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

Swoony Saturdates

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Good Evening Loves! Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. As for me, I had quite a busy day. I went dress shopping with my mom for her 60th Masquerade Birthday Party on April 15. It was very fun, but trying on gowns is very tiring. My mom did find 2 gowns she really likes so hopefully one of them will be the winner. She still wants to check out other places before she makes her final decision, but I really hope she picks this deep navy blue gown with a sweetheart neck line and gold accents. Anyway, after dress shopping, my boyfriend and I went to KBBQ dinner with our friends. Sooo good, but  ate too much and now I have this terrible food coma that’s making me really sleepy…BUT… I wanted to post my Swoony Saturdate before going to bed. I had most of it drafted yesterday, but just wanted to add a few more things.

Swoony Saturdates is a weekly segment where I’ll feature one of my favorite book boyfriends and explain some reasons why I think he’s utterly and undeniably swoon-worthy. And just for fun, I’ll occasionally describe an ideal date with the book boyfriend I choose. If you’d like to join me, feel free to do so and leave your links in the comments so everyone can check out your picks. Oh and it’s definitely not limited to just book boyfriends…you can totally pick book girlfriends too! Don’t forget to link back to me so I can see your posts!

Soooo without further ado….Let’s go on a Swoony Saturdate with

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Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite quotes from Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J.Lynn). It’s only fitting that I feature the handsome, sweet, and super adorable Cameron Hamilton as today’s Swoony Saturdate. I remember reading this book and crushing so hard on Cam. He made me smile, laugh, cry, and swoon like crazy. He’s definitely one of my top Book Boyfriends.

 

 

Reasons Why Cam Hamilton is Undeniably and Ridiculously Swoon-Worthy

I’m going to include some quotes that go with my reasons…that way you can get a better picture of why Cam is a total hottie in every swoony way. 

He can bake – I mean seriously ladies, wouldn’t you want your man to bake for you?

“I have cookies.”
“Cookies?” My brows rose.
“Yeah, and I made them. I’m quite the baker.”
For some reason, I couldn’t picture that. “You baked cookies?”
“I bake a lot of things, and I’m sure you’re dying to know all about those things. But tonight, it was chocolate and walnut cookies. They are the shit if I do say so myself.”

“I’m beginning to think cookies is a code word for something else.”
“Maybe it is.” He tugged on my bag again as he took a confident step back, forcing me down another step. “And just think about it. If cookie was a code word, whatever it symbolizes, it’s been in your mouth, sweetheart.”

AND He can cook too!

“W-w-what?” I stepped aside or was forced aside as he entered my apartment, carrying something wrapped in tinfoil, a carton of eggs – huh? – and a tiny frying pan. “Cam what are you doing? It’s eight in the morning.”

“Thanks for the update on the time.” he headed straight for my kitchen. “It’s one thing I’ve never been able to master: the telling of time.”

He’s sweet, romantic, and adorable

“I didn’t know what to say, but my heart was racing as he slid his hands down to mine. He placed them on his chest, right above his heart. “I have hope,” he said, his gaze never leaving mine. “I have hope because I love you-I’ve been in love with you, Avery. Probably before I even realized that I was.”

He’s determined and passionate

“There’s always tomorrow.”
I followed him. “Tomorrow’s not going to change anything.”
“We’ll see.”
“There’s nothing to see. You’re wasting your time.”
“When it concerns you, it’s never a waste of my time,” he replied.”

He’s devastatingly handsome and incredibly sexy

“He was gorgeous in all the ways that made girls do stupid things. He was tall, a good head or two taller than me and broad at the shoulders, but tapered at the waist. An athlete’s body—like a swimmer’s. Wavy black hair toppled over his forehead, brushing matching eyebrows. Broad cheekbones and wide, expressive lips completed the package created for girls to drool over. And with those sapphire-colored eyes, holy moley…”

He’s funny and doesn’t shy away from acting silly or dorky – I absolutely love a man who has a good sense of humor!

“And this must be Avery?”
“Oh, God, no,” Cam said. “This is Candy, Mom.”
His mother’s eyes widened and a bit of color infused her cheeks. “Uh, I’m…”
“I’m Avery,” I said, shooting Cam a look. “You had it right.”
She spun around, smacking Cam across the arm. Hard, too. “Cameron! Oh my God. I thought…” She smacked him again and he laughed. “You’re terrible.”

He also has a pet turtle named  Raphael… yup named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I mean isn’t that just the cutest thing ever!?

But most of all, Cam is loving, kind, protective and just an amazing guy who will do everything he can for the people he loves. Not to mention, he’s also a great big brother.

If you’re into NA romances with a little steam, I definitely think you should check out this book and series. Cam is my favorite for sure, but the other male leads in the series are totally swoony too!


Have you read Wait for You? What did you think? Who are some of your favorite book boyfriends? Don’t forget to leave your comments down below. I’d love to hear from you!

I hope you enjoyed this Swoony Saturdate post. Have a fantastic night loves!

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