Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout


I liked this sequel, but not as much as Pure. However, I'm excited (and terrified) to see what's in store after Alex's Awakening.

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her Awakening, which is now only months away, because a long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her; and if the Council ever finds out that she killed a pure-blood in self defense, she's a dead...and Aiden will be too. If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time together, training or, especially, kissing, another mark of the Apollyon appears, bringing her Awakening earlier than her birthday.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation that maybe Seth isn't the lovable, cocky guy she thought. He has secrets, and they may be the key to the destruction of the entire world she lives in.

After I finished this book, I have to admit that I was a little mad. The last thing I wanted was for Seth to be the bad guy, and it felt like an uncreative cop-out, and that came out of nowhere. But after mulling it over, I've decided that that's not entirely true. Pure had a of foreshadowing, and though I wish Seth wasn't the bad guy, and I hope that maybe in the next book Lucian will just be the bad guy and Seth will come over to their side, I understand that it was sort of inevitable. It's the best reason why Alex could fight her "fate" and be with Aiden, and it would eliminate the love triangle that would inevitably happen. So kudos Jennifer L. Armentrout, for making me see red, and then feeling guilty afterwards. But other than that, I really enjoyed this novel, especially the inclusion of the Gods. I didn't see that coming, and I am really happy with it.

Alex officially became a unique character in this book. Gone are the cliches, the Mary Sue aspects of her personality. She had to make a lot of tough choices, and even though some of them turned out to be the wrong choice, she battled with the consequences with a strong heart. Seth was the worst character for me, which was the opposite of how I felt last book. Like I said before, I hated that he became the enemy, and I really wish he didn't have to be. But I understand why, I guess. Grumble grumble. I'm still not happy about it though, and I don't think I ever will be. And Aiden became adorable again, less broody and annoying. He finally grew a pair of ovaries and spoke from his heart. I respect that.

This novel was the return of Alex and Aiden, and I fell in love with them again. I was on Team Alex/Seth for a while, but it's a road of heartache, because from page one, it was kind of inevitable that Alex and Aiden would end up together. And that finally came into fruition--and hopefully, it doesn't change. If it does change to Alex/Seth, I don't want it to be because they are both evil, like a Angel and Faith season 3 kind of scenario.

The writing was pretty good in this sequel, and stood out from the rest, because of the inclusion of the Gods. Writing that aspect of fantasy takes a little bit more effort, and it showed.

I am so nervous of what's going to happen in Apollyon. I don't want everyone to be evil.

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