Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Return
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: February 16th, 2015


THE RETURN Synopsis:

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 couldn't have asked for a better start to this new series. I absolutely loved the 'new' Seth. Even though he did things I hated and he was an arrogant, egotistical jerk (lol) in the Covenant series, we see a whole new side to him. 

You still have his snarky, sarcastic, sexual self in this book and I think without it, it wouldn't have been as good. He brings so much to the table and he owns it too. There was always a little part of Seth that you had to feel bad for and when you see the vulnerability that he has, he grows on you more and more. He’s now used by the Gods and there is nothing he can do about it.

Throughout this book, Seth looks back on all the terrible things that he has done. He thinks about what his actions led too and how he is now paying for all of that. He continually feels guilty for all of it and you kind of wish that you could help him realize that sometimes things are out of our hands and power goes to our heads. When Seth first meets Josie, he's so bewildered at her appearance and it draws up feelings that he was trying to push away and to the side.

Josie is awesome. She's not timid but there is that part of her that you can just tell she wants someone to take care of her. She's definitely stubborn and a smartass like Alex and I think that is why I like her so much. She's also been given a shit hand and she carries so much burden on her shoulders that meeting Seth is just the icing on the cake. She's been thrust into a would that she knows nothing about she takes it all like a champ. She owns it. She's got her own bit of sarcasm. She also knows how to hold her own. I love it. 

Seeing a lot of the secondary characters from the covenant series was great. I loved being about to see them again. They bring a lot to the book. I love that we still get to see Apollo, Deacon, Luke, and Marcus. Deacon was one of my favorite secondary characters from the Covenant Series and I'm so happy that he was in the start of this one.

If you are a fan of Greek Gods and/or the Covenant Series then you will absolutely love this. You won't be disappointed. I'm already anxiously waiting for the second book. It can't come soon enough.   

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