Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pure by Jennifer L Armentrout Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY


 In May of 2011, I won an ARC of Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout.  I was drawn to the purple cover but when I started reading it I was totally captivated.  That was the beginning of discovering what an incredible author Jennifer is.  I have read everything she has published.  She graciously indulged my crazy character interviews requests and efforts to help Alex win the YA Sisterhood heroines tourney.  I am so excited that she asked me to host this tour for Pure.  I hope you enjoy all the posts.  There are SO many blogs participating and it will be fabulous.  Check out the schedule here.


I am re-posting my review of Pure for the beginning of this tour.  Plus checkout the giveaway below. 


Review
 
Source: eBook from author in exchange from a fair and honest review

My Summary:

Alex may have survived her Daimon "Mom's" evil designs for her, but someone forgot to tell her nightmares.  The scene plays out over and over again making it impossible to sleep.  That's a problem when you're training with the HOTTEST pure blood Sentinel out there, the one Alex was in bed with, the one Alex can't stay away from.  Totally off limits, Aiden continues to train Alex but her lack of sleep is showing.  Of course Seth would love to help Alex out with that little problem.  With him in her bed, she sleeps just fine - just sleeps.  Jeeze, please what are you thinking! But as the Daimons infiltrate the covenant, Alex has her hands full.  Unfortunately the covenant doesn't see the Daimons as the real problem, that would be Alex and Seth.  At least someone is trying to get them out of the way.  Can Alex keep her hands off Aiden and Seth's hands off her while trying to protect those she loves?

My Review:




5 stars - a must read

So when it comes to Jennifer's writing, I am totally in love! Pure was better than Half-Blood and HB is on my favorite five list for 2011.  Why is Pure better?  Let's start with the plot.  It's fast paced and unpredictable, at least for me.  I didn't see most of it coming at all.  I wish I could share so many examples of unique plot twists but I wouldn't spoil this read for anyone!  I know the hints are there and a few I've seen after the fact but I have a feeling that the web started with HB and we aren't gonna see the whole picture until the last book.  On example I think is safe to discuss is the villain in this story.  While Alex's mom was the front person in HB, I don't think that's who was really pulling the strings.  I spent a lot of time contemplating who the brains behind all the events in Pure was and came up with a list of only a few possibilities but really nothing.  That level of writing is wickedly fabulous!

Favorite scenes included a trip to the zoo, Alex in a dress at a dance - seriously-, and a late night swim.  Oh and there was one more that involved quite a bit of jealousy but I can't say more.

Jennifer's characters are another huge reason this book is so good.  I love Alex.  She's a perfect kick-ass, smart mouthed, rocking heroine.  I love that she says what's on her mind.  She jumps to defend those in need and asks questions later.  No one needs to save her but she still longs for the perfect Aiden.  What a hotty that boy is.  He would do anything to help Alex but the hardest thing he has to do is stay away from her.  Any relationship between them is totally forbidden so Aiden takes the high road but he isn't hiding his feelings from me.  I can see how he feels about Alex.  Then there's Seth.  I have to admit that I didn't care for him in HB.  Don't get me wrong, he was and is the perfect "match" for Alex.  He is just as hard headed and reckless as she is.  But I didn't and don't want anyone getting in the way of things with Aiden.  But in Pure, I got to know Seth and fell for him and his protective ways.  Let's just say that I'm still team Aiden but would be okay with Alex getting either guy and I don't normally feel that way in love triangles, yes it's a love triangle.

The world that Jennifer has created for this series has captured my heart.  It combines some intriguing mythology, modern teenage struggles and ties it together with Jennifer's distinctive flare.    

Moving on to the ending, um.... let's just say that I was VERY unhappy not to have Deity in my hands when I finished Pure.  Of course, reading Pure early means all that longer to wait for Deity.  I see a reread coming, don't you?

This book, this series is a MUST read for anyone who loves YA.  I would stand in line to read ANYTHING that Jennifer writes.  Pick this one up for sure.  It's available April 3, 2012. 


I am not compensated for any of the link in this post.


Check out my previous posts about Jennifer L Armentrout books. 

*** Giveaway ***

This giveaway will last the whole tour.  There is one free entry.  Then to earn extra entries visit the other tour stops and make comments.  Find the tour schedule here.  Then return here to leave links of your comments.   Of course you can also get extra entries for spreading the word.  

What's up for grabs?
1st place paperback copy of Daimon, Half-Blood and Pure. (Int entries won't get the copy of Daimon because it's not available from the Book Depository.) 

2nd place will win a paperback copy of Half-Blood and Pure. 

3rd place will win a paperback copy of Pure.

