Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout
Apolloyon is the fourth book in the Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout, needless to say if you have not read books one through four please don’t read any further as you will be spoiled.
I am not going to lie, I was extremely anxious going into this book, as I had a feeling I knew how the majority of this book was going to go and in some ways I was right to be anxious but in others I had no need to worry.
I will admit the first few chapters of this book where unbearably frustrating, I struggled to get through the “My Seth” saga we were going through during the beginning of this book and I was getting myself ready for a very long and slow marathon. I was beyond happy when the “My Seth” saga was finally nipped in the bud very early on, for me it did save the book because I simply could not have read over 400 pages of that S**T.
Apolloyon is full of powerful storytelling, unique characters and an addictive plot that is nearly impossible to put the book down.
One of the best sections of this book was Alex and Aiden’s Journey into the underworld really showed how Jennifer’s literary skills have developed creating breath taking visuals of a hauntingly addictive underworld that becomes almost impossible to stop thinking about.
The characters in this series are a stand out and their character development just gets better and better with each book, especially Alex who’s character has matured naturally over the course of the series. I also loved that we got to see some past characters such as Caleb and Alex’s mum. I personally got very emotional when Caleb “returned” his death was so shocking earlier in the series and a character truly I missed so I naturally loved having him back in the story and I was left heartbroken again when Alex had to say goodbye to him again.
Just like all of the books in this series no one is safe and Apolloyon is full of brutal deaths but none as brutal and shocking as Lea’s death. I really wasn’t expecting her to die and for her to be ripped away so suddenly was earth shattering, it was like the death of Caleb all over again.
The final battle in this book was in my opinion completely faultless, I felt every single blow Alex took and my heart broke for her when she felt herself giving up and accepting death in a sense. Jennifer did such an amazing job of getting inside Alex’s head during these scenes and making you feel every brake along with her.
While this book is a fantastic instalment to the series I don’t think it was as good as book three Deity. As with all of the books in this series I just couldn’t give it Five stars I’m afraid and the main reason is the same as it has been with the other books simply put its the dialogue, especially between those who are meant to be fully grown adults or thousand year old gods, at times their interactions were boarder line childish and I can’t forgive that I’m afraid.
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Miss Quinny Rating (4 / 5)
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