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Elixir: A Covenant Novella

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

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    Well, that was hot and sad all at the same time.  Elixir is not

    Well, that was hot and sad all at the same time. 
    Elixir is not a fluffy novel, it gives some important insights into Apollyon. I somehow, and I have no clue why, passed this one up and I shouldn't have. 
    There were some things I couldn't connect what was going on, and decided it was probably found in Elixir, and I was right. 




    It was quite a treat seeing things through Aiden's eyes, even though it was very emotional and he had to make some hard decisions. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2014

    This 80-page novella is a bridge between Deity and Apollyon and

    This 80-page novella is a bridge between Deity and Apollyon and is told exclusively from Aidan's point of view.  This is our first trip inside his head and he's everything I thought he would be and more. I love his devotion to Alex, even if it means starting a war with the gods. While it's not critical to read Elixir before Apollyon, its fun to see it unfold rather than summarized after the fact.

    Alex is being held captive to keep her from Seth and from becoming the Apollyon early. She lashes out at everyone as she and Seth share their freaky mind-melding capabilities. Alex doesn't know where she's being held, which is the only reason Seth hasn't come to her. Aiden will do anything to protect her and prevent the others from putting her on the elixir, the one thing that terrifies her most. But when things go from bad to worse, there may not be anything he can do to prevent Apollo from doing just that.

    Plot
    Although it is a novella, there is a lot going on with this plot. It is Jennifer L. Armentrout afterall. As with her novel-length books, she tells a compelling story, builds to a pulse-pounding climax, and mixes in some sweet, romantic moments. One of the things I like most about Elixir is that Aiden sounds like Aiden and not a guy'd up version of Alex. That was always my problem with Daemon's point of view in the Lux series, the inside of his head just sounded too much like a more profane-laced Katy. That's not the case here. Aiden is his own person, with his own thoughts and his own expressions.

    Characters
    The character development of Aiden is my favorite part of Elixir. He's conflicted about so many things, but not his feelings for Alex. Even though their romance is forbidden with a capital F seven font sizes bigger than a regular f, he'll do anything to save her. Watching Alex transform from a Seth-possessed demon child to an elixir-intoxicated dingbat through Aiden's eyes is heartbreaking, but incredibly well done.

    Bottom Line
    Elixir, while a novella, is really well done and worth the read. While you don't have to read it to finish the series, you'll be glad you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Love it

    Aiden's point of view will leave you wanting more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    It was good

    It was short and in aiden's perspective, but i would love to read it by alex's perspective.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

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    Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog I lo

    Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
    I loved that, above all, Aiden still loves Katy throughout all this. Readers definitely feel how potent and deep his love for Katy runs and I think it will only make the series much more interesting from here. ~ Under the Covers

    If you haven’t read DEITY yet, then DO NOT skip over to read Aiden’s novella. You will not have a clue of what’s going on. And you will most likely spoil yourself and you don’t want to be sad because of that.

    ELIXIR is from Aiden’s POV and I’m not sure how I felt about the switch in this novella. I understand that it works very well from a storytelling POV because you definitely cannot tell a good story from Alex’s POV considering her current state, but I don’t think I ever truly got invested in Aiden’s POV with this novella. I liked it, but didn’t fall entirely head over heels for it.

    I think part of it is because whatever progress or decision was made to move the plot forward seemed to take a step back again by the end of the novella. Certain things happened, but I don’t think they necessarily pulled the plot forward. A lot of it seemed stagnant and we got to see Aiden’s torture over seeing Alex there, but not really (if that makes any sense at all).

    One thing I did love about this novella is the fact that Aiden stays true to his character throughout. Oftentimes, when I read a story where events occur that the characters have no control over, they lose themselves and suddenly become this grand hero who saves the world. Aiden isn’t completely like that. Yes, he’s strong and yes, his opinion of Alex is skewed because of his relationship with her, but he is still the level-headed Aiden we were first introduced to. I loved that Armentrout kept his personality consistent given that he is in a tough position, making choices for Alex now that she can’t. I also loved that, above all, Aiden still loves Alex throughout all this. Readers definitely feel how potent and deep his love for Alex runs and I think it will only make the series much more interesting from here.

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