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

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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.

***Actual rating: 3/5 Joe Stars***

“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.”

Honestly, I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I did for The Return and the Covenant series. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I was tired of Jennifer’s similar kinds of humor, or figure of speech for certain characters. It’s like re-reading the same thing, regardless of the different settings or plots, and I expected something that made me “WOW”.

Maybe it’s just me, but my issue about NA stories and the feeling of dislike burned strongly inside me while reading those seemingly swoony and hot scenes between Seth and Josie. We all know that Seth was someone who didn’t do relationships nor took seriously about girls, so basically, he just liked the exciting sensation when hooking up with them. On the contrary, Josie was still an innocent young lady who’ve been protecting her V card carefully, and wouldn’t do anything on impulse where that was concerned. Thus, when their “friendship” developed into something far deeper than it seemed at first, his instinct, which was the fact that he was the Apollyon, revealed more and more clearly. And what he needed from her–her endless, pure aether–was even harder to conceal. Although she thought completely otherwise, for me, Seth was trying to soothe both of their imperfection by sleeping with her(those uncensored scenes disgusted me sometimes, and made him look so primal), whereas she firmly believed in the real him.

Despite the slight disappointment in me, the beginning of the book was actually pretty good. They had fun and could’ve fooled me into believing they were living a normal life. I missed the old partners, namely Aiden and Alex, Luke and Deacon, Solos and Apollo, so it was great to meet them later in the book, but I was extremely sad that Solos’ heart was…ripped out by Atlas, the horrible Titan.

I lurched out of the bed, moving like a slightly high Godzilla. “Just because you’re a Pollyanna, Sethie, doesn’t mean you can boss me around.”
He shot me a bland look. “Apollyon, Joe. Repeat after me. Apollyon.”
I grinned.

All in all, the more I remember the story, the more I miss the Covenant series. I wish I could experience everything with Alex and Aiden in them again. Obviously, I think I lost interest in Seth after finishing this one but at the same time, I’m willing to pay more attention to Josie. Which means I will read the next and also the last book in the trilogy. Enough said, I won’t recommend this book to those who haven’t read the spin-off series, but please READ the Covenant one!

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