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The Power (Titan Series #2)
     

The Power (Titan Series #2)

4.8 16
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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

RT Reviews 4.5 stars TOP PICK
The second in Armentrout’s Titan series is hotter than the first. Josie, the perfect complement to everyone’s favorite Apollyon with a bad rep, really comes into her own and shines. As for the smart-aleck golden boy himself, his status as paranormal book boyfriend of the year remains a sure bet. The dialogue and banter are typical Armentrout, and there’s nonstop action and some downright hysterical moments too.

Valerie at Stuck in Books
This book turns up the intensity on the Titan series...Be ready. Be ready for more Seth, more Josie, more perfection.

Sinead at Less Reality More Books
This book was the sequel worth waiting for and fans of the first book and the Covenant series are going to love it. Can I have the next book now please?

From the Publisher
"The second in Armentrout's Titan series is hotter than the first." ---RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781633920569
Publisher:
Spencer Hill Press
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
Titan Series , #2
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
139,657
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

#1 New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. Well, mostly. She spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories... therefore explaining her dismal grades in math.

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The Power (Titan Series #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Masbjs 3 months ago
Seth..... The ultimate bad guy turned good.... In 'The Power', Seth continues to protect and train Josie while trying to have a relationship with her at the same time. His inner demons start to surface and his addiction to aether overtakes him. Their search for the rest of the demigods resumes with some old friends returning which I absolutely loved! It's different to see the changes from YA to NA between the Covenant series and this one. The issues are heavier such as recovery from addiction and the result of decades of animosity between the pures and the half bloods. Overall, this is an intriguing continuation to the Titan series and I can't wait to see how everything plays out. I have purchased my copy on Amazon AU.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series..can't wait for book 3! Characters are awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for book #3! Josie & Seth's story is heart wrenching. Too many ups & downs tugging at the heaty strings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cliffhanger but a fantastic read throughout . Hopefully the next one doesn't take too long.
SiobhanDavisAuthor More than 1 year ago
This book will swallow you whole and then spit you out with your heart and mind shattered into a million tiny pieces. Mind-bendingly brilliant. Another epic success from the undisputed Queen of Paranormal Romance. The Power contains all the magical ingredients that are now synonymous with JLA in my mind: sublime writing, witty dialogue, perfect pace, complex characters, solidly developed plot, strong world building, and scintillating romance. I loved it in it's entirety - from the first addictive page to the last heart-wrenching one. Sethie. Oh, Gods, where do I start? I ADORE the Covenant Series and though you don't need to read it to read this series, I would highly recommend you do because you will miss out on so much of what drives, motivates, challenges, and threatens to destroy Seth. Aiden was always my number one (he's my all time fav numero uno book boyfriend now) but I harboured a soft spot for Seth. It was hard not to. That boy just wants - no needs - to be loved. He lost his way, then grounded himself and made amends. He still has to live with the things he has done, and he feels he deserves the life he has now which is actually quite a miserable one. It's not fair. He sacrificed everything for Alex and he deserves some happiness of his own. I was delighted when Josie turned up in The Return, though at first I wasn't sure if she was the right one for him. In this book she proves that she is. I liked how Josie's character developed in this book, and it felt real. She struggled with aspects of her new life and her fate but she got on with it. She loves Seth, and wants to help him, but he is still shutting her out of so much. What I really loved about her is she wasn't afraid to show her vulnerability, which