Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger 2) – Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Holy Flamin baby gargoyles! What the heck did I just read?! I just fell down into a hole…A Jennifer world-sized hole, that just consumed me. Does that make sense to anyone else or is that a weird analogy only I will understand haha? Whatever, I’m owning it…it was an awesome hole too.

But seriously, talk about…

That book was so intense and raw. I’m almost at a loss to what to say (weird right?!). Jen has really outdone herself with these books and wow that has all my respect what you have created within Zayne and Trinity’s story.

I really felt so, so connected to this book and I loved how we got to see so much deeper into the thoughts of Trinity and Zayne. It really opened up the world and it was incredible. Everything about this book was perfection…even if it did break my heart and I was all like no, no, no more! But then BOOM punt kicked through a wall. Good times. Thanks for that Jen.

Many who have followed my blog for awhile now, may be aware of a campaign that was organised under the name of ‘Fighting The Storm’ (you can read more about it here). And so this book has a very special place in my heart. This campaign, we organised, is all about awareness for RP, an illness that affects one’s vision. Many friendships were created during this journey and we now refer to ourselves as Jen’s ‘Stormies’. Coz we can lol.

What I love about this book, is that it shows and proves that no disability defines who you are and that it isn’t all of you, it’s simply a part of you and no one should be ashamed of that. Whilst I read this book, I felt like I could easily relate to Trinity and what she opened up about. It was raw and hit really close to home (which yes brought me to tears and Zamma won’t let me forget it 😉). No, I don’t have RP but I do have some pretty serious chronic illnesses, and some of the things brought up, I found myself having very similar emotions to what Trinity struggles with during this book… and so, I found myself really emotional in scenes, connecting wholeheartedly to those moments. Moments, that let her character shine so brightly, that you just wish you were more like her. That you could easily just seize the day, so to speak, and leave those fears behind. Trinity is incredible and can seriously kick some major butt…whilst also giving you a laugh as you shake your head at her ways. She’s a character you can’t live without knowing. In fact, all the characters within this book are needed in your life. This story is needed in your life. So make it happen. Otherwise yeah this could or could not be me haha.

The things that go down in this book, I dunno…if I can even talk about without spoiling something. So I’m going to try and keep the summary fairly short…but people, this book has so much happening you may feel like you have a bad case of mental whiplash….oh, and don’t forget the fact that there’s definitely some serious emotional cards being played in this book. Jen does not hold back with her blows, so prepare for an epic book hangover….like the biggest you can ever imagine. And then add some hugely emotional baggage to accompany you.

And maybe sob some…whatever you need to do to process that whirlwind of a book.

I don’t know about you guys, but throughout reading this book I was totally this ↓

Well said Mr Ruffalo well said.

Okay, let’s see how I can go with the story developments. As we all know, Zayne is now Trinity’s Protector so our man has his hands full lol…coz does even Trinity know what’s she’s going to do next? Nope…coz our girl is impulsive lol. Anywho, Zayne takes his job very seriously and is determined to keep her out of as much trouble and danger as he can…but with the Harbinger out there, really nowhere is safe. Warden’s and Demons alike are being killed all around DC and everyone is working their hardest to track this being down. But that’s a little hard to do when it doesn’t really leave a trail. There one minute gone the next….But that does not stop our guys. Not at all. All our favourites such as Roth, Layla and Cayman keep working together and slowly begin uncovering details. The question though is will they find out before its too late?

During the midst of all this, Zayne and Trinity try and fight their growing emotions…coz you remember that really pesky and annoying thing about Protectors and Trueborns not falling in love right?

But for once in my life I’m hating rules…its a stupid, stupid rule! But if they choose to ignore it…who knows what the consequences will be. Hint: I might hehe. But that’s all you getting from me.

Soo…I don’t know about you guys, but I just went into this book expecting pretty much anything to happen…and well it definitely gave me all that and more. I don’t really think I saw all that coming but at the same time, my brain wasn’t at it’s best functioning level..personally, I think, I still would’ve been shocked…Coz man I don’t think anything could’ve prepared me for all that. So for me, I threw all my crazy ideas in the air and just read it. I think, you should too lol…Don’t think…just read. Coz I don’t think anything could help prepare you. This book just takes it to a whole new level.

Oh, and to all you Zayne lovers out there…even those of you who are hardcore Roth lovers…this book…man oh man does it show you all need to fall head over heels. If that’s already you then be prepared to fall even harder…and yes that is possible. I need a Zayne in my life.

This was a book I really needed, especially at the time I read it…and I loved every moment of good and bad it put me through. It was such an adrenaline rush and although there was times I was all…

Doing all that to us and putting us through all that raw angst and pain and stressing us out!…but in the end I was like…

Jennifer may put her readers through an emotional wringer that spits us out on a train track to be run over, but in the end it’s all worth it…and all is well and right in the world again.

Everything in this book is absolute perfection guys…and if you haven’t read it, put it in your calendar and to do list, right now…you must. Trust me on this. You need this book in your life and you need to make the time for it. Who needs sleep anyways? Isn’t that why we have coffee?

So just make that happen and when you’re done, make sure you comment below and share your experience too.

I can’t wait to see where Jen takes this story…I have no clue when the third book will be released, which is a torture in itself coz I’m just like WHEN?! TELL ME!

Jen, you really keep outdoing yourself and I’m just not sure if my heart will keep surviving all these books you keep releasing…but dang, what a way to go out right? lol. Nothing could stop me from reading your works. Ian you are probably waaaay right here. *nods head profusely*

How could I not be?!

So, you’ll have huge regrets if you don’t read this book. Just sayin’. Trinity is kick-butt and she’s about to wow you some more in this story…oh, and get ready for some awesome-saucy Bromance between our fav two, Roth and Zayne 😁. Roth may act like he’s a tough guy but I tell you…there’s a scene that’ll really hit you in the gut, when things kinda blow up and get worser (totally a word lol).

With that said, I think, this ↓ still may be me…coz I am not over that ending.

And now its back to reality…and planet earth.

Yeah I feel you Chris, I feel ya

I just want to hug Jen for providing us with such an incredible read, that brought on so many feels. This book was exactly what I needed. The worlds you can bring to life are just a small part of who you are. You are an incredibly talented author and I’m in awe of you. You may not see it but you are a very special and strong person. This book is just a small insight in what you live with on a daily basis and I have nothing but love and respect for you – I know I said it before but I feel the need to say it again.

And yeah I’m gonna leave it at that. I think I let out enough crazy for now.

Don’t forget if you love reading my Rambles please don’t forget to give me a follow. 😀💜

Hope everyone is doing okay out there in this crazy world. Stay safe.

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