Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review "The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout"

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.

I must say I loved this book allot more the second time I read it. I liked it the first time obviously but it didn't make a big an impact that the covenant series did. 
I didn't really love nor hate Seth in the Covenant series. Did I get mad at him for getting between Alex and Aiden yes, do I hate how he behaved, yes, do I hate the things he did, definitely yes but do I hate him, no I don't. I could see how Seth got manipulated into doing what he did. I saw there was more to him than he was showing. And I believe, even more so after reading this book, that he never truly meant for things to happen as they did. He did everything in his power to make it right. 
I didn't like Seth with Alex because I knew Alex would never truly love Seth like she does Aiden. I do love Seth with Josie. He deserves someone that loves him for him, and not be second. 

What is this book all about.
This book takes place a year after the ending of Sentinel. Seth traded his mortal and after live for Aiden to become immortal and therefor be with Alex. Seth is basically the gods bitch boy, their assassin. Whatever the gods wants him to do, he has to do.  Apollo is the one sending Seth on assignments. This time Seth has to find a person. He only know's the persons initials and on which university to find said person. Apollo is the master of giving as little information as possible and only provide all the information a while after it would have been nice to have said info. 
Anyway Seth sets of to find this mystery person and finds out it's a girl named Josie. Seth is shocked as he finds her because she reminds him of a certain girl he rather not thing about. 
Josie seems like a ordinary human at first but as it turns out that is far from the truth. Josie is very important in the upcoming war. You see the Titan Seth and the others set free, that escaped in Sentinal, decided to free his buddies. And now they're planning all kinds of havoc.  

Josie didn't have an easy childhood. Her mother got diagnosed with schizophrenia and that hasn't been easy for Josie to live with her. To make matters worse, her mother never really made her feel like she wanted her. After running into a hot guy of collage, her lives changes in ways she never could have imagined. She gets thrown into a world where Greek Mythology isn't mythology at all. The gods are very much real and they need her help. 

This book is the start of Seth finding his redemption in Josie. He is desperate to find himself again. All he's been all his life is just the Apollyon and with Josie he feels like he can be more than that. 

What did I love about this book 
I loved seeing some of the old gang again, Luke, Deacon, Apollo etc. But what I liked most is getting to know more about Seths backstory. I really felt sorry for him and what his live has been like.  He never felt wanted and never had a family that loved him. I can see how that was used against him. He craved a family and when that got dangled in front of him he got blindsided by what was actually going on. 
I loved Josie, I loved how she saw him as just Seth. She handled the situation she was in very well. 

I do have to say, If you haven't read the Covenant series and you're planning on reading both this series and the Covenant series, read the covenant series first. If you read this series first you'll receive some major spoilers about the covenant series. The Titan series can be read as a complete standalone series  

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