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The Harbinger #2

Rage and Ruin

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Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences…

Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been working 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.

468 pages, Kindle Edition

First published June 9, 2020

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Jennifer L. Armentrout

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# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

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696 reviews1,551 followers
July 15, 2020
#1 Storm and Fury — 4 Stars
#2 Rage and Ruin — 3.75 Stars

The ending left me speechless, like the snap of Thanos’ gauntlet-clad fingers kind of speechless . . .

The pop culture references in this book is insane. Can you imagine having a conversation with a demon about BTS? Nobody can pull off that kind of ridiculous but clever and highly entertaining humor, except JLA.

When I was reading this, plot wise, it reminded me so much of the shows Supernatural and Shadowhunters. Another rehashed idea, yet somehow the author’s made it work. The pacing is slow, but there’s a lot of action and I loved that.

Unfortunately, I was rather dispassionate about the romance. It was meh, and I wasn’t feeling it. Trinity really got under my skin with her jealousy and insecurities. I was defensive of Zayne, but I thought he was understanding and honest. I did not appreciate how she treated him.


How is it that I cared more about him, Layla, and Cayman than the main characters? Zayne and Trinity are a badass team, but those three light up any situation with their hilarity. I have a sudden urge to reread The Dark Elements series, but I also can’t wait to have the third book in my hands!
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2,510 reviews31k followers
April 7, 2021
i read this book for zayne and zayne alone. and all i can say is HOW DARE YOU END A BOOK LIKE THAT, JLA!!!

i dont think i enjoyed this as much as the first book and that could be for several reasons - too much time between books, so i forgot a lot. the pacing is slow. not a fan of the many pop culture references. and trinity is so annoying/immature and i hated how she treated zayne.

that being said, i loved the further world-building in this. its so interesting learning more about the angels and their dynamic with demons and ghosts. i also found the complex emotions in this to very insightful - especially for zayne. the poor boy has been through much and its so natural for the reader to understand his struggles and empathise with him.

overall, this is exactly what i expected this new installment to be. that ending basically destroyed me, so i will tending my wounded heart until the next book comes out.

3.5 stars
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3,406 reviews9,540 followers
June 29, 2020
4.5 Stars

My God!! I forgot how much I love Gargoyles! Of course, I do have statues around my room, but I digress!

Okay, so the Zayne in the book has long blonde hair, but this is my Zayne.

I love the hell out of these characters! And in no way shape or form did I see that ending coming!! Although, I do always wonder why this one person ends up a bad guy in some books and movies 🤔

Anyhoo, I really looking forward to the next book!! Damn it!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

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805 reviews1,070 followers
October 8, 2020
Jennifer L. Armentrout can do no wrong. Let's just put that out there for all to know.

Even when she writes books that aren't my cup of tea, and it has happened before, I still keep running back, and 9 times out of 10, she delivers and I love her so much for it!

Also, just so this can be out there for all to acknowledge and be awed, by the end of 2020, JLA would have published THREE novels in the year alone! Each of them being 500+ pages! And from what I can tell (I've not read the rest but have seen reviews) all of them are top-notch quality. That is all kinds of wild! How does she have the time? The motivation? I will forever be impressed by her!

But, moving on, you're here for a review, not a fangirl freak out.

As always, my favorite part of any JLA novel is the characters. Her characters are such fun, likable people. There is something about them that feels real and like people that you would actually like to know in real life. And they have such great dialogue which always makes me smile. Even the villains, the worst of the worst are entertaining.

I loved seeing all the character interactions, and I now really want to read the companion series, The Dark Elements trilogy (although that is in no way needed to understand this story) just to get more interactions between the side characters. Roth, Layla, and Cayman great to read about.

The main characters, Trin and Zayne were equally entertaining. I laughed too many times while reading their conversations. I love the chemistry between the two, and just how well they get along. I also loved seeing the progression of  Trin's impending blindness and how the disability played a role in the story and in Trin's life without it fundamentally changing who she was as a person. It's rare to see the main character in a story like this with a disability that plays so much into the story. It was great to see how well it was done here since the author shares the same blindness causing genetic disorder as the main character.

One of my complaints from the last book was that it felt too long it was 500+ pages and I didn't feel that it needed to be. While this book is just as physically long, I never noticed the time pass by. The pacing was so good, it never dragged and generally flowed smoothly.  Another previous complaint was that I could see just about everything coming in Storm and Fury. This book, on the other hand, kept catching me by surprise, down to the very last sentence.

Overall, I totally recommend this series. If you like fun characters and action, this is for you! Especially if you are already familiar with Jennifer L. Armentrout's style of writing!!

**I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**
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1,473 reviews9,393 followers
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June 19, 2020
This cover has added 10-years to my life.

Thank you, Jennifer L. Armentrout, for being you.

Okay, admittedly, that just got a little weird, but I just CANNOT wait to get my hands on this!!!
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783 reviews422 followers
March 25, 2023
(Technically 5, but the rating system is SO limited; bah, semantics)

AHHHHH! This was one of my absolute top favorite reads of the year, I am shaking, literally... i’m crying, no, sobbing. I can’t get over how insane this was... an emotional rollercoaster ride that I waited a year for and is over ALREADY & I’m going to have to wait againnnn for most likely around a year to get to read the last book in the trilogy! I had to have written a short review for this 3 times (all after 3 in the morn of course), and fell asleep each and every time before i could post it. i am beyond enthusiastic about this book, you have no idea, and everyone needs to read this series, BUT I’m absolutely exhausted and feeling quite defeated over the whole deleted-review-3-times deal so a more inclusive RTC!

(Seriously though! You NEED to get your hands on this RIGHTNOW!)

Okay seriously... 3.5 MORE DAYS!!!! Flipping my shit rn!
Ahhh my darling JLA!

BTW I MUST thank @jessica for introducing me to her brilliance a year ago! ❤️

Ugh look at that cover! Everything I expected from Rage & Ruin ;-)


*breathes in deeply*

Ahhemm, I’m very excited about this. Obviously. YAY!
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397 reviews2,131 followers
April 6, 2021
    “Rage and ruin had not corrupted me. They powered me.”
Haha I was so off about who the Harbringer was.
Like completely off.💀

Also, JLA really loves her cliffhangers.

