Series: Titan #2
Published by Spencer Hill Press on February 23, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Kindle eBook
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With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.
Fate has other plans.
The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.
But the gods are sensing a greater threat.
Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.
The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.
Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.
And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.
Josie learns more about her purpose as she attempts to stay ahead of the deadly titans in the follow-up to The Return. Let’s review, shall we?
Once again, I loved the mythology and the setting. However, the main plot seems to be pushed to the side to focus on the romance and the disintegration between the two factions (full and half bloods). I really wish more time was spent fleshing out the main narrative. I want to know more about the titans and more about the demigods!View Spoiler »Gods help me, I really wish Aiden and Alex had not been a part of the narrative. While I really enjoyed the Covenant series plot and setting, I actually was not the biggest fan of Aiden and Alex. Adding them to the story not only made it boring for me, it did not help the characterization of Josie at all. Is it just me, or do her and Alex have way too many similar character traits? It’s honestly a little disturbing thinking Seth has ended up with an Alex knock-off. I would have preferred Alex stay in the underworld until maybe the end of the trilogy (if she made an appearance at all). « Hide Spoiler
Finally, I’m really disappointed at the ending. I want more of an active role from Josie, and I would rather the trilogy had spent more time pulling in the other demigods rather than focusing so much on previous characters.
tl; dr While the story has a wonderful mythology, the characters, plot, and setting are losing their initial drive within the narrative.