Review: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published April 4th, 2013
Spencer Hill Press
360 pages (Paperback)
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.  (From Goodreads)
I'm pretty sure JLA is a superhero.  Or a god.  She's something extraordinary.  I don't think she is capable of writing something that I don't like.

Apollyon was everything I wanted.  Snark and action make me very happy, and with a badass couple leading it all, you will too!

The characters don't disappoint.  Alex remains tough as nails, although we do see more of her vulnerable side.  Aiden continues to be stoic and beyond perfect, but we get to see him be vulnerable too.  Seth is still that character that you want to hate, but hope can turn it around (unless you're Team Seth, in which case I do not understand your perspective).  I also really enjoyed Apollo, Marcus and someone who shall remain unnamed because spoilers (highlight if you dare {CALEB!}).

Apollyon broght even more of the Greek mythology to the table and I love it.  The intricacy and depth of Greek mythology adds another layer to this series, and sets t apart from anything else I have been picking up lately.

I love this series and I love this book.  The romance, mythology, action and drama make for a great read.  Be prepared for a suspenseful ending though, and a rough wait for the series finale, Sentinal, in December November 2013.

Much love, Samantha

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