My favourite scenes definitely involved when Roth & Cayman appeared. ^-^

“Being a demon must pay well.”
“Being the Crown Prince does.” Roth grinned at me as he eased away from the curb.
“So, what’s Layla doing?”
“Currently marathoning Doctor Who with Cayman,” he answered. “And I want no part of that life.”
“Well, God ain’t my boss.” Cayman rolled golden-hued eyes. “But whatever. I’ll do as you ask, but I make no promises about the memories I’ll leave behind. I think I’ll give them a new obsession with BTS, who have officially replaced 1D on my best-things-ever list.”

BTS and Doctor Who were both mentioned and altho the only episode I remember watching 5 years ago from Doctor Who is Blink (will never forget how much that creeped me out), it was funny seeing demons talking about it. I know a certain someone who would LOVE seeing these mentions.

^(I remember getting so scared of that episode that I freaked out every time I saw a statue ahaha)

Seeing these guys again makes me want to reread The Dark Elements ahhh I so wanna see more of Roth and Cayman!!

The banter between Trinity and Zayne was funny too, though there was a lot of drama and fighting between them.

“Do I even want to know why it looks like the junk food aisle of a convenience store threw up inside the fridge and every cabinet?”

Lips twitching, I struggled to keep my face blank. “I...got hungry yesterday, and ordered groceries through one of those delivery services.”

Trinity and her obsession with Coca Cola, while Zayne has an obsession with coconut oil. yea i dont understand that either lol

To be honest though....this book felt kinda 'eh'. Like some of the stuff that happened to the characters, I didn't really care about for some reason and in general I was pretty bored with some parts.😕 Trin and Zayne fought way too much to the point where I wanted to murder both of them. And of course, it's the typical main character being jealous of another girl who hangs out with Zayne😐

Girl on girl hate here was taken too far. Sometimes I'm able to ignore it, but here it just pissed me off and I honestly dont even like the idea of Trin and Zayne being together which is actually heartbreaking considering how much I loved them in Storm in Fury. With the pointless arguing plus the boring and slow pacing, this was torture to get through.

BUT STILL. I can't believe the last page of this book. JLA really went and revealed something SO BIG, knowing that us readers would have to hold on to that until next year??!!

Oh, why am I not surprised?

Time to hibernate until June 2021.
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595 reviews787 followers
March 11, 2021
Let me start by saying how much I love this series!!!! Damn Jennifer Armentrout for writing another series that puts my stomach in knots and gets my heart racing and gets my girl parts a humming!!! I've always loved gargoyles since I was little and her Wardens like Zayne are sexy hot and magnificent!!! And our heroine Trinity wonder girl with super powers who's half angel and half human and who despite having a eye disease that will probably leave her blind hasn't stopped her from being a bad ass chick with so much heart who is willing to find and stop the harbinger before he brings forth the apocalypse. So much has been already said about this book so I won't go on about the plot. But i will say I love the characters so friggin much besides zayne and trinity theirs demon crown prince of hell and all around trouble maker and fabulous with the one liners the sexy and dark Roth!!! This guy is too much and I adore him and his familiar bambi ! So glad their a team again! I also love me some Cayman as well! The heat and steam in this book was hotttt! And trin and zayne's banter on point! We finally found out who the harbinger is and it shocked the shit out of me! God hasn't been paying attention and one of his archangels is tried of humans and is about to change the world. Full of bitterness and hate for the human race he wants to take away the gift of eternity! And he will use trinity's trueborn blood along with his own to usher in the Transfiguration by opening a rift between heaven and earth so the evil souls enter heaven and once heaven closes it doors to protect the innocent, then every human who dies will no longer be able to enter heaven and will be left on earth for evil to use! So many twists and turns and a ending that had me balling my fucking eyes out!!! I closed and opened the book and read the ending three times hoping I didn't just read what I thought I read! But theirs hope,but what will be the price and is their a happy ending or more heartache to come? I guess we will find out more when book 3 Grace and Glory comes out in June!!!! Until next time Luv's💕💋
August 4, 2021
Gargoyles are Grrrreat!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📙📙
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️🧔🏻👱🏼‍♂️👩🏼‍🦰

The heroine: Trinity - the daughter of an Archangel, Trinity has finally been called upon by her father to fulfill her life’s purpose. Along with her warden guardian she is searching for something called the Harbinger that has been killing wardens (Gargoyles) and demons alike

The Hero(es): Zayne - he is a warden that looks at things a bit differently than most. He works with demons and doesn’t indiscriminately kill demons like the rest of the wardens. This has alienated him from his clan.

The Story: Trinity and Zayne become much closer after her father appoints Zayne her guardian. They are forbidden to be together now that Zayne is her guardian. It doesn’t dampen the attraction they have felt toward each other.

This storyline has gotten better and better. I am enthralled with this world and can’t wait to hear more. The narration was great again, I like the young woman who is doing the narration and she is Trinity to me, not just someone reading the words. She is good a putting emotion into her voice as well as wit and sarcastic humor.

My favorite person was her ghost friend Peanut again but the rest of the supporting cast is gaining ground as well. I really like Roth, the crown prince of Hell and the two main characters are fascinating and they have all the chemistry you could ask for.

Another great thing is all the pop culture references, like Supernatural, Star Wars, Dr. Who and time they compare themselves to the Avengers.

Roth: "What about you, Zayne? Would you kill baby Harbinger?"
"Yes. I would. Now that we've all agreed that we'd kill baby Harbinger, can we get a move on?"
"Sure. I don't know about you guys, but this sharing and caring moment makes me feel like we're a real team that can get stuff done. Like the Avengers, but more evil."
"So, pretty much like Tony Stark?"
"Tony Stark is not evil!"

