Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

40291564Storm and Fury
Series: The Harbinger
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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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…

my FeelingsIt’s been a while since I read a YA from Jennifer L. Armentrout and it was great to be back in the rules of the Wardens. While it’s set in the same wold as the The Dark Elements series you don’t have to read book one, but I kind of wish I had.

I did enjoy this, but it seriously could have been shorter by cutting this book down. Being over 500 pages is such a stretch!

I adored Trinity! She’s witty and so easy to love. She’s also battling so many things that would make most people feel inferior to others (like the possibility of losing her eyesight) but she’s doing the best that she can. I can get why some people would say that she was a bit naive but she only grew up in the Warden compound and has never really been in the outside world.

I had a lot/hate relationship the way her relationship with Zayne was written. While I did enjoy their banter and want them together, I didn’t like the way it took so long for something to happen or how his past with Layla was handled. Speaking of Layla, I really didn’t care for her in this. She came of selfish and kept pressuring Zayne to talk to her, but she really had no right. However, I’m getting off topic of the relationship between Trinity and Zayne. I was disappointed! We don’t really get anything until more than half of the book and while we do get one HOT scene, we don’t really get much more than that.

The reason my rating is only three stars is because of the length of the book and the pacing. I have more questions than what I went into this with. Everything was really down out. The romance, her abilities, and just really made me wonder why it wasn’t cut down. Also, seeing that the second book in this series Rage and Ruin is sitting at 576 for the hardcover has me really shaking my head.

All in all, I’m still a fan of JLA’s writing and this Warden world. I wish it was shorter and the romance was given a better shot. While I will be picking up book two, I won’t be in a rush to read it as soon as it releases.3 Star Rating purple

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19 thoughts on “Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. I think I liked this one more than you did, but I agree it was much too long. All of JLA’s books seem to suffer from a lack of good editing lately, in my opinion. There is really not enough happening to justify them being so long.

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  2. I remember seeing reviews about how long this one was when it came out. I’ve only read a couple of her books. I liked the one that was more contemporary, but I couldn’t really get into the fantasy one. Probably because I listened to the one and the MC sounded like Drac from the kid’s Transylvania movie. It bugged me so much!


  3. I haven’t read any of JLA’s YA books and I’m a little scared to actually. I LOVE the de Vincents and her Wicked trilogy though. Glad to see that you love this world and hopefully I will get the guts to check it out!

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