Review | Storm and Fury – Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’m a lucky reader that has found an amazing list of authors that have become favorites of mine. One of these authors is Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Dark Elements is a really good trilogy and I was really excited when she announced a spinoff series. Storm and Fury is the first book in this new series. It released last year, but I finally got around to reading it right before the sequel released last week! Keep on reading to find out what I thought about this book!

Review | Storm and Fury – Jennifer L. Armentrout

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…

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Inkyard Press on 11/06/2019
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover


I do want to start this review by saying that I really recommend reading The Dark Elements trilogy before starting this series. It’s a spinoff and can be read separately, but you’ll understand the cameos and the world just a little bit more. The author explains the world, but I loved that I knew a lot of things while reading Storm and Fury.

Once again, Jennifer L. Armentrout gave me a book that I didn’t want to put down. Storm and Fury is over 500 pages, so there was plenty to enjoy. If you’ve read The Dark Elements, you know Zayne! I had a soft spot for him then, so I was so excited that he was getting his own story. He’s a great one for the list of book boyfriends. Zayne is caring, protective and very sarcastic. Even though past events have changed his outlook on things, he’s still loyal to what he needs to do. Also, when he gets set on something, Zayne doesn’t stop until it’s done.

“You’re hard to talk to,” Zayne said after a moment.
Offended, I glared at him. “No, I’m not.”
“Okay, let me rephrase that. You’re argumentative.”
“No, I’m not.”
Zayne stared at me, as if me arguing with him just then was proof enough of what he claimed.
It was sort of proof of what he claimed, and that irritated me.”

Trinity is the new main character we meet in this series and we read from her POV. She’s not a warden and you know that there’s more to her than meets the eye. I enjoyed her character, but I would’ve liked to have learned more about her earlier on. I felt kind of left in the dark during part of the story. That being said Trinity was a fun character to read about. She’s stubborn, feisty and speaks without thinking. Also, she doesn’t let her eye condition stand in her way of doing things. Her gift of seeing spirits and ghosts was a fun aspect of this story and it definitely added some interesting elements.

Then there’s the connection between Trinity and Zayne. As soon as they meet it’s clear that there’s more going on. I liked seeing them explore this connection and the “will they, won’t they” aspect was a lot of fun. I loved that they would bicker and be really sarcastic with each other, but I definitely felt that there was more. And there is and it wasn’t exactly what I saw coming. I can’t wait to see how their relationship continues to develop in the following books.

“What are you going to do if it does get worse?” he asked.
“Maybe I’ll get myself a seeing-eye gargoyle.”
Zayne chuckled. “I can be that for you.”
“Uh, yeah, I feel like you’d grow very bored of that.”
“I don’t think so.” His fingers curled around my chin, bringing my gaze back to his. Air hitched in my throat. “I don’t think…there’s ever a boring second around you.”

Besides the action packed story we get, Storm and Fury is also filled with touches of romance and lots of sarcasm. On top of that, Jennifer L. Armentrout always gives us an amazing cast of side characters. My favorite were the moments we got to see Roth and Layla again. I also became a fan of our latest side character, Peanut. A ghost that loves the ’80s and has no respect for privacy. I hope we see a lot more of him in the next couple of books.

All in all, Storm and Fury was a great start of a new series. Once again, Jennifer L. Armentrout didn’t disappoint. I’m happy that I decided to wait a bit to read this, so I could read the sequel soon after. I know it’s going to be a long wait for the third book though! I’m sure it’ll be worth it though!

Storm and Fury was a great start of The Harbinger series! As I’m typing this, I just started the sequel, Rage and Ruin. So keep an eye out on the blog for the next review. Have you read anything by this author? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Review | Storm and Fury – Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. OMG I loved this book too! I hope to dive into the sequel as soon as possible!

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