Review: Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted June 21, 2021 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. ArmentroutGrace and Glory by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: The Harbinger #3
Published by Inkyard Press on 2021-06-01
Length: 512 pages
Reviewing Hardcover from Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2021 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge, 2021 New Release Challenge

Danger, betrayal, and enticing forbidden love clash in book three of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Harbinger trilogy!

When Angels Fall

Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.

As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same.

Warning! There are copious amounts of fangirling, sometimes incoherent, in this review. 

Y’all this review is hard to write. I dragged out reading this one for a few weeks because I did not want it to end. The Harbinger is one of my favorite Jennifer L Armentrout‘s series to date. I love Zayne and Trinity. I love the story that is told within the pages. I love the world-building. I even love the villain. As series finales go, Grace and Glory met and exceeded all my expectations.

Trinity has come so far from the spoiled and sheltered girl we met in book one. She’s strong and confident, willing to do whatever it takes for those she loves. No longer does she put her own needs first, instead she pauses and thinks of others. After the end of Rage and Ruin, I really wasn’t sure what to expect from her. She’d just gone through literal hell and now she has to save the world. But first, she has to save Zayne.

I have loved Zayne since I first encountered him, which for me was when I read Storm and Fury for the first time. Realizing it was a spin off of The Dark Elements, I decided to go back and read those and y’all I just fell in love with him more. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I hated Layla, just like Trinity does, for what she does to Zayne. I know, it’s irrational, but it’s there. Zayne’s arc in this trilogy has been one shock after another. But what happened at the end of book two left me reeling. There is a lot to unpack and process and I could probably write pages about him alone, but I’ll leave it here so I don’t risk spoiling anything. Just know that I still love him 😉

There are so many twists and turns throughout this series that I wasn’t sure how I’d feel coming to the end. But my worries were not valid. JLA tied up the loose ends, and brought us full circle. Trinity cements herself as a heroine and leans on those who offer support when needed. Also, while the story comes to a nice close, it is also slightly open ended so maybe there is hope of returning to this world in future books. A girl can dream, right?

Overall I loved Grace and Glory. I could not say that enough. I’m currently suffering the worst book hangover of the year because I really wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these characters. I just love them too much. If you are a fan of urban fantasy, gargoyle shifters, and romance, I highly recommend it!

About Jennifer L Armentrout

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo, six judgemental alpacas, two rude goats, and five fluffy sheep. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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