Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jennifer L. Armentrout - White Hot Kiss: Book Review

White Hot Kiss (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
Imagine trying to live your life in the most normal way that you know how, but having a hard time doing so because of the fact that well, you are not normal and some of the people around you are not, as well.
I'm not really into the whole Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance thing, but I'd have to say that this novel was good. It wasn't really my thing, but still, it was good. Mainly because Armentrout was able to create a world of her own, and it wasn't anything like other Paranormal stuff out there. I think it's also brave how she used demons and gargoyles in the story, made them a really important part of it, and made sure that they are not seen as so evil. 

When you create a story, I think it's very important that you learn how to create something original and try to break through the mold. This story was able to do that and more. While it may be a bit slow-paced, you'd also appreciate how everything has been crafted carefully, and how great the characterizations are. 

If you're into stories that are complicated and definitely not like any other, try White Hot Kiss. It's full of magic, it's hot, sexy, and it's something that's quite intriguing, you'd probably want more.

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