{Review} Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Number of Pgs.: 360
Publication date: April 4, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Greek Mythology
How I got the copy: Won from Janina from Synchronized Reading
Rating:  5 Stars
From Goodreads:

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.
Plot: 9/10
Characters: 9/10
Setting: 9/10
Pacing: 8/10
Style: 10/10
Cover:  Fire was used a few times during fighting so I guess it makes sense this cover the flower looks like fire.  I think the covers for this series could be a little better.  They don't really go with the series to me.
45+50=95 (5 Stars)

  Jennifer L. Armentrout should be given an award for best character development in a series ever.  Each character in this series grew in this book and it felt natural and real.  Alex matures, but is still her snarky hilarious self and Marcus isn't as much of a meanie.  Even the smaller characters like Lea changed.  And Aiden is even more amazing if that was even possible.  Seriously, the swoons I have for this guy are ridiculous.  Definitely my all time favorite book boyfriend (and you know I have lots of those).  And since the last book made me want to punch Seth, I was glad he wasn't in this one as much.

    Sometimes by the fourth book in a series the setting gets redundant and boring.  But JLA doesn't disappoint.  She takes the characters to new interesting locations and describes them beautifully while introducing some Greek Mythology stories as well which I loved.  It also felt a little dystopian to me too which is always a good thing in my mind.

     My only complaint was the beginning seemed a little long.  I was glad I read Elixir, but I got bored quickly with Alex not being herself.  I missed her snark and jokes.  And of course I missed her and Aiden's interaction.  However, that shower scene definitely made up for the first few chapter's slow pacing.  Once things started picking up I read the last half of the book in one sitting.  Literally, I did not move/breathe/blink for a few hours.

     I was glad there was no crazy cliffhanger like in Opal, but somehow this ending was almost more torturous.  I can't wait for Sentinel to come out to find out what happens.  I need to know if certain characters are okay and to see where they will go from there.

     If you haven't started this series you really need to stop whatever you're doing and go buy it.

“No matter how convoluted my life got, one thing remained consistent- my hair looked like a baby opossum had taken refuge in it, invited some friends over, and thrown a party.” 

“Apollo's lips spread into a smile. "Sorry. I'll try to come after dinner next time." The bowl disappeared from his hands, and I wondered where it went. "Well, it's good to see the Scooby gang all in one piece. Warms my heart and all that jazz, but let's get to the point.” 

4 Stars


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