The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Seth may be bat-shit crazy at times, but that is what makes him Seth. Reading from his point of view is extremely entertaining because I honestly have no idea what he is ever going to say or do and that makes him a very fun character for me. Josie is definitely more human than him and maybe not quite as exciting but I also still love her, and I’m interesting in seeing what happens with her when she gets fully trained and can fight as well or better than the rest of them.
This book is less of an all out war and is more focused on the strategy. It is still entertaining and I feel like I am waiting for something to happen which is keeping me hooked to the series and I literally don’t want to do anything besides read. I loved that Aiden and Alex came back for this book because I think Alex is still my favorite character and I feel like they are actually my friends and that I can fight with them…
I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I feel like I need to go on a small rant, so I will keep it vague. There are multiple points in this book where Seth acts like a complete baby and becomes my least favorite character archetype which is the martyr. He thinks basically at multiple points that keeping himself distanced will solve the worlds’ problems and it is really irritating which makes Alex and Aiden my favorite characters still.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this series and JLA will never write a book I don’t obsess over, but I am obsessing over this series far less than the covenant series or especially the Lux series and I am not sure how to feel about that yet. I guess I will see where book three takes me. You can buy book two here.