Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: Apollyon (Covenant, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Apollyon
Series: Covenant, #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Fantasy/ Mythology/ Romance
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5  stars out of 5
*ARC received in exchange for an honest and fair review*
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.

Paperback, 360 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press
My Review:

Jennifer has just wowed me, I simply can't put into words how amazing she is. How she can tell a story like no bodies business. She really is a goddess of words. In Apollyon she proves that. She shows what a great story is made of.

Dear lord, the wait to have this book in my hands was just—ugh!! However, it is well worth the wait! Apollyon is the golden child of the covenant novels, and being back in the world Jennifer created was purely breathtakingly amazing!
‘“He has always been yours, Alex. And you’ve always been his.”
Now, this book will take you on a ride, a really fun, fast-paced, nail biting, exhilarating ride! The things that take place in this book will blow you away!! I mean it; I couldn’t believe everything that happened!! Each character is testing and against all odds, they each shine in their own way.

With the gods being pissed, Alex has a full plate. So guys, when reading this book, be prepared to not put it down!

I have reviewed, almost, every book by Jennifer. I have read every book that is out by her, so writing a review, trying to get across just how much I love her stories and her characters is a challenge. But just no, I’m kind of in love with this author.

Alex also just shines in this book, you also get to see that she is just a normal girl at times, too. She struggles and fights through it all, and just amazes me so much. Though at the first part of the book, I feel, that was the hardest part for me.  She faces some of her worst fears within Apollyon and that was remarkable.  Oh, and the love that her and Aiden have, it just takes my breath away!! To me, it’s so strong and wonderful. Perfect. Sorry team Seth, I’m all Aiden!!  Alex also shows a lot of growth in Apollyon, too.
‘I hoped my expression now looked like Alex the Sex Goddess and not Alex the Spaz.'
And taking about that wonderful hunk of the male species, Aiden is purely awesome! Yeah, awesome! I fall even more in love with him in Apollyon. If that is even possible, but I did. He does everything to save Alex, and yet he also knows that she too is strong. I feel they balance each other out very well, so in my eyes, they are just wonderful together. I got to see a few other sides of Aiden, and I enjoyed that as well. He faces a lot, but in the end, he doesn’t give up. Both he and Alex face challenges in Apollyon and just show the strength characters can have.

You get to see a lot of old characters, some new, and some make a startling appearance. Some I was glad to see, others not so much. My love for Deacon has just grown! I love that kid to death!! You also get to see Marcus in a different light, I’m enjoying this character more and more. I also agree with Aiden, Apollo needs a bell! And Seth fans, just be aware, he isn’t the same, but I can tell deep down there is more to him.
You can feel every emotion the characters feel, and that makes for a great read. You can feel the love of Aiden and Alex, the hope and despair of their situation. You get to experience everything right there with them, and that made me a part of the story also.

The pace of this book was, again, wonderful. The story line has just the right twists and turns to keep you flipping the page to consume as much as possible. You will pull an all-nighter to finish this bad boy of a book! You’ll get to see a whole new world in Apollyon. 

‘“I so did not like when Apollo smiled like that.”'

Jennifer’s writing style is just wonderful. As an avid reader, she is really able to pull me into the worlds she creates. I can become completely and wholly consumed into a world she writes. I fall for her characters and I’m on this wonderful ride through everything with those characters.

Apollyon took my breath away, I was so swept away with this book, I started living it. I was there with the characters through everything. This book has everything, twists and turns that will leave you breathless, heart pounding and have you on the edge of your seat. Love that makes you blush and sigh. This book is purely amazing, I can't write all the emotions I am feeling after reading it, just know, this is one of the best books in the Covenant series!

Apollyon was one hell of a ride! And gods, did I absolutely enjoy every single second of it!! 


  1. Oh Magen I dont even know where to begin with this review. This book is just so amazing and I am so glad you loved it as much as I did. I can always count on you to gush about my favorites with.

    You nailed this book! You got it completely! Aiden is just too amazing for words and DEACON! PUPPY PILE!!!

    I dont really know what else to say about this fab review except *muggle huggles*

  2. Great review. The quotes are really cool. But I'm still jealous of you for getting a copy of this before me.

    I can't wait for this to come out!

  3. Completely adore Aidan and this series, and Jennifer as an author. Although I haven't read any of her NA or adult stuff yet, I am a fangirl for her YA stuff.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. AHHHHH...I AM SERIOUSLY GOING TO GO CRAZY WAITING FOR THIS TO COME OUT! I am soo excited and on edge and I just want to know what happens to the gang, especially Alex and Aiden! man! I just want to jump his bones! I fell in love with him in Elixir and I am dying to know all the goodies he does in this one. Plus, everyone seems to be touching on Deacon a lot. I can't wait to see how he develops and why he drew so much attention!


    I'm soooo glad you enjoyed this, Magen! How could you not?? Awesomesauce review!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  5. I agree, Jen can stir the best and worst of feelings in me with her words. She is truly the best. I love her. And I love Aiden! He is just PERFECT! Lol, yes, Apollo does need a bell. Great review!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
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  6. Great book. I really liked it. The author is great. The seller is great. The price was great. Let me know when the author
    has another book to buy.


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