Blog Tour – ARC Review for Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Hello lovelies and welcome to my Blog Tour stop for Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout hosted by TLC Tours.

From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.

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Published: June 11, 2019 by Inkyard Press (Original Edition)

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Format: Hardcover 512, Ebook

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Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

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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…

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A Flawlessly Capitivating and Utterly Addictive Paranormal Romance 

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This book definitely deserves a spot on your TBR! Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a flawlessly captivating and thrilling paranormal romance that had me glued to the pages.

JLA’s With You NA contemporary series is one of my favorites and I can never forget how much I LOVE Cam and Avery.  Now, I haven’t read any of her paranormal books, but I’ve been very interested… so much so that I started buying books from her Lux series. I haven’t started yet cause I’m planning on binging the series when I finally have them all. When I received an invitation to be part of the review tour for Storm and Fury hosted by TLC Book Tours, I obviously had to say yes. It’s a JLA book and I love her writing so I couldn’t resist.

I wasn’t initially aware that Storm and Fury is a spinoff of The Dark Elements series. Having said that, I didn’t find myself having trouble following the storyline, but I’m sure reading the original trilogy would have made it even more fun. I’m definitely intrigued now and planning on reading them really soon. This book is just so well-written and I devoured and savored every moment.

Protected by gargoyle shapeshifters known as Wardens, Trinity Marrow is an eighteen year old girl who’s hiding her unique ability to communicate with ghosts and spirits. If demons find the truth about her secret gift, they’ll end her life to gain more power. But, when reports about both demons and Wardens being killed are revealed, Trinity must work together with an annoying, but charming Warden she can’t seem to resist. Zayne, as fascinating as he is, is also keeping secrets. Secrets that can make things complicated and even worse for Trinitiy. Can Trinity trust Zayne enough to save her family and the world?

With masterful storytelling, alluring world-building, and complex lovable characters, this book had me wonderfully excited and engrossed until the very end. It’s quite different from JLA’s NA books, but just as entertaining, emotional, and addictive that I never wanted the story to end. The world JLA has created feels a bit familiar and have similarities to other paranormal books I’ve read, but I still thought it’s deliciously imaginative and fascinating. I enjoyed reading about demons and gargoyles and just being part of that world. I thought the plot was well developed and easy to follow. It’s engaging, suspenseful, intriguing and a lot of fun. The ending had me feeling all sorts of emotions and I’m so freaking eager to see what happens next.

Trinity is a fierce, unique and strong heroine. I knew from the first few pages that I would love her and I really do. She’s feisty, curious, funny, and incredibly brave. She may be losing her eye sight, but that never stops her from doing whatever she wants to do. I really admired that quality about her.

Zayne intrigued me so much since I wasn’t familiar with his character having not read The Dark Elements series. I found him undeniably charming, mysterious, and fascinating. He’s hilarious, honest, and quite the gentleman. I definitely swooned over him and he totally has my heart now and forever!

I loved the romance and chemistry between Trinity and Zayne. I think they are so perfect for each other. I enjoyed their bantering, flirting, and all their amusing conversations. There are so many swoony scenes between them and I absolutely loved them all.

The side characters are pretty awesome too. I liked Misha and my heart definitely ached for him. I LOVE Peanut, Trin’s resident ghost friend. He’s so funny and I enjoyed his friendship with Trinity. I found every scene with them absolutely entertaining and I honestly laughed out loud a few times.

This was truly an amazing and fantastical read. It’s utterly addictive and enthralling. There’s drama, intrigue, humor, romance, action, heartbreak, and the feels are EVERYTHING! Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a must read for paranormal and romance fans and if you’ve read anything by JLA, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy and love this book just as much as I do. Cannot wait for more and to be reunited with Trin and Zayne! Highly recommend this book!!!

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughs and opinions are my own.

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abouttheauthor

Jennifer-L.-Armentrout# 1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. Find her on Twitter @JLArmentrout or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

 

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Instagram tour:

Monday, June 10th: @bookstorefinds

Monday, June 10th: @bookclubwithbite

Tuesday, June 11th: @theliteraryllama

Wednesday, June 12th: @superspacechick

Wednesday, June 12th: @girlsinbooks

Thursday, June 13th: @theshybooks

Friday, June 14th: @thegraduatedbookworm

Saturday, June 15th: @lovelyreadergirl

Sunday, June 16th: @amberafterglowreads

Review tour:

