May 17, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
The Power by Jennifer L Armentrout
Book two in Titan series
Publisher: Spencer Hill
Publication date: February 23rd, 2016
Rating: 4 hearts
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.
First of all, if you haven’t read the Covenant series, don’t read this review, secondly if you haven’t read The Return, it’s the same, because you risk spoiling yourself.
Josie must learn to master her powers, she must seek the other half gods and avoid the Titans. Fortunately, Seth is here to help him, as well as Luc, Deacon and Sonos, and two characters I love above all and whom I enjoyed finding again.
Josie still has trouble understanding some things about Seth, she isn’t scared and yet the signs are there. His relationship with Seth is stormy, Seth is a bit lost, he knows he should get away from Josie for his good but he’s jealous as soon as another man approaches.
Seth is always loyal to himself, arrogant, self-assured, sexy but in addition he’s overwhelmed by guilt. When Alex and Aiden come back, it’s even harder to bear for him, he remembers what he did to Alex.
I must say that to see them enormously to help my appreciation of this tome, before they appear I found Josie too whining, I don’t say that after it did not irritate me anymore because it’s not the case either.
There aren’t many action scenes in this tome, they don’t fight so much against the Titans and I missed it. I wanted more action because it’s in action that Seth, Alex and Aiden are good.
One thing I also loved is Luc and Deacon, I love these two characters and it’s always a pleasure to find them, they make me laugh.
I found this second volume worse than the first but I would read the third because I read all the books of Jennifer L Armentrout. I just hope to see a little more fighting in the next.
Quick Word: A pleasant reading with characters coming back.
About the author
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.