Review: Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by 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…
Genre: Angels, Ghosts, Heart-Wrenching, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen--
Trinity has led a sheltered life within the Warden gargoyle community with most everyone thinking she is just a human. But in actuality, she is the last of her kind, a weapon to be used- or an abomination to some. When a few wardens are allowed into the community, Trinity finds herself drawn to the attractive and infuriating Zayne. But soon, something dear to her is taken and nothing will stop her from getting it back, even if it costs her life.
Sooo, I did not realize that this was a spin-off series. I knew it was set in the same world of gargoyles that The Dark Elements series is set in, but I did not realize that one of the main characters was a min character from that series and that the actions there play a HUGE role in his drama in this series. Well, yeah. So anyway, I guess this can be read as a new series (since I successfully did) but I wish I had read the other series first for all the drama and backstory.
Ok, now that is over, OMG this was so GOOD! I love this heartbreaking story, I wish I hadn't read it so that I could go back and read it all over again for the first time. We all know my love with all things written by JLA and this is no exception. She is able to create the best characters, engaging twisty plots, descriptive world building, incredible sexual tension, heartbreak that makes me want to rampage, and leaves me wanting more every time. The thing that gets me the most with this story was Trinity's voice, so real and sarcastic and relatable, her thoughts and conversations could have been pulled directly out of my tangent filled sarcastic brain! I also really loved how honest Trinity was with herself and her flaws, where as she is the most powerful creature she knows yet she is humble and human. As a side note, Trinity suffers from an eye condition that the author also deals with that added realism and vulnerability I was not expecting (as well as education the reader).
I can ramble forever about this book and my love for it but I will wrap this up and say that this is the first in a series, with some bread crumbs dropped and turmoil just getting started so expect no happy resolution here (I will hope for a happy resolution to come...). I also recommend picking up The Dark Elements series first to read, which I will go gobble up to fill in the gaps in what appears to be some seriously angsty drama. Overall you will not be disappointed whatever choice you make as long as you read this book (spoken by a true fan-girl)!