Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published by Spencer Hill Press

Book Four in the Covenant Series

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.


Foul Language Young Adult Action

Some Steamy Scenes Mythology Emotional

Violence Romance

Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout is the fourth book in the Covenant series, and starts up shortly after the novella Elixir. Alex has Awakened, and is connected to Seth in a way that makes her forget she is a separate person. She becomes incredibly dangerous, and cruel, but thankfully, she has Aiden, who refuses to give up on her, even if it's against the Gods wishes. In order to find out how to stop Seth from becoming the God Killer, Alex and Aiden are forced venture the unknown, the Underworld, looking amongst millions for the one person who has the answer they need.

I just knew how with the way Deity ended, Apollyon was going to be intense, and it delivered on its promise. Right away we start in on the action, with a very pissed off, angry Alex, who is obsessed with getting to "her Seth". It was really hard to read such a strong character be brought down like that, and frankly, made me feel icky. Which is the point, I suppose. I won't lie, I had a harder time getting through Apollyon than the past books. It wasn't just because of what Alex was going through, but the whole book has a darker theme, and my anxiety was constantly on the edge of tipping over. I just knew shit was about to get bad, and I was right. There were some things I just LOVED about this book, though. First of all, we get lots of Aiden and Alex moments. Their love for one another is intense and beautiful, and we get lots of those moments with them. I would usually try not to spoil you, but since its obvious that they do go to the Underworld in this book, its obvious who they would connect with - Caleb. I am always down for some Caleb and Alex scenes. Another thing I really enjoyed, was the new bonds Alex formed. With everything out on the table now, Marcus and Alex seem to be growing a uncle/niece bond, which Alex very much needs. She is even bonding with Lea some, even if they still trade insults. Its obvious they respect one another.

Actually, lets discuss Alex for a minute. That girl has done a lot of growing up since the first book. Is she still sometimes arrogant and a little clueless when it comes to others perceptions? Sure. But she has come a long way. A book ago, she would have never sat in a room, and a