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432 reviews156 followers
July 15, 2020
Rage And Ruin

No please don’t be over yet! And that cliffhanger is not okay! How- I’m, no- I can’t wait a whole year before the next book.🤭
This book was so fun to read and I laughed about a hundred times, at least. I need the third book ASAP.
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657 reviews1,279 followers
September 11, 2021
the ice-cream parlour scene is my villain origin story💀

as Demi would say, “im about to beat this bitch up.” thats the byline for this review.

any and all stars belong solely to Trinity Lynn Marrow. ONLY. and maybe a sliver of a star for Roth. everyone else can choke. i would give five stars for Trinity alone.

idk if this is an unpopular opinion... but i REALLY dislike Zayne. i have seen a lot of reviews shit on Trinity, but if you ask me, literally everything was Zayne’s fault lmao. honestly the only character i enjoyed in this book was Trinity (and Roth whenever he was around). everyone else was mean to her. dismissed her loss and her feelings. overlooked and even belittled her. and it drove me insane.

like why were all the female characters in this such BITCHES to Trinity? i wanted her to slap them. repeatedly. the way they spoke to her and looked down on her literally made my blood boil. it was the most emotion the series has evoked from me so far.

i just wanted the poor girl to catch a break. she already felt shit enough with feeling second best to Layla since Zayne used to be in love with her, as well as the grief from having to kill her best friend. but adding bitchy lil Stacey on top of it all set me over the edge lmao. mean bitches are always called Stacey too, huh?
”So, when are you going back home?” Stacey asked.
What she asked wasn’t so much a question as it was a dismissal. Like, nice to meet you, but it’s time for you to leave.

when Roth said that Layla and Stacey would just lurve for Trinity to join them on a girls day, i legit couldn’t imagine anything worse. id rather lick a cheese grater and i imagine Trinity would too. it never felt like Trinity was part of the group. not just with the girls, but with all the characters. she was just an outsider, but then Zayne would get mad at her for putting her foot in her mouth about something to do with their group history which he refused to tell her about. when she ASKED. a lot! so it bothered me a lot that this was Trinity’s book, but felt like she was alone and not part of the cohort, you know?

and Zayne... *sigh* probably Armentrout’s worst hero to date. and Trinity deserved better.

Zayne, i was still wobbly on from the first book and for the first half of this book. now, in the Covenant series there’s a love triangle between Alex, Aidan and Seth, but she chooses Aidan. Seth got a spin off series (The Titans) where he falls in love with Josie. in that series, there was never a doubt in my mind that Seth was effortlessly in love with Josie and that Alex was just a shadow of a memory. i never questioned Seth’s love once. the same can’t be said for Zayne despite the similar formula.

Layla chose Roth over Zayne, now Zayne and Trinity are a romantic pair. but... i still felt like he wasn’t fully committed. Trinity kinda still felt like second best to me🤷🏻‍♀️ he felt kinda like a spectre... or a shadow (and i don’t mean in the supernatural type of way), like he was always just half there. similar to the last book, whenever Trinity wanted to know more about him, he’d just slam the metaphorical door shut and she was left awkwardly fumbling in the dark. and it bothered me even more this time round since it’s the second book— there should be some developments, new information unveiled.

like he legit said the phrase “there’s a lot you don’t know, Trin” about... ten times in this book!! then, you blond buff Stonehenge, why don’t you just TELL her??!! so his lack of interest and his shutting her out just made the entire romantic plot line feel stagnant and ultimately made me feel like he didn’t care about Trinity in the same way she did about him. or the way she deserved.

he would get a lil flirty and touchy with her, but when it came to anything... more it was like trying to draw blood from a stone. a giant Warden-sized stone.

but then around the 50% mark, my unsure feelings of Zayne plummeted to a severe dislike. this man was horrid to Trinity and i– i wanted to fight him low-key. he was annoyed that Trinity refused to lay her heart and soul out to him... but why would she? when he’d been pretty hot and cold with her for the past book and a half? with Trinity thinking he’s still in love with Layla since he’s never rebuked the accusations? him never divulging a lot of information about himself or his feelings and leaving Trinity in the dark? he very much had this ‘take, take, take’ mentality but the one time Trinity guards her heart, he’s mad and says some pretty shitty stuff to her (implying that she’s so selfish it was her fault that Misha, her best friend, betrayed her and she then had to kill him😐). i–✋🏻 i truly wanted to slap a bitch right then. like right before this, Trinity pointed out how he could have a less complicated relationship with a girl who he wasn’t magically bound to and therefore NOT allowed to be with, and he said—

“This,” I said, exhaling roughly. “You could do this with literally anyone else, and it would be easier.”
Zayne’s fingers halted. “You’re right. It could be. No rules. No complications.” He started moving again, tracing the line of my throat. “It would be so much easier.”
I thought about the waitress. “Not like there’s any shortage of willing participants.”
“There’s not.”
My eyes flew open. “Then why me?”
“Good question.”
I wasn’t sure I liked that response.

im not sure i liked that response either Trinity. way to make a girl feel ✨special✨. and he wondered just moments later why she wouldn’t full open up to him, hmmm? with lovely responses like that i wonder why she was hesitant to admit her feelings?

i think what really bothered me about him was the whole faux-nice guy persona he had going on when he was really anything but. if you’re gonna be a douche, at least own the fact you’re a douche. id respect you a hell of a lot more. and probably like you more. characters like Mal from Shadow and Bone or Gale from The Hunger Games send me over the edge with their whole good guy personas when they’re really just douche bags. so, after a while, i realised that’s just what Zayne was :////

and i wished he wasn’t bcos at times i really liked him and Trinity, but it got to the point where i thought she deserved better and wanted a new guy to come along and sweep her off her feet. so not a great sign. just the hypocrisy of this man made my head spin. i can’t even articulate it, honestly. it was one rule for him and another for Trinity and it boiled my blood like no other. like this bitch had the nerve to say she didn’t ask about his friends so that’s why he didn’t tell her stuff, but literally whenever she asked him stuff about his friends or anything personal, he shut down and refused to answer her... so idk what Zayne was talking about or what all the Zayne lovers were reading bcos he was the biggest hypocrite EVER.

i could go on forever honestly, but i don’t want to bore everyone. i just really, really, really dislike Zayne. not hate... not yet, anyway.

the scenes with Trinity and Roth were low-key my favourite and the only ones where i had a genuinely good time. i loved Roth back in the day and Trinity is fast becoming one of my favourite Armentrout heroines, so the combo of the two of them together was a blast. beat Zayne being some wishy washy hero who spoke at length about really nothing at all.

and he didn’t even apologise for the shitty things he said to her either. i at least wanted him to acknowledge why his behaviour was wrong and how some of the things he said were cruel af. yeah, Trinity isn’t a saint. she’s hotheaded, impulsive and stubborn, but at least she OWNS it. she even owns the fact she’s selfish and can be rude sometimes. but Zayne painted as this perfect picture of a man who can do no wrong made my eyes roll so hard so many times that im surprised they’re still inside my head :))))

i did appreciate the way he helped Trinity with her disability. he didn’t exaggerate her disability or make out she was weaker or disadvantaged bcos of it. but he still did little things to make life easier for her, noticing small things she did and needed, and never making a big deal out of them which i loved. it was as second nature to him as it was to her.

and the way Trin described views on disabilities was amazing. i have a chronic health condition and i have never been able to articulate the frustration of the idea people with health conditions and disabilities have to be ‘strong’ all of the time.

