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Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences.... Don't miss book two of the fantastical Harbinger trilogy from number-one New York Times best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

"Jennifer L. Armentrout's intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!" (New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury)

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. 

©2020 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Angels n Demons

Listening to the story at the beginning was a little frustrating, when authors repeat what’s been in previous stories is annoying BUT Once the author progressed it the story I got past that. It was good, interesting even exciting, I cried near the end and yes it’s a cliffy The narrator did a brilliant job Hopefully in the next part we do not have to have a repeat of the first two books,,

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That's very twisty

I could barely stop listening! Talk about a journey and the predictable twists that then led to surprise twists! It's very twisty (detective Pikachu style). I love Zayne but occasionally was just as gutted at some words as Trinity. Geez the feels. Bambi... I want that snake. And can I just say ultimately Roth is the best freaking guy ever. Seriously. Narration was good and trust me I'm fussy. I loved the different ways she spoke for each character and she's a pleasant narrator to listen to.

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  • J. Santiago
  • 16-06-2020

I Wanted More From The Book

So like in the original Dark Elements Series the second book is used as a staging ground. Aside from the cliffhanger ending not too much is really happening or revealed in the book. Trinity acts like a jealous brat for a good 80% of the time. She was much more likeable in the first book. Zayne also comes off as slightly more secretive. There are times the characters are off doing things that never get explained. maybe saving it for the next book. It almost feels like it's a few chapters short of a complete story.

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  • mat
  • 16-06-2020

Police brutality and blind representation.

Hmm how to put this, it's always seemed a bit iffy to me when an author creates a race of people whose job it is to "police" another sentient species. A theme that is most prevalent in teen novels. Probably cause apparently girls are really into guys who are so bad ass others are terrified of them and having an entire race of people cringe every time you are around is just uber..."hot?" Normally such things seem silly and unrealistic to me, however with the way things are right now in the real world with people questioning policing tactics. Some things in this book kind of irked me. Three times times a suspect who posed no threat was beaten and tortured and the one and only time it was seen as a bad thing and remarked upon Trinity claimed lectures were boring and flipped Zayne off, then she went and got food and it was never mentioned again. I get that she was dealing with some crap, but like with real world police, thats not much of an excuse and the way she just blew it off made it seem super callous. Granted Zayne's whole character arch for this book and the last trilogy was in questioning his role as a warden, and Trinity does do some soul searching buuuut there are some definite mixed signals for the audience through out the book. Speaking of Zayne and Trinity. I'm not sure i really like them as a couple. Zayne seems far more mature as a person than she does in this book. Every time there is a problem, usually cause Trinity is feeling jealous or insecure, Zayne will try and talk to her about it. Only for Trinity to out right refuse or deliberately misinterpret what is being said so she can be a proper victim. it's really kind of gross. She does begin to figure out her short coming but wow is it grating until she does and i'm not really sure she changes all that much by the end, she just gets her way for a little bit and that settles her somewhat. On the good side, wow does Miss Armentrout understand the frustration of being disabled. I'm not sure if that is from personal experience or just really good research (i'm too lazy to look it up) but i kept nodding my head and going i've been there over and over again. even the little things, like when a guy yells at Trinity for missing a step on a curb, i was once accused of being on drugs for bumping into a rope railing i couldn't see at an outdoor festival when i was 10. And don't get me started on how much of a pain in the ass it can be to ask strangers for help. It's all good till they realize they have to do more than nod in a general direction and grunt. It's been nearly twenty four years sense i went legally blind and i still sometimes freak out out if my vision is suddenly gone and my vision is fairly stable where it is unless something bad happens. Of course the real Frustration comes in the constant struggle of trying to be as independent as you can be while constantly slamming into that damn wall where you know you have no choice but to ask for help and deal with the shame that never really goes away because something that is so simple for most people is beyond you. Normally i use books to escape reality but this series is reminding me that every once in a while it is nice to actually have someone you can truly relate with rather than just some moping guy or gal bitching about how much having god like powers sucks.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-07-2020

I didnt like the Heroine

Trinity is comes off as a spoiled brat and its hard to spend the story in her head. Also there was too much attention payed to her relationship with Zane, I wish the author would have focused more on developing the plot of the story than the relationship between the two main characters. Please give Zane and the crown prince a voice in the next book I dont want to spend another book in only Trinity's head.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2020

Holy Angel Babies

Well let me tell you, Trinity annoyed the crap out of me in this book. She was selfish and suspicious and grieving. But I still thought it was pretty good, and I’d like to see what happens at the end.

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  • Meghan L.
  • 21-11-2020

Beautiful Heartbreak

This book while tragic in some regards, makes you feel elated in others. Trinity and Zayne fighting their feelings is both frustrating and adorable.

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  • 16-11-2020

Loved

This book was even better than the first. I enjoyed seeing more of the familiar characters from the previous series, and the end... well, the end was epic and I am sad that the final book is not out yet because the wrench thrown into the story left me speechless!

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  • Elizabeth
  • 29-10-2020

wow what a hot book.

I loved this book. I had trouble putting it down. thank you for this book.

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  • 27-10-2020

Good Story but Not as Good as The First Series

The first series with Layla, Roth and Zayne I feel was better... I do like it is a continuous story but part of me dislikes the distance they put between Layla and Zayne like there past was never meant to be. Overall I enjoyed it! I also wish they would have kept the same narrator from the first book. The different voices for already established characters is a little odd.

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  • Kevin Carrick
  • 18-10-2020

a Surprising series from a Harlequinn Author

Nephlium, Angels and protectors (Wardins,) and Demons, and half demons, and even wait for it, Archangels. Biblical fiction makes you want more. Beyond the veil of humankind, "we entertain angels unaware...." the Harbinger Series includes much of what we humans think is going on all around portrayed in a Romeo and Juliet sort of scenario. action packed with that twist of Harlequin Romance, which as a guy didn't really make the story, but played a part in understanding all the intertwined relationships.. Can't wait for the 3rd book. well done Jennifer! Your homework on Biblical events was well investigated and accurate in the places pertinent, (no spoilers here.) Loved it!

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  • CAF
  • 03-10-2020

Definitely Entertaining

The narration is the star of the show. No doubt about it. It’s a good story. Keeps you guessing. It was more descriptive and detailed in the romantic scenes than I prefer, there were also too many of them and they lingered too long. Here we are, talking about the impending earth ending apocalypse, and all Trinity seems to focus on is how hot Zane is and how he smells like “winter mint”. Other than that, I enjoyed it immensely even though I am older than the target audience. Armentrout does a good job with world building and is skilled at description. I had no trouble envisioning any of it. It was all there in textured 3D color. Lots of readers bemoan the ending. I think it is masterful and a perfect set up for the third installment. I will enjoy that one, too. I’m sure of it.

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  • Carla Aston
  • 03-07-2020

Smashed it again

Wow, I really didn’t expect the book to take the twists and turns that it did. I loved the elements series and wasn’t a huge fan of Zayne, I was team Roth all the way but now I think this series is turning out to be just as good or maybe better. I love that Roth, Layla and Cayman are all in it and not just one quick visit and that’s it. I don’t like how Roth’s voice is portrayed it’s quite creepy at times but other than that it’s excellent. I also love that we got to find out a bit more about what happened to Sam. Excellent series and I really hope we don’t have to wait a year for book 3 🙏🏻🤞

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-06-2020

Amazing as always

Wow what a roller-coaster throughout another amazing book, I absolutely love this book gutted it's ended another year too wait excited for the next book thank you Jennifer xx

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