Saturday, March 5, 2016

Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Series; The Return (Titian #1)
Author: (The amazing) Jennifer L. Armentrout
Overall Goodreads Rating: 4.35
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Pages: 335
Published: February 16th 2015 by Spencer Hill Press
MY OVERALL RATING: 5/5 STARS 



IN A NUTSHELL
I was NOT  a Seth fan at all! In fact, this is the only JLA book I ever put off readings simply because I did not know if I would like it. (I literally cringed writing that sentence.) However, I gave it a try.....SO GLAD I DID! This book was everything I enjoy about JLA's books. There was humor, action, and GREAT sexy moments. In this book JLA shows us how great of a writer she is, by showing us a side of Seth I would have never imagined. If you are on the fence about this book like I was, just jump that fence friend...you can thank me later. SO Seth fan or not I HIGHLY recommend this book. BUT YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THE COVENANT SERIES FIRST!!! 


"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."

I just cannot get over the fact that Armentrout made me like Seth. I use like loosely, it is more like he is on a probation trial with me. The fact that I am even giving him a chance is saying something about Armentrout's writing because I HATED him in the Covenant series. I mean he was right up there with Voldemort not even gonna lie. 
So this is how uncomfortable I was starting this book, 

via GIPHY



But then I read this book, and Armentrout explains his upbringing and shows us all these elements to the old Seth, and what the new Seth may become. I also had to stop myself and tell myself that he is actually a fictional character, and just maybe I could be easier on him than I would someone in real life.  I just enjoyed this book so much, and I am kicking myself for waiting so long to read it. 
In this book we meet a new character Josie who I LOVED. She was sweet and while she was looked at by others to be weak she was the complete opposite. I love female characters in Armentrout's books because she always makes sure they show us what girls can really do! 
We get to see a few familiar faces and it was SO nice! It truly made me cry to see some of these characters, and see where they are now.  This book has the same feeling as the Covenant series, but a little more on the older side. So you can expect more cussing and more secy moments, but I'm not complaining. It was so nice to be back in this world, and I will be reading the next book in the series for sure.