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Book Review: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout


The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: Titan, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: New Adult
Format: Paperback, 344 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on February 23, 2016
Jennifer L. Armentrout: Website | Twitter | Goodread

Synopsis:

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 finally had time to get back to this series! The Power is the second book and The Return might have put my expectations too high.

That is not who he is. And he needs help, and because I love him—because I’m in love with him—I’m going to help him instead of giving up on him.

I still love Seth but I really wish male characters would stop thinking they know better. It actually made me more upset than what he did to Josie. Really wish he had told the truth instead. I really am not fan of this move.

It was nice to see Josie become stronger. It was sad to see her so miserable in the book but it was also nice to see her interact with her friends and even get a new one, even if her new friend was scared of Seth.

I never finished Covenant series, so I wasn’t exited to have Alex and Aiden back. I guess I could learn to like those two as the series goes on but every character fangirling or fanboying about them wasn’t that charming. I don’t know what they went through with Apollo but his indifference with Josie and hugging Alex bothered me.

All in all I liked how much Josie trusted Seth and never gave up on him but I wish Seth had some faith on himself. He’s supposed to be a “bad” boy, so didn’t really enjoy him trying to be unselfish, especially after finishing Wicked novellas. The Power turned out to be a little slow and angsty for me.

Rating
3 stars
 

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