Review: 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.

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This book has been on my TBR shelf for a long time now. I just never had the urge to start it. Gargoyles aren’t sexy. That’s a fact, but this book changed my perspective.

Layla is half-demon half-gargoyle. She can’t kiss anyone, because she will kill them. Well, she can kiss other demons, since they don’t have souls, but that’s not really an option. That basically means that her life is miserable. She lives with the wardens (the gargoyles, the “good guys”). Almost everyone stays away from her. She’s dangerous, and her blood is tainted. She goes to high school, because no one there knows what she really is. She can at least pretend to be normal. Being normal doesn’t last long with Layla. A demon suddenly bursts into her life, and everything gets really exciting.

This book has a love triangle. Although it was kind of clear who Layla really loved.

Roth – the demon who is supposed to be evil, but then not really

Zayne – Layla’s best friend since childhood

Team Roth all the way! I’m sorry, Zayne. I just liked Roth more, and the things he did in this book were so heart warming!

This book had great characters, and a very entertaining story!


4 thoughts on “Review: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Ooo, I like the premise, she sounds a bit like Rogue from X-men. I really need to try a JLA book as they seem supremely popular on the blogosphere!


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