Monday, January 25, 2016

ARC Review: "The Power" (Titan #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 Summary from GoodReads 


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.

 


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REVIEW

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

There is no doubt that Jennifer Armentrout is one of the top authors I read, especially since 2016 is one of her most productive year! On "The Power" we get to have more Seth moments we all adore and want to see, not to mention the thickening mystery behind the demigods, the gods and Titans.

The book picks after the events of "The Return", with Josie trying to learn about her new powers and Seth...trying to keep his hands off her. Althought many readers of the COVENANT series had known Seth as the "bad guy" who in the last minute did something heroic (you need to read the series for that), in this book through his POV we get to know more about his inner world.

And I am not talking about his abs. Or his eyes. Or the arms. *brain failure*



So, through the double POV, Josie's and Seth's, we have their reaction to the arrival of two old characters. If you're a follower of the author, you'll know which pair I mean. Add in the magic man known as Deacon, Luke, Solos and a demigod who is know for his twelve labors and you have quite the hot team.

I liked the use of the Greek words as also the mythological mentions. No sugarcoatting some facts but there was a nice twist on a certain character's behavior. :)

There was also lots of "Supernatural" too!



The only drawback of this book is the plot. There is not much done in this part of the story, since the burden of the plot is given to the characters' development. Josie finds some clues about the demigods and how to defeat the Titans and she gets stronger, despite the emotional rollercoaster Seth puts her in. The ending of the book is not exactly a cliffhanger but it can also leave you in a book slump if you don't have another book next to you to pull you though.

I enjoyed it very much and the wait for the sequel is going to be loooong.













Author Photo    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.


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