As promised yesterday here is my review that inspired the starting of the Fighting The Storm Campaign. If you want to get in on that you can find our facebook group right HERE! We have only really just gotten started. 🙂
Okay…so onto the review…first off you can get this precious, precious gem right here! You don’t want to miss it, believe me on this!
Oh my wordy words….I don’t even know what to say except…
Man does our friend Jennifer really know how to write her stuff. It was so enthralling I’m pretty sure
If it had been anyone else and I hadn’t read all her other works…maybe I would believe this buuuut we all know too well.
I honestly didn’t realise how much I needed or even wanted this book until I started reading and oh boy I fell in love so hard with it. I loved being brought back into the world of The Dark Elements and being reacquainted with old friends whilst also making new ones.
You couldn’t help but love Trinity, the MC, she was 100% relatable and her quirky impulsive character had me chuckling quite a lot. Especially when you put Zayne and her in a room together.
She wasn’t just willing to let others dictate her life or to let her ability to not see clearly control what she could or couldn’t do. She didn’t let it define her. I loved this the most about her. I think it connected a lot more for me in ways, as I suffer from quite a few different chronic illnesses, that I worry can and do define/control who I am and what I can do. So I just really loved that there was a character that had very real life issues thrown on her and it only made her that much stronger to me.
I loved this quote in the book where Zayne made a comment about her strength and it touched me that he saw that so clearly and promised to be her “eye seeing gargoyle”. I think it honestly made me a bit teary when he said this and then brought it up later when she was struggling to see in the scene and I was like ‘Man I love you so much Zayne!’.
“What are you going to do if it does get worse?” he asked.~ Storm & Fury ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Maybe I’ll get myself a seeing-eye gargoyle.”
Zayne chuckled. “I can be that for you.”
“Uh, yeah, I feel like you’d grow very bored of that.”
“I don’t think so.” His fingers curled around my chin, bringing my gaze back to his. Air hitched in my throat. “I don’t think…there’s ever a boring second around you.”
There was just so much I truly enjoyed and loved about this book! The story was unique and I thoroughly liked how who she was, wasn’t given away from the beginning. It allowed the proverbial pot to simmer a little bit in my head, turning around ideas who she could be and to let the story unfold at a totally different pace.
I found that how this story unfolded was amazing for my detective skills. They got to run around a little bit before I landed on where I thought the plot was heading. Was totally fun. I did pick up pieces here and there right from the beginning and I loved it when my strong hunches had been correct; even down to who her Dad was and to who certain males were and weren’t (that probably doesn’t make a lot of sense but I guess it’ll make more sense after you read – this is my way of not spoiling anything lol).
But even with having these strong hunches confirmed, it didn’t in any way or form take away from the emotions of it actually happening. Not even in the slightest. I felt like in parts that I literally needed to have a break to calm the craziness these emotions brought into my head, and felt a little crazy when I felt the need to talk myself down. It didn’t really go all that swell. Probably like the equivalent of this.
You didn’t think I could finish this review without speaking of Zayne right?
I knew from the beginning of Layla’s story that he was never the guy for her but it didn’t mean I wanted him hurt or to not see him get his own girl. That love triangle was a painful one. But here we get to see the beauty of Zayne and see him open up slowly to the idea of seeing a someone else in his picture. To see as possibilities arise. And to see his protector instincts at work once again. I do have to say it honestly has hurt though seeing how much pain and blame he put on himself from the events that happened in Dark Elements but I feel that with Trinity at his side they could more than likely heal one another.
Don’t get me wrong I have a feeling that with how the book ended that things want be all that easy or none too complicated but well Trinity did say a few times that she liked complicated. I’m very very curious to see where it all leads and I so desperately want it now but alas I somehow need to find a way to become patient. But that is not one of my virtues.
Ohhh you thought I would finish now? How could I without not mentioning Roth, Layla, Cayman and Bambi?! I truly was sooo very excited when they came onto the scenes, I think I may have squealed internally at my excitement of seeing them again.
And it totally never gets old seeing Roth and Zayne in the same room. Total bromance going on, even if neither of them admits it lol.
okay okay I’m done now. Sorry lol for an epically long review but I had soo much in my head that needed to get out. That book was full on… and now I gotto find a way how to process it all and how not to get a crazy book hangover. If that’s even possible.
I take my hat off to the amazing Jennifer Armentrout who suffers with RP and I couldn’t help but think of her so much through this and think how strong and incredible u are. U are truly an inspirational woman and ur works mean so much to me.
Anywho, that’s all for now Book Nerds. I’m sure I’ll be back soon x