Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 512
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley, publisher
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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…

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the Publisher via Net Galley but that did not in any way influence this review!

You’ve heard me say this a thousand times…I have a long record of reading things out of order.  So, it won’t surprise you to know that I read this book, a spin-off of the Dark Elements series, without every having read one of those books.  And now, knowing what I know, I’m not sure I can move backward.  I don’t think I could enjoy a world where characters I love may not be as happy as they could be.  I’m not sure I’ve ever been so torn between a world I’m crazy about and the fear of knowing what happened before I joined it.  Anyway…enough about that.  Let me tell you about Storm and Fury.

First, let me start by saying that I loved every single little thing about it.  I loved Trinity and how special she was.  I loved her directness and her strength.  She doesn’t let the fact that she suffers from a degenerative disease keep her down and, even though she’s sometimes unsure of herself, she’s willing to go out on a limb for those she loves.  I fell head-over-heels for Zayne.  He’s sweet, sexy, a bit broody, and, overall, just a very swoonworthy character.  From the very first moment they met, Trinity and Zayne had undeniable chemistry…and I waited patiently for it to turn into something explosive.  This wasn’t insta-love, these two had lots of other things to worry about, like demons, and danger, and  people from their past.  But, even as they fought side by side, even as they took on evil, there was a undercurrent simmering away.  And I couldn’t put it down.

I loved the banter, and the flirting, that these two had going on even as they faced twists and turns, and unexpected action.  This book brought tons of feels, both from Trinity and Zayne’s romance as well as from their other relationships, past and present.  Although the world-building took a bit of time, it was a great thing for those who, like me, hadn’t read the other books – I learned about the gargoyle world and really loved it.  If you love paranormal romance, then I strongly suggest you give this book a read.  Be aware that we’re not done with Trinity and Zayne…their story is not over, and I, for one, am very glad of that.  So, if you’re prepared to handle some action, adventure, mystery, all the feels, and a sweet romance that does not end in this book, I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.  I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment!

Oh…and there’s one more thing I need to say before I end…Zayne is mine!!!

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