Title: Rage and Ruin
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Harbinger #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 17 hours (576 pages)
Publisher: Inkyard Press; Harlequin Audio
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Recommended for fans of: Crave, The Dark Elements, Supernatural
A half human, half angel and her bonded gargoyle protector must work with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming… but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.
As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led – herded – played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.
This series is like Supernatural meets Crave, and I am here for it. I love the direction this apocalyptic tale is going. I am very intrigued by the firstborn grace powers and the angelic lore. JLA also expanded upon the ghosts and spirits in this world by introducing shadow people. And you know I am always a sucker for forbidden romance.
I should have seen the villain’s true identity coming, but I was surprised by the reveal. This book has a classic JLA explosive ending, and I cannot wait to see how this series concludes in Grace and Glory!