Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Power 
Series: Titan #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: New Adult Paranormal

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.

JLA is one of my favorite writers, she is a one-click for me, a preorder must. So you can understand my excitement when I got the ARC of The Power, right?  Yes, you are right, I might have screamed like a little girl.

I'm always worried that I might not like the second book in the series as much as I liked the first one, but this was not a problem at all.

The Power had the same awesomeness I have come to expect from the Covenant and Titan series. 
Seth and Josie are sweet together. I like that we get both of their POVs and they do seem to be true to their age. 

Seth is super protective of Josie. He wants what's best for her, even if it means staying away from her. In a way, I was glad he was worried about his dark urges too. I just think he sucked at his delivery. He hurt Josie in a bad way and I was pissed at him. 

Josie is a cool heroine. She's not Alex. She can't fight like her. Yet, she is learning her way. She is trying hard to be the demigod everyone wants her to be. She remembers her time with Hyperion and she's smart enough not to want to deal with someone like him again but she knows she has a duty to fulfill. Besides, is not like the bad guys are going to stay away from her anyway.

On top of everything else, there is bad blood (insert T-Swift video here) between the Pures and the Half-bloods. This is causing chaos within the university and everywhere else too. I'm not sure who is behind the compulsions but he or she need to die a slow death. Just saying.

One of the best parts of this book is the secondary characters. I especially liked the ones who showed up in this book. Spoil, I must not. 

I'm going to go crazy waiting for the next book. As you might suspect, this one ends with a
cliffhanger too.

Cliffhanger: Yes

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

And don't miss Book 1 in the Titan series, THE RETURN, just $1.99 for a limited time only! 

Title: The Return 
Series: Titan #1
Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Release Date:  February 16, 2015
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Genre: New Adult Paranormal


The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

# 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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