Title: Storm and Fury
Series: The Harbinger
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Fantasy & YA
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Free ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
There is no doubt about it, you have to read this book. I’ll admit that I haven’t read all of her books(yet!) but JLA is one of my absolute favorite authors and Storm and Fury is such a fantastic new addition to the collection. I mean, hello! Gargoyles!! Enough said.
“Until a little over ten years ago, the beastly looking statues perched on churches and buildings throughout the world were seen only as architectural wonders, but then they went public, exposing to the world that many of those statues were actually living, breathing creatures.”— Storm and Fury, Jennifer L. Armentrout
I love everything about Storm and Fury, from the plot to the characters, everything. The story is unique with an interesting plot, but the characters are what really drew me in. Snarky and strong heroine, check. Equally snarky and steamy hero, check. Hilarious secondary characters, check.
“It’s naked. Like really naked,’ I said, reaching for my blades. ‘I can see that.’ ‘Like I can’t unsee this, Zayne. It’s really supernaked,’ I said, shaking my head. ‘I can’t focus. Oh my God. Everything is just dangling out the there for the world to see.’ ‘Would you stop pointing it out, please and thank you.’ ‘But why is it naked? Is there not clothing in Hell?’ I thought that was a valid question.”— Storm and Fury, Jennifer L. Armentrout
I will say this, Storm and Fury has been tagged as a YA book, but there is one scene that is pretty hot and heavy in sexual nature for a YA book. I personally read both YA and Adult with way more explicit content, but just a heads up for those who don’t enjoy that or parents who would want to know this before allowing their teen to read.
“And when his mouth tugged on my breast and his tongue rasped over my skin, I stopped thinking. It was all about feeling the raw, exquisite sensations shooting down to my core, warming and dampening me.”— Storm and Fury, Jennifer L. Armentrout
My only regret, is that I wish I knew this was a spin-off of the series from her that I haven’t read yet. I don’t know how I even missed that. 🙄 SO, now I will be going to read The Dark Elements ASAP, but I’m so happy to have read this and I highly recommend!
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the 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 put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
About the Author:
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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