Rage and Ruin ~ Review

Title: Rage and Ruin
Series: The Harbinger #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Genres: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Blurb: Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences… Don’t miss book two of the fantastical Harbinger trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been working with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.

As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.

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*****My Review*****

This review will contain spoilers if you haven’t read the first book!!

I’m going to start with my love of Zayne and Trin together. Now that they are linked and can feel the strong emotions from each other…let’s just say the the tension is just slowly ratcheted up. JLA just keeps giving you a little bit more and a little bit more until you just don’t think you can take it! And I have to say that I absolutely love it when Zayne goes into full protector mode! Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the forbidden aspect to their romance that adds another degree of heat!

I do want to mention here that Trin does drive me a bit nuts when she starts lying and not wanting to talk through things. I didn’t care for that. For a brief time both of them became exhaustingly frustrating, but thank goodness that quickly tipped into working things out.

But this is more than a love story with magical creatures. There’s this great mystery surrounding the Harbinger and who or even what he/she is. The suspense keeps slowly building like the chemistry between Zayne and Trin! And then there’s the whole what will happen if Zayne and Trin hook up because it has been forbidden! And Trin is still dealing with slowly losing her eye sight and trying to manage that.

I also loved getting more of Roth and Peanut. They both brought out quite a bit of laugh out loud moments that added to the overall awesomeness of the book!

I give this 4.75 stars! With another killer JLA ending, I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on the next book, but I want to cry because it won’t be out until next year!! I have to also share that I loved that this book emphasized that it’s okay to need people. We all do regardless of race or sex. This book points out how that concept can really affect those with disabilities. It wasn’t a major point of the book, but I was happy to see it!

Quote: I don’t for one second think that you accepting help when you need it means you’re not independent.

Let me help you-let anyone help you when you need it, and that’ll make you even stronger.


We are all facing so much these days. Some of us are handling it better than others. And some of us have issues on top of issues. I loved that this book stressed that it’s okay to get help when we need it. That doesn’t make us weak. It only makes us stronger! So, I just wanted to encourage you to reach out if you need help – even if it’s just for an ear to listen. And if you need an ear, mine is always available!!

Happy Reading,


6 thoughts on “Rage and Ruin ~ Review

  1. I’m so glad you loved it!! I loved the way JLA really amped up the intensity in this one. And that ending at the school? Ack! Cue massive tears! And the very end at the park? Cue shock and more tears! We need the next book now! 🙂


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