Review: Pure

Posted: 02/08/2015 in book reviews, books
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Pure
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Content warnings: slut shaming, girl on girl hate, use of magical date rape drink, death, murder, violence, classism (that can also be inferred to racism), religion (in the form of Ancient Greek), attempted forced servitude, mention of rape, mind rape

This book was a trip. More or less predictable but a trip nonetheless. I love the smokey rose thing on the cover (not sure if smoke or just lights but I know it’s a rose).

Most of this was very predictable for me. Oh let’s go to this place where this dude thinks that only pures should exist and half-bloods should only be servants because that’s all their fit for. Even being the apollyon/future apollyon won’t save you if you’re half. And then be totally shocked that everything was a farce to try and force her into servitude. Absolutely shocking….not.

The forced servitude really bothers me. The fact that someone could give you a drink that takes away your ability to fight back and have them force you into servitude….that’s creepy as hell. I can’t help but see this series as an allegory to racial issues in America (seeing someone else as less and making them feel like less and treating them as such regardless of education etc). Whether that was intentional or not is up for debate and only the author can answer it. But it leaves a bad taste in my mouth and a bad feeling in my stomach. Especially with talk of “the old ways were best” and the segregation of pures from half-bloods.

And the order of thanatos gave me a huge red flag. Especially since two people have been shown to have the tattoo on them and one of them definitely doesn’t mean well. The other it’s debatable if he does or not. But personally I don’t think he does.

Anyway, decent book. Read it if it sounds interesting to you but don’t feel forced to.

Buy it here:

Amazon|Barnes & Noble

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