by Jennifer Armentrout
Series: A Titan Novel (Book 1)
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (February 16, 2015)
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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.The Return takes place after the Covenant novels, and follows Seth as he is given an assignment to keep an eye on and bring Josie Bethel – a college student unaware of her bound powers – to safety. While being thrown into a new world and discovering things about her past that she never even knew were possible, Josie must make numerous escapes from a powerful force who is seeking revenge. All the while, the two begin to form a strange bond; and both are aware that nothing good can come from being in a relationship, especially Seth, who is hiding the dark details of his past from Josie.
Once again, Jennifer Armentrout has written a gripping, page-turning read that was near impossible to put down. The plot was well-developed and the character back-stories were extremely detailed, which overall formed an incredibly fun read. The pacing was great, and a scene was never stretched out for longer than necessary.
I loved the inclusion of characters from the Covenant novels (you’ll have to read The Return to find out who!) as well as settings previously visited in these books. Though if you do read this book, I highly suggest reading the Covenant novels first. There were several parts in The Return that referenced events that had occurred in these novels. This book does explain what happened in the series; however, it was a very brief overview. There were vague mentions about Alex, Aiden, etc. but I found it helpful to have previous knowledge on these characters and events before diving into The Return.
There were some points where I couldn’t exactly understand Seth’s feelings (example: whether he liked Josie just because she shared a slight resemblance to Alex) but about halfway through, his thoughts were a bit more clear. Other than this, there is nothing bad I have to say about this novel. The Return left off on a cliffhanger, so I’m excited to see what happens next in the Titan series!
-Review by J-