Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA contemporary, PNR, indies
Publication Date: April 9, 2013 (Spencer Hill Press – North America)
Source: Publisher-provided ARC
Summary: 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.
☆: 4.5/5 stars – HOLY crap. Now I need to know how this series ends!
Review: Okay. Wow. All of the previous love triangle complaints (along with others)? Totally gone. JLA knows what she’s doing, and she shows us that in “Apollyon”. While some of the Big Reveals I saw coming (or rather, they were kind of obvious when reflecting on the rest of the books so far), this book? Definitely a non-stop rollercoaster ride of a book. Especially in the feels department. My feels got their feels kicked in the feels multiple times throughout this book. If you’ve started your journey with “Half-Blood”, you simply must continue it with the penultimate book in the series, “Apollyon”.