she needed to do quite often to reach out to Seth, to really connect with him. I felt all her emotions and her pain and I was really rooting for her to get through to him. It was fairly obvious that he was close to self-destruct mode but even still those last few chapters totally blew my mind. OMG. It was explosive and dramatic and I lapped it up like it was my favourite Sauvignon Blanc. I suppose the title gives it away really, but what has he done? What has he become? I cannot wait to find out in the next book. The romance was perfect in this book. Seth has been taking it slow and steady with Josie because he wants to do right by her. Ah, shucks, how sweet is that? When they eventually get it on, it's super hot, and Seth can barely keep it in his pants. Loved it. Scenes are peppered with amazing, hysterically funny dialogue and one-liners that had me laughing out loud. I especially loved when Alex and Aiden showed up and the usual snark-fest started up between the three of them. It was like reuniting with long lost friends after years apart, and I almost cried with sheer happiness. Deacon has really matured in this book. Yes, he's still a bit kooky and way out there but his resolute stance toward Seth at the end of the book warmed my heart. Seth needs his friends to fight for him, and Deacon really manned up. Major kudos to him. All in all, this was an absolutely superb read. I can't remember the last time I felt this level of excitement at a book. I literally don't know how I'll survive until the next one is released. Thanks to the publisher and Kelly Simmon of Inkslinger PR for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read this one because I love pretty much everything that jennifer writes, and especially this NA series that is a spin off of the covenant series that introduced me to the amazingness that is JLA writing. She writes fleshed out characters that I love to read about, stories that consume me, humor that is right up my alley, and romances that make me swoon. We start off in one of the two characters pint of view, Josie. She was raised line a mortal and she still sometimes thinks she is crazy,, she grew up with mom with mental health and always feeling paranoid that people were watching her and scared she would live a life like that. So many things were explained when she met Seth and learned about the world of gods, titans, hematoi (children of gods), half bloods, sentinels (protectors) and daimons who wanted their blood. I love seeing the character growth in this one. she is learning how to fight and kick butt and also we get to see a softer side to him and see how much he's fighting for the half bloods when the purebloods are doing some pretty horrible stuff around campus. their faced with a lot more challenges in this one though and Seth makes some mistakes and he is really not happy with himself. And while it's understandable from a reader point of view considering who he is and the call of the powers it still was hard to watch. Then he also did some things in their personal life that I wanted to punch him in the manly region for. Though I can understand again, seeing how he has been distanced from people and having someone love him, or even getting used to Deacon and Luke as friends is totally new to him. Speaking of one of my fave side characters even in covenant series, Deacon and Luke are awesome in this too. They are good friends to Josie even when the stuff goes down and Seth is, well, being Seth. And of course, with the rising tension with the titans and demigods, and pissed of gods, and daimons, when their 6 months is up we get an appearance from Alex and Aidan. They are there to help fight but also to thank Seth, but Seth still has a hard time with guilt and he can't hear it. Oh, and there was a new very annoying but still amusing somehow character. Herc anyone? There are some pretty steamy moments in this one but of course most of them end up getting interrupted much to my disappointment. Makes me want to punch something right now it especially when Apollo decides he wants to pop in at the most inopportune moments and its like can i throat punch you now? Thank you! Love the action and readability. The ending made me want to strangle someone even though I understood the reasoning on both sides. It was actually not that cliffie-ish for JLA, but I would cut a person to get my hands on the next one now, and not happy about waiting. Bottom Line: Loved it even though there was much turmoil but evened out with steam, action, and humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never fails to surprise.
