Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1)by Published 11 Jun 2019
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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 (The Harbinger, #1) Reviews
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.
People who love Cassandra Clare's novels will probably enjoy this book. I'm just looking for something different.
I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, but Storm and Fury just wasn't for me. I was super excited for this book. The summary made it sound so awesome. However, I got 20% in and the entire time I was getting The Mortal Instruments and The Dark Artifices vibe: warriors that exist in secret communities that fight lower level and higher level demons, warriors that are bonded in pairs and cannot fall in love otherwise there are serious consequences, angels that the warriors worship... I did not like The Mortal Instruments, but I thought The Dark Artifices was actually good. Despite being iffy or flat out not liking some of the books that take place in the Shadowhunter universe, I always appreciated the world that was created as it was very unique and very well thought-out. Storm and Fury just seemed like a similar but less intriguing world.
To be fair, I did not get past 20%, so I don't know if the writing or storyline gets any better. I kept thinking, "Oh, this sounds familiar...maybe it's just a few similarities." Then, every 5% I got through just brought up another very familiar characteristic. There's nothing wrong with different novels being inspired by worlds that have been created and share super similar characteristics. It's just not a world I am that into.
Furthermore, the dialogue and characters personalities were bland. They didn't make me feel anything or care what they were thinking or going to do next. The action scenes were pretty bland too. It was hard to visualize and left too much to the imagination.
Ultimately, I think giving this book a try is worth it. Which is saying something, considering I DNFed it at 20%. The big picture of it has so much potential. I just feel that it didn't actually deliver anything in time to keep me from completely losing interest.
Gargoyle shape-shifters protecting humans from demons.
Thank you so much, Harlequin TEEN!
I cannot wait to dive into this a little early.
Everything about this book draws me in - definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2019!
I love this book soooo much!! I already have the hardback preordered!
Trinity is something very special and she’s living with the gargoyles so they can keep her safe and hidden. Misha is bonded to her as her guardian/protector.
Some bad things start happening and another clan comes for a visit to ask for help. There is something out there killing the Wardens/Gargoyles and demons.
Zayne is with the group that comes to visit and try to figure things out. Zayne, swoon! Anyhoo!
As we know always happens, the person you’re hiding gets found out and is in trouble. But no one knows what kind of hell Trinity is going to bring down on everyone when they capture Misha.
I’m not going into spoilers, I just want to say this book was freaking awesome with some bad ass characters. And even though Trinity is the ultimate, she has a disability so kudos for that being incorporated into the book.
Trinity also has a funny sidekick type friend named Peanut that if you don’t love, there is something wrong with you!!
I can’t freaking wait for the next book!!
**Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for giving me a digital copy to review with my own opinion.**
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO WHOEVER DECIDED TO MAKE THAT THE COVER OF THIS BOOK. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE WE ARE GETTING AN AMAZING COVER WITHOUT FACES OR NUDES ON IT! 😍
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. I CAN’T.
THE SNIPPETS ARE AMAZING AND I ALREADY LOVE THE NEW MAIN CHARACTER. ALSO FINALLY ZAYNE CAN GET HIS HAPPY ENDING AND I AM SO READY FOR THAT!
Fingers crossed for the cover. Please please please don’t be corny.