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

The ReturnSynopsis:

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.


My thoughts:

When I heard that JLA is writing a spin off series off the Covenant series I was super stoked and knew I would read it. That it is NA is even better. This series and book follows Seth, who we know and love from the Covenant books. I was happy to hear we get more of Seth, it seemed like there is much more to him and he got the raw end of the deal in the end of the series. And then there is Josie, who is new to us and Seth.

I really enjoyed learning more of Seth and seeing there is more to him than the Apollyon. He still struggles with all the things he has done to people and even more to Alex. He still thinks about Alex quite a lot and of the things he could have done different maybe.

I loved Josie, she is such a great strong character, she is smart, witty and learns fast. I liked the idea that she had no idea that the world of Greek Gods and Titans is more than a myth. She pretty much gets thrown into that world as a mortal and must learn quickly to survive. I like how even when she is down, she never gives up and wants to learn how to defend herself. I can’t wait to learn more about her and see how she handles things that have changed for her in the end of the book forever.

We see a few familiar faces in this book, one that is not that much in the book but very important is Apollo. I always like him and his sense of humor and wished we get more of him. Deacon and Luke also return in this book and I just adore them, they are so much fun to read.  There are a few other characters from the Covenant that are present in this one.

Overall, this was another great book from JLA and I can’t wait to read the next one.

I recommend that if you haven’t read the Covenant Series to do so before you start with this. While you can read it without having read it , it helps a lot to know the background of Seth and the Gods and the overall Covenant universe.

I rate this book at 4 ½ ★


Some of my favorite quotes:

“ You have more baggage than United Airlines. Cross that out. You have more issues than Medusa, and that woman make the inside of a cat lady’s thoughts seem like a calming place”


“The breeze is chilly. And I have sensitive skin. I burn really easily, which is funny considering I have some sun- god blood in me. Go figure.”


“You want to know something?”

“Sucked today or not, nothing in the sky is shining brighter than you.”


“He seemed to be staring at the chain hanging from the ceiling fan. Seconds later, he confirmed this by reaching out and tugging the chain.

Light clicked on.

He tugged the chain again.

Light went off.

Oh for gods’ sake, he had a mean case of ADD sometimes. “Apollo,” I snapped.”


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