Jen-Star-CrossedBookBlog More than 1 year ago
The Power was emotionally gripping and powerful! Even though my adrenaline is still running high after those last few scenes, I keep swiping at the tears falling from my eyes. I can't seem to shake off the heartache, fear, and nervousness that are still thrumming through my veins. But that's not all that I'm feeling. The Power captured my heart all over again. It was hilarious, heartwarming, sexy and extremely addicting. Seth and Josie's story is a must read for all paranormal lovers out there! Seth continues to pull at my heartstrings. He tries so hard to be good, yet he has this innate ability to tap into the darkest part of himself. It always seems to just be a breath away, even with Josie in the picture. But I don't care how dark his demons are. And I sure don't care that he's judged and looked down upon by others. Because he has the most pure feelings when it comes to Josie. He sends my heart into a tailspin with just the way he protects, cares and touches her. After how The Return ended, Seth is even more adamant about training Josie in not just hand to hand combat, but in learning to control and use all five of her elements. The Titans are still out there, and they will try to get their hands on Josie again. She has to learn to protect herself and be ready to go to war with them in the future. And just like how Alex and Aiden's training sessions were sizzling hot, Seth and Josie's are scorching. By that last page, I was so proud with how far Josie has come! She continues to find her voice while being determined to protect herself and fight right alongside with the others. And I love that some of her mannerisms are so relatable. I mean she loves french fries and sees running as a necessary evil. Hello, welcome to my life lol. But again, I find that my favorite thing about Josie is the way she sees Seth. Her faith and hope in him shined brightly. She didn't care about his past and what others thought. She saw the good in him and believed he deserved his happily ever after, just like every one else does. And surrounding Josie and Seth are characters that I loved from The Covenant Series - Luke, Deacon and Solos. But this time we got a few more additions…... (spoiler accessible through blog) I love having them back in the mix. And seeing them through Seth and Josie's eyes felt so very different than how we viewed them through the Covenant Series. Eeks, you must read this! So I closed the book in complete awe of my feelings. While my heart is sad over some things that happened, I can't deny how elated I still feel! From that first page I was utterly addicted and so happy to be in a world that feels like home! The Return and The Power are both books that I can't wait to pickup and read all over again! *ARC kindly provided by Spencer Hill Pres via Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review*
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Like any great read, there must be a horrific conflict, eminent danger, untested heroes with untrained powers, and don’t forget raging romantic feelings! Hang on for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Power and get ready for chaos, fabulous dialogue, brilliant characters and completely addicting reading! The war between the races is coming, the demigods must be found and a battle between love and power is being waged from within. Apollyon is back, in all of his untamed, out-of-control glory. Seth and Josie are becoming a danger to each other as Seth’s feelings for Josie and her untrained powers taunts his allure to dark power. Through it all be prepared to grab the edge of your seat, because just when you are set for conflict, the dialogue does a sharp right into humor and witty banter. These characters are alive, they are sometimes over-the-top and larger than life, but that is what drives the action at a blistering pace! Watch as Josie comes into her own, Seth struggles and Apollyon, well, is Apollyon! Follow along through the POVs of Josie and Seth, feel their struggles, their emotions and see bravery show itself in a myriad of forms, as the cast of characters does another bang up job! Another fabulous read from a very talented author! I received an ARC edition from Kelly Simmon at Inkslinger in exchange for my honest review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Total.Book.Hangover! The Power is a riveting, intense, emotional journey scrolled by the avant-garde pen of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s. The war is escalating, it’s only a matter of time before they come face to face with the Titans. Josie is training as hard as she can but it still might not be enough. Seth is rocked with guilt over his past and his nature with both playing pivotal roles in ripping at the love Seth and Josie share. Rocked by the return of their friends, Josie is struggling with her place in their group’s dynamic. Will she end up facing her fate alone? I highly recommend you check out The Power and find out. Armentrout, once again, stuns us with an amazing balance of funny whit, heart wrenching, emotion, unexpected twists and white knuckle action. To put it plainly, I loved it. The storytelling will catapult you to this world where gods, demi-gods, purebloods, half-bloods and Titans battle for The Power. I received this ARC copy of The Power from Ink Slingers in exchange for a honest review.