Monday, June 10th: Sincerely Karen Jo

Tuesday, June 11th: @bookishly_tiff

Wednesday, June 12th: Becca Leighan

Thursday, June 13th: Treestand Book Reviews

Friday, June 14th: Book by Book

Monday, June 17th: @iam.caryn

Tuesday, June 18th: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

Wednesday, June 19th: @thecityofdarkclockwork

Thursday, June 20th: Inky Moments and @inkymoments

Friday, June 21st: Lori’s Reading Corner – spotlight

Monday, June 24th: @booksandjil

Tuesday, June 25th: Moonlight Rendezvous and @moonlight_rendezvous

Wednesday, June 26th: @booktwinsreview1

Thursday, June 27th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, July 1st: Read Love Blog

Tuesday, July 2nd: Book Fidelity

Monday, July 8th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Thursday, July 11th: @thebibliolife

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Thanks for stopping by bookish friends. Hope you have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to add this book on your TBR and grab a copy tomorrow!!

sincerelykjologo

January and February 2019 Wrap-Up

monthlywrapupdivider3Hello lovelies! I know this is LATE, but I’m trying to stay organized and keep track of all the books I finish reading this year. It’s actually been a while since I did a reading monthly wrap-up. The last was July. The month before my grandmother had a stroke and eventually went to rest in peace. To say that I’m much better now would be a lie. Her birthday was actually a few weeks ago, March 7. I still miss her every day and sometimes think she’s going to come out of her bedroom. I feel sad every now and then, but I just try to remember her smiling and laughing and all the good memories. I know I’m always going to miss her and that’s okay.

*Takes a long deep breath…

Alright, well I wasn’t planning on getting personal or emotional on this post, but I hope you understand.

Now, let’s get back to my January and February Monthly Wrap-Up!

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts. 

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THE SECRET TO DATING YOUR BEST FRIEND’S SISTER

by Meghan Quinn

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A Deliciously Charming, Wonderfully Witty, & Satisfyingly Entertaining Romance 

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I’ve promoted a few of Meghan Quinn’s books before and added some on my TBR. I don’t why it took me SO LONG to actually read one, but I absolutely loved this book and her writing so I can honestly say that Quinn just made it to My Favorite New to Me Authors 2019. This book was incredibly amusing, sexy, adorable, hilarious, and just really fun! Definitely an awesome book to start the new year.

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RUTHLESS KING (KINGS OF RITTENHOUSE #3)

by Maya Hughes

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A wonderful and emotionally affecting second chance romance

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Maya really knows how to reel you in and get you hooked! I’m completely addicted to this series and loved so many things about Ruthless King. The writing was easy to read and incredibly affecting, the pacing was great, and the plot had me glued to the pages the entire time. I enjoyed the tension, the drama, the humor, the romance, the friendships, the sweet and sexy moments and the heart-wrenching scenes that had me in tears.

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MATCH ME IF YOU CAN 

by Tiana Smith

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Deliciously Fun, Charmingly Entertaining and Wonderfully Addictive 

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Deliciously fun and wonderfully addictive, Match Me If You Can was an absolute delight to read and I savored every moment until the very last page. As a debut author, Tiana Smith proved that she knows how to bring on the FEELS and she did it amazingly. She created an adorably charming, funny, and sweet story that had me glued to the pages.

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REND (RIVEN #2)

by Roan Parrish

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Intriguing and emotional, but in the end just wasn’t my cup of tea. 2hearts

Rend was an intriguing and emotional story that I unfortunately and eventually found to be quite exhausting and not in the way I wanted. I really don’t like it when I have to DNF a book…especially a book that a lot of people seem to really love.

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THE FALLBACK

by Mariah Dietz

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Charming and fun with the perfect dose humor, heart and so much happy

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Overall, I had fun reading this book. Charmingly predictable, funny, and adorable, The Fallback left had the perfect dose of humor, heart and so much happy. Not only was it romantic, but also inspiring, affecting, and a wonderful story about LOVE — love between family and friends, love for what you do in life, love for the person you want to spend your life with, and most importantly love for yourself.

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THE GILDED WOLVES

by Roshani Chokshi

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Absolutely dazzling, breathtakingly gorgeous, and deliciously thrilling.

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I didn’t post my review for this book on my blog, so I’ll be linking the one from Goodreads. I also really want to reread this one again cause I remember really enjoying it, but now I can’t seem to remember certain details.

I loved The Star-Touched Queen and Chokshi’s writing style is simply beautiful so I was beyond excited when I won an ARC of The Gilded Wolves from Bookish First. I was really looking forward to having an epic adventure and this book did not disappoint. The pacing was good and I never felt bored. Even if some parts were kind of weird and a little bit confusing, I was still completely enthralled by everything! From the wildly captivating writing, mesmerizing world-building, action-packed plot, and rambunctious characters, this book undoubtedly charmed me. Chokshi created such a fascinatingly gorgeous world I never want to leave. It’s full of wonder, mystery, danger and magic and I just couldn’t get enough.

