Title: Storm and Fury
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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…
Storm and Fury takes us back to the supernatural world created by Jennifer L Armentrout in the Dark Elements series with all new ball players and glimpses of our old favorites.
The story follows Trinity Marrow, the last of her kind, who is kept at a northern compound filled with Wardens, away from the forces who covet her body parts…..like they literally want to chop her up and have her for dinner. Trinity trains day after day with her best friend and protector, Misha, for the day they are called on by her father.
Aside from fearing being killed and eaten, dear Trinity suffers from a degenerative eyesight disease, Retinitis pigmentosa, causing her to slowly go blind, a cruel joke in light of what her duty to the world is.
When Wardens from another compound arrive without warning claiming that something out there is killing both demons and wardens alike and an attack on Trinity shakes the compound to its core: Trinity safe world within the walls begin to fall apart.
I really enjoyed this book. I feel like it was a great start to the spinoff series and the fact that it can be read as its own book is pretty great too. The characters had charm and the cheesy/corny moments spot on. The only issue I had with this book is how Trinity handles her crush on Zayne. It reminded me too much of Layla at times.
Things I didn’t like:
- Trinity’s crush on Zayne
Things I did like:
- Representation of LGBTQA
- Representation of character living with a degenerative illness
- Trinity’s will to be stronger despite her illness
- Peanut – Sassy Ghost
- The writing of the book flowed from beginning to end
- The small cliche moments
- the plot twist…(I was NOT expecting that)