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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Pure Tour Stop – Excerpt

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I’m quite certain you have heard about Jennifer Armentrout’s covenant series, if not – we’re changing that now! Today I’m happy to gave the Pure blog tour stop by to show you all a fun excerpt from this highly anticipated sequel to Half-Blood!

Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant, #2
Release date: April 3rd, 2012
by Spencer Hill Press

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There is need. And then there is Fate…

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome–especially when Alexandria’s “other half” is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom–so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do–and sacrifice–for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies–lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon… and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude… or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

The Covenant series so far:

Excerpt of Pure – The first 100 words
“I started at the ceiling of the gymnasium, little black splotches dancing in frong of me.  Man, my butt hurt.  No surprise, as I’d landed on it about fifty times already.  The only thing not buring with pain was my face; it was on fire for an entirely different reason.

“My Gutter Fighting class wasn’t going well.

“This style of hand-to-hand combat wasn’t exactly second nature.  My muscles screamed as I pulled myself off the mats and faced our Instructor.

“Running a hand through his thinning hair, Instructor Ramvi looked disgusted with the entire class.  ‘If he’d been a daimon…’”

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Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.

This post was a part of the Pure Blog Tour. Click on the banner for the tour schedule
Also, as part of the blog tour, you can go enter a couple of giveaways at the following blogs:
To gain an entry in either/both of the tour giveaways, leave a comment on this post telling us your thoughts/opinions on this series and then go to the blogs above with my post link to complete your entry.

Have you read this series? Let me know what you think!

Review: Pure by Julianna Baggott

Posted by on 02/07/2012 • 36 Comments

PureJulianna BaggottRelease date: February 8th, 2012by Grand Central Publishing

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We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be…