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The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Synopsis

A bloody path has been chosen… 

The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs. 

The Great War fought by the few is coming… 

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people. 

In the end, the sun will fall… 

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same. 

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…

Review

Can I start off super punny here? Adulting while in possession of this novel was a *STRUGGLE.*
There, I said it. It’s out of my system. Promise.
But seriously though, from the moment I got this book (as it has been with the previous two in the series) I could not, and did not want to, put it down. My adrenaline was pumping, I could feel my heart pounding, and I’m sure my blood pressure shot up within the first couple of pages. Yep. Pages.
Because that’s how Jennifer Armentrout writes. And it is awesome.
This is such a beautiful book/series to read because there is nothing I love more than falling in love with characters. We were introduced to Seth years ago, and I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again… I hated him. But he grew on me, and I fell in love. And one of my favorite things about these books – and I think specifically The Struggle, because we really see it in the pages of this installment of the Titan series – is watching Seth grow up. Yes, he still has that Seth-like charm and confidence that only Seth can have, but in the pages of the Struggle we get to witness him grow into the man that deserves a girl like Josie.
And I love Josie. She’s not a badass and hardcore as Alex, but to me, that makes her all the more likable. Josie is just plain relatable. And I adore that about her. But she’s also fierce and loyal and protective. Josie is the type of girl that Seth deserves, someone who will fight for him, someone who will give him the benefit of the doubt. Someone who believes in him. From the start of the Struggle, Josie has no problem standing up for the man she loves, not to Aiden or Alex, not to Hades, not to her own father, Apollo.
Yeah. It’s awesome. Action, love, twists and turns that even Sherlock wouldn’t quickly decipher! The Struggle is the most fun I’ve had reading a book in a while!
Before you know it the you reach the last page and that similar weight of a book hangover settles over your soul. But fear not! While The Struggle leaves you wanting, it ends in a good place where your heart feels full and hey, you know there’s more! Annnnd in the meantime, start your re-read… because this is one to read as often as possible.
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Sentinel (The Covenant Series)

If you haven’t picked up the Covenant Series by Jennifer Armentrout, you’re missing out. Like major! And hey, if you start now you can read all the books back to back and not experience the excruciating wait between books. If you haven’t read up until now, you shouldn’t read this, I don’t want to spoil the first 6 books for you. 

Last we saw Alex she was getting the ever-loving crap beaten out of her and then getting her ass saved by Apollo and his son on Mt Olympus. So Sentinel begins pretty much right where Apollyon left off. There’s a lot of action (I don’t mean all fight scene, though there’s plenty of that. But a lot happens throughout this book.) and I honestly can’t remember a dull moment. 
Aiden is a huge part of this book, because how could he not be? I still love him, again, how could I not? What I really love though is that the relationship between Alex and Aiden has really seemed to mature. They have a mutual respect and adoration for each other and seem to have less childish or selfish motives between them. 
All our favorites are back, but since the story moves at kind of a fast pace, we don’t get to see too much of Deacon and Alex’s uncle or rest of their friends. If I’m being honest, I missed them, but I didn’t feel like their lack of scenes took away from the book. Seth is back too and claiming to be a changed man. I love Seth, he has major issues and I never thought he was right for Alex, but he’s a great character and he definitely had a chance to prove himself in this novel. 
Overall, it was a great addition to series and I thought, a great way to end it. We’ve all read series that we love the whole way through and then the last book, or even just the last couple chapters ruin everything. Jennifer Armentrout did not do that.