In the instant New York Times bestseller that started the Dark Elements series, one kiss is enough to kill…
Layla just wants to fit in at school and go on a date with Zayne, whom she's crushed on since forever. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister—and Layla is a half demon, half gargoyle with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with keeping humanity safe, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him.
Then she meets Roth—a demon who claims to know her secrets. Though Layla knows she should stay away, it's tough when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne, but as Layla discovers she's the reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world.
"Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines
"Armentrout is a major talent... I just can't stop reading!"—New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter
The Dark Elements Series:
Bitter Sweet Love (ebook-only prequel)
White Hot Kiss
Stone Cold Touch
Every Last Breath
Armentrout (the Covenant books) launches her Dark Elements series with a forbidden romance or two. Layla is a half demon, half celestial Warden in a world where balance is maintained by implacable hatred on both sides. Protocol dictated Layla's destruction, but for unknown reasons, the patriarch of the Washington, D.C. Warden clan has raised her as an adopted daughter. That hasn't prevented her from falling in love with the son of the house, Zayne, though her demon heritage means she can never kiss him without killing him. Her kisses are safe for Roth, however a high-ranking demon who knows Layla's secrets and keeps many of his own. Layla's 17th birthday has triggered changes in the supernatural balance that only Roth seems to understand, but accepting his knowledge also means accepting truths about her demonic nature that Layla is desperate to ignore. For all its paranormal apparatus, this is, at base, a good boy/bad boy love triangle, well-paced and peppered with intriguing details that allow both Romeo-and-Juliet swoons and a zombie apocalypse to have their turns. Ages 14 up.
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FAVORITE BOOK EVER
This book took me on an emotional roller coaster I can’t tell u how much I cried! It made me want to live in the world with them. And I will definitely be reading all of this authors books!
I love me some Roth =D
Loved this book! I love how different this book is from everything else I have read. I loved the paranormalness to it and how the world they live in works. The storyline was wonderful and kept me sucked in the whole time, especially with all the plot twists. I knew this book was funny, but I forgot just how funny until I read it a second time. Layla is a wonderful main character. She's strong, determined, caring, and funny. It was really easy to empathize with her and want the best for her. Zayne is a good character as well. I enjoyed learning about his and Layla's relationship, with it's many ups and downs. Roth on the other hand is just completely wonderful. He is easily my favorite JLA character, which is saying something seeing as how many characters she actually has. He is also one of my all time favorite characters out of everything I have read. He is absolutely hilarious! The relationship he has with Layla is complicated, but highly entertaining yet sweet and cute at times. I definitely recommend this book to people who like angel/demon type paranormal books with a side of romance.
The book is ok to read. I recommend it to read on a boring afternoon.