”People expect you to be self-sufficient and strong all the time. Like you’re supposed to be a shining example of rising above the suckage handed to you, or you’re there to serve some freaking purpose of proving how anyone can overcome odds if they’re just positive enough. Even people who have the same damn problems sometimes think that way.”

and side note: the witches HOOVERING the dead witch up who betrayed them with a fucking DYSON sent me. oh my god.

extra side note: Trinity fucked Zayne while he was in his Warden form so she basically fucked a giant fucking rock. and i– no thoughts. head empty. Trinity fucking a rock

so my review is just a Trinity slander-free zone and a support group for those who loathe Zayne. have a nice day— althoughhhhh Zayne did put lil sticky glow in the dark stars on Trinity’s bedroom ceiling. that was the ONE thing i wanted and was granted. so, i’ll ease up on him a smidge👌🏻
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758 reviews171 followers
June 20, 2021
First Reread (June 19 2021): I totally forgot about that ending. I swear I will dropkick someone if things don't start looking hopeful for Trinity and Zayne. I'm glad I have Grace And Glory on deck. This author. I've said it before and I'll say it again the hell she puts her characters through would be impressive if it didn’t hurt so goddamn much. Fingers crossed for an amazing last book in the series 😭
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What a rollercoaster of emotions! This is the first book that's made me tear up this year. I need the next book in this series as soon as humanly possible! There were so many highs and lows and even more wrench-your-heart-out lows.

Trinity has a good head on her shoulders. She tries her best to be self-sufficient and strong but knows when to ask for help. I appreciate her wanting to resolve the conflict that came up between her and Zayne like rational human beings by using their words. She's very mature and I love that.

Zayne went from sweet to a slight douche bag and right back to sweet and understanding. My heart didn't know what to believe in this novel. It hurt to experience all their ups and downs when I just wanted to hug them and tell them they would be okay.

One of the best parts of this book turned out to be Roth! I love his witty banter with Trin. I really enjoy him as a character. This book really convinced me that I never had a problem with Roth. I just really disliked having to be in Layla's head all that time.

The biggest twist at the end had me tearing up. I was going to flat out refuse to believe that I had read that part in the first place. I was going to metaphorically burn these books out of my mind if the author had gone along with it. On that note, I'm SO SO SO glad she didn't! I want to know what happens next!

The Audio Book:

The narrator was amazing! All the characters were distinguishable from each other. There were no strange noises in the background to distract from the story.
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370 reviews40 followers
September 16, 2022
End of book 2, and I am starting to wish the series could drag on a little longer; that's how much I am enjoying it. I wanted more Zayne and Trin, and I got it.
In the first book, they didn't know who the Harbinger, their enemy was. The reveal in this book showed how big and close to impossible it will be to defeat him.
Of course, it ended with a cliffhanger, which means I can't wait to see how it's all going to end. JLA, you are my new favourite author, neck-and-neck with Laura Thallasa, until I find another book, of course.
My rating, five bright stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟!!!
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245 reviews69 followers
August 10, 2020
So, this could easily have been a 5-star instead of a solid and perfectly binge-worthy 4-star read for me, were it not for a couple of issues. But let’s start with the positive, shall we.

The plot and suspense made it hard to put the book down and do the sensible thing; you know, like getting some sleep. Some plot twists were unexpected and had that heart-breaking wth-quality, others I saw coming. (I’m never sure if I’m disappointed or proud of myself for figuring out stuff beforehand.)

I also feel Armentrout gets better and better at writing fun banter which is another reason why I generally enjoy reading her books.

And then there‘s Trin, whom I absolutely loved the first 50% of the book: she was a sassy, kick-ass heroine that had the potential to become my favorite of all of Armentrout’s books (of those I’ve read anyway). But then she has those moments that made me want to smack her (and yes, I am aware that I am actually mad at the author for making that awesome gal act like this) but more on that later.

Roth is a delight, as usual, and another reason I enjoyed this book. Who I did not like as much as I wanted to, was Zayne. And that was mainly because of the annoying Stacey narrative and how Zayne handled his relationship with her. (Maybe it would have helped if we’d have gotten his POV but, as it is, we don’t.) This/he seriously pissed me off and made me put down the book for a while to master my annoyance. But not to worry, everything eventually is resolved and not drawn out to the next book, which is a comfort.

Then there is this whole bond/sensing-the-other’s-emotions trope which often bothers me because, for one, the rules when someone actually picks up on the other’s feelings seem to keep changing and, secondly, it seems the author picks and chooses convenient moments for feelings to matter and ignores that bond ability at other times - which is at best selective and at worst awfully and annoyingly inconsistent. Like how does Trin not feel that Zayne is spanking the monkey during his “ten-year-long shower”??

And more importantly (warning: rant incoming): You‘d think the whole purpose of the bond, as far as narrative function is concerned, is not just to establish a super special soulmate kind of connection, but to eliminate miscommunication. When the latter is the case, I happen to like the bond trope quite a bit because I frickin‘ hate miscommunication.

But no, here the relationship is complicated because at the mid-book point Trin is somehow too dense to use it to figure out what‘s going on with Zayne. When she wouldn’t kiss him during sexy times, she shouldn’t need the bond to figure out he is hurt and angry; but neither does she realize that through common empathy nor through that bond. Wth? Seriously though, how can you be so emotionally obtuse? She doesn’t realize his arousal turns to hurt and anger?? Sometimes she needs to concentrate to pick up his feelings through the bond, sometimes they just come through. So why does she not consciously use the bond to find out what he is feeling?? Sure, much too late she suddenly picks up on his anger, when the argument is well underway. I don’t get it. (Of course, Zayne is also at fault but that’s harder to dissect since we don’t get his POV and I’m not focusing on that asinine fight per se; that’s a whole other issue.)

Phew, that felt good.

Now, despite that rant, I really did (mostly) love that book and I actually prefer this spin-off to The Dark Elements. And if you liked Storm and Fury, you will also like Rage and Ruin and should definitely pick it up. Maybe you can even let me know then if/that my rant was crazy-pants, offer a new perspective on the issue and help me enjoy this book even more.
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187 reviews158 followers
August 23, 2021
4.75/5 ★★★★★

“You just said that you missed the stars from your bedroom back home, and I wanted... I wanted to give you stars that you could see every night.”

