*In this book review I will give a brief overview and opinion on the text without the deliberate inclusion of any spoilers.
Rating: 5 out of 5 books 📖
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 is a spin off from The Dark Elements series, another one I’d recommend to anyone. It’s been some time since I read the original series so I wasn’t even aware that there was a spin off due to be released. But I was browsing Goodreads for a new read when I stumbled across this beauty.
The books heroine is a witty, loyal character who has many close relationships with those around her. Trinity is an easily likeable character with a hint of edginess- she’s no wallflower. But there is something that separates her from others and this is an eye defect which makes her partially blind. At the end of the book, Armentrout actually says that she herself has this condition, bringing a sense of cold reality into the tale. Despite this, the character proves she is a strong individual who won’t let any obstacle stop her from doing what she wants. It’s clear that despite any hardships Trinity encounters, she is loved, especially by her guardians Thierry and Matthew, who act as father figures. While also being physically strong characters in a position of authority, they are also all softness and vulnerability when it comes to their ward.
“You want to be wanted, and there’s nothing wrong with that, Trin. Not at all.” – Misha
Oh and another thing, Zayne’s back! If you’ve read the previous series, you know all about the complicated relationship between Roth (if you know, you know), Layla and Zayne. Lucky for us readers, all three are back, giving us a glimpse into the aftermath from Every Last Breath. Plus, having a good-looking main character with a past that has hardened him is nothing to complain about.
One great aspect about this book is that events of the past bleed into the present, with plenty of surprising twists and revelations popping up throughout. It feels like Trinity has come full circle with old issues and unknown enemies emerging when she least expects them to.
“Isn’t that evil’s greatest achievement? It often hides itself in innocence.” – Zayne
It’s no secret I love Armentrout’s books and she hasn’t let me down with the latest one, it was definitely a book I couldn’t put down! It took me 2 days to read it, although without work I would have had it finished in 1.
In a world filled with demons and gargoyles, light and dark are merged as lines blur. With a plot that questions the meaning of tradition and authority. This book features a great plot line with tortured characters who have their own roles to play and destiny to face.
Personally, I loved following the budding relationship between Trinity and Zayne, from the attraction and banter to the confusion and heartbreak. Truth be told it didn’t turn out the way I predicted- which made it all the better! Questions were definitely left for the second instalment to answer.
”I’m guessing the sky is full of stars?” – Trinity
“It is, but the only ones that matter are the ones you see.” – Zayne
In all, this is a book I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys a good supernatural tale with twists and elements of romance. Fingers crossed book 2 comes out soon!
Would you read this book or have you already? If so, what did you think?