Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
This book was Awesome and Amazing's elder brother! And all I can say it that I have another book boyfriend and he has a name-Seth!
Anyway, *shakes head to clear thoughts of Seth (yummy)* when I read Half-Blood I found that I liked Alex like my own little sister (with an addition of kick-ass moves and attitude and smexy, I-wish-I-spoke-like-that-too dialogues, cos my sis doesn't have that *wink wink*) and of course I liked Aiden, I mean who wouldn't? He was portrayed the hero.
When I met Seth in the first book all I could think was 'Yum. Me love He. Me want.'
Yeah, I went down to primitive baby-language, but hey who can blame me? He's just that awesome.
Don't get me wrong, it's not like I don't like Aiden! I do. Just not as much.
Pure starts off with Alex fighting, then Alex talking to Aiden, then (this is the highlight, it's awesome) Alex throwing an apple at Lea and ..(insert drum roll here).. breaks Lea's nose.
Anyway, we see a HELL lot of Seth in this book as compared to Aiden (yay me!).
Alex, we find making more stronger decisions, becoming a stronger person. Her connection to Seth growing simultaneously, but not however reducing the strong undeniable emotion she feels for Aiden, a Pure, who's off-limits for her, but it however does allow Seth to get closer to her. Seth, though he may seem like someone who cares only about himself (which he does) he really cares about Alex as well. But what acts an uncross-able line to Alex is whether what ever Seth is doing is only because of the connection he feels.
Alex and Seth face the Council, where Alex is attacked about twice, rendering her almost dead or executed.
We learn about Alex's father and her mother and how they met, we see more of Lucien and Marcus.
We also cry when Alex faces loss in her life and all that's thrust onto her and she strives to do the right thing which may also be the wrong thing in the eyes of the Council.
And then there's the Oracle. Who, I find is the most annoying know-it-all I have ever seen.
Why can't she just say, 'Hey, this this this will happen if you do that that that, so please be careful.'
Oh, no. She HAD to go and complicate it. OK, forget the whole what happens when, how about giving names!? Does she HAVE to say "he"?!
Cos I swear, I don't know who HE is! There are too many freaking He's in this book, woman.
Anyway, I would like to post some quotes so...
"I'll ask you one more time: So you decided to throw an apple hard enough to break a bone?''
I wiggled uncomfortably. "Yeah, I guess so."
He exhaled slowly. "Is that all you have to say?"
I glanced around the room, my brain emptying out. I said the first thing that came to my mind, "I didn't think the apple would break her nose."
There was a very good chance I might hit him, but with my fist instead of an apple. I jerked my arm free. "Yeah, I'm that damn special."
In our last training session, he's "accidentally" hit me with a blast of pure energy and I'd "accidentally" thrown a rock at his head.
"Since when do you care about rules?"
"I'm a changed person."
"When did you change? Just right now? 'Cuz I heard about your smackdown in the cafeteria yesterday." A mischievous grin played across his lips. "By the way, that was made of awesome."
"You're a bit crazy. You throw apples in people's faces when you're angry. You go off half-cocked half the time. It entertains me to no end. So if you are irrational, I hope you stay that way. I love it."
"He just thinks I'm a drunk little shit, which I am."
"I only have enough room in my head to be concerned about myself and you."
I snickered. "I'm surprised you have any room to think about anyone but yourself."
The smug grin was back. "Me too. I don't think I like it, actually."
"Aw, did you just fall?"
"No," I rolled onto my back, wincing "I attacked the floor."
Seth dropped me. (I laughed my butt off this one, though you may seem confused if you haven't read the book yet.)
P.S: See how many HE's there are in this book!?
Oh, and sorry if I spoilt anything for you. Recommend it to EVERYONE!