So this tour is going through each book, and today it's all about Pure baby. This one was one heck of an emotional roller-coaster, I was literally in tears (freaking my sister out) and long after I'd finished I didn't know whether I could even pick up the book. I just wanted to go back to a time when all was right, but then again nothing goes the way we want. I've said it many times, but Jennifer is a truly amazing author and I love her for all the book goodness she gives us.
I'm really hoping I'm wrong right now, because this is above and beyond book junkie treason, but some of you may be unfamiliar with what Pure is so naturally I have the cover and blurb:
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
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
I wasn’t really surprised by the reaction to Pure because I knew that the book focused more on Seth than Aiden.
For Alex - Knowing what you know about Leon, do you think there was more to him being the one to find you in labyrinth?
Oh, I’m sure there was more to it.
For Aiden - By far, the zoo was the best scene in Pure. What did you enjoy most about being at the zoo with Alex?
I loved knowing that I was doing something for her that made her happy.
For Seth – That whole sleeping issue that you and Alex have in Pure, did you realize what was up or were you just going with it?
I would’ve just gone with it. But, truth? I knew what was up.
“Aw, did you just fall?"
"No." I rolled onto my back, wincing. "I attacked the floor.”
“My heart yearned for Aiden like he was the very air I needed to breathe, but at the same time I understood - really understood - that, even if Aiden had loved me in return, we could never be together.”
“No one is like you, Alex."
I grinned. "I'll take that as a compliment."
"It is." He nudged me again, and my grin gew into another ludicrous smile- the kind Caleb gave Olivia when they weren't tearing each other's heads off. "You're incredibly intelligent, Alex. Funny and..."
"No, not pretty."
I frowned. "Well, then."
Aiden's laugh sent shivers through me. "I was going to say 'stunning.' You're stunningly beautiful.”
“I love your bed." I rolled onto my stomach, smiling. "I love it so much I'd marry it if I could."
Seth laughed out loud. "You'd marry my bed?"
“You know what? Lets go." I shot Aiden a defiant look. "Come on Seth. Let's go continue our lovers' quarrel."
"Yes my love, that sounds fantastic. Don't forget to grab a dagger so you can poke my eyeballs out.”