Monday, April 1, 2013

Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Book Tour & Giveaway


Finally!

Apollyon is officially available April 9th, although Barnes & Nobel has already started sending out the book.  

Can it be soon enough?

Today starts the two week book tour!

What's so exciting?

This!


Each blog will have a letter and you job will be to collect all ten!

Once you have them, arrange them into a short phrase (all capitals, no spaces) that will 

UNLOCK

a scene from Aiden's POV.
NOT just any scene, though.

It's THAT scene from Deity.
(Chapter 22 - look it up in Deity)

YOU want this scene!

The scene will be on StuckInBooks on Friday April 12th.
You can find the rest of the blogs here.

Review time....

Apollyon (Covenant, #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout
 
Source: Received paperback ARC from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Description:

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.


  






Spoiler free for Apollyon but not the rest of the series.


My Thoughts:




5 stars - With every book, this series just gets better and better!

The very first book I ever read of Jennifer L Armentrouts was Half-Blood.  I was blown away with her strong, snarky MC Alex.  I loved that she could kick someones butt but could also be thrown on hers.  I loved the comments that come out of her mouth and the ones that stayed in her head.  Her ability to defend those she loved is amazing.  She is head strong and at time misguided but I truly love her.

Then there's Aiden.  I have always been and always will be Team Aiden!  I could see his feeling clearly from the moment Alex woke up on his shoulder in Half-Blood.  He had feeling for her.  His actions spoke so much louder than his words.  He never failed to put Alex ahead of anyone or anything else.  While he pushed her away in Pure, he didn't fool me.  His actions to protect her said it all.  He defends her; he fight along side her as an equal; he treats her with respect; he is Aiden.  The hardest book for me to read in this series was his story in Elixir.  From his POV, I loved being in his head but watching him go through that much pain was difficult.  I knew his love would save her.

And then there's Seth.  Yeah, I've never been a Seth fan.  See, while he's cute, sexy and powerful, Seth has only ever shown actions that benefited himself.  That's why I never was a fan.  Everything he ever did was to help him.  His actions with other girls in Half-Blood, his self-absorption in Pure and his pushiness in Deity, I just never liked the guy. Until now. Yeah, he's a HUGE freak through Apollyon and I'm not sure I can forgive some of his actions but for the very first time I saw something to be hopeful about with Seth.  There may yet be hope for the guy.

Trying to predict what will happen next in the Covenant series is like trying to predict the weather in Colorado.  You may get it right every once in a while, but mostly you're shocked.  That's how I feel about this book.  Every time I feel like there is no way things can work out, something happens to shock me.  We had some new Gods appear in this one.  We had some visits from the past.  We had an awesome and brilliant book that only JLA could put together.

Apollyon was a book that I couldn't put down.  The pages flew by and when I was done I was desperate for Sentinel.  The ending of Apollyon just made me crazy.  I need more!  When I get my hands on this last book, I will drop everything else to read it.

When Sentinel comes out, I'm gonna sit down and read this whole series beginning to end.  I want the whole experience.  I want every detail in my head as I read from book to book.  There are few books that I ever really take the time to re-read.  I just have too many to read to take the time, but this series will be one that I do.  I'm so excited that the audio books have started coming out.  I love to listen to audio books over and over again as I grade or clean.  This series will be my new go to one to read over and over.

If you love YA but haven't started this series, what are you waiting for?  JLA writes the best YA.  If you've read the rest, then run to get Apollyon as soon as you can!


****GIVEAWAY****
The wonderful peeps at Spencer Hill Press have put together a fabulous prize pack for this tour.



Prize pack includes:

Signed copy of Apollyon
Signed copy of Elixir
T-shirt of Apollyon
Covenant Swag

International

Fill out the rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


    

Don't miss the rest of the stops on this tour!

April 1st - Review StuckInBooks
April 2nd - Author interview Books over Boys
April 3rd - Character Interview with Aiden Book Loving Mom
April 4th - Review K- Books
April 5th - Review  Catching Books

April 8th - Author interveiw Deity Island
April 9th - Review Mundie Moms
April 10th - Review Books Complete Me
April 11th - Review YA Sisterhood
April 12th - Review Once Upon A Twilight 

StuckInBooks will have the Aiden POV scene on Friday April 12th!
Assemble your code to unlock it!

93 comments:

  1. Love the review! Can't wait for Apollyon!

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  2. I'm so excited for Apollyon! Especially after all these cliffhangers...although after we get Apollyon, we'll probably all want to get our hands on Sentinel haha

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  3. great giveaway...
    i love jennifer l. armentrout so much ^^thx u...

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  4. I can't wait for Apollyon, and the Aiden POV scene! Love your review, Val. And thank goodness there's hope for Seth!

