Thursday, October 31, 2013

SENTINEL TOUR: Review: Elixir (Covenant, #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Title: Elixir
Series: Covenant #3.5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Young Adult 16+
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy
Rating: 5  stars out of 5
Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 
Even if it means making war against the gods.


*This review contains spoilers if you have not read Deity*

My Thoughts 

Elixir took me on such an emotional rollercoaster; I was left in emotional turmoil. And being able to read from Aiden’s POV is amazing.  I have loved that boy from the first moment, and being able to experience Elixir through his eyes made me fall even harder for him. Is that even possible? It is. 

I am very happy that this book takes place right after Deity. Deity ending in such a cliffhanger I didn’t know what to do, and I wasn’t expected Elixir to take place right after. So when I discovered that, I was thrilled! It made the wait for Apollyon a little more bearable.

Things are just never easy for Aiden when it involves Alex. But he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’d do anything to save her, even if it meant taking on the gods themselves, he’d do it. He’d do it all for her. With the wakening of Alex, she’s now a full blown Apollyon, and Aiden has to protect her.  She has lost herself, the one thing she feared above everything else.  And with their enemies closing in, they are running out of time. Aiden has to save her. He knows he can, he has to.

Even with the love they have for each other, can it be enough to reach and save Alex before it’s too late? Aiden is dead set to prove it is, because his love for Alex is the reason he exists. Love really does make a man reckless, but it is also his greatest strength.
“There is the heart, Aiden. There is love, which means there is always hope.” 
This book was just want I needed after the emotional turmoil I went through in Deity, but Elixir isn't a walk in the park. Seeing through Aiden’s eyes was an experience I will cherish always. Though what he goes through made my heart hurt for him, but again, like Deity you get so see another side of Aiden. You get to see many sides of him. And I absolutely enjoyed that.

Aiden, Apollo and Marcus have found a way to contain Alex for the time, but they still need to find a way for her to break the bond that Seth has over her. And they need to do it fast. Time is running out. Then when things can’t seem to get more difficult they find out the Gods are planning to go to war and that is what Seth and Lucian what. They have turned everyone against the gods and Alex. Through it all Aiden tries his best to keep hope.

They do find a way to temporarily break the bond, but it is something Aiden is completely against, however, he knows it is the only way to help, until they find a way to permanently do so. They then put Alex on the Elixir and it nearly kills Aiden. I was able to feel his pain and hesitation throughout the entire book. It was so sad to see Alex that way. My heart really goes out to Aiden, but his love for her shines so bright.  When everyone is losing hope, Aiden gets an unexpected visit from fate herself. Aiden knows what he has to do, and if it’ll save Alex, he’ll do it.
"Love is the only thing more powerful than fate."
This book is intense with Aiden’s emotions, his thoughts and his feelings. And they are strong. I could feel them seeping off the page, right into my bones.  Jennifer has a way with words, a way with story telling that is beyond powerful, it ensnares you, consumes you and gets in your blood. And like Deity, Elixir was a story I am so happy that I got to experience. Reading from Aiden’s POV is something I would love to experience more of. All I can say is Aiden, I love you!!

Jennifer did, once again, amazing. Elixir definitely made  the wait for Apollyon bearable, and it was a journey I am going to experience again and again. From her beautiful detail, well-paced plot, witty, cocky and amazing characters, she has become one of my favorite authors. 

About the Author: 

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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  1. Elixir really did help me cope with the wait between Deity and Apollyon! I loved this novella and it it easily my favorite novella of hers. It was so lovely getting into Aiden's head. Great review!

  2. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm wanting to start it ASAP! This cover is gorgeous -- and so is the one for Sentinel!! I only skimmed since you said spoilers, but those quotes are sooo pretty!! Loves!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I seriously need to jump on this series. Great review and quotes. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  4. I agree, very intense, and I loved this one

  5. YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME! KILLING ME! I want to read this series SO badly! And now I see I need to buy the novellas as well! Ahhhh! Ok. I'm going to dedicate some time over either Thanksgiving or Christmas break and I am reading this series. BACK TO BACK! <3 I'm already completely in love with Aiden just from everything I've read and the extra scenes I read on JLA's blog. I can't wait to meet him officially!

    1. You must start this series!!!!! And yes, reading it back to back would be best :) Cannot wait to hear what you think!!


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