I don't even know how to start this review because JLA keeps leaving me speechless. Rage and Ruin was as addictive as the first book and I enjoyed it from the first page. The characters continued conquering my heart and the plot caught me, without ever boring me. Also, THAT ending was...


The romance was one of the things I enjoyed the most about this sequel, since this author is very good at writing it and building it. Although this book has much less action than Storm and Fury, Zayne and Trinity were all I needed and didn't disappoint. I love them with all my heart! They made me laugh, scream with excitement and even almost cry. They felt very real 🥰

I also want to highlight the appearances of Roth and Cayman. I loved the rare friendship between Trinity, Zayne and them. Those scenes were AMAZING!

I wish I could say more and do a decent review like with Storm and Fury, but I think this will be more about me being a fangirl than anything.


Spoilers ahead:

Surely this will be all messed up and may not make any sense, but I need to talk about this book 🥵

1. Misha's soul: I'm curious if Misha's soul really went to Hell. Will his spirit ever appear to Trinity? For some reason, I have a feeling that things will not stay that way.

Also, did Misha really have loving feelings for Trinity? I have a hard time imagining that.

2. I don't know how not to love Zayne: Throughout the book, he kept doing things that made me fall and fall for him. Even now I feel like I prefer him over Roth and that says a lot.

“I don’t know if I can do this,” I admitted in a whisper.
“I know you can,” he insisted, and my next breath came out shaky. “I don’t have a single doubt in my mind.”


I loved seeing how he supported Trinity even more than before. He was with her at every step, helping in any way he could and seeking to be there when she needed him and wanted to open up. However, the most beautiful thing was seeing how Zayne put her first before anything else, valuing her for who she is instead of what she is.

“But...but we need to be out there as long as we can tonight. The Harbinger—”
“—isn’t as important as you.”


I can't handle this precious gargoyle. He's going to kill me with love 😍

3. Zayne and Trinity being Zayne and Trinity: Something I really appreciate is that despite the romance, these two never lose their personality and stay true to themselves. Do they annoy the crap out of each other? Yes, but that's part of what makes them so special.

“What part of ‘stay where you are’ wasn’t clear?”
“The part where you thought I’d actually listen to you?” I suggested.

4. Zayne being a cinnamon roll forever: I think we all know that my reviews of this trilogy will be a love letter for this character, but I just can't help it. He gives me too many reasons to say nice things about him.

“I wanted to be that random person in the crowd who could step up and save a life. So, I wanted to be a doctor.”

This was more than precious to me. Zayne wanted to be a doctor! Why does he have to be so special?

5. Trinity's evolution: Her personality is another of the things I like the most about Rage and Ruin. I've said before that I love how Trin seeks to be her own hero despite her limitations and circumstances, but in this book we see another side of her that hits harder.

“Disability. What a loaded word, one I wasn’t sure I’d spoken aloud before. Maybe I’d never said it because of what it implied, that there was something different about me, something that had to be accommodated.
But disability wasn’t a bad word, and it didn’t mean that. It just meant what it meant. I was a Trueborn. And a kick-ass fighter. But I was still disabled at the end of the night. And I knew that didn’t define me. It wasn’t the sum of who I was. It was just a part of me.
Still, it was a hard word to say.”

The reason why Trin has such a hard time accepting help is because she doesn't want to be a burden and feels the need to prove herself, which is shown many times in this book. I love to see how step by step Trinity is leaving that behind (because she still isn't there, but she's already working on it) and she's allowing Zayne to help her (who always tells her that she's the strongest person he knows 🥺).


“Out of everything I was capable of, helping the deceased move on or communicating a spirit’s message was the most amazing gift I had in my arsenal. At least, I thought so.”

I also love how Trinity seeks to help those who need her and never turns her back on them. In this book she didn't meet many ghosts as happened in Storm and Fury, but she still maintains those good feelings and shows them when they are necessary.

6. Sam's return: This was one of the things that gave me years of life because it was beautiful. I wish his appearance was longer and that he could talk more with Stacey, but just the fact that he had returned to save his friends and have that last conversation with Stacey was something very special.

7. Roth got Bambi back: THIS was fabulous. I was still outraged that they left the poor snake with that witch, so I'm so glad she came back with her daddy 😏

8. The girl who can see Peanut: I already forgot her name, but I feel like she will be VERY important in the next book. At first, I thought that maybe it would be related to the Harbinger, but now it seems like it may be something else 🤔

9. Roth being the # 1 fan of Trinity and Zayne: I can't explain how much I enjoyed this, especially since it's clear that Roth and Zayne are friends who don't want to acknowledge their friendship 😉 I loved the scene where he goes to the apartment and watches them training, always throwing hints.

I also loved that he encouraged Trin to be with Zayne. It's weird that a Trueborn and the Crown Prince of Hell are starting a kind of friendship, but I'm 100% in.

P.S. I love when he calls her Angel Face 🤣

10. Zayne opening to Trinity: Something that frustrated me a lot was that every time Trinity asked Zayne if he was okay, he always answered "Always". However, in this book he gradually opens more to her and tells her things. It's beautiful because thanks to the bond they understand each other better than anyone, but by sharing their private things they form a stronger connection.

It finally made sense why Zayne never wanted Layla to see him in his Warden form, as it causes him a lot of insecurities. That's why I loved even more that Trinity didn't stop until she showed him that she considered him beautiful in both ways. I feel like it was a huge step in their relationship.

11. Zayne's love confession: In this book, Zayne says a lot of heart melting things to Trinity, and I had to make a special section for them.

“I knew there was a risk for us—and there is an us. I also know that you’re worth the risk. That we’re worth the risk.”


“I don’t know what more means to you, but it means that I love you, Trinity Lynn. That I’m in love with you.”


And like those, there are many more and I marked them all. Where can I get a Zayne?

12. I want to shake Trinity: I don't know what she's waiting for to say "I love you" to Zayne.

“You say I have a light about me, but you are my light.”

That was lovely, but girl, that man risked everything for you. What are you waiting for? I'm suffering!

13. Zayne's death: I think I had about seven heart attacks at that time and my mental and emotional stability were seriously compromised. How dare you Jennifer? Thankfully, she fixed what she did, although I have the feeling that things will not be so simple and that scares me

P.S. Roth felt bad when Zayne died! And he patrolled... Roth actually patrolled 😲 #Friendshipgoals
P.S.2. I can't picture Zayne as an angel. I need to see how this works from now on.


