Friday, April 1, 2016

Review: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Power (Titan, #2)Title: The Power
Series: Titan, #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Romance/Fantasy

Genre: New Adult
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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.

My Review

This book destroyed me. I have no words because I fall so hard for this book, the characters, and this world. My gods, JLA just keeps on taking the big guns out when it came to playing with emotions.
“Him pushing me away had nothing to do with Alex or with me. It was because of him, because of how he believed he deserved nothing more than punishment.” 
Seth, he really has wiggled into my heart and found a forever place there.  He really is such a deep character and is struggling with so much you can’t help but want to wrap him up in a fuzzy blanket and comfort him. But he is also strong, even if he doesn’t really realize it. He definitely struggled in this one with both what he has done and what he could do, what is within him. I could really feel his struggle and also understand that. But despite everything I have come to learn what a wonderful person he is, though it does break my heart he can’t see that yet.

Josie is so strong and so unflagging you can’t help but admire her. What I love so much about her is she is able to see past Seth’s bullshit and see him. Everything within him and understand he is a genuine person, kind and worthy of so much. That really got to me how she saw him and just how good she is for him. And like Seth, Josie also struggles with who she is, her place in his world filled with Gods, Goddesses, and Demi-Gods. But she’s strong and she keeps learning and growing.

And then there are the amazing cast of characters: Luke, Deacon, Apollo, Solos, Aiden, Alex, and so many others.  I couldn’t get enough of them.  I loved and adored every scene that those characters were in!

And let’s not forget the steamy factors that Jen is so amazing at delivering. The book is hot as it is intense.  Seth and Josie are such contrasting characters, but their pull and chemistry are a blazing fire. But they also have their sweet and tender moments as well. Watching Seth show so many emotions made my heart just pound right out of my chest.

The book definitely picks up on some matters that were left off in the Covenant series, the bred order. The intensity of conflict between the pures and half-blood was very much astounding and very violent. And then there is also the Titans and everything else that is going on. The book is filled with action, nonstop twists that had me anticipating what was going to happen next.  Pacing was just to my liking and near the ending it grew even more intense! Leaving me wanting even more of the book and the characters. The growth of both the storyline and the characters was well done and beautiful told, though both Seth and Josie still have a ways to go.
“I had to prove that what he believed wasn't true. Prove that he was the total of everything he had done and not the dark things he was ashamed of, and I would do so because I loved him and accepted him for who he was, for all his faults. That was what love meant. Love fostered courage.” 
The Power made me remember why I loved the Covenant series so much and why I just adore the Titan series as well. Jen delivers it all and tells it in such a beautiful way. I cannot wait for the next book!





4 comments:

  1. Beautiful review, Magen! I love it when a character wiggles into your heart ;-) I love that you've gotten to understand him on a deeper level; "But despite everything I have come to learn what a wonderful person he is, though it does break my heart he can’t see that yet." <--- that line got me. It breaks my heart, too, when a character can't see themselves for who they are. I really can't wait to find out more about these books and about Seth. Mom has this on her TBR and she is dying for me to read the Covenant series, so we've both got to get on that! *big big hugs* <3

    ~Mckenzie

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  2. Great review. I have this one on my wish list but haven't quite gotten around to reading it yet. Hopefully soon.

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  3. This book destroyed me too! Can we have the next book now please? I am dying inside. It was so good though. Never though I would love Seth so much. Great review!

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  4. I still have to read the first book in this series... so I wasn't able to read the review, but I'm glad that you loved it! I need to catch up, but I think I'll wait until closer to the release of the next book...

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