Book Review: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout

February 18, 2016 New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: The Power by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan Saga #2
Published by: Spencer Hill Press on February 23, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 344
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four-half-stars

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.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: The Return
Also by this author: Half-Blood, Obsidian, Pure, Shadows, Sentinel, White Hot Kiss, Don't Look Back, Opposition, Stone Cold Touch, Wicked, The Return, Fall With Me, Scorched, Dream of You, Every Last Breath, Forever with You, Oblivion, The Problem with Forever

One Line: Josie and Seth have easily become one of my fave OTPs.

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

When Jen does a spin-off series, she does it well. The Power took what The Return had and made it even better. It’s in this book that you see just how much Seth has grown and changed. He still has those “he’s a jerk” moments, but there’s a lot of realness and sincerity to him that makes you want to just hug the guy (and maybe do a bit more) for hours on end. You also get a better idea of what the characters are up against and how dire it all is. Josie also shines in this book and I liked seeing her handle everything, absorb it all in, and to see how she handles Seth. The chemistry is also there, but there’s also a sense of understanding and appreciation that I really loved about them as a couple.

There’s also a good amount of sexy times, which was made into something even more entertaining with someone like Seth at the helm of said sexy times. Apollo does what he does best, which is always fun to see, and he brought along another new, yet well-known, character that added even more humor and LOL moments, making it even more fun to read.

I will say that there’s a bit of a lull in terms of action until well after 100 pages into the book, at least, there was for me (though not as much as in the first book). There wasn’t nearly enough action as I was hoping for, but luckily the characters, especially Seth, kept things going so I didn’t mind it much. Maybe I’m just being extra picky since it takes a lot to hold my attention nowadays. When the epic battle scene did occur, however, it was just plain awesome!

Of course, I have to mention the appearance of my power couple, my OTP to top all other OTPs – Alex and Aiden. Yes, it was the moment I’ve been waiting for since the bittersweet ending of Sentinel. While I’ll never get enough of them and I’ll always beg for more, the couple get a good amount of screen (or page) time without it seeming like the story is about them. Alex, in particular. I’ve always loved the special relationship she and Seth have, Apollyon and romance aspects aside. It’s always fun seeing them go at each other and their banter is so damn entertaining!

I am definitely excited to see how it all ends in the third book, which I stealthily figured out will be called The Struggle. Judging by the title alone, I can tell there will be plenty of drama and action.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY 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, working out, 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. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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