14. Gabriel is the Harbinger: I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I wish the Harbinger had been someone we met to make a surprise out of it (I was even suspicious of Thierry), but I also recognize that it may be a good choice if Jennifer plays her cards right in Grace and Glory.


This definitely cannot be considered a review because it has no head or tail, but I want to make clear that it was an amazing book and that I highly recommend it. It doesn't fall into the typical syndrome of the "middle book/bridge book" that only serves to fill. The characters develop much more, and we understand better the world presented by Jennifer.


My reviews of The Dark Elements trilogy:

My review of White Hot Kiss ★★★★☆
My review of Stone Cold Touch ★★★★☆
My review of Every Last Breath ★★★☆☆
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920 reviews1,047 followers
March 15, 2021
4'5 🌟 Tenía millones de ganas de ponerme con este libro ya que el final de la primera parte me dejo con la boca abierta, y con muchas incógnitas. Cuando empecé a leerlo, sabía que me iba a enganchar, pero no pensé que fuera tanto, es que fue empezarlo y casi no poder parar 😍 Ha sido una lectura que empieza con calma, pero después empieza a coger un ritmo que es imposible predecir lo que va a pasar, llega un momento en que la autora nos mezcla la acción con el romance que hace que sea imposible que puedas dejar de leer. Además, los capítulos finales son una autentica pasada porque descubres varios secretos y el final, es impresionante, vamos que te mueres por leer el siguiente libro 😱 Jennifer L. Armentrout cuando pienso que no puede sorprenderme más, voy y le leo uno de sus libros, y me vuelve a dejar maravillada y con ganas de adentrarme en más historias de ella 😍

"Rabia Y Perdición" es la segunda entrega de la trilogía "El Heraldo". Es la impactante continuación de una historia donde la autora combina a la perfección la acción con el romance, dándonos una novela adictiva y trepidante que no podrás soltar.

Reseña completa: https://aprovechalavidacadadiaa.blogs...

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Author 109 books7,909 followers
June 7, 2021
Oh my God, Jennifer, are you trying to kill me? I finished at 2 a.m and didn't fall asleep until 6 a.m. because my brain couldn't switch off, and I couldn't stop thinking about what happened at the end and getting all teary-eyed even though I know it's going to be okay.

Can I have book 3, please?
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1,059 reviews569 followers
June 15, 2020
4.5 stars

That ending! Can we talk about that cliffhanger?! 🤯🤯

I knew I loved Jennifer L. Armentrout story telling magic but this book was beyond good. This book blew me away 🤯 EVERYTIME I thought I knew where this book was headed, JLA shocks me... Rage and Ruin was so so good.
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2,115 reviews54 followers
September 24, 2020

Impactante, ese es el mejor adjetivo que se me ocurre para describir a Rage And Ruin.

El inicio es un poco ( bastante ) engañoso, comienza de una manera muy pausada y da la sensacion de que toda la novela va a transcurrir de esa forma, por eso me quede tan asombrada cuando de un instante al siguiente todo da un giro inesperado y se vuelve una historia trepidante y que no te da ni un solo momento de descanso, es una revelacion tras otra.

En lo que respecta a la parte romantica entre Trinity y Zayne, tengo muy pocas cosas negativas que aportar. Me encanto su relacion, tienen quimica a montones y la mayoria de sus escenas juntos eran increibles, no solo porque se puede palpar sus emociones a traves de las paginas sino tambien debido a que su evolucion de amigos a enamorados es simplemente magnifica.

A la trama en si, le cuesta un par de capitulos arrancar como ya digo, no obstante cuando al fin muestra todo su potencial es imposible parar de leer, de ahi el echo de devorar mas de 300 hojas en cuestion de una tarde, si eso no es estar completamente hechizada, no se que lo es xDD. 😄

Las revelaciones que se van dando durante toda la lectura son cada vez mas inesperadas pero la escena que se lleva el premio a la mas imborrable y trascendental es una que sucede casi al final y que por poco no me provoco una taquicardia, no me lo vi venir en lo absoluto.

Otros aspectos que no puedo obviar son la pluma de Jennifer L. Armentrout, la cual siempre es cuidada y especial, y en segundo lugar, el desarrollo en si de Rage And Ruin, la autora nunca defrauda al desenvolver sus historias y lo que es aun mas increible, lo hace manteniendo tu atencion al 100%, cosa que no todas las escritoras que conozco consiguen con su trabajo.

En fin, Rage And Ruin es una continuacion adictiva, con un ritmo frenetico y con unos personajes que mejoran con cada nuevo tomo que leo, justo como lo hacen sus nuevas creaciones, cuando pienso que ya no puede ser mejor, la autora va y se supera con creces.

P. D. : Necesito urgentemente tener la proxima novela en mis manos, lastima que eso no vaya a ocurrir hasta el año que viene. 😭

4 Estrellas!!
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271 reviews242 followers
January 1, 2022

¡Qué mejor manera de terminar este año con esta maravilla de libro!

Continuación de esta trilogía spin off, de los elementos oscuros, que me ha encantado aún más que la primera entrega.

Después de ese final del primer libro y las decisiones trascendentales que tuvieron que tomar los protagonistas; en esta entrega comienzan a emerger las consecuencias, las que no son para nada favorables para la incipiente relación afectiva iniciada entre Trinity y Zayne.

Me ha gustado la forma en que la autora ha llevado esta historia, haciéndome cambiar totalmente la percepción que tenía respecto a Zayne; en esta historia se ve reflejado su lado bondadoso, centrado, maduro y sobre todo protector con las personas a las que estima.

El romance que surge y evoluciona entre los protagonistas, pese a los altos y bajos, es tan bonito, ya que nos es perfecto, tiene fallas, inseguridades, pero queriendo ser mejores debido a ese amor que se tienen.

Que decir de la aparición de Roth, Layla y Caiman, le daba sus toques humorísticos a esta historia llena de acción, giros inesperados y romance.

¡Y ese final!, que me hizo sufrir y me destrozo; ahora solo necesito saber las decisiones que tomará Trinity y cómo terminará esta magnífica historia.
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375 reviews384 followers
November 24, 2020
Meet Zayne: Protector of his love, Trinity:

“You needed me, and I needed to be there.” Zayne made it sound so simple, as if that was the way it always had been.”

