Review: The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout

No-Brainer

Title:  The Return
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year:  Spencer Hill Press 2/15/15
Length:  344 pages
Series:  Titans #1

Overview

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.

My Thoughts

SOOOo happy to be back in this series – even if it’s a spin-off.  There was something great about the big series when we were really invested in Alex, Aiden, and even Seth, and to know that the story has definitely not ended, and is going to get far far worse, well, it means that there’s so much left for us to enjoy.

In this book, we are focusing on Seth as expected, but there is another girl, who’s coming into powers that she could have never imagined, and would have never really believed in before either.  Josie never knew her father, who turns out to be a god, and ironically enough, the same relation to Alex so that they are connected (which makes things all that more creepy for Seth when he begins to see a growing attraction).

Throughout this story, we see Seth dealing with his internal battle, knowing that he gave up so much for Alex and Aiden, and that he’s going to pay the price forever, yet wondering if it’ll ever be enough to repent for what he’s done.  It takes a special sort of person (like Josie) to look past all that, even when she learns the truth, and still see Seth for what he is.

All this sappy bit aside, there’s something bad going on in the world.  After the battle that concluded the main series, one of the Titans had been released, and that’s bad – because he released the rest.  They are out to kill all the gods, and they are too powerful for even Seth and the gods together to kill.  they need the unexpected demigods help – and well, that’s a problem of its own since none of the demigods know that they are that – and well, most are still off the radar and need to be found.  1/2 were killed so there is a quick need to find the other 6 so that their powers can be unlocked and used together to kill the titans.  Who will win?  who will survive?  will we get to see more of Alex and Aiden?  I sure hope so.

On that note – i’m tracking down book 2 – not sure if it’s out yet, but i’ll sort that out shortly.  Happy Thursday!

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