by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #4
Published: 04 April 2013
Spencer Hill Press, Paperback, 343 pages
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 3 BOOKS OF THE COVENANT SERIES.
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.
Apollyon, Apollyon, Apollyon. How long I’ve been waiting to read this ever since finishing Deity and Elixir earlier this year. Although I wouldn’t say Apollyon was as impressive as its predecessor, it was still a stunning book. After all, Jennifer L. Armentrout is one helluva writer!
Apollyon picked up almost immediately after the events of Elixir, the novella between Deity and Apollyon. However, the odd thing is, I don’t seem to have much to say about Apollyon. Yes, there was even more growth in Alex, her relationship with Aiden became even stronger and also plenty of action but overall, it felt more like a filler novel. Though, of course an impressive filler novel.
I guess one of my favorite part in the book would be how Alex helped Aiden get over his previous actions. It never fails to amaze me how true and strong the love between Alex and Aiden is. AILEX (Alden? St. Andros? Anphi? Deldros?) ALL THE WAY.
There was also a lot more Seth in this book as compared to Deity. I might not be a big Seth fan but it was really nice to see that there’s still some tiny little hope for him. Alex had to face many decisions in Apollyon too, she practically faces one every few chapters and they aren’t easy decisions either.
Death count? Background deaths? Millions. I wouldn’t expect any less with the gods up in Mount Olympus being extremely upset and causing havoc on earth. On the other hand, the death of one major character was completely devastating. I knew people were going to die, I just didn’t expect that character to be killed off.
The stakes were definitely raised as Alex realized millions of lives depended on her stopping Seth, Lucian and a very surprising and powerful mastermind who’s behind all the chaos created. Basically, there were tons of build up to the events that will occur in the next and final installment, Sentinel, which I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on right now!