Book Review: Apollyon (The Covenant Series)

Posted February 28, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, Books, Entertainment, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Book Review: Apollyon (The Covenant Series)Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Covenant,
Published by Hodder General Publishing Division on November 13th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 9781937053161
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The spellbinding fourth novel in the acclaimed Covenant series from #1 New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Armentrout. Enter the world of Covenant...Alex has Awoken and become the Apollyon. She has connected with Seth and now the thing she feared most has happened: her true self has been lost. But love is stronger than fate, and Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to break the connection and get Alex back.And then there's the fact that the whole Alex-and-Seth combination is pretty dangerous: if Seth drains Alex of her power, he'll become the God Killer and the most powerful being on the planet. The one person needed to stop the impending destruction has been dead for centuries - and Alex will have to search for him in the Underworld.Finding her way into the Underworld to search for one soul among countless millions will be hard enough. Returning will be even harder. Alex needs to prevent Seth from becoming the God Killer...but the cost will be higher than she ever imagined.

The Good…:

OMFG!! That pretty much sums up my feeling about Apollyon, despite the fact it’s basically a filler book. Yet somehow author Jennifer L. Armentrout managed to infuse a lot of story into the book. Sure there was loads of hot, drool-worthy Aiden/Alex love scenes, but several major loose ends get tied up, making a nice segue into the final book, Sentinel. 

As the synopsis above states, Aiden is forced to put Alex on the Elixir, and doing so drowns him in guilt. This, paired with every horrible thing that has happened to Alex cause a bit of friction (and maybe a bit of PTSD), but these two are definitely in it for the long haul. Their determination to hang tough, while dreaming of their own version of “Happily Ever After,” provide the bulk of the story. When these two aren’t humping like bunnies, they’re trying to find a way to defeat Seth, Lucian, and their Godly backer. They even travel to the Underworld looking for a way to bring the war to a stop. As much as I loved all the Aiden/Alex action, it made me extremely nervous, as fears of a devastating conclusion swirled in my head.

“And that was the thing about truths and secrets. Sometimes the truth didn’t need to be known. The lie was healthier than the truth and, while some secrets could set people free, other secrets could destroy them.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Apollyon

Seth and Alex’s connection, and her feelings for him are still present, however, I loved how Alex began to grow up a tad more in this book with the realization that saving him might not be an option anymore. I really loved Seth in the first two books, but he’s done so many horrible things. Not just to Alex, but to thousands of innocent people. If he’s absolved for his sins, it will just seem wrong. At the same time, I’m still hoping he can be.

Deacon is my everything! I love him so hard!! In this book Deacon begins to feel more comfortable in his relationship with Luke, and I can’t wait to see how it gets developed in Sentinel. 

The Bad…:

Even though this book mostly served as a bridge between Deity/Elixir and Sentinel, Apollyon did offer up three major reveals. One, how Seth can be stopped. Two, what the God’s true plans for Alex really are. Finally, which God is pulling Lucian and Seth’s strings. The only “bad” in this book, is that I was too slow to figure everything out before the big reveal. I fail at life, apparently, but the crazy pants, bloody, shocking ending more than made up for it.

Do I Recommend?

HOLY DAIMON BABIES, YES! Apollyon has everything I wanted this book to have: sex, mayhem, fighting, and betrayal. What more can you ask for?


Rating Report
Overall: 4.8

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

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