Tuesday, August 19, 2014

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Dark Elements #1
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.

So, this is just one more book to add to the amazing library of Ms.Armentrout. I do not know how she does it. She has once again created a world unlike any I have read before. There are countless books out there with Angels and Demons, Gargoyles and the sort. But this is just so different, and once you start reading one of her books all you want to do is read more.

Layla is a kick-ass female protagonist. Zayne is still kind of a mystery to me. I cant quite pinpoint how he feels about Layla, I hope in the next book that is uncovered a little. And then there's Roth. Oh how I love the cocky characters she creates. He's cocky with out being full on douche, and it's pretty cute how he makes Layla blush.

This book is filled with great world building, great characters, a great plot, tons of action and a touch of mystery. I can not wait to read the sequel. If you like the Lux series, or the Covenant series, you will love this.


  1. How would you rate the romance in it?


    1. The way Armentrout does romance, she never has her female characters falling over themselves to get closer to a guy. Her YA romances are pretty top tier. The romance never over shadows the story but always fits nicely into the story.

  2. That is nice to hear. It seems like romance is always so awkward in YA stories.