It should be no surprise that I am a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout novels. Try as I might, I couldn’t read The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout slow enough to make sure the release of the third novel The Stuggle, was not gonna be a long wait. Epic Fail on my part. The novel had so much drama, kinky action(oh how I love Chapter 8 . . .), and heartbreaking plot twist that I might have read the novel within 12 hours. I truly enjoy how Armentrout writes her characters, create realistic fictional yet functional environment, as well as the level of depth given to her through character development.
Despite how much I enjoy JLA books I was not a fan of the Covenant series, I only read it because I truly enjoyed the minor character Seth, The Apollyon, which is why I am so excited that JLA wrote a trilogy that focuses on Seth story, thus The Titan series was born!
JLA wrote the prefect anti-hero turn hero adventure story including, romance, continuation of Greek mythology, murderous ninja-style battles, and chemical X, lots of Drew Leighty book trailers.
While reading The Power, I have to say my new favorite favorite character, besides Seth of course, is Herc. Hercules, yes the Herc the original Demigod is extremely arrogant! He seems to have the super magical element of annoying both the heroes and the villains a like. In all fairness Apollo did warn us about Herc.
“ I see you all know who I am,” Hercules said. “Not that I’d expect anything else. After all, I am the Hercules.”
My brow rose.
“Hercules is a dick.” Apollo stated.”
My least favorite character(s) are the legendary couple Aiden and Alex. No big surprise there. Their opinion of Seth did not change from the transition from The Covenant series to The Titan series.
Alex still views Seth as the Apollyon she first meet years ago who exhibited Dark Triad traits, a study performed by Gregory Louis Carter study at the University of Durham. At that time Seth held hallmark traits of narcissism, psychopathy, and finally Machiavellism. Let’s face it Seth’s status in the Covenant fallowed by his narcissistic behavior rigorous sexual activities at that time didn’t help Alex’s opinion either. Let’s not forget how Seth was easily manipulated at that time because his lack of attachment to a single person; caring for besides himself; and personal intimacy. The lack of these three elects is what Josie sees whens he looks at Seth. The lack of love. It’s no surprise that Alex and Josie had differences of opions when it comes to Seth’s character. This only pushes Josie to fight for Seth even if that means she has to fight his own perspective of himself.
“I had to prove that what he believed wasn’t true. Prove that he was the total of everything he had done and not the dark things he was ashamed of, and I would do so because I loved him and accepted him for who he was, for all his faults.That was what love meant. Love fostered courage.”
When first meeting Josie, Seth always remarks about how mortal Josie’s perspectives are, I’m starting to believe that forgiveness and second chances are a large portion of Josie’s mortal upbringing than with any of the other characters. I’m happy that Can’t you tell? I’m a sucker for a heroine, especially if she has to fight the Gods themselves to protect the one she loves. In The Return Seth said Josie was his salvation and I don’t think that statement could hold any more meaning until after I read The Power.
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I am heart broken at the fact that Apollo does not show the same amount of affection that he openly shows Alex. I understand that he has had more time with Alex when compared to Josie but that doesn’t mean anything to a broken heart. Josie only has Seth for comfort and practically family. It should be no surprise that Josie is going to…well she’s gonna fight for her MAN!
I”m also upset that anyone believes Seth to be evil after witnessing the death of Solos. I can’t believe Solos died that way no flirt should have their death so brutal. Solos died a Mortal Kombat style, his heart literally ripe out of his body, why won’t Seth get a little angry.
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The Power is a great New Adult paranormal fantasy novel that holds a lot of great Greek Mythology elements to it. I enjoyed reading it despite my failed efforts to take it slow! Now the wait begins for the third and final installment to The Titan Series, The Struggle which won’t be available until 2017!