White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 392 pages.
Source: Won in Tiffany’s giveaway
Published on May 2015 by Harlequin Teen
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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.
White Hot Kiss has been on the list of books I want to reread since this summer, so we started to talk about rereading this series with Demi @ Demireads when we still hadn’t finished our Lux reread so naturally I wanted to get this book when I won Tiffany’s giveaway back in October. Unfortunately Demi didn’t have time to start this until now. I was worried how I was going to have time to finish this since I had two exams but somehow I finished this in two days between exams.
I remembered next to nothing about this book so I love that it felt like reading it for the first time. I was shocked on some things like who Layla’s parents were. I kinda thought her father was dead since she was in foster home before Warden found her.
I found Layla’s friends interesting. Sam knows all these little facts about everything and Stacey was a boy crazy who thought Twilight is a classic.
I loved Layla and Roth. She doesn’t need to pretend with him like she does with her family and she trust him. I wish there had been more romantic scenes between the two but I love that they were enemies to lovers instead of insta love.
Layla could see souls or the lack of them and Roth has powers like being an invisible. I loved Roth’s tattoos, especially Bambi and I hope there’s more of the kittens in later books. And that dragon! What booklover doesn’t like dragons?
My friend Selene @ The Obscure World loves Zayne a lot, so I was surprised how much I… did not for most of the book. He tells almost everything for his father so I get why Layla didn’t tell her about some things.
I think I mostly had problems how he treated Layla in 90% of the book. Zayne even told Danika about her sickness knowing what Layla thought about her and forgot about his weekly plans with Layla. I actually liked Nicolai more than him. I finally started liking Zayne when he started showing that he cares for Layla in the end of book.
I do want Zayne’s car. I think it’s the same as Dean has in Supernatural.
You can read Demi’s review here.