh well.)

3.5 hearts
lacey


Reading Order: Covenant series

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

#0.5 ~ Daimon: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#1 ~ Half-Blood: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Pure: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Deity: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3.5 ~ Elixir: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#4 ~ Apollyon: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#5 ~ Sentinel: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads


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