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Book Review: Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Harbinger, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 512 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on May 12th 2020 by Inkyard Press (first published June 11th 2019)
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Spoilers for The Dark Elements series

Enter a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her to enhance their powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s world implodes. Not least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family, and maybe the world, she’ll have to trust Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

“I know what you want. You want to be wanted, and there’s nothing wrong with that, Trin. Not at all.”

Storm and Fury wasn’t something I was planning to read because truth to be told I didn’t really like him in the spin off, The Dark Elements. I reconsidered after finding out Roth aka my favorite demon appears but it still took me awhile. I still wasn’t that motivated because I thought we would get as little as we got Daemon in The Darkest Star.

Fellow bloggers have loved this series and I really wanted to enjoy Zayne’s book as much as they did. I think it would’ve been more enjoyable if it had been in Zayne’s POV. There’s nothing wrong with Trinity and I actually like her. She’s powerful and reckless like Layla but I also wasn’t interested in her life really before she met Zayne. I think I wouldn’t have minded that much if I hadn’t read The Dark Elements because some ‘shocking’ things weren’t so shocking since I knew about them already.

I liked Zayne better than in the spin off but I also felt like Armentrout was trying to rewrite his history or is it just because I didn’t like him? I just didn’t like Zayne described his relationship with Layla to me it always seemed like he didn’t see her until Roth showed interest. He was right about some stuff though, like Layla just assuming things were like before.

“And you… you look like a goddess, Trinity. Beautiful.”

I don’t have much to say about the romance but it’s only the first book of the series. I liked seeing them becoming friends and then even something more but I also found the relationship heartbreaking.

I loved to see more Nikolai but I might have enjoyed reading about Peanut even more. Also I’d love to see Cayman have his own book.

All in all I didn’t hate or love this book. I felt like it was The Dark Elements rewrite with some differences. I’m intrigued what happens next but I found the first book a little predictable.

3 stars

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. My reasons were similar on why I didn’t start reading SaF as well! Then i just wanted to check it out and i was so surprised with how much I liked it! Layla annoyed me a little in this book, did she annoy you love?
    I agree, their relationship is very heartbreaking. OMG YOU HAVE TO READ RAGE AND RUIN

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  2. This right here is why I’m still on the fence about reading this book. I just couldn’t stand Zayne at all, so I need to forget a little bit about me hating him to enjoy his book.


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