Saturday, May 2, 2015

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

The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published February 16th 2015 by Spencer Hill Press
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.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

My Thoughts
Great series kick-off to a storyline that I just know will continue to be exciting and full of explosive action!! 

The Return is told in two distinct perspectives, including Seth and Josephine's voice. For those who were fans of the Covenant series, I’m sure you’ll remember one of the main players in that storyline that didn’t quite get his perfect ending. Seth finally gets to command the stage in his own series and let me tell you, his voice is powerful, commanding and smoking HOT! Leave it to Seth to fully disclose his thoughts and feelings as he’s instructed by Apollo to seek out a demigod and protect her from the Titans that have been released and are causing havoc for the gods. There are six demigods left, and they are now the targets – not only because they can control all of the elements once they come into full power, but also because the Titans can feed off of them and they needs that power to enter Olympus.

Josephine has no clue about her abilities and who she really is. She’s been living a simple existence and completing her college courses to hopefully earn her psychology degree and make something of herself. However, when Seth charges into the scene, she doesn’t know what hit her and the world as she once knew has sudden redefined itself.

As Seth and Josephine head for safer territory, it’s not without a few confrontations along the way. As they continue their journey, they soon realize what they mean to one another, but only time will tell how and if they can survive these uncertain times.

First off, I have to point out that The Return is told in two different perspectives – Seth and Josephine’s. They are both very distinct (obviously), but I loved how they contrasted with each other. Seth is crass and brutally honest, which is a perfect balance to Josephine’s unsure and slightly timid character. To have a story partially told in Seth’s perspective was a wonderful treat.

I also enjoyed how Armentrout kicked up the spice factor in this novel. She leaves nothing to the imagination, which is all Seth’s doing. These two characters definitely have a ton of chemistry!

Overall, I loved Seth in Covenant, so I was so excited to hear he got his own storyline. I can't wait to see how these two fair against the Titans!!
4 Suns


  1. I really need to get into JA series, I should start with this one!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I have only read the Luxe series by JA. I wouldn't mind giving this one a try to see what she does with something a little saucier.