 
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64 comments:

  1. Thanks you for this great giveaway.
    I just wanted to precise that daimon is available on bookdepository ( it wasn't available at one moment but it's back)

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  2. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! I can't wait to read Pure! ;)

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway. It's great! :)

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read Deity! :)

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  6. Yup, must reads. I love blog tours--helps me find new books and new authors. And new blogs to follow!

    I don't mind stories that take an idea used before and make it their own. Isn't that what imagination is?

    Going to my TBR pile. (Although I don't love 'triangle' stories. Aiden! yeah, yeah, it's because I like the name. Haven't read the book yet.

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  7. My copy of Pure should be showing up early this week! Squee!! Looking forward to following the tour! :-)

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  8. I need this book now!!! I've been slowly dying for months. lol

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway. I haven't read Half-Blood so fingers crossed! :)

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  10. Not entering, just stopping by to say hi! Yay for the Pure blog tour!!

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  11. Way to go Valerie! The tour/stops look super fun!

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  12. I have my eye on this book so the tour is going to be helpful.. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. I am so excited to read Pure! I need more Aiden :)

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  14. I read Daimon and loved it. I have the otherbooks on my wishlist now. Hopefully I'll get to read Half-Blood soon! Thank you!

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  15. A Cupcake and A Latte thought Aiden was "one sexy bitch" and she says she doesn't swear! That is saying quite a bit about Aiden!

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  16. I loved book one so I am so excited for this!

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Lynn Worton

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  18. Woot!!! Thanks for the giveaway, i loveeeeeee jennifer armentrout's books :D
    Alyssa S.

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway. The book sounds very good.

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  20. Hey! This series is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway and great review!

    Have a great week!

    Nat.

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  21. Oooh. You've been telling me all about this author. Must have book!

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  22. thanks for the giveaway!!! and the blog tour!!

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  23. I feel the same way about the triangle-I can't decide who I want Alex to be with!

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  24. I can't wait to read Pure. I have been dying to get my hands on it since I finished Half-Blood forever ago.

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  25. Ahhh thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! :D I can't wait to read Pure!

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  26. I love this series and can't wait to read this book!! Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour and for the chance to win a copy:)

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  27. Thanks for the review! It sounds like a wonderful book!!

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  28. Thank you so much for hosting this tour. I am looking forward to the journey :)

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  29. I am to the point where I will read anything she writes haha! I am Team Seth by the way :)

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  30. Is this giveaway international because I live in Spain...

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  31. Excellent Review. I loved this book so much...as I do all of Jennifer's work.

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  32. thanks for the giveaway. I love your review and I loved the first book.

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  33. I have heard a lot of good things about this book. It is on my to read list.

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  34. thnx for the giveaway

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  35. I need to read Half Blood, I have it on my kindle just haven't got to it yet.

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  36. I need to read Half Blood yet, but since I have begun following this tour I WILL read this series! going on my GR TBR list now!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. This is just great giveaway! Thanks!

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  38. Thanks for giveaway. I would love to win this. Left a comment here - http://www.kindleandme.com/2012/03/blog-tour-pure-covenant-2-by-jennifer-l.html?showComment=1333098388738#c8060593531020146714

    krishna.gupta1989@gmail.com

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  39. Thank you for the giveaway... Hoping to win.. this will make my YEAR.
    http://www.kindleandme.com/2012/03/blog-tour-pure-covenant-2-by-jennifer-l.html?showComment=1333100152028#c3313284676015001113

    dahliaamaldev@gmail.com

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  40. Thanks sooooo much for the giveaway, you've absolutely made my day! I've wanted to read these books for what seems like eons and I would do the world's biggest and lamest happy dance if I was to win one of these prizes. Thanks again! :D
    Rachel C.

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  41. I love blog tours. I can't wait to read this book. I think it sounds amazing. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Thank you for the international chances too :-) How about ebooks for overseas people, as a suggestion?

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  43. Jennifer is my publishing sister and I'm so happy for her with her upcoming release.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  44. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've been reading such great reviews for this series and I've really wanted to try it!

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  45. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! I cant wait to read pure!!! Awesome series!!

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  46. Thank you for this giveaway. I've only read the first one & I'm dying to read them all!

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  47. Very nice review, you sure know how to entice a girl. I love the cover and bonus blue is my favorite color. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  48. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read Hald-Blood sooo badly but I haven't managed to get my hands on it yet!

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway. my email is butterfli262002@yahoo.com i cant wait to read this book is sound so wonderful.

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  50. Thanks for giveaway I already read the book but I have it on kindle and would like to have a paperback copy

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  51. I just have to say I really really love the cover. If I have any faults, it's that I cannot resist a really good cover!

    Thanks for the giveaway, by the way. Keeping my fingers crossed because I really would love this cover to grace my bookshelf LOL

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway:)Nice review too

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  53. Well I am certainly looking forward to the read. Thank you for participating and taking the time to share about this tour and awesome giveaway opportunity.

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