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  5. I can't wait to read Apollyon and I'm crossing the days on my calendar until the release day, I guess now I'll keep crossing until 12th April too, for the Aiden POV scene !!! Thank you for the review !

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  6. I simply can't wait for Apollyon! 8 days seem like forever...

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  7. Oh. My. God. Yes! My God! Holy cow. THAT scene! THAT SCENE?!?! Oh, these 10 letters need to hurry. HURRY! OMG.

    And this book. And Sentinel! *sigh*

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  8. OMG BLOG TOUR FINALLY <3

    I LOVEDDDDDDDDDDDD Apollyon bits. Without spoiling it for others, Aiden was just AMAZING in here. Never have I seen such a sexy side to him *hugs Aiden*. And that ending was so shocking. I can't wait for Sentinel!

    ALSO, CHAPTER 22 OF DEITY IN AIDEN'S POV? I have been waiting for this since I first about it. I'm fangirling so hard right now!

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  9. Loved Apollyon! So sad this series is almost over. I might cry. ;__;

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  10. Awesome review hon!! I totally agree with you about Seth. I was never a fan of Seth. In Pure, I didn't hate him as much, but I still didn't like him as a love interest for Alex. I do have hope for him that he will maybe do the right thing in the end, and be a better person, but I would never want him and Alex together. She belongs with Aiden. Also, OMG I can't wait to read Chapter 22 from Aiden's POV!! *dies*

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    1. Oh he will NEVER be for Alex! That girl BELONGS to Aiden! Aiden BELONGS to Alex! The ending of this book just confirmed what I already knew!

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  11. So excited to finally read this!!!!

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  12. I love this series and I love Aiden. I'm about half-way through this book. I'm loving it.

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  13. Ha! I love that you begrudgingly admit there may be hope for Seth. This is a cool tour. Good luck, Valerie!

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    1. Hope, yes. He may turn into a descent guy but he can't have Alex! Ever!

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  14. Oh THE SCENE in Aiden POV!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. These books are so awesome! Can't wait for the next one!! Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  16. Have wanted to read this series for ages, but haven't started it. These wonderful comments are definitely motivation to start...

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  17. So looking forward to this book! And of course THAT scene from Aiden's POV! :-)

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  18. Seth was never competition for Aiden. Aiden is on a whole different level... Seth is too neurotic, but I do hope Alex is able to save him.

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway. I cannot wait to read Apollyon!!

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  20. I want this bloody scene....really badly!!!!

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  21. I can't wait for reat it! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  22. Great review. I love this entire series and can't wait for the next 2 books. It will be bittersweet when it is all over.

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  23. THAT scene. Ohmyfeels. Apollyon & Sentinel are both my most anticipated and most dreaded reads of the year! Dreaded because it soon means that the series will be over :'(

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  24. Great review! I can't wait to read Apollyon!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Great giveaway and review!
    hoping that April 9th comes sooner :)

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  26. sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing :)

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  27. oh i can't wait to get this book in my hands and an scene from aiden pov ... how can i resist?

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  28. I was also lucky enough to read an ARC copy, and loved this book too! I really need to read the scene from aiden's pov, however! Thanks for hosting this blog tour :)

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  29. Can't wait! Great review :)
    thanks to Spencer Hill Press for the international giveaway!

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  30. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK, (FALLS OVER AND DIES IN ANTICAPATION)

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  31. Can't wait to read this. I'm so impatient I need to know what happens after reading Elixir I just died. Thank You For the giveaway :)

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  32. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    LOVED Deity so I can't wait to see what happens to her and how she'll still be with Aiden despite the connection to Seth:)

    Lovely review:)

    Thank you:)

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  33. I am so excited for this book!! Thanks for much for the chance to win and for the tour!
    Brittany S

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  34. Great review! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Fan-freaking-tastic review! =) I'm an Aiden for life girl, myself, but was glad to hear there may be the possibility of some Seth redemption coming up. Maybe.

    wonderful tour idea w/the scavenger hunt!

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  36. I just bought three books from this series!!! I can't wait to dive in! :D

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  37. Great review, I have read several other books by this author and I have just added this series to my TBR pile. Thanks!

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  38. Love your review and super excited to read Apollyon!

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  39. Awesome review! I am so in love with the Covenant series! Any book of Jennifer Armentrout's, really. Like yourself, I will always be part of the Aiden fan club!

    Awesome giveaway! I'm so excited! :D

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  40. Oh Yeah! Covenant... I love J.A.! Thanks for this!

