Review of ‘Rage and Ruin’

Excellent sequel! Rage and Ruin is an incredible novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout that continues the Harbinger series, giving it more momentum and passion.

Every Page is Engaging

rage and ruin
Rage and Ruin
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Inkyard Press

Rage and Ruin picks up not too long after Storm and Fury, following Trinity and Zayne as they try to navigate their new bond.

First and foremost, the story is impressive. It delves into the past of the demons, the angels, and the gargoyles interestingly and uniquely. It is still reminiscent of Gargoyles but in such a fresh and inventive way. By bringing all these fantastical elements together, Armentrout gives readers a high tension, fast-paced story that glues the reader to the pages.

There is something to be said about the pacing of the story. It moves at such a quick pace, but the dialogue, the narratives, the detail, hook the reader into the story. A lot is happening in some of those more action-packed scenes, but they do not lack for detail. Armentrout’s attention to detail grounds the reader in the story and the action and her compelling narrative just works to engage the reader further.

Trinity and Zayne

Trinity and Zayne are amazing. Armentrout does an excellent job of giving her female characters attitude and power. In this novel, Trinity recognizes that her retinitis pigmentosa is a disability and it is nice to see that work used. It is nice because Armentrout is highlighting the fact that her main character is a disabled person and yet she is not weaker for it. It does bring to life some of the real-world belittling inflicted upon disabled people through Trinity’s perspective. The reader gets to see that a disability does not make a person any less than someone without a disability.

It is a refreshing outlook and delves more into the emotional spectrum of Trinity. There is much tension between her and Zayne, and exploring that tension, growing out these characters, is just addicting to read. They have depth, personality, and life to them, and their growing dynamic is pulse-pumping. It is incredible to see these characters grow together, to see them flourish into something more and it creates just the right amount of tension and drama without being overbearing.

Final Thoughts

Rage and Ruin is an incredible sequel. It continues to amazing readers with fantastic storytelling, great characters, unpredictable plot twists, and marvelous tension.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Product Details:

Pub Date: June 9, 2020Page Count: 608ppAge Range: 13 & Over
ISBN: 978-1-3350-1825-0Publisher: Inkyard PressList Price: $19.99

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Rage and Ruin

$19.99
9.6

Writing Quality

9.5/10

Character Development

9.5/10

"Couldn't Put It Down"-ness

10.0/10

Intellectual Depth

9.0/10

Originality

10.0/10

Pros

  • Amazing characterization.
  • Excellent pacing.
  • Perfect for Gargoyles fans.

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