[Book Review] Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences… Don’t miss book two of the fantastical Harbinger trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

“Jennifer L. Armentrout’s intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!” —New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury

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.

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Book Facts

Published: June 2020
Length: 608
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: e-Arc

✨ I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 

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Holy f@8king Sh*t!!! I love that moment when you reading and you get to a part where you just get the feeling something super amazing is about to happen – that’s what happened whilst reading this book and the awesome was so much more awesome than I could ever have imagined… trying to write this review spoiler-free is going to be so hard but I’ll try.

Trinity and Zayne are still adjusting to the events that happened in the last book, Zayne is now her protector and this comes with new rules for them to navigate – one of them being that no romantic involvement is allowed, but with feelings growing by the day it’s getting more and more hard to fight – not to mention they are on the hunt for the Harbinger so their hands are pretty full.

This story had me on the edge of my seat! I couldn’t put it down. As I was reading I just kept waiting for bad stuff to happen – let me tell you it was INTENSE! And then when stuff started happening I was like no God noooo!! It was a rollercoaster of emotion and I loved it. I’m so excited for everyone to read this because you won’t be disappointed.

I just love Trinity, she is such a BA! I like that she doesn’t let her visual impairment get in the way of kicking some major ass. Some of my favorite moments in this book is when her and Zayne are training and a certain Demon Prince is present – it was just great, you could really feel the tension coming off these characters, plus Roth adding snark to the whole thing was the icing on the cake.

The thing that I’m really amazed at it is Zayne’s character development, Jen has taken a character whom I didn’t really care for (I only read Storm and Fury for more Roth and Layla) and made me not love but really really like and care about what happens – there is some heart-wrenching moments in this story and I just kept thinking “No not Zayne!! He has suffered enough”

Lastly, I can’t finish this review without (another) mention of Roth – he really does keep getting better and better – I feel like I need a whole book from his PoV – how fun would it be to get bigger glimpse inside his head?? Ahh, it would make my year if Jen wrote this

In a nutshell…

A fantastic sequel to Storm and Fury and I’m so excited for the next book!!

My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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About the Author

jennifer-l-armentrout#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, 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 Border Jack Apollo. 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 an 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 feature over a hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

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