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TWO THOUSAND YEARS 

by M. Dalto

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An Addictive and Magically Entertaining Tale that Captured My Heart

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I’m over the moon in love with this book and had so much fun. Aside from some minor hiccups here and there, I thought Dalto created a uniquely alluring world, a thrilling adventure, and fantastic characters that not only captured my interest, but also my heart. Her writing style was effortlessly intriguing and engaging. The plot was fast-paced and delightfully entertaining. It had the perfect mix of suspense, action, drama, twists, and humor that had me relentlessly flipping through the pages.

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ONE DAY

by A.M. Salinger

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Sinfully Sweet, Sultry and Fun

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I thought this story was interesting and the characters were all likable. However, I just don’t think I’m that into the series to go back and read all the other books. Yes, it was sweet, steamy, funny, and heartwarming and I really liked the writing, but it was just missing something. I don’t know, maybe if I did read the other books first I would be more invested…maybe. That being said, I do like the characters and their relationships. I thought the couple pairings were adorable and I enjoyed the friendships. The plot felt a bit cluttered at times, but it was still entertaining. There was plenty of drama, but also some lighthearted moments that kept me reading.

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february

After coming back from my vacation, I was sick and super jetlagged. Good thing it was President’s Day weekend and I had a few days to rest up and recover. I didn’t read until I was back working and believe it or not… I actually managed to get through 5 books in 7 days. I guess you could say I was extremely motivated…THAT and I’m still trying to catch up and review all the ARCs and requests I have. My March was even better, but I’ll get to that on my March Wrap-Up Post. I still have this weekend to read and I’m hoping to finish 3 books so we will see…

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THE CRUSH COLLISION 

by Danielle Ellison

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minireviewDeliciously Adorable, Delightfully Swoony, and Wonderfully Affecting

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It’s been a while since I’ve read Entangled Teen Crush books and I’ve honestly really missed everything about these adorable stories. Okay, so they’re a bit predictable, mushy and cheesy, but in the best possible ways that will make you smile, laugh, feel young and giddy, and sometimes even cry. They’re delightful to read, entertaining, and wonderfully affecting. The Crush Collision was no exception and I fell in love with the story, the relationships, the characters and being back in Culler.

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DEAR ADAM 

by Kelsie Stelting

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Charming, Sweet, and Beautifully Affecting

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Dear Adam was an unputdownable story about friendship, honesty, self-discovery, and love. With plenty of adorably heartwarming scenes, light and fun moments, and a swoon worthy romance, this book had me smiling, laughing, and feeling all the wonderful FEELS. I highly recommend you add this delightfully entertaining book to your TBR!

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EMBER BURNING

by Jennifer Alsever

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 A Wickedly Mesmerizing, Utterly Thrilling, and Deliciously Twisted Tale  

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Alsever’s spellbindingly gorgeous writing style lured me in and never let go. It was wickedly mesmerizing, utterly thrilling and deliciously twisted and I was wonderfully entertained. I enjoyed the unique world-building, the mystery behind Trinity Forest, the supernatural elements, the intriguing characters, and the romance. This book without a doubt exceeded my expectations and I cannot recommend it enough.

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CHANCE

by Mark Feder

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An Oddly Fascinating and Thought-Provoking Coming of Age Story3hearts

This book was weirdly fascinating, occasional humorous, and quite entertaining. It was easy to read, the pacing was good, the characters were quirky and likable, and the plot was intriguing. However, I found myself having a difficult time connecting with the story and Jeremy. The writing style was decent, but some of the dialogue didn’t flow that well and there seemed to be a lot of “telling” rather than feeling and experiencing the story.

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HOLLYWOOD PRINCESS 

by Natasha Madison

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Deliciously Intoxicating and Absolutely Swoontastic 

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I finished this amazing and gorgeously written romance in less than 24 hours and it was such a delight and fantastic read. It’s the first book I’ve read by Madison and I’m already in love with her storytelling and cannot wait to read more! If you’re looking for a heart-pounding, deliciously intense, and steamy romance with plenty of playful bantering and swoony moments between a scorching hot alpha with a heart of gold and a feisty and lovable heroine, then you need to pick this book up right now. You will not regret it!

I just realized that I use “deliciously” A LOT in my reviews. I wonder if I’m always hungry when I’m writing… Whatevs now that I’m aware, it’s sort of bugging me, but I doubt I’ll stop using it haha. I love that word. 

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Well, that’s my January and February Wrap-up. Did you read any of these books? What did you think? Are any of these on your TBR? If not, are there any you’d add on your TBR? Let’s chat and leave me a comment down below.

Hope you lovelies have a beautiful and DELICIOUSLY fun and relaxing weekend!!

sincerelykjologo