Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So I was dying to get my hands on this book. This is probably my favorite series by Armentrout, and I love what she’s done with it as a whole.
This book picks up shortly after the end of Deity and Elixir (if you haven’t read Aiden’s pov you MUST it will give you some insight into his struggles later). Alex has awakened and become the Apollyon that they feared, and with that she is now tied to Seth and he’s consumed her. She’s no longer the Alex that Aiden and everyone else knew. Her main concern is getting to Seth and letting him have her powers.
Aiden isn’t going to let that happen.
He’s willing to let Alex kill him if he has to just to make her realize that who she is when she’s connected to Seth, is not who she really is.
Apollyon is filled with action… more so than any of the other books I think. Once Alex breaks the connection with Seth, they are on the search for a way to avoid him taking her powers and becoming the God Killer that everyone fears. But along the way, they find that Lucian and Seth are being assisted by someone they couldn’t have expected. Which means that Alex may have to face her own mortality… even as an invincible Apollyon.
I really love Alex – she’s a kick-ass heroine who can always crack a joke at an inappropriate time. But she’s loyal and she’s strong. The things she’s faced and is facing going forward would be enough to break a normal person, but she’s stronger than that. And she’s willing to fight for the people she loves. Maybe even Seth.
Aiden. I have the biggest crush on this guy. Seriously.
He fights for her… he won’t give up and even though he’s a pure and she’s technically a half, at this point he’s all EFF THE RULES YO!!!
“I’m not going to leave you. I’ll never do that.”
The man could be reciting the phone book in Greek, by the way, and I’d probably be completely okay with it.
If you’re expecting a lot of other characters in this book, you’re going to be disappointed. (also… really you don’t need more than Alex and Aiden js js js) Apollyon really revolves around Aiden and Alex and their journey… while you do get glimpses of Apollo and Seth, they are just here and there and really just to move the story forward.
I’m really incredibly interested to see where book 5, Sentinel, goes…. especially after the end of this book.
The ending… that’s where I dropped this book a star. Don’t get me wrong, it was okay. It just wasn’t what I was expecting. I get that this was already pretty long, but it just kind of … ended. There was no real wrap up for me if that makes sense. I sat there thinking, at least give me something to smile about – where is everyone, what is happening, WHY CAN’T I KNOW SOME OF THESE THINGS!!! lol
So… again, I’m looking forward to the next to see where Armentrout brings us back into the story and we can find out exactly what’s going on. (I know that’s all vague and stuff, but I’m trying not to give anything away about what happens!!)
Okay, so if you haven’t started The Covenant Series you need to get on that so that we can flail together about the ending and also so you can experience the swoon that is Aiden St. Delphi. no joke.