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Spencer Hill Press for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered or changed my opinion or review. If you haven't read the first book in this series STOP HERE. There may be spoilers in this review. So, turn around, walk to your nearest bookstore/library/computer with Amazon link and read the first book! I loved JLA's Covenant series. I will say it's probably one of my favorite series ever. So when she announced she would be doing a spin off about Seth (I happened to be at that event, and you can imagine the crowd and their reaction), I knew I'd be reading it. I've always had a soft spot for the "bad guy" in books. Not sure why. Maybe it's their mystique, maybe it's that they are always so bad they are just too good to ignore. Whatever it is, I fell for Seth, so I was ready to read his story. I really enjoyed The Return. I loved being back in the mythological world JLA had created in Covenant. And I also loved that this series is much more on the adult side than Covenant ever was. The characters do have to grow up after all. The Power picks up right where The Return left off. The breed order has been abolished causing tons of tension at the University. Josie has taken hold of her power and she is trying to hone it with the help of Seth at her side. And things are just overall rocky. I really like Josie. Even though she's not sure what her place is, she's totally willing to put herself out there and learn what she needs to know. She's vulnerable in all the right ways while growing stronger in both her power and her resolve. She is forced to prove herself over and over again. And she's intent on showing everyone that she can be strong enough to survive whatever comes her way. Seth, well, he's Seth. I really love him but at the same time he makes me want to punch him. He's completely aware of how attracted he is to Josie, yet he distances himself for fear he will hurt her. I understand his dilemma, he is the Apollyon after all. But I hate that he chooses to kept everything a secret from her. As if she's too easy to break. She's so much stronger than he gives her credit for. But this is Seth and he likes to be a bit self-destructive. So it's no surprise that he pushes everyone away to deal with whatever is on his shoulders on his own. The plot revolves a lot around Seth and Josie's relationship. They hit lots of bumps as they try to figure out exactly what it is that is growing between them. I will say JLA ramps up the sexual tension in this one, which I was missing in the first one. I won't go any further than that as it's an important part of the story and I don't want to spoil it. But we also get the action and fight scenes we look forward to when the Pures and Halfs fight with the Gods and Goddesses and, of course, the Titans! We see some favorite old characters in this book: Deacon (definitely my favorite of all JLA's characters in this entire series), Luke, Alex, Aiden, Solis and many more. It was great to see my old friends come back to lend a hand. I will let you know that this installment ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I immediately wanted the finale book when I read the last page. So that goes to show JLA was able to certainly keep my attention and has me coming back for more! If you're a JLA fan, you will adore this book as you have with all her others. I do caution younger readers that this is much more adult than the firs
TeresaMaryRose More than 1 year ago
We all know I am a huge JLA fan. Her books always seem to work for me and The Power was no exception. I loved The Return and have been anxiously waiting for this one and it delivered. It was a fantastic read that hit me right in the feels and had me in full on fangirl mode. I have come to love Seth and I love his character growth. It is crazy how far he has come and how much he has matured, but he is still the same Seth we know and love in many ways. He is still sarcastic and snarky and his dialogue cracks me up. He really broke my heart in this one and I’m just not okay. I also love Josie and I love how she has adapted to this world. She is really coming to terms with her new found abilities and she steps up to the plate. I also love how she fights for Seth and shows him constantly that he is worth something. She is a wonderful character. I of course loved being back in this world and seeing old friends again. I’m not going to lie, I swooned hard when I saw Alex and Aiden again. I’ve missed them so much. But my favorite is still Deacon. That boy owns my heart and I wish we could be best friends for real. I just love him and his humor and he is such a genuinely good guy. The Power kept me glued to the pages and was the perfect blend of action and schmexy times. Seth is basically sex on a stick, but he is also a badass ninja and I love that combo. This book hit me right in the feels and I’m not gonna lie, I shed a lot a few tears. I love these characters so much. The Power was a great follow up to The Return and the wait for book three is going to be agonizing, but I know the wait will be worth it.
