Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Power Review

Book: The Power
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan #2
Genre: NA mythology, paranormal
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 344
Release: February 23rd, 2016

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.

It's the start of the end on various levels.

First, the Titians are out and about, on a mission to capture the four remaining demigods to drain them dry of energy. Second, Josie needs to find a way to master her new abilities, before the Titians come knocking. And third, a dormant part of Seth is being to stir, a dangerous part that no one has ever forgotten the aftermaths of...

This book was equal parts action, steamy romance, and nostalgic. First off: AIDEN. It's no secret I'm in love with him. I love him more than Seth (I'm sorry to all you Seth fans). But Aiden, to me, stole the entire show. He and Alex (she's back too!!!) were the power couple of the book, and they really brought in a new element of danger and fun to the book. It was wonderful to see them back in action, fighting together, and being cute. Guys, my heart. My heart. 

I had a feeling I knew where Seth's character was heading, and I was more or less right. There were some new developments I didn't anticipate, but those small things were what changed everything in the story. I won't get too much into the details, but the ending of the book really span off the new revelation!

Josie really doesn't compare to Alex, but she has her own perks, like her determination not to give up on Seth. She defended him, when the rest of the gang didn't, as they knew what Seth was capable of. But since Josie never experienced what he was like during the Covenant series, she was able to stand firm and defend him when everyone else was doubting him. It was interesting for me, since I've read the Covenant series, and like the others, know exactly what kind of destruction Seth is capable of, and as a result, I probably wouldn't have stood beside Josie. But it just goes to show how much she trusts him, and loves him.

We're introduced to so new mythological aspects, like Medusa, Hercules, and Pegasus blood. It was a good way to stay true to the world of Greek mythology the book revokes around, all without seriously derailing the plot. Not once did the plot get hung up on these creatures and myths; they all were travelling on their own journey, not replaying the same stories the mythological creatures came from.

I really enjoyed how the plot continued to play on with the consequences of the Breed Order, the Order established at the end of the Covenant series. It was touched upon in the first book, but in this book, things began to get out of hand. I have no doubt this issue will play a large role in the next book, probably acting as a way to hinder everyone's attempt at preparing for war. But it's at critical issue that needs to be resolved, and most likely will be forced to be resolved at the worst moment possible!

Definitely check this book out if you're read the first book. Check this series if you've read the Covenant series, too. You don't have to have read the prequel series to read this one, but I'd still recommend it, just so that you can fully understand the depth of Seth's pain and guilt, as well as appreciate the return of Alex and Aiden!


  1. I love mythology and this sounds really good ! I think I'll actually try out the first book of the series and maybe the covenant too ^^
    Lovely review :))

    "Book Addict"

    1. Thank you! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have :)

  2. I think I prefer Josie more than Alex, and I love how dedicated she is to Seth. I just love those two!! I understand your love of Alex and Aiden, though. Great review!

    1. Haha, I think I'm overly attached Alex and Aiden because I've "known" them for so long. But I still do love Joise and Seth! Everyone is great together. JLA can do no wrong when it comes to couples!

  3. Ooo mythology! I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I need to! Excellent review!!