Some loves will last ’til your dying breath
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.
Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.
Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…
For the complete list of this series : The Dark Elements Series
To know more about the Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
I so want to love this, but all in all, I did like it… it just didn’t live up to the first book which is still by far my favourite.
The story picks up where it left off, where the Lilin has taken over Sam’s body. So now, Layla, the heroine, has to find a way to save Sam’s soul and defeat the Lilin! Then, of course, there’s that love triangle… so, who does she choose? Roth or Zayne?
I’ll start off with the things I enjoyed :
1 – There is some character growth as Layla once more evolves or develops to what she is, and as the story digs more into her background, about Lilith. (Although sometimes her character fluctuates.)
2 – Finally, Layla picked who I thought was the right one, hehe. I know, if you’ve followed this series, you would guess who that is too.
3 – I enjoyed the humour, specially the scene where Layla was taunting Elijah, her evil father. Even a scene that I don’t think was intended to be funny I thought was funny… like Lilith’s interaction with Layla the first time, I thought it was comical, Lilith sounded more like the child!
4 – The idea of their familiar, I loved that!
5 – World building.
6 – The heartwarming/touching scenes.
7 – Then, of course, the romance, it was sweet, funny, and hot…. BUT….
Here is where I did not like :
After all that action, mystery and suspense on the previous books, what happened? Let’s just say, it was a bit of a disappointment, that it felt lacking, like there’s supposedly so much more happening but not. It felt like there was more romance and given a little action and then everything was rounded off. The supposedly highlight was, sad to say, predictable and anti-climatic. Sigh. And as much as I loved the romance, I also found it cheesy, somehow, it kinda overpowered the whole story. 😦
Then, there’s those witches… when they came to collect… and then what? What of Bambi? Was that it? Ugh!
I love Roth! He is sweet, funny and hot! Though it seems like his character is more tamed here. I also love Zayne, despite that he wasn’t given much part here. It is too bad that this is only under Layla’s POV.
Like I said, I didn’t love it, but I did like it. It was easy to fall back into the story and be caught up and it is fast paced. It is a given that Jennifer Armentrout is an amazing writer and that I am a fan and I look forward to reading more of her novels!