[Review] White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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Title: White Hot Kiss 

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: The Dark Elements #1

Publisher: HarlequinTeen

Publication Date: February 25th 2014

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Source: Won in a giveaway
Synopsis:

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.


I LOVE Jennifer L. Armentrout books. I cannot even. She is one of my favourite authors and it's like she has super powers! How does she put out like. two books a year? Crazy.

Anyways, White Hot Kiss was cute and I definitely did not expect gargoyles as a supernatural creature until I read the synopsis of the book. It was unexpected and refreshing, and I loved the lore used by Armentrout within the novel with the gargoyles.

It was really obvious in the beginning that the main love interest was going to be Roth. He's the archetypal JLA love interest: sassy, hot, a "bad boy" and did I mention hot? Also there's the whole thing that he's the only one that Layla can kiss, without sucking out their soul. It's a little hard to kiss someone when you're going to suck their soul out.

Also, I totally did not expect the plot to take that turn when it's revealed who Layla's parents are. It really adds an interesting layer to the lore and Layla's role in the world.

In the end, it's a very typical JLA book and if that's your kind of thing (like it is mine), then power to you. If you're not into that kind of thing, then I don't recommend it. I am interested in checking out her thriller YA novel though, Don't Look Back. I love thrillers. Thrillers and JLA? I think that might turn out to be a beautiful combination.

ANYWAYS, quotes! Roth's got some pretty sassy one-liners. And they're great.
"You almost got plowed by a cab. And if you want to get plowed, I will gladly volunteer my services."

"People with the purest souls are capable of the greatest evils. No one is perfect, no matter what they are or what side they fight for." 
Overall, this is a pretty great read and of course I need to go read the prequel novella that I got when it was free on the Itunes.

Happy Reading, y'all!
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