Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
It’s me again, talking about the amazingness that is Jennifer L. Armentrout. She completely owns me this month, because the second book in the Titan series came out this week, The Power! Seth was so inspiring and such a badass, that he got his own series after the completion of the Covenant series.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes the second novel in the pulse-pounding, electric Titan series.
Seth and Josie’s story ended with the ultimate cliffhanger in The Return. Now their story continues to unfold in the electrifying sequel, The Power.
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.
A feather-light caress skated down my arm and over my hip. A moment passed as I stirred from the depths of sleep. Hard warmth pressed against my back, sending as series of shivers down my spine.
Only half-awake, I smiled as I blinked open my eyes. The room was dimly lit, telling me that it was way too early to be awake.
Lips brushed against the sensitive spot on my neck, just below my pulse, and another set of fine tremors danced of my skin. Muscles tightened low on my stomach.
The kiss came again, this time over my pulse, and my toes curled.
It was was too early, but who would complain about waking up this way? Not me. If I spent the rest of my life waking up like this, I’d be a happy girl. So happy.
I might have had a little trouble stopping at just the first couple of sentences this time, but honestly why would I want to? If you are a fan of Greek mythology I would highly, like very, very highly recommend reading The Covenant series from JLA. It’s my favorite series from her. She very much moves the characters into the New Adult world in the Titan series, because Seth honestly couldn’t be written any other way.