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Rage and Ruin – Jennifer L Armentrout

Rage and Ruin

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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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4 Stars

Sigh, will my love of Jennifer L Armentrout books ever end? Lets face it, the woman can write angst like nobody’s business. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by her that didn’t have me nervous throughout. Rage and Ruin, the sequel to Storm and Fury, is no exception.

At the end of the last book, we were hit with the devastating betrayal and death of Misha, followed closely by Zayne taking on the Protector bond, ensuring that he and Trinity can’t ever be together. Forbidden romance is like catnip for me, so I ate up every single second of sexual tension, yearning, and angst. There was just so much emotion packed into the 600+ pages of this book that I felt as though I were in the relationship with Trinity and Zayne.

The frequent glimpses of Roth, Layla and Cayman had me grinning constantly. Every single time one of the trio graced the pages of this book, I nearly broke out into applause. This is what I love most about a spin-off series – CAMEOS! I am so happy to report that Roth and Layla play a large part in the book and even the overall plot.

The only thing that I didn’t enjoy about this book was the sometimes juvenile remarks and narration from Trinity. She’s an 18 year old character, but sometimes she would say or think things that had me cringing. While overall I am attached to her character, I found myself skimming over her incessant shit talk any time she was faced with an adversary. A couple of insults are entertaining, but after a while it got to be a bit excessive. It didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book too much, but it was something that bothered me frequently enough for a drop in star rating.

I’ve read enough JLA books that I should have expected a cliff-hanger ending but…damn! That was brutal. I can’t wait for the final installment in this series and am sure it will blow me away, as per usual.

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