Book review: ‘The Return’ by Jennifer Armentrout – Seth becomes the man we all knew he could be

the return

Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book

Series: book 1 of The Titan series

Rating: 16+ for sexual content, sensual violence

Genre: Young Adult


I don’t know about any of you, but when I was starting to read this book, I was practically giggling the whole time. Seth is just one of those characters that grabs your attention every time he’s around and even when he’s not. I was excited when I saw that we would not only get a book but a whole series that will be surrounding him. And we get to see inside his mind and fall even more in love with him, if that is possible.

In this story, we really get to see the effect that Alex’s relationship had on Seth. We know how much it affected her, the connection, but we didn’t see how much if effected Seth. There were times in the first series if you weren’t sure if he just acted like he cared for her because he was addicted to the power or if he really did. Finding out the truth was a little relieving because we know that she not only meant something but him, but so far to say that she started the change in him.

In this story when he meets Josie, she finishes the transformation that is Seth moving from the arrogant boy into the strong man. There is a connection that Seth sees in Josie and Alex but that connection is the only thing that they have in common. Josie has lived a mortal life and doesn’t know anything else. In the eyes of gods and Seth, she is weak because she doesn’t know how to fight, but Seth sees the strength inside of her. He sees the potential, perhaps he sees a little bit of himself in her.

The only thing that I didn’t like about Josie, or how Armentrout, had with her character is that when she finds out what she is, she just accepts it and accepts the whole situation like it was expected. I feel that if it were me (or pretty much everyone else) they would have been unbelieving and challenging what Seth was saying. Josie just accepted it and just followed him on the journey.

In his relationship with Josie, Seth changes the way that he approaches life and matures. He learned from his mistakes with how he handled the situation with Alex. She helps him see that he is more than just the Apollyon, which is something he hasn’t ever had in his life. He’s only ever know he was a mistake and with Josie, he doesn’t feel like that anymore.

I like how there is still some feelings of mistrust between the people in the book and Seth. He still has to earn all their trusts despite how he helped Aiden and Alex get their happy ever after. I love how Armentrout shows the struggle people have with this because they see that he wants to change but it’s hard to just forget that he’s killed thousands of people ruthlessly.

The series is off to a good start. We get to see the kind of series we are in store for and we will see that Seth is going to be the center of the story with Josie. They have a beautiful back and forth and they complete each other. The climax in this story is only a little prick to what we are going to get with the rest of the series. If you read the first series, you know exactly what I am talking about.

Rating: A

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The Titan series

The Return

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

The Power (Out 2/23)
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

Book #3 (TBD)

What did you think of the book?

2 thoughts on “Book review: ‘The Return’ by Jennifer Armentrout – Seth becomes the man we all knew he could be

  1. Pearl Angeli says:

    Aaaah so many feels! I LOVE SETH! 🙂 So glad you loved this book. 🙂 Excited for the next installment! 🙂 Great review, btw. 🙂

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