Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Prophecy (Titan #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review

The Prophecy (Titan, #4)Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Prophecy (Titan #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

History is on repeat…

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that's standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them -- without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him -- everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best -- and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she's not fighting just for herself -- she's fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled….

Man oh man, while I've been anticipating this conclusion to Seth's story for a good long while now, picking it up was kind of nerve wracking. Expectations were high, hopes were higher, and my ever present fear of series enders was in full force. So, as I do, I stalled on reading this one for a little bit after it hit my kindle. Until I couldn't stall anymore. And now here I am, just finished reading The Prophecy, and...y'all. I have so many feelings. MY HEART. What do I do now? It was SO GOOD.

The characters are my bread and butter in this series, and I loved them more than ever in this book. Josie is the same smart, funny chick she's always been -- but she's also grown and matured a whole bunch. And goodness knows I've loved Seth since always, but I EXTRA loved him in this novel, where he's sweet and protective while still maintaining his natural arrogance. Then the side characters, both the ones we've known and loved for a while and those that are new. Jennifer L. Armentrot excels at many aspects of writing, but her characterization of all characters is definitely one she's especially talented with. 

Speaking of the writing -- it was addictive, as usual. I feel like I always say that when I'm talking about JLA books, but it's because it's true. When it stops being true, I'll stop saying it. But for now, I shall say ADDICTIVE. The pacing was good, with the only hiccup for me being the beginning. I felt like it jumped into things too fast, which is strange because I hate exposition in books. Seriously, I do. But the beginning to The Prophecy was a wee bit jarring to me -- something I suspect was a product of the TOPIC of conversation the book kicked off with. While it was something I'd been worried about coming to light in this novel, it wasn't something I expected the book to open with. Thus said, this may just be a personal issue. However, it WAS something that made it take me a small bit longer to settle into the story. 

But settle into the story I did, with the characters and their journey. Once I was in, I was IN. And part of being IN was my significant emotional connection. I mentioned it in the beginning of this review -- my FEELINGS and my HEART. Ahhhh. I'd braced myself, because this is a series ender so obviously I'm going to be extra emotional. But even so I am so full of soft feels right now I'm considering crying. Such a solid, lovely ending to a series full of characters I've been head over heels over for years.

Overall, The Prophecy is an intense, beautiful conclusion to the Titan series. I'm going to miss these characters with all my heart, but I have truly enjoyed their journey. If you're looking for an amazing paranormal romance series to pick up, look no further, my friends, because this right here is a perfect one for you!!

4.5 stars - A lovely, intense conclusion to the Titan series!

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