Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Count: 400 pages
Series: The 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.
The first book in her newest series, Jennifer L. Armentrout did it again with her amazing story telling and characters!
Before reading this, I was really wary about since It's very different from Lux, but it has that same addictive quality. I never read anything like this before. To sum it up in three words, gargoyles, demons, and hot!
The main character, Layla, is half demon and half gargoyle. She is raised by these people called Wardens who are gargoyles that hunt demons. She tries to fit in there but whatever she does and doesn't do, people are afraid of her because of her demon side even though she doesn't cause any harm.
Then comes my in my ship. Roth is a tattooed, hot demon prince who is the only one that understands Layla. He accepts her for who she is -even she's half gargoyle. It was nice to see their relationship because when everyone shuts her out and lies to her, Roth doesn't and he cares about her! I can't stress how much I love him.
It's partly a love triangle. There's Zayne and Roth. Of course I stand by Roth with this one but Layla sometimes frustrates me about how she likes Zayne in the beginning. It's like come on! You can't have him anyways and his family disapproves of you. CAN YOU NOT SEE WHAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU! AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ABOUT THAT ENDING!
This ending ran me over, reversed, and crushed me. That's how bad it felt. I cried all night and thinking what the hell was wrong with Layla and it's just one of the most sweetest things ever! It made me love that character even more! That one line in the end undone me forever! And now I am dreading for the sequel.
Very different from Lux, but still very good. Don't like the decisions that Layla make sometimes and her relationship with Zayne but loved this book!