Title: Storm and Fury
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Harbinger #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 14 hours
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Release Date: June 10, 2019
Recommended for fans of: The Dark Elements series
Enter a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her to enhance their powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s world implodes. Not 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 trust Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
This is the first book in a spin-off series of The Dark Elements. I recommend finishing The Dark Elements series (starting with White Hot Kiss) before starting Storm and Fury to fully understand the world building. These YA paranormal romance series include demons, gargoyles (Wardens), and some other supernatural creatures.
I was pleasantly surprised by the disability representation in this book: Trinity has a genetic eye condition that causes her vision to deteriorate despite her supernatural heritage.
I enjoyed the romance and the mysteries surrounding Trinity’s true background and the unusual demonic activity. I thought this was a very typical JLA book; now that I’ve read a few of her series, I’m starting to notice some similarities. I was leaning toward giving this book three stars, but the shocking twists at the end pushed my rating up closer to four stars.
It was really interesting seeing Layla and Roth from an outsider’s POV, and I am so looking forward to continuing the series!