Meet Trinity: Protector of all puppies:

“The demon had scared the poor puppy, causing it to yelp and topple onto its side with its little legs rigid. And that flipped me straight into Bitch Got to Die mode.”

first of all, that ending? my heart is not okay, i'm an actual sobbing mess. i NEED the next book. NOW:(

“That half grin grew. “Maybe I’m just lying here because I’m enjoying myself.”
I blinked. “What—”
Zayne’s hands landed on my hips, and a burst of shock left me unbalanced. A heartbeat later, I was on my back and Zayne was over me, his knees digging into the mats on either side of my hips. I started to sit up, but he caught my wrists and pinned them to the mat.”

^^can i say how much i LOVED their training sessions! JLA has perfected the art of writing these scenes with the right amount of steaminess. the sexual tension increased tenfold in rage and ruin. Cue the unresolved emotions, the stolen looks, flirtatious banter and lingering touches that will eventually get so strong that they end up making out! just magnetising. And the parts where they're sparring and zayne falls on the floor and trinity ends up straddling him. and then he flips their positions around?? MY KINK. 20 seconds later after staring at each other and breathing heavily, they are STILL not kissing but they both desperately want to. Also when zayne lands back on the ground after flying with trinity, this holds the same amount of power as their training sessions. His arms are still fully wrapped around her waist when they're not even in the air anymore??? Beautiful. this honestly gives me life<3

Rage and Ruin was my most anticipated read of 2020 and it was incredible but also kind of disappointing. I mean, so many parts were a 4/5 stars for me and utterly beautiful but also there were a few parts that were two stars and I just couldn’t ignore it. I'm torn whether i should rate up or down. Side note: when the hell is goodreads going to add a half star rating option?? because this is a 3.5 star read. I enjoyed the fuck out of this read and zayne makes me SOFT. However, i'm so pissed at what took place in this book. STACEY. stacey. stacey. stacey. This bitch. My blood pressure was through the fucking roof. Okay, so of course zayne has two past love interests who are still present in his life. At least the whole does he still love layla drama ended in storm and fury. But wait, there's MORE. This time, with stacey. I had to endure through another love triangle??? shit, at this point it's a love quadruple. Okay, not really because it's not as though he was torn between stacey and trinity as he didn't have any romantic feelings towards her. But the miscommunication was draining and never-ending. It felt like trinity's jealousy of stacey was a huge plot device for most of the book.

I did not like how protective zayne was over stacey throughout rage and ruin. He met up with her not just once but MULTIPLE times and hid it from trinity which was messed up. He took stacey to the ice cream parlour that is important to him, a place his father use to take him. And he did this RIGHT AFTER he shared these memories with trinity, he never once offered to take her. ALSO, he can literally feel trinity's emotions- how she's jealous and sad when stacey is with them or when she's mentioned but he still goes to meet her all the time? He acts so insensitive and makes it seem like its trinity's fault? She felt like a burden and zayne wasn't even trying to reassure her.

Even after trinity and zayne have a conversation about this situation, he still goes to meet with stacey???? excuse me? am i suppose to be content and happy with that?

“I was going to tell you about Stacey,” he said, halfway to the compound.
Staring out the window, I nibbled away on my thumbnail. “You don’t have to tell me.”
“I know I don’t,” he replied, and I made a face at the window, unsure why he thought confirming that helped.”

He had the AUDACITY to say i know i don't????? Aiden St. Delphi would never do this to Alex.
Listen, I know he is not romantically interested in stacey but he was too friendly, protective and defensive about her and that is not okay idc. It just kind of ruined it for me, zayne & trinity had a hot make out session after this and he was saying ALLLL of the right things but i didn't enjoy it like i was suppose to lol. Eventually I did after my anger dispersed, but i hate that i felt like this for several?? chapters when i adore this series. The Stacey drama lasted the majority of the book and he didn't even grovel much about this situation??!!! Why did this even have to happen???

but even with all that bullshit, it was so entertaining and heartwarming, i truly missed zayne & trinity!! AND omg who is the girl that peanut hangs around with?? i bet she's going to play an important role in the final book, i'm calling it!!

“The fact that you can kiss me when I look like this?” His voice was like sandpaper. “It...it undoes me, Trin. It really does.”
My heart swelled and then squeezed, torn between the understated beauty of his words and disbelief. “I can kiss you like this because you’re beautiful like this.”
A tremor rocked him as he pressed his forehead to mine, holding me tight for another all-too-brief second, and then he lowered me to my feet, letting go with a slow slide of his hand.”

anyway, i can't wait for the third installment!! i know it's going to be everything and more! &i hope a string of events will happen which will ultimately lead stacey to her demise:)
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182 reviews88 followers
June 17, 2020
5 WTF?!?!?? stars

What the flying effff was that ending? Like really JLA?! You had to end it on a cliffhanger?!?!

....I appreciate that ending as much as I loathe it though for reasons I will not disclose as they are spoilers.

Anyway. Trin & Zayne? Oh em gee! They still had that one step forward, two steps back thing going on, but it was amazing.

Their chemistry is so on point.

I loved that Roth was present in this book a lot more.

Guys so much happened here and my mind is like mind-blown by how awesome the plot developed and just everything!

I really don’t want to say much as it can ruin the read for you and therefore cause you rage (ehhhh?? *winks*).

But this read? A++++++

I know this book like literally just came out but when is book 3 coming out lmao?
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569 reviews115 followers
July 26, 2020
5 perfect stars!

This reading experience was everything I hoped for beforehand and MORE. ”it all means so much more”

Trinity is frigging awesome. I love how strong she is, especially knowing she’s always coping with her lessened eyesight and such. And still, she can kick some ass. She’s so brave. And I also really like that at the same time, she can be insecure sometimes and fallible. She’s such a fantastic MC!

”The fact that you can kiss me when I look like this?” His voice was like sandpaper. “It… it undoes me, Trin. It really does.” 

“I can kiss you like this because you’re beautiful like this.”

Zayne. Let’s talk about Zayne… Sorry Roth; I really loved your presence in this book yet again, and I looooove you a lot in general, so don’t get me wrong… But Zayne has definitely dethroned you; #sorrynotsorry to say this, lol. I’ve always loved Zayne, looking back to the beginning of The Dark Elements books, and my love for him grew even more so, so insanely much, when reading Storm and Fury. And with now having finished Rage and Ruin, I just can’t say anything other than that Zayne is now one of my all-time absolute favorites. He’s my precious and I’m obsessed. His character development is so good and every single new thing I learn about him has me swooning soooo hard. He’s caring and has such a big heart, and at the same time he can be reaaaaally intense and badass. Zayne ‘coming out to play and showing his true colors’ is THE BEST THING EVER. HANDS DOWN.

