by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.
Fate has other plans.
The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.
But the gods are sensing a greater threat.
Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.
The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.
Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.
And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.
The Power was emotionally gripping and powerful! Even though my adrenaline is still running high after those last few scenes, I keep swiping at the tears falling from my eyes. I can’t seem to shake off the heartache, fear, and nervousness that are still thrumming through my veins. But that’s not all that I’m feeling. The Power captured my heart all over again. It was hilarious, heartwarming, sexy and extremely addicting. Seth and Josie’s story is a must read for all paranormal lovers out there!
I didn’t . . . I didn’t deserve this with her.
I didn’t deserve her in general. – Seth
Seth continues to pull at my heartstrings. He tries so hard to be good, yet he has this innate ability to tap into the darkest part of himself. It always seems to just be a breath away, even with Josie in the picture. But I don’t care how dark his demons are. And I sure don’t care that he’s judged and looked down upon by others. Because he has the most pure feelings when it comes to Josie. He sends my heart into a tailspin with just the way he protects, cares and touches her.
After how The Return ended, Seth is even more adamant about training Josie in not just hand to hand combat, but in learning to control and use all five of her elements. The Titans are still out there, and they will try to get their hands on Josie again. She has to learn to protect herself and be ready to go to war with them in the future. And just like how Alex and Aiden’s training sessions were sizzling hot, Seth and Josie’s are scorching.
“I know I have the power,” she argued. “Duh.”
I arched a brow. “Yeah, you know you do, but you don’t really believe it or trust yourself. If you did, you wouldn’t be setting every damn thing on fire every time you get horny.”
Her cheeks flushed pink. “I do not!”
“That was like once or twice.” She threw up her hands. “Okay, maybe four times. I didn’t this morning.” A light sparked in her eyes. “Then again, maybe that just means you were slacking.”
By that last page, I was so proud with how far Josie has come! She continues to find her voice while being determined to protect herself and fight right alongside with the others. And I love that some of her mannerisms are so relatable. I mean she loves french fries and sees running as a necessary evil. Hello, welcome to my life lol. But again, I find that my favorite thing about Josie is the way she sees Seth. Her faith and hope in him shined brightly. She didn’t care about his past and what others thought. She saw the good in him and believed he deserved his happily ever after, just like every one else does.
And surrounding Josie and Seth are characters that I loved from The Covenant Series – Luke, Deacon and Solos. But this time we got a few more additions…… View Spoiler »Alex and Aiden! *jumps up and down while screaming* There was a scene between Aiden and Seth that I’ve been desperately hoping far……awww it was so amazing! « Hide Spoiler I love having them back in the mix. And seeing them through Seth and Josie’s eyes felt so very different than how we viewed them through the Covenant Series. Eeks, you must read this!
So I closed the book in complete awe of my feelings. While my heart is sad over some things that happened, I can’t deny how elated I still feel! From that first page I was utterly addicted and so happy to be in a world that feels like home! The Return and The Power are both books that I can’t wait to pickup and read all over again!
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The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…
It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.
Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.
But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.
Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.
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The Return #1
The Power #2
About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.