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The Power by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


The Power

by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published by Spencer Hill Press

Book #2 in the Titan series


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.


RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:

Steamy Mythical Exciting

Violence Romance


The Power by Jennifer L Armentrout is the second book in the Titan series, which is a New Adult spin-off from Jennifer's Young Adult Covenant series. This series goes back and forth between two different narrators: Seth, the Apollyon, charged to protect Apollo's daughter, and newly powered up demigod, and Josie, the demigod in question. Along with training and preparing to find the other demigods and defeating the Titans, Seth and Josie's intense chemistry and feelings for one another lead to something neither saw coming.


The Power was nothing short of amazing. The Titan series could easily lean on the Covenant plot, but it doesn't. Sure, things that happened in the Covenant series ARE important here, but there is no copy and pasting in this story. The Power is full of action, love, sex, betrayal, joy, heartbreak, and sacrifice. All of it woven together to make a hell of a book, with a bit of a cliffhanger ending.


We get some interesting character arcs in The Power. Josie, having her powers awoken, is stronger now. Her training is coming along, and while she isn't as adept at fighting as the others, she can protect herself when she has to. Her strength is more than physical though. Her biggest strength comes from within, which leads her to doing some things she never thought she would be able to do. She stands up for what is right, no matter the cost. All of this, and she still hasn't lost that softness, the mortal moral compass she has that Seth is drawn to. Speaking of Seth, what an arc for him. Seth struggles in this book. In the Covenant series, we don't see too much of his vulnerable side, but we do in The Power. Everyday is a constant battle for his character to do the right thing. It's one of the reasons I like Seth so much. He is dangerously flawed, but in a way, he is the most human of all the characters. It's human to doubt ourselves, and struggle between right and wrong. By the end of the book, he is still flawed. He is still walking the line of good and bad.


The romance heated up big time too. Can I just say, I&