Series: Titan, #2
Published by Spencer Hill Press on February 23rd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Greek & Roman, Urban Fantasy
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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.
It feels as if I’ve been waiting for this book to be released for forever, and now the wait is over. Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to her Titan series with the second entry, The Power. This book picks up not too long after the events in The Return, and finds Seth and Josie settling in to their relationship. At least Josie is. Seth is still grappling with feelings of inadequacy, and trying to be “Super Boyfriend,” so they he “earns” Josie. Normally a hot guy having instances of severe doubt would annoy me, but it works in this case. Seth has done many bad things, and it makes sense he would feel like he doesn’t deserve to be happy.
What I loved the most was the surprise guests, though they weren’t a surprise if you read the first novel. It was great seeing how Josie fit in with old characters, especially given her relationship with Seth. I also loved Seth and Josie’s relationship. It’s come a long way from where they began, and JLA didn’t make it seem rushed, but completely natural. In fact, all of the relationships in the novel felt normal. Deacon is still one of my favorite characters, and I enjoyed every scene he was in. Seth and Josie may have the main relationship in the series, but they aren’t the only one. Deacon and Luke are still too cute for words, and I wish there were more scenes with them, but it’s not their book. Maybe one day… Just a thought 🙂
Aside from the romances, The Power picked up the fight the gang is fighting with the Titans. Josie is still training to use her powers, but as her powers grow, Seth becomes more and more unstable. Now the Titans may not be the only threat she has to stop. I’m interested in seeing where this storyline goes. I really like Seth, and want him to get the happiness he desires, but I’m preparing myself that it might not be in the cards. The book ends on an interesting note, and now all I want is the next installment. If you haven’t decided to read the spin-off of JLA’s The Covenant series, you’re missing out. The Titan series is well-written, geared towards a more adult audience, and filled with sexy goodness.