Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: 04/09/13
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.
My thoughts on the book:
This series just keeps getting better and better! Apollyon is an emotional thrill-ride that cannot be missed. This book is nonstop action and suspense that will suck you in from the first page and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last word. Every character shined and many problems were solved in this novel. However, through the course of the book, more problems presented themselves as well. It's hard to believe that there's only one more book left in this series. I don't know how everything is going to end up, but I can't wait to see what Alex has to face next.
Alex goes through many changes in this book. At the very beginning, we are inside her head as she deals with being connected to Seth. As the novel progresses, she grows and changes and actually becomes quite mature... sometimes. She's willing to sacrifice for the greater good, and that's respectable. Seth, on the other hand, is a sad case. I actually felt bad for him this time. Poor guy wasn't hugged much as a child obviously, and now he's going to cause the apocalypse. Aiden was fantastic and he grew on me even more during this book. I'm glad I switched to team Aiden because he's much stronger than I gave him credit for in the beginning.
The plot is amazing and action-packed. Relationships strengthen, grow, and change. There is a lot of suspense and there are many horrific situations. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger, but this one wasn't as intense as the ending of Deity. I put down the book with some semblance of an idea as to how the next book will go. I have on idea about everyone's fate, but it was more clear what I should expect at the beginning of Sentinel at least. The ending did make me cry like a baby, though. It's a tear-jerker. You have been warned.
Overall, I'd recommend this book and series to fans of JLA and fans of mythology inspired books. While this is based loosely on Greek mythology (the Greek gods are characters in the book), it's not a retelling of any mythological story. It's a unique view on the mythological, and it's quite refreshing. If you haven't checked out this series, you are missing out. And for people who have read and loved this series, Apollyon is not to be missed. You will not be disappointed.
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