White Hot Kiss
(The Dark Elements #1)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
This novel was a slow moving novel though it did have moments of action. I greatly enjoyed the relationship though I found that the others friendship relationships did not work well in this novel. I didn’t like the supporting male character, Zayne and I thought that too much of the novel was based on their relationship instead of the love relationship between Layla and Roth. I did enjoy that Roth was considered bad or evil at the beginning of the novel and managed to convince Layla of his worth. I found that the plot was interesting and contained twists and turns i did not expect. The end of the book was left of a note of suspension which i thought was a nice ending as i was able to live with it and not so upset of the quite frankly surprising ending. Overall the novel was quite good!
I honestly don’t know why I loved this book so much (besides that it was an amazing book) because I agree with all the things Lydia said. Such as it was a slow book and that I didn’t like a few of the relationships. But I loved Roth’s character and his relationship with Layla. I also really like the plot line and the way the dystopian was made. I think what also made me love this book was that the characters reminded me of the author other series, The Lux Series, and I enjoyed that series as well so it kind of brought me back to that. So I’m slightly embarrassed to say that this is one of my favourite books because I have read many other books that are just as good, but I would recommend it to people 🙂