Release Day Review: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 23 February, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review | 3 Comments

Release Day Review: The Power by Jennifer L. ArmentroutThe Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titans #2
Published by Spencer Hill on Feb. 23, 2016
Genres: NA Paranormal Romance
Pages: 344

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 picks up where we left off with the first book in this series (if you haven’t read it, I do suggest picking it up. I started this book with little memory of the first and had to go back and reread it so I wouldn’t be so addled reading this one. But how could I possibly forget Seth and all his shenanigans? Well, because I read nearly 200 books last year and my brain is squishy. It happens. Still. A solid reread).  Seth is still up to no good (or is it too much good? This boy is H.O.T. and oh-so-tortured) which makes this book just smokin’ (Can you see the steam rising?) Seriously, the main reason I wanted to get my mitts on this book was because of Seth. I do love me some bad boy, even when he’s trying to be good (which Seth both is and isn’t successful at).

This story revolves around Seth and Josie, who we met in the first story (one of the reasons to read The Return first), making for plenty of fireworks, keeping the story rolling forward at a quick pace. There are plenty of secrets coming to light, stuff the gods haven’t told Seth, which makes for even more spectacular fireworks (no, I’m not going to tell you).

Josie is working to control her own powers, especially after what happened in the first book (another reason you should read book 1 first), and Seth is both helping her and pushing her to learn more, faster. He’s worried that the Titans are going to try and snatch her up again and, even when he’s pushing her away, he’s doing his utmost to both help and protect her. Aw. Such a good boy. *pats head* *pulls back bloodied stump*

A road trip (yay!) leads to more discoveries and shenanigans as well as a cliffhanger (dammit!) at the end. Still, despite the cliffie (I seriously dislike cliffies that are like whoa-type cliffies), this story is hot and fun and sexy and filled with plenty of Seth. You know, I might even read the next book in this series! Truly, I’m terrible about continuing with YA/NA series. But in this case, I need more.

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3 Responses to “Release Day Review: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. Mary, Seth definitely sounds like a guy that I will have a hard time resisting too, I do my my bad boys, that are trying to change their ways. The road trip, romance and cliffhanger (I can never resist one of these either) also completely has me sold too! Great review!
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