Thank you so much to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for giving me the opportunity to read Storm and Fury early! This was my first book by Jennifer L Armentrout, but I’ve heard so many amazing things about her other books, so I was super excited to read Storm and Fury!
Storm and Fury 4/5 Stars
Summary from 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…
I really liked Storm and Fury! It was a fun book with a super cool premise. As I said above, this was my first book by the author, and even though it was a spinoff series, I didn’t feel like I had missed out on anything by not reading the initial series/introduction to the world. At the beginning, I had a little bit of a hard time connecting to Trinity, but as I got more into it (maybe like 4 or 5 chapters in), I really started to like her and the supporting characters. I thought Zayne was amazing and he’s definitely my favorite. I’m confused about Peanut and why he played as large of a role in the book as he did, but maybe it will be explained more in book two?
When the story really got going (after the demon breach at the compound), I got so into this book that I 100% could not put it down (aka I read it until 4am on a day where I had to be in the office by 8am- that was definitely a super rough day…)! The characters you meet and the plot twists that happen in the second half of the book were amazing!
Another thing that I thought was really cool was Trinity’s eye disease. I learned so much about something I had never thought about (a degenerative eye disease) and then the author’s note at the end that tied it all together with the author’s own journey with said eye disease made it so real and brought up a great point about how we really never know what’s going on with others and that everything is not always so black and white (seeing vs blind in this case).
Just as a heads up to people who have never read a Jennifer L Armentrout book before (like me)- the actual writing style of the book takes a little while to get used to. As an adult reading YA, the writing style felt a little young- BUT that’s not an issue- just something I wish I had realized before I started reading it so I could go in expecting that. It didn’t change the fact that I really liked the book though!
Storm and Fury comes out on June 11th- are you planning on reading it?? I would definitely consider it if I were you!