Review – Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):

“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…”

REVIEW:

Storm & Fury is a spin-off of the Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I have been wanting to read this series for a while now, but just kept getting distracted by other books. Honestly, I was intrigued by this book before I even knew about the Dark Elements series. I do believe you could go in blind since Armentrout does a good job of explaining prior events, but I do think having read the first series really adds depth to this book.

Our lead in this book is Trinity, she’s unique and the last of her kind. She’s half-human and has been protected by the Wardens for the last 10 years. The reader is left in the dark about what Trinity is for about half of the book, which was surprising. Trinity also suffers from a degenerative eye disease, which for most of the book I thought was a side effect of her powers. It’s actually really cool that it is a part of her that is completely human.

I loved being back in this world, and the opportunity to have Zayne have his own story. He was one of my favorites from the Dark Elements series, and I’m excited to see how his story evolves. Trinity and Zayne’s relationship is great and really adds to this story.

Storm & Fury packs much more oomph than any of the books in the Dark Elements series. Those books always felt a little lacking for me, but this book really sucks you in. I did grow a little frustrated with how Trinity’s uniqueness was teased. It was a little annoying to me for the last sentence of every chapter to be along the lines of “if they knew what I was”. It just grew tedious after a while, and probably why it took me a bit to get into this book.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I’m excited to see where this series goes from here, and I love what it adds to the previous series.

RATING: 4/5

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