Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2013

Ⓦⓐⓘⓣⓘⓝⓖ ⓞⓝ Ⓦⓔⓓⓝⓔⓢⓓⓐⓨ "Covenant – Apollyon" von Jennifer L. Armentrout

Das erste Buch im neuen Jahr bei Waiting on Wednesday ist ein Buch, das ganz oben auf meiner Dying-to-Read-Liste steht: Apollyon, der vierte Band aus Jennifer L. Armentrouts Covenant-Serie, der am 9. April 2013 erscheint. Covenant ist eine meiner Lieblingsserien und ich kann es kaum erwarten, wie die Reihe weiter geht nachdem Alex sich in ein Apollyon verwandelt hat. Der Cliffhanger am Ende war wirklich übel, aber zum Glück konnte Elixir, die Novelle aus Aidens Sicht, die direkt an Deity ansetzt und gratis hier heruntergeladen werden kann, den Schmerz bereits ein bisschen lindern. Trotzdem freue ich mich schon wie verrückt auf Apollyon und hoffe auf ein Happy End für Alex und Aiden... Deity ist bisher mein Lieblingsband der Serie und ich bin gespannt, ob Apollyon seinen Vorgänger noch toppen kann.
Auf tumblr findet ihr bereits eine Leseprobe vom ersten Kapitel.

Covenant – Apollyon
von Jennifer L. Armentrout

(Dieses tolle Widget habe ich noch auf Deity Island gefunden)


4 von 5

Spencer Hill Press

96 Tage


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.



Hier noch ein paar Teaser aus Apollyon, die ihr auf Jennifer L. Armentrouts Facebook-Seite finden könnt:

My feet touched the ground and I took a step forward—one, and then another. And Aiden didn’t move. He waited. It was in those eyes of his, the finality of this. He wouldn’t win, he couldn’t and he knew it. Aiden accepted it. As I reached him, the rain stopped and the clouds parted. The sun followed my footsteps. “Alex.” Aiden’s voice was broken. Like a cobra striking, I took Aiden’s legs out from under him and he was on his back before another breath could be taken. Straddling him, I placed my hands on his shoulders. The marks of the Apollyon glowed a vibrant blue and raced over my skin. I leaned in, placing my lips above his and the words that came out of my mouth were mine… but weren’t. “All moments end, Saint Delphi. And now yours has.” I pressed my lips to the corner of his and he flinched. “You are weak because you love.” Aiden stared up at me, unblinking. “To love is not weak. Love is the strongest thing there is.” My lips curved into a smile. Idiot.

Und dieser:
“They do.” Apollo’s eyes narrowed on me. “But I was hoping there was something knocking around in her brain that held the answer to that little problem. But—” Apollo smacked a hand down on my leg. “Must you always be moving some part of your body?”
I glared at him as I not-so-gently removed his hand. The contact of his flesh on mine brought the marks of Apollyon out like nothing else. And I knew he saw them by the way his eyes darted over my face. “It’s not hurting you,” I said.
“It’s annoying.”
“You’re annoying,” I shot back.
Hier ist noch einer:

His all-white eyes gleamed. “I’ve seen it all in battle. There is the way the body curls into itself when it wants death. There is the silent scream for release. There are the eyes, and they speak even when the tongue no longer works. And then there is the soul that rots so poorly when death is wanted but withheld that it carries a certain stench.”

Ice shot through my veins, turning my blood to slush. At that moment I knew no matter how much I fought, this… this was going to suck.

Und noch einer:

“One down,” I said, turning around. “Who’s ne—?”
Thanatos tossed Marcus to the ground, deflected Solos’ attack, and turned on me in a nanosecond. It was pretty epic.
A bolt of white light flew from Thanatos’ hand and there wasn’t a single thing in this world that could move fast enough. Not even Seth, I was betting.
It hit me just below the chest and my leg...
s collapsed from underneath me. Red-hot, searing pain sliced through my skin and my face smacked off the ground. I didn’t even feel it. There was nothing but the razing pain locking up my muscles.
God bolts sucked.
Aiden yelled my name, and then I thought I heard my name called again, but it was inside my head, loud, and so very angry… and it sounded like Seth.
Without any warning, the ground trembled under my twitching body. A flash of golden light cascaded through the clearing. Warmth stole over my body. Weakly, I lifted my head.
Two leather-clad legs stood before me.
“That is enough, Thanatos.” Apollo’s voice was calm, but it was that creepy, deadly calm I never wanted to be on the receiving end of.
“N-n-nice of y-you to s-show up,” I gasped.
“Shut up, Alex.” Apollo strode forward. A ray of light followed his steps.

Und zu guter Letzt noch ein paar Ausschnitte aus dem Buch:

Ihr kennt die Covenant-Reihe noch nicht?! Dann ganz schnell die ersten drei Bände lesen. Aber Vorsicht: Die Bücher machen süchtig!

Zu den Rezensionen der Bände 1-3:

Wann ist endlich April???
- Sarah

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