ARC Review: The Return by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: The Return (Titan #1) 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Supernatural
Source: BookCon 2014
Release Date: February 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 324
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press 
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The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…
It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. 
Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. 
But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. 
Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

A book about Seth? That just had me swooning at the thought. When I finished Sentinel I was curious about what was going to happen with Seth, he did after all sacrifice everything so Alex could have her happy ending. (I think that was the point I really fell in love with him to be honest. The Return just solidified it.)

Did I think that Seth has regrets about what he had done when he had sided with Ares? Of course I did. But reading what he thought about himself broke my heart wide open into a million pieces. Especially how he kept telling himself that it wasn't alright to want someone who was so pure and innocent as Josie. I loved getting to read from Seth's point of view because everyone who has read the Covenant Series has wondered what went through that man's mind, myself included (Though I was a huge Adien fan!)

The book is written in a duo point of view though. We have Seth and then we have a new character that we have not met yet, Josie. Josie is a twenty year old college student who is majoring in Psychology. That is until is life gets turned upside down. Seth is assigned by Apollo to protect Josie. The Titan's are out and Josie has is in danger. Why? Lets just say Josie isn't mortal, and is completely unaware of this, until Seth rips the metaphorical band-aid off. Yes, Apollo plays a role and this book and he is one of my favorite character from Covenant so that makes me very happy. 

I really liked Josie a lot. She was strong and stubborn, didn't let Seth boss her around. Sounds like someone else we read about, huh? I felt bad for her though, she was thrown into a world that she didn't know about but still made the best of it. She trained, she fought, and most importantly, she was able to see the real Seth. We learn things about Seth in this book that we didn't know already, for example, his age, last name, we also learn about his childhood and what happened when he had sided with Ares. It was some real heart breaking stuff though.

I can ramble on about this book all day. Especially Seth. It was amazing about how much he has changed and grew since the Covenant Series. I am excited to see were the story is going to go. Especially with Josie now. I was really content with the ending, it will keep me patient enough until the next book. (Hopefully.) I would also give this book more then five stars if possible! 

RATING: ★★★★★

1 comment

  1. YAY! I was totally team Aiden but I still managed to like Seth a lot and was so worried when he went the wrong path on the Covenant series! Cannot wait to read this one!


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