Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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.


Publishes in US: February 23rd 2016 by Spencer Hill Press
Genre: NA paranormal
Source: bought
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? Titan #2

My review of #1 The Return

The Struggle (Titan, #3)  The Struggle (Titan, #3) Expected publication: 2017 by Spencer Hill Press

Spin-off of Covenant series:
My reviews:
1st Half Blood 2nd Pure, 3rd Deity, 4th Apollyon and the 5th Sentinel

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    I wanted to read this one because I love pretty much everything that jennifer writes, and especially this NA series that is a spin off of the covenant series that introduced me to the amazingness that is JLA writing. She writes fleshed out characters that I love to read about, stories that consume me, humor that is right up my alley, and romances that make me swoon.

    We start off in one of the two characters pint of view, Josie. She was raised line a mortal and she still sometimes thinks she is crazy,, she grew up with mom with mental health and always feeling paranoid that people were watching her and scared she would live a life like that. So many things were explained when she met Seth and learned about the world of gods, titans, hematoi (children of gods), half bloods, sentinels (protectors) and daimons who wanted their blood.

    I love seeing the character growth in this one. she is learning how to fight and kick butt and also we get to see a softer side to him and see how much he's fighting for the half bloods when the purebloods are doing some pretty horrible stuff around campus. their faced with a lot more challenges in this one though and Seth makes some mistakes and he is really not happy with himself. And while it's understandable from a reader point of view considering who he is and the call of the powers it still was hard to watch. Then he also did some things in their personal life that I wanted to punch him in the manly region for. Though I can understand again, seeing how he has been distanced from people and having someone love him, or even getting used to Deacon and Luke as friends is totally new to him.

    Speaking of one of my fave side characters even in covenant series, Deacon and Luke are awesome in this too. They are good friends to Josie even when the stuff goes down and Seth is, well, being Seth. And of course, with the rising tension with the titans and demigods, and pissed of gods, and daimons, when their 6 months is up we get an appearance from Alex and Aidan. They are there to help fight but also to thank Seth, but Seth still has a hard time with guilt and he can't hear it. Oh, and there was a new very annoying but still amusing somehow character. Herc anyone?

    There are some pretty steamy moments in this one but of course most of them end up getting interrupted much to my disappointment. Makes me want to punch something right now it especially when Apollo decides he wants to pop in at the most inopportune moments and its like can i throat punch you now? Thank you!

     Love the action and readability. The ending made me want to strangle someone even though I understood the reasoning on both sides. It was actually not that cliffie-ish for JLA, but I would cut a person to get my hands on the next one now, and not happy about waiting.

Bottom Line: Loved it even though there was much turmoil but evened out with steam, action, and humor.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you be want to make a choice to be in underworld half of the time if it meant that you could be above the other half?

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