shannschoice More than 1 year ago
4.5 Cocktails THE POWER brought all sorts of feelings out. It was like a big ole reunion and I couldn’t contain my excitement! THE POWER picks up where THE RETURN ended. Having destroyed one of the Titans, Josie practices becoming a badass so she can find other demigods to take down the other titans, while Seth discovers his darkness is looming closer to the surface. And if that weren’t enough, two old friends return, changing the dynamics between Seth and Josie. I have always been a big fan of Seth’s, even when he was being lead around like and evil minion. But this version of Seth is one that’s really hard not to love. He’s still a badass, but he’ll go to any lengths to ensure Josie is safe…even if being safe means being away from him. He steps up. He puts others before himself. He proves to those in their little group that he can be trusted. He’s turning into that hero you can’t help but love and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. And I loved Josie. She’s coming into her own. Embracing her powers and learning what she can do. She seems to hold onto her humanity while at the same time always questioning if the path their following is the only way. And she continues to see the good in people. That trait proves important towards the end of the book, because it’s that faith she has in people’s goodness that is going to help her and the other save someone she loves. My review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the return of Alex and Aiden. They’re secondary characters to Josie and Seth, but they have an important role to play. Of course, just the fact that they were back had me all giddy. THE POWER lived up to my expectations. I quickly devoured the book and then moped around in a book hangover. It’s a fast-paced, glorious read that is full of action sprinkled with Sethie hotness, laughter and emotional angst. Now, how many months for the next book? Reviewed for Cocktails and Books
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting this ARC. My husband looked at me strangely when I opened the package and started screaming. Needless to say, I opened it quickly. What an incredible read. No book two slump for The Power! This book turns up the intensity on the Titan series. Seth shines in all his glory in this book. His snarky comments, his sexy looks (he cuts his hair!), his awesome skills, and his cuddle ways are all there! I so enjoyed spending time with him. And the story is a journey of twists and turns. Oh, the secrets are there. And when Seth discovers what the Gods have not told him, yeah it all hits the fan. My need for book three is a hard and coursing NEED in me! My heart breaks for the lose in this book. Oh yes, there is lose. But there are also giggles, swoons and old friends. I adored seeing Aiden and Alex again. LOVE them so much. I did want to slap them at one point but it was quickly fixed. The characters of this world are dear friends and I enjoy spending time here. It's interesting to watch the social issues that arise as a result of the removal of the breed order. It mirrors our own world and makes it clear (if anyone needed clarification) of the right and wrong of it. I have always loved that aspect of the Covenant series and now this spin-off. Of course, the writing is excellent. I love JLA books. They are my kind of drug and I am happily addicted. If you have read The Return, you will want this book the day it comes out. If you haven't read The Return, get on it. Be ready. Be ready for more Seth, more Josie, more perfection.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
4.5/5 stars Oh man! I am just so into this series you guys! I didn't want The Power to end! And I am now DYING for The Struggle! I just love being with these characters and this world! Josie and Seth are back in the second installment of the Titan series, and I just loved them together. They complement each other so well and I absolutely love how much they would sacrifice for the other. It also hurt my heart and I felt myself gutted for awhile, but thankfully JLA didn't leave me in despair for TOO long! Seth is still struggling with his feelings of not being good enough for Josie, as well as his fear that he will destroy her, which is why he pulls what he does. I get his fears, but I do wish he would have talked it out with Josie, instead of making her feel the way he did. She just has so much kindness and compassion in her and I hated seeing her light snuffed out. However, Seth really doesn't WANT to stay away from her, which leads to some very sexy times between them. If you thought the first book was hot, JUST. YOU. WAIT! Seth is really struggling in this book with the darkness inside and it was hard seeing him so torn over it. He doesn't want to hurt the people he loves, but the temptation to feed off Josie's aether is quite palpable and I was really afraid for these two. I do love how Josie refuses to believe that Seth is only darkness. She believes in him, in his goodness, and that just gave me all the warm and fuzzies. Again- their balance is so wonderful and is what will get them through even the most difficult of trials. We do see some familiar faces from the Covenant series and I really enjoyed seeing that addition to the story and how that would all play out. There was some tension and jealousy at first, but it soon led to a group dynamic that I really enjoyed. Things won't ever be perfect because of Seth's past, but at least everyone can function as a team to achieve the greater goal. There were some surprises along the way that I didn't see coming and the situation between the halfs and pures has escalated to a point where sh** has gotten real. I am so excited to meet back up with my beloved characters and watch them continue to navigate against all the odds that are stacked against them.