Apollyon is the fourth book in the Covenant series, a set of YA fantasy novels following the life of Alex, one of the half-blood descendants of the Olympian Gods. When the third book left us, Alex had just awoken as the second apollyon and connected to Seth, the first (and dangerous). With Seth plaguing Alex’s conscious, she became violate and desperate to return to him (so he could steal her powers and become the almighty god killer). She even turned on Aiden, wielded some badass new powers, and became full-fledged psycho. Dramatic, right?
While I really enjoyed book three, this installment was a bit of a let down. I had always been Team Seth, and now I’m forced to hate him? Unfair. I also had gotten used to the more fast-paced story line of book three, and the slow drag that is book four was a bit much.
Also of note, the book would leave you feeling a tad lost without reading the novella, Elixar, which take place between books three and four. Luckily I did read it (it was cute, but a little meh, definitely not worth a whole review to itself), so I knew exactly what was going on, but still. Novellas shouldn’t be mandatory reads.
Ironically, Alex actually became a more tolerable character in this book (maturity suits her), and I don’t hate Aiden as much as I did before (I still don’t know why I didn’t like him–too dull maybe?), which gives me hope for book five.
Other than that, I really don’t have much to add. It’s a necessary read in what I hope to deem a orthy series.
Overall, I’m giving the book a 7/10. I didn’t love it. Book four falls closer to the level of book one, which didn’t impress me. Fortunately, I was so impressed by books two and three that I am not writing the series off yet. One more to go!