BOOK REVIEW – The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK REVIEW – The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutThe Power (Titan #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Synopsis:

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.

Review:

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!”
I smirked.
“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 » 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!

*ARC kindly provided by Spencer Hill Pres via Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review*

 

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The Return (Titan Series #1)
Spencer Hill Press
February 16th, 2015
New Adult Paranormal

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
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The Power Jennifer L. Armentrout Titan
The Power #2
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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Jennifer Armentrout JLA_Author-photo# 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.

 

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9 Comments

  1. I have The Return sitting on my bookshelf. Why, oh why, haven’t I read it yet? I love Armentrout and it sounds like this series is right on par with her other books!
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  2. I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by her yet. I really need to get cracking.

    • I am so addicted to her books! The Covenant Series (which is the series that comes before this one) is a lot of fun. It has Greek mythology, a kick butt heroine, an intoxicating strong male, great friendships, is funny, and a page turner. 🙂

  3. I’ve been searching the web for people as obsessed with this series as I am so I’m soooo glad to have found this! I’ve literally gone through all the covenant books and both titan books in under a week and it kills me to have to wait an entire freaking year for the next one! Seth can be saved, I know it. He deserves an epic love and I’m soo happy with how it plays out 🙂

    • That’s amazing that you got to read all of those books in under a week. I know! *flails around* I can’t believe we have to wait until next February to find out what happens. Our poor Seth! I think he can be saved too. It’s Seth. He always perseveres in the most dire of situations, so he has to continue doing that right?! And Josie is one determined person, so I have lots of hope for what she will be able to accomplish. Ohhh, I heard a rumor that there may be more than 3 books, so we may end up with another cliffhanger next February lol!

      • The waiting is making me miserable!!! And the thought of waiting yet another year for a fourth one? I don’t think I could handle that lol. I desperately wanted him to have what Alex/Aiden have so he can see how much better something real is, so I hated how miserably Sentinel ended for him. I nearly died when I found out about Titan though lol, and Jose is just perfect for him. And he seems to have his head on straight enough to banish himself to his island so there must be hope!! She’ll find a way to save him (maybe Apollo will come around?) then he’ll ride off into the sunset with his Joe 😊

        • Yes! The ending of Sentinel was beyond brutal for Seth! I was jumping up and down when I heard that he was getting his own series. He more than deserves it!
          I’m so torn on a 4th book! Because while the wait is killing me, I also want more Seth & Josie! It seems like they still have so much to do, and I was wondering how they were going to accomplish it all in only one more book. But the wait! *sighs*
          I LOVE Apollo lol! He always cracks me up – when he popped in on Seth and Josie I wanted to die of embarrassment and laugh at the same time! Here’s hoping we get to see more of him in The Struggle!
          I can’t wait to see what happens next, only 10-11 more months to go ack!

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