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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…
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Storm and Fury is the first book in The Harbinger series and a spinoff to The Dark Elements series. While this is supposed to be a stand-alone series, you technically don’t have to read Dark Elements. But, the characters and back story affect what happens in Storm and Fury. It also changes everything, so if you decide you want to read it after, major spoilers if you begin with The Harbinger series first. You have been warned.
Now that all disclaimers are out of the way, I can finally say this. Holy Moly! What! OMG! What!!!!? …cough…I’m fine now. I loved the Elemental series and didn’t know that she was writing a follow up series so when I realized it, it was like Christmas had come early. I get a Zayne book? Happy happy joy joy.
“Oh my God. I hit a Defcon level of WTFery.” <- FYI, I will now be quoting this for everything in my life even remotely difficult. Get a papercut? I’m using this quote.
Trinity Marrow has been living among the Wardens, protected because of her ability to communicate with ghosts. Wardens are gargoyle shifters that protect humans from demons. If the demons find out that Trinity has this power, shit, meet fan. So when Zayne and his father come from a neighboring clan to warn them about attacks against other Wardens, Trinity’s life is about to get even more complicated and dangerous.
“I’m a special snowflake, unique and beautiful.”
He snorted. “You’re something.”
Can I say how much I loved Trinity? Even with a degenerative eye disease that is slowly making her go blind, she is a badass chick who doesn’t take anyone’s crap. She doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for her and doesn’t allow her disability to define her. Plus, she’s got Peanut the ghost as a friend and you can’t not love Peanut and his mischievous ways. Trinity tries to keep him in check but he’s not having it.
“You want to kiss me again, don’t you?”
Every muscle in my body went tense. “Yes. I want—”
Zayne kissed me. It was such a soft, beautiful kiss at first, his lips brushing across mine once, and then twice, and then the kiss deepened and there was nothing questioning or tentative about it. The kiss felt scorching, demanding and soul burning, a raw combination of pent-up need and explosive want.
Swoon. Zayne, oh how I love thee. I loved him in the Dark Elemental series and I love him even more now. While Trinity and Zayne may clash heads at first, Zayne is hard to resist and a slow trust forms between the two of them. They both have major baggage and secrets but have to put everything aside to save their friends. I may not have slept reading this in to the wee hours of the morning. Jennifer Armentrout does not build a small world and this bad boy was 512 pages of amazing to the point, I didn’t realize how big it was until I was done. I’m fairly certain I forgot to eat too. I can not wait for more books in this world! I need them ASAP.