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.
Paperback, 382 pages
Expected publication: March 2014 by Harlequin Teen
(first published February 25th 2014)
I've won an ARC of WHK through one of Jennifer's contest and I was so amp to read an email saying you won an ARC! So duly noted that this was my first ARC, no I'm not considering books of ARCs that I've won from blogger contests. The WHK contest was specifically for a chance to read an ARC of WHK, on the plus side it is signed! Can I also mention that this is the first contest I've won from Jennifer? She got such a large followers that I thought it would be a one in a million type situation.
Half demon and half gargoyle, Layla has wished that her life was normal because the one big thing that she can't do . . . Kiss someone or anyone. She will take their soul on instinct and she must keep her virtue intact.
Layla is soon face with demons attacking her, but the one mysteriously demon named Roth helps her telling her that she's on the wrong side. . . but how can you be on the wrong side when you're half of something?
There's no explanation to why Demons or anything else of the supernatural is after her until Roth shares some dark secrets about who she is.
The Wardens has always been her home including the people she has always trusted, but when it's the one closest to you lying, who or where do you turned?
Layla will find out things she never knew and learning of an apocalypse that will uprise of a very powerful demon that will destroy humanity and supernatural alike.
It's PUURRFECT!I freaking love this book! Gargoyles? HELL YES! I'm so glad that Gargoyles are making a new addition to the Young Adult/Supernatural Genre. I love everything about this book, it's goes as far between two hot guys that are drool worthy and one very torn Layla who trying to figure out what side should she really be on.
MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOWYou know sometimes you wish that there was something fresh and new? But having no clue what that could be? Well Jennifer Armentrout has done it! She brought the Luxs into Young Adult that put her on top as # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author and now White Hot Kiss bring new favor and is all about Gargoyles.
Yes Gargoyles, surely you remember that American cartoon series produced by Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, No? How about this to jog your memory
Okay now we establish that, I must say I was driven to read White Hot Kiss however at the time that I wanted to read it. I was buried with school so I finally had the chance to read it over my break.
So Layla has what you would say a bad side and a good side, but she can't change who she is but her guardians haven't really been telling her the whole truth about who were her parents. Layla knows she can't ever take a soul, the wardens forbid her from doing it. So Layla have been painted Black and White.
Roth is a very intimidating demon but also being a hunk cover in tattoos is a plus, at first I thought well where does he fit? What can he possibly do to corrupt Layla? Well he does these things to her
- Rescues her
- Drives her mad crazy with his sexy tattoos
- Tells her the truth straight up
- He Can KISS HER! Big Plus
Together Layla and Roth will figure out why Demons are after her, one way or another but Layla deals with betrayal from the family that protect because they haven't told her the truth about anything, about why she can't take souls or why she can't lose her virtue. The thing that was the hardest for her was Zayne, long time friend and someone she could always confide in.
Oh did I meant how much I love Roth's Tattoos? They all can come to life!
Zayne is a Warden . . . Gargoyle so to speak, you don't get to read much about how he looked like in his gargoyle form because he rather not have Layla see him in that way. But he is a major role in Layla's life, he's the friend that you can go to, the one to shed tears with, Zayne is someone that Layla have trusted all her life.
Both guys are equally hot, but Roth really has the advantage because he been there for Layla when she need Zayne but wasn't around to help her or protect her.
The ending was AH! I can't even tell you because that would be ruining it but really I love it, Jennifer created the perfect cliff opener for the second book.