Review of ‘Storm and Fury’ (The Harbinger #1)

Oh, this is a brilliant novel! Jennifer L. Armentrout has astounded readers yet again with Storm and Fury, a genuinely unique and breathtaking novel.

Storm and Fury reminded me of Gargoyles in the best way. I love that cartoon so much I just binged it with my son. That is part of what drew me to this novel, the fact that it was about Gargoyles and that is not something that I have seen already made the novel stand out to me. And when I began reading it, I was blown away.

Unique Strong Story & A Great Protagonist

storm and fury
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Inkyard Press
Image Credit: Goodreads

Storm and Fury follows Trinity, a human girl living with Gargoyles, typically called, Wardens. Wardens protect humankind from demons; that is their purpose. For Trinity, things get a little more complicated. She can see and speak to Spirits and Ghosts, and she is not entirely human. That was great. All through the novel, I kept asking myself what she is if she is not human. It intrigued me, kept me engaged in Trinity’s backstory. Armentrout uses subtle language to tell the reader that there is something wrong with her eyesight.

Armentrout is an excellent writer. She uses language brilliantly in her storytelling because she never just gives anything away to the reader. Instead, she keeps the reader engaged by creating intrigue and mystery.

On top of everything else, she knows how to give fire to Trinity, making her an amazing protagonist.

Trinity is reckless and impulsive, but more than that, she is lonely and compassionate. Moreover, she does have a disability, but she does not let that keep her down. Instead, Trinity is the strongest character in the novel, physically and mentally. Trinity’s history, her backstory is grief-stricken, and while the guilt lingers there, she uses it as fodder to push herself further in her training.

Final Thoughts

Armentrout has told a brilliant story here with Gargoyles reminiscent of both Goliath and Demona, filled with demons with loving hearts, and a girl who just wants to belong. It is moving, thoughtful, action-packed, and unpredictable, and that is what makes it so brilliant.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Product Details:

Pub Date: June 11, 2019Page Count: 512ppAge Range: 13 & Over
ISBN: 978-1-3352-1879-7Publisher: Inkyard PressList Price: $18.99

Storm and Fury

$18.99
9.4

Writing Quality

9.0/10

Character Development

9.0/10

"Couldn't Put It Down"-ness

10.0/10

Intellectual Depth

9.0/10

Originality

10.0/10

Pros

  • Disability representation.
  • Great pacing.
  • Unique storytelling.
  • Great use of language and subtle detail.
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