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.
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Darn it! I can’t give it 5 stars cause Alexandra or Alex really annoys me… And I was hoping she would have learned! What was I thinking?! After everything she’s been through, still as reckless, impulsive, hot tempered, too mouthy and rude! I was hoping her character would calm down and grow up a bit!
But the story does get more interesting! With the daimons finding a way to turn half bloods into one of them and making them even more powerful and with their appearance not changing making it hard to tell that they have been turned! Which caused panic amongst the pure bloods that leads to a division between the half and the pure, well, like they weren’t already divided as it was. There is those snotty pure bloods who talks about half bloods like they are nothing but slaves to kiss their shoes. (sounds familiar? Harry Potter fan anyone? lol)
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s the head minister of their council, Minister Telly, who wants Alex dead or to turn her into a slave. I so want to punch this minister bullshit! And there’s the “furies” they are and I quote “ancient, horrific goddesses once used to capture those who had committed evil but had not been punished.” Meaning, more hard to kill enemies to fight for Alex! Yay! Not!
So yeah, this series is pretty edgy and gripping! Lots of time I’m just seriously pissed!
Let’s not forget the oracle, Grandma Piperi, with more prophecy for Alex… which is where this quote comes from :
“There is need. And then there is Fate.”
Which I’ve learned that that really doesn’t matter cause Alex don’t listen! And it’ll happen anyway! It just confuses the heck out of you!
Like that one prophecy with one of my favourite character :
“A boy and a girl, one with a bright and short future…”
Why him?!!!! You just broke my heart!
And I finally got to know just a little bit about Seth… cause it’s more about him with Alex here… and there is a snippet of his POV at the end of the book. Now I know that he is 19, and nothing really big about him after that cause he pretty much avoid everything. Ha! Just that, he wants that power so he can be a god and unstoppable! He gets high on getting more power and doesn’t care that Alex gets weak… and he is starting to sound real creepy. Though he has his moments that he is fun and shows feelings for Alex besides using her. But that creepy sinister side still stands out!
That said, it pretty much eliminates the love triangle-ish going for me. It’s Aiden all the way! And though I’ve seen less of him here, he still showed how far he would go to protect Alex. It is pretty obvious how he really feels… but then again, of course, Alex couldn’t see it! Did I tell you she’s annoying?
The plot thickens… some element of surprise that comes out predictable, still… it is very interesting! And Alex is starting to get some of her power and marks (invisible tattoos)… a sign of her becoming an Apollyon… Which made the climatic scene awesome!
Reading the next book ASAP!