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  41. I swear this is the best book ever!!! thanks for an amazing giveaway Val and for the opportunity to read Aiden´s POV

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  42. I loved Apollyon so so much! Aidennn <333 Great review! My review is here: http://awalkonwords.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-apollyon-by-jennifer-l-armentrout.html

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  44. Sounds so good! I CANNOT wait! I loved the other ones :D AIDEN ♥

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  45. Been waiting for this tour forever! YAY! ;)

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  46. AIDEN !!! AIDEN ... mmm adien i love you!!!!!!!! jiji i love your blog .. this giveaway is the best ..!!!!!!!!!!!
    almendra in the rafflecopter

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  47. Ahhh I can't wait to read this...and I can't wait to read Ch 22 in Aiden's POV April 12th please come like now!!!!!!

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  48. I so love Jennifer Armentrout books! Will look forward to read Apollyon.

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  49. Loved reading your review! :)
    I'm so very excited for Apollyon, gaahhh!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    - Diana @amalia_chartres

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  50. I can't believe this series is almost ending, I love it so much!! You're review is great too, I'm sure everyone will love Apollyon.

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  51. This is going to be great. I need to start this series & soon.

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  52. Wow, what a great idea for a blog tour, I NEED THAT CHAPTER! Thanks for the giveaways too :)

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  53. This series got me hooked on Jennifer Armentrout's books. I love their sass and romance and action - everything! I can't wait for the Apollyon to come out, and also the next one in the Lux series (of course)!

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  54. I love this series and cannot wait to read this!!! Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win!

    Jolene A

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  55. This has been my favorite book in the series so far, the second being Half Blood. I think I would like to reread them all again to. Great review! Can't wait for that Aide POV from chapter 22.

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  56. Great review. Can't wait to read Apollyon.

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  57. I enjoyed reading your review! Apollyon looks like such a good book :D

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  58. I can't wait for Apollyon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I just can't wait to read it! I've been trying to pre-order the eBook via my kindle app with no luck, but since I have the 9th off, I'm so gonna very happily spend it reading Apollyon from start to finish!!

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  60. Love your review and I can't wait for this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  61. I seriously cannot wait to read this book! Been dying to get my hands on Apollyon after Deity left off with a cliffhanger.

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  62. I completely agree w/you. I could totally see Aiden's feelings for Alex, Jen's writing is impeccable, and I couldn't put this book down, as with all of Jen's books. Great review!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  63. I'm dying to read Apollyon! I have my copy alread pre-ordered and I'm counting the days until the release! Great review!

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  64. Great review! I cannot wait for Apollyon and some more Aiden swooning!<3

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  65. Hi Valerie! Great review!
    The wait is killing me! hahaha I need my dosis of Aiden ;) I'm counting the days! but also i don't want to read it because then... i'll have to wait AGAIN. (Now i'm crazy ;9)
    I don't like Seth either. Alex belongs with Aiden and it MUST stay that way :3

    PS. I'm already fangirling about Chap. 22 Aiden ♥ ♥
    Greetings from Peru! :D

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  66. I haven't read this yet! Sounds great!!!

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  67. So excited you enjoyed this! I can't wait to read it =D

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  68. Ah great review so excited to read this one love the series!

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  69. Reading Apollyon right now and LOVING it!!!

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  70. Great review! I can't wait to read Apollyon!

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  71. I Cannot WAIT to read this book. Your review has me drooling!

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  72. I'm collecting the letters! :) Can't wait to read the chapter :)

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  73. I too tend to read a series back to back. I love finishing one of them a midnight and being able to pick up the next one and dig right in.

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  74. I am going nuts, I can't unscramble this darn word, but I am confused on the directions you say, all caps, no spaces, but that its a short phrase, well phrases are usually more than one word, so there would be spaces. What am I not doing right? Is it a 10 letter word, or more than one word. I am going nuts trying to do a 10 letter word, and it just isn't working.

    Also, do I need to have read this book and Deity to even have a clue to this word or phrase? Any help is appreciated. :)

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    1. It is three words that are smashed together with no spaces to make the unlock code. All capital letters. One of the boys names is one of the three words. Knowing the two boys names would be helpful if you haven't read the books. You can find those from the book descriptions though. When you pull out the boys name from the 10 letters, the rest is pretty easy. You can find the link to the scene here.

      http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2013/04/apolloyon-tour-do-you-have-your-letters.html

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  75. Can't wait to read Apollyon! Thanks for sharing this post.

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  76. Great giveaway!!!! I Love the series :) and i love Aiden pov!!!!!

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  77. I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Everyone has golden reviews for it and I am all hyped to know more about Aiden and Alex and Seth and the gods! WOOT WOOT! :D Glad you enjoyed this! Awesome review and awesomesauce giveaway!

    ~ Maida

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  78. I need this book just like breathing air. Jennifer is awesome!!!

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  79. Is there anywhere I can find that chapter in Aiden's pov? I missed the tour and I really want to read it. Thanks!

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    1. I put the tour tab back up on my blog. You can find the instructions to locate and read it there.

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  80. I been trying to unlock the scene but I can't I just get the name Aiden out of the 10 letters,

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