Monday, July 21, 2014

Novella Review: Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout


AUTHOR: Jennifer L.Armentrout
PUBLISHER: Spencer Hill Press
SERIES/STANDALONE: Series (Novella)
PAGES: 74
SOURCE: Bought

Outline:
Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 
Even if it means making war against the gods.


Quick Thought (or not)
I've read the first book in the Covenant Series which is Half-Blood, and my rating/liking for that book was straight in the middle with 3 stars. Check out the full review to see why. Even though I had that kind of relationship with the book I wanted to give it another try. I wanted to be one of those people who loved it. I like a lot of Jennifer's other series. I wanted to enjoy this one as well. I figured what better way to try and get back into it with a novella. Yes, I realize what happens in this one is after the 3rd book which I haven't read. I thought is necessary though to see if I wanted to go further into the story and invest my time with these characters. 

Was reading this novella worth it? Will I continue on with The Covenant series? Yes! The story line itself seemed like it took a turn away from where I initially saw it going, which is a good thing because no book stands a chance against what I was holding its first book against. 

Pacing
It's a novella so it was fine. It took place over a few days and it didn't drag out anything. It was straight to the point.

Characters
This Novella is basically Aidans mini story. We get to take a gander inside his mind to see how he feels about Alex, and what the gods think they should do with her. I was really surprised that I could grow to like his character in a short time, but I did. He knew what would happen to her if he didn't try the elixir, but would he lose the girl he loved also by giving her the elixir. It really looked like it was a lose/lose situation for Aidan, but he handle it.

Apollo, was one god I couldn't like he was an ass,and if all else failed with the elixir he'd have no problem getting rid of the "problem"

It was just nice all around to see Aidan's friends stick up for him and Alex,

Ending 
It's not really an ending per se because it's between books 3 and 4. I was content with it because I knew once I actually started reading the series I would learn more. :)

Quotes
-You're kind of gross. Might want to think about shaving,too, unless you're going for the homeless look with no chance of getting laid." Deacon to Aiden
"She's going to be okay, right? I mean, someone will find a way to break the connection and she'll be snarky-but-no-homicidal Alex in no time?" Deacon
"Aiden has gone rambo on us."

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