Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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


 

Storm and Fury

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(The Harbinger #1)

A Dark Elements Series spin off

Hardcover, 512 pages
Published June 11th 2019

Storm and Fury – Jennifer L Armentrout


Storm and Fury – Jennifer L Armentrout

CORINA’S REVIEW

 

Storm and Fury was my first book by this author – I know I’m late to the show, but I never have been a big fan of YA fantasy to start with, and even though I’ve seen her books I never felt the urge to pick them up. This time, it felt like fate. A new series, feathers on the cover, gargoyles in the book – the perfect book to start with.

I also should mention that I was obsessed with the Gargoyles (TV series) in the 90s.

Ok, let’s get started…

So because this was my first book by JLA, and coming into her style without having read anything else by her I didn’t really see what the fuss was all about. But I was probably the wrong audience.

Overall the book was well written, a bit juvenile at times, but it’s a YA, so that can be expected. But nevertheless it was entertaining.

Unfortunately there were a couple things that didn’t mesh with me. It started with quite a few aspects that were too easily explained, actually often there wasn’t even an explanation at all. It felt all very superficial and only skin deep. And for me, having read adult fantasy, the world building felt shallow at best. It wasn’t fleshed out and left a lot unanswered. But when I turned my expectations down a notch and just enjoyed the book for what it was – a YA fantasy, on the very young side if I’m honest – but still an engaging story with a decent plot.

What the world building was missing, the dialogues and characters had in spades. I was chuckling and smiling and especially Trinity’s pet ghost Peanut was one of the more entertaining characters of this book. And surprisingly I really enjoyed the dialogues, and the heroine’s sassy attitude was right up my alley.

Since this book is the first in a new series, it did a great job as an introduction for me, largely because it was 500+ pages. And although I wasn’t wowed by it, I still was mostly entertained and can see the overall allure of this series – it just wasn’t captivating enough for me to go on.

 

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


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Storm and Fury – Jennifer L Armentrout

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Storm and Fury - Jennifer L. ArmentroutEighteen-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…


MEET THE AUTHORS

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia.

When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn

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I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

2 thoughts on “Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    1. I think it all depends. At this point, JLA books aren’t for me. But that’s just how it is, some authors work for me others don’t. She is hugely popular, so there has to be a reason for it. If you end up reading it, ping me when you are done, would love to hear your opinion.:D

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