Pure Tour - Guest Post (Battle of the Words between Aiden and Seth)

Welcome Jennifer L Armentrout to Short and Sweet Reviews!  On our stop for the Pure  blog tour, Jennifer will be sharing with us a "Battle of the Words" between Seth and Aiden!

Summary of Pure:
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.

Battle of the Words
Aiden vs. Seth
from Jennifer L Armentrout's Covenant Series

So poor Alex has two hot boys that are battling for her attention, well she can dream about one of them anyway.  You decide who she should choose.
First site
Aiden – “In front of me, he walked right through the flames, looking every bit like a daimon hunter should.  The fire did not singe his pants nor dirty his shirt.  Not a single dark hair was touched by the blaze.  Those cool, storm-cloud-colored eyes fixed on me.  It was him – Aiden St. Delphi.” Half-Blood
Seth – “The air sucked right out of the room the moment he stepped into the building.  He was tall—maybe as tall as Aiden, but I couldn’t be sure.  His blond hair was pulled back in a small ponytail, showing off the impossibly perfect features and golden complexion.  He wore all black, like the Sentinels did.  Under a different circumstance –one in which I didn’t actually realize what he was – I would’ve said he was smokin’ hot.” Half-Blood
Talking with Alex
Aiden – “Aiden glanced over his shoulder at me.  ‘How many diamons have you killed?’
‘Just two.’  I picked up my pace so I could keep up with his long legged one.
‘Just two?’ Awe filled his voice.  ‘Do you realize how amazing it is for a half-blood not fully trained to kill one daimon, let alone two?’” Half-Blood
Seth – “’Do something to your arm?’‘Huh?’  He leaned over, brushing his fingers over the elbow I’d just cracked.  ‘This.’  There was a small, barely visible red spot.  ‘How in the world can you see that?  I hit it on the door a few minutes ago.’  A grin slipped over Seth’s lips.  ‘You’re so unbelievably graceful.  Should I kiss it and make it better for you?’” Pure

Alex’s reaction to them
Aiden—“I threw my head back, ready to plant my foot somewhere when our eyes met.  I did stop then, with his face inches from mine.  The atmosphere changed as one of the wild emotions swirling through me managed to break free and rear its head.
“His lean torso and legs pressed against mine in a way that made me think of other things—stuff that wasn’t fighting or killing, but did involve sweating, lots of sweating.  Breathing became difficult as we continued to stare at one another.”  Half-Blood
Seth—“He reached out, his hand closing around my forearm.  Flesh against flesh.  The world exploded.  A surge of electricity shot through my body.  It was like the feeling I got whenever he was near, but a hundred times stronger.  I couldn’t speak, and the longer Seth held on, the more powerful the rush grew.”  Half-Blood

So you decide.  If you were Alex, which guy would you choose?

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  1. I read Pure and I am on Team Seth right now!!! Great post!

  2. Sethy Bear! No doubt about it...I don't even know who this Aiden character is...LOL

  3. after reading the review of pure i'm for Seth

    great post and thanks you for your participation in this tour

  4. I am Team Aiden NOW AND FOREVER!

    Thanks for being part of the tour.


  5. I can't choose between these two boys! BOTH ARE SOOO HOT! In Half-Blood, I was team Aiden all the way, but in Pure I just couldn't choose sides! :)


  6. I have not read the books yet but I already like Seth and I don't even know why :)

  7. I'm still Team Aiden even after reading Pure :-)

  8. Team Aiden!!!! I don't think my mind will be changed :)

  9. Team Aiden!! He's simply awesome *_*

  10. Team Aiden! NOT changing my mind.
    Besides, if she compares Seth to Aiden when she first sees Seth, then how is there any competition? go Aiden!!! :D
    Alyssa S.

  11. After reading Pure, I am team Seth, at least for now.

  12. TEAM AIDEN! But for myself I would choose SETH!! <3

  13. Team Aideth. Why not have both? :)

  14. Seth. Yup, Im totally good with Seth.

  15. Interesting post! :) Well I'm Team Aiden all the way! :)

  16. I am definitely TEAM AIDEN!!! ♥

  17. Awesome post, and although I haven't read the books yet, I'm already Team Seth!

  18. Poor Alex two hot guys to choose from. I haven't read Pure yet but I really liked the impression I got of Aiden in Half-Blood. So I'm going stick with Aiden:)

  19. This is such a great post. I am so excited to read Pure!

  20. From this alone, I'd have to pick Seth. However, from certain OTHER excerpts, I'd totally pick Aiden. Poor Alex! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!!!

  21. SETH! Seth is as cold as the statue but what Alex doesn't know (and everyone else has realized) is that Seth really cares ablot her.

    ---SPOILERS from Pure

    “But what about the other halfs? They shouldn’t have to go through that.” Instead of answering, he reached out and straightened the collar of my shirt. It must have come down during my fight, exposing the tags covering my neck. “Seth, what about them?”
    Dropping his hand, he shrugged. “I don’t know. I only have enough room in my head to be concerned about myself and you.”
    I snickered. “I’m surprised you have any room to think about anyone but yourself.”
    The smug grin was back. “Me too. I don’t think I like it, actually.”

    “Do you ever take anything seriously?” I pushed to my feet.
    Seth shot to his feet, towering over me. “I take you seriously.”

    “You don’t need to apologize to him.” He bent down, brushing my hair off my cheek. “I’m being serious. You’ll be the next Apollyon, Alex. You won’t apologize to him, to any pure, or even to a god.”
    After a few moments of silence I said, “You know you need to leave, right? Even if I fall asleep, you’re going to leave?”
    “Of course.”(he didn't)

    “Apologize to her. All of you.”
    Surprised, I looked at Seth. He was being serious. He actually wanted them to apologize for doing their jobs. And the way he looked, well, he looked like he wanted to physically make them sorry. There was something unstable in his eyes. “Seth, that’s not
    “Be quiet, Alex. I want to hear them apologize.”
    My brows shot up. “Excuse—”
    “I’m sorry, Miss Andros,” the male Guard interrupted, as pale as a daimon. “I beg your pardon.”

    SPOILERS from Pure---

  22. Well actually ^^, I don't know why but I think Seth isn't who he says he is. I have this feeling that he has been lying the entire time, because just the thought of someone else being as powerful as he is, makes him feel powerless, not having control. Like grandma Piperi said " You'll mistake need for love"... She truly loves Aiden.


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