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Book Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: Titan, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: New Adult
Format: Paperback, 335 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on February 16, 2015
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes a novel of danger, Gods and Titans… and an electric love story which will send you reeling.

A year ago, Seth made a deal with the gods – and pledged his life to them. Now, Apollo has a task for Seth: one which sees him playing protector over a beautiful, feisty girl who’s strictly off-limits. And for someone who has a problem with restraint, this assignment might be Seth’s most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal is, but he arrives in her life just as everything she’s ever known is turned upside down. Either she’s going insane, or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is heading her way.

Josie can’t decide which is more dangerous: an angry Titan seeking vengeance? Or the golden-eyed, secretive Seth – and the white-hot attraction developing between them…

I have a confession. I never read Covenant series. I did finish the first book but it wasn’t for me. Despite that I decide to give Titan series a chance, remembering how annoying it was when people didn’t give Bloodlines a chance because they didn’t enjoy Vampire Academy. I was a little scared of not understanding some stuff but bunch of people read Zayne’s series without reading The Dark Elements.

And I was so glad I decided to read it. It has been forever since the last time I like Armentrout’s first book this much. It might be because all the books from her lately have been so called nice guys. I like those but there just something about sarcastic bad boys that I really enjoy reading about. 

It has been years since I read Half Blood, so I have no idea if I had a chance to meet Seth. But I adore him in this book. I can’t wait to get more deep into his past and redemption. Seth is an Apollyon; a child of a pure and a half blood. Josie can be childish but she’s also very understanding, like there were many scenes I thought she would get mad or act jealous but she didn’t.

“You want to know something? Sucked today or not, nothing in the sky is shining brighter than you.”

Seth and Josie are different from each other but they have similar backgrounds which made it is for Josie to relate and feel bad for him. Seth is a known player but he really just wants to be loved and he’s not over controlling.

I love Greek mythology, so I’m so glad I liked this book. Not reading Covenant made me confused about differences between demi-gods, pure bloods and half bloods but thankfully it was explained after a little bit or I would’ve been one confused reader.

All in all I fell in love with the opening in this series and there was just one thing that annoyed me a time or two but considering my dislike the original series I decided to give The Return full five stars.

5 stars

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