Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
To Be Published: April 2013 by Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 360, paperback
My Rating: 5/5 stars
** I received an ARC from the publisher
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Maybe this is spoiler-y(Yes, I know that isn't a word). Especially for those who are just beginning the series. And excuse my excessive fangirling, but I wrote this a soon as I finished the book.
Deity was such a wild ride that I thought nothing could compare, but Jennifer just keeps surprising readers with more awesomeness. Elixir opened eyes and made me love Aiden all the more with his point of view, but it wasn't enough at the same time in all its short novella glory. It was to the point that I couldn't wait to get my hands on Apollyon that I prayed to any deity that would listen, tried to auction off my organs, and even offered my first born child- And oh my gods did it ever give me everything I was hoping for and more...
Firstly, let me tell you that there is nothing like being sucked into a world created by the one and only Jennifer L. Armentrout. The descriptions have you feeling as if you're right there and sometimes the very embodiment of the characters.
Ah, the Alex and Aiden moments were amazingly hot(even with all of Alexandria's smart ass comments that will constantly keep a smile on your face)! I don't think we should really call them moments since they were together the entire novel. I loved the fact that their romance stepped up before the series ends, but most of all the relationships grew with this installment of the story. Old enemies became friends, friends became closer, and family got to know each other better and come to new understandings.
The characters all experienced so much growth, hardships, and pain that it made them stronger, believable(even in a paranormal novel), and on so lovable. I can most likely count on one hand all the characters that I didn't like or more accurately put; those I loved to hate and they were all our villains- the ones we're suppose to hate(BUT NOT SETH).
OH TEH SETH!!! We learned things- lots of things, but never the whole story of Seth's past. I love that he shared his upbringing with Alex. He seriously opened himself up to her! I want more of that Seth.
I have so many feeling about this volume that I can't put them all into words or express them at all without spoiling the entire book. So I'll leave you with my final thoughts and some of my favorite quotes before I close this out.
JLA did an amazing thing when she acknowledged that homosexuality actually exist in the world.
Not only that, but two prominent side characters are in a homosexual relationship that is openly accepted- Viva la DEACON and LUKE Forever! Kudos to Jennifer for adding to young adult literature.
"Wasn't that a season finale on Supernatural?" When the boys nodded, my eyes rolled. "Seriously? Are Sam and Dean going to be there?"
"What is it with the St. Delphi brothers and their attraction to halfs?"
"No matter how convoluted my life got, one thing remained consistent- my hair looked like a baby opossum had taken refuge in it, invited some friends over, and thrown a party."