It’s been over a week since I read this book, and I’m still not quite sure how to put my thoughts into words. I should be used to it by now; I’ve read so many of Armentrout’s books that I should be used to how her books affect me. I shouldn’t be this shocked, and yet, I still have no idea what to say other than wow.
I love Trinity. She’s relatable and realistic, and she really pops off the page. She’s sweet and caring, and impossible not to like. Trinity is the kind of girl anyone would be lucky to have as a friend. I loved reading about her.
And then there’s Zayne. I loved him in the Dark Elements series, and I still love him. I didn’t ship him with Layla, but it still hurt seeing him hurt, so I love that he’s getting his own story, hopefully his own happily ever after. Zayne is just such a good guy. He’s caring, has a heart of gold, and even though he was really freaking frustrating in this book, I still love him.
The plot was great. It was well-paced and had me hooked from page one. And the world is really original and interesting. I loved it in the original series, and I love learning more about this world. The world-building is amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to learn more about it.
The writing was amazing, as I’ve come to expect of Armentrout. Whether she writes suspenseful romance or young adult fantasy, she has this amazing ability to pull you into any world and make it feel as real as the world we live in. And when you finish the book, you look up, blinking, and can’t understand how it wasn’t real. You completely forget that you’re reading, and if you ask me, that’s the most amazing thing an author can do.
With Storm and Fury, Armentrout truly outdid herself. It’s more complex, more exhilarating, more everything. Trust me, this is not a fantasy you want to miss out on. It has everything a good fantasy needs; a kickass, feministic heroine, an exhilarating plot, and writing that just sucks you in.