It was him, everything about Zayne. His humor and intelligence. His need to protect those whom others did not find worthy of protecting. The way he sometimes looked at me as if I were the most important being ever created. It was even in the way I knew he had loved Layla, been hurt by her loss but still wanted her to be happy with Roth. It was the moments. When a chuckle turned into a real laugh. When he let himself go, slipped out of the role of Warden and Protector to just be Zayne.

I also love that we learn more about the Angels/Heaven part of this paranormal world - if anyone isn’t familiar with my reading preferences yet: Angels and Demons are my thing, my absolute favorite!! - and couldn’t get enough of it. We also learn more about ghosts/spirits/wraiths and other paranormal creatures, which makes it all even more interesting. This world was already awesome to get to know in the Dark Elements books, but getting to know more about it in these books is just the icing to an already perfect cake.

The kiss was…Oh God, it was everything, because I didn’t want soft and questioning. I wanted this. Hard. Fast. Raw. He kissed me as if he was drowning and I was air. I didn’t even know you could be kissed like this.

The story is fast paced, the writing is addictive, engaging and just everything you could wish for in an Armentrout book. There’s a truly perfectly developed forbidden romance that gave me alllll the frigging feels. One moment I’m swooning, the next I’m all hot & bothered, just how I like it, lol. There’s more than enough action, fantastic minor characters present whom truly complete this beautiful package- the Roth fanbase is going to be thrilled, because he doesn’t disappoint yet again haha. Whether he’s present as one of the MC’s, or as a minor character in these books; Roth is addictive and utterly fantastic.


There’s truly not a single negative thing I can say about this book. Some plot twists were ones I saw coming, but I was definitely surprised on some occasions as well. This was a ‘can’t put it down and constantly reading on the edge of your seat’ read for me. This book has #Squadgoals, this book has MARVEL references. Man, I could go on and on about this book. Sorry for this not being a particularly in depth review but more of a chaotic fangirl-on-the-loose-mess, but ah well… Lol. Waiting for book 3 is going to be so so hard.

During my read, I marked favorite quotes. Soooo many beautiful (but also endearing and hilarious) quotes can be found in this book and I just have to share some of them. Basically every quote I marked is by Zayne so that probably shows that my obsession with him is legit, lol.

”You’re beautiful, Trin. You have this thing. Its this spark from within. A light. There isn’t a single person out there that can’t see that.”

You’re so damn amazing, and you don’t even know it. You never cease to amaze me, Trinity. I don’t think there’ll ever be a time that you do. So yes, I’m in awe of you.”

”You’re under my skin and in my blood. I can’t get you out. It isn’t just your taste that has me spinning in circles. It’s you. Not just the memory of how your mouth felt against mine, or what it was like to hold you like I did. It’s the way you talk and laugh, when you really laugh. Its the way you fight and how you didn’t back down. Even when you fight me. When I’m sure you’re arguing with me just to argue. Its all you.”

"If my life wasn't bonded to yours and something happened to you? If you were taken from me, there'd be nothing that would stop me from getting you back. I'd go to the ends of the Earth. I'd barther with everything I have. In death, nothing would keep me from you. That I swear.”

And just for the sake of Roth being his amazing self, which has to be appreciated as well, here’s one for you Roth lovers:

”You were wrong? I challenged. “Is that what you’re saying?” 
Roth shrugged. “It would be the first time.” 
I snorted. “Really?”
He smiled.
“Look, it doesn’t mean that- we can’t be together (she’s talking about Zayne of course). It’s forbidden between Trueborns and their Protectors.”
“What fun is it if it’s not forbidden?” Shoving his hands into his pockets, he wheeled around and started walking.
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1,982 reviews195 followers
May 16, 2020
Action, adventure, discoveries, laughter, love and heartbreak. We get all the feels in this one. Oh I am going to warn you, the end is a boom. Tissue time ! There is also a massive cliffhanger so prepare to order the next book as soon as it’s published.
Trinity and Zayne now bonded as it should have been are trying to figure this new life out. Trinity wants to stand tall and show the world she is more than what they see. Zayne wants to protect her, sometimes dimming her light. There is an emotional struggle, the kiss that was before the bond, the feels are still there but now ? Well everything has changed since then. There are forces at work that may end the world as they know it. Time to buckle up and sacrifice.
I loved how Trinity was honest with herself and moved forward with her life. She did not wallow in self pity or dwell on the unfairness of losing her eyesight. She moved forward embracing her new reality, preparing. While Zayne was sometimes too protective of her he did have faith in her abilities at the same time.
Did I have any issues, yeh. Trinity is still a bit immature, in the beginning she really got on my last nerve. Luckily that didn’t last long. Our little Trinity grew up.
I received a copy from the publisher for an honest review
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631 reviews298 followers
May 31, 2021
What a maravilla. Es que Jennifer no decepciona y me he vuelto a sentir como en casa, como volver a algo que sé que me va a encantar y así ha sido. El primer libro fue una grata sorpresa porque no esperaba que me gustara el protagonista -que por si acaso no diré nombre porque es spoiler- pero resulta que me había encantado y esta segunda parte... ha sido de infarto.

Ha tenido momentos más lentos, momentos de acción, de tensión y obviamente románticos -que me han tenido fangirleando un montón, todo hay que decirlo-. No sé cómo lo consigue la autora pero siempre me hace disfrutar muchísimo de sus historias y con esta no ha sido menos.

Pero hablemos del final... ¿en qué momento Jennifer L. Armentrout? El infarto que me ha dado. No sé por qué me extraña, ya que sus libros siempre, siempre acaban abiertos pero aún así, el dolor con este ha sido real. Necesito taaaanto el tercero. Espero que se publique pronto en España.
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366 reviews1,156 followers
June 9, 2020
"Because I have no plans of letting you go anytime soon," he said, moving wickedly fast. Before I knew it, I was on my back and he was above me, his lips brushing mine as he said, "So, I'm glad we're on the same page."
Then he kissed me, and yeah, we were definitely on the same page.

Ladies and gents, the Zayne train has departed. Buckle up. Choo choo!

My review for book #1 Storm and Fury: 5/5 stars

*arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest fangirling episode of holy wows because you are not ready for that ending, I mean, review
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