Thursday, December 3, 2015

Let's Talk: White Hot Kiss

Title: White Hot Kiss
Series: The Dark Elements (Book 1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Date Started: November 28, 2015
Date Finished: December 3, 2015
Rating: 5/5 Stars

*semi spoiler-free review*

White Hot Kiss is the first book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's series 'The Dark Elements'. And it was phenomenal. 
Let's just start by saying that I was tempted to throw the book across the room when I finished, but I didn't want to ruin the beautifulness of it. 
The ending totally surprised me, but it really should not have. I should have seen it coming, major time. What happened is something that Armentrout did in a different series, but in a different way. And it again killed my heart. Congrats on THAT achievement.

This book is about a half-demon half-Warden named Layla. Wardens are gargoyles, essentially, and are the ones tasked with hunting and killing demons. See the problem? 
And because she's a half-demon, Layla can never kiss any person with a soul (i.e. her fellow Warden and crush, Zayne) or else she'll suck it out. Which sucks (pun intended). 
Then a smaller character (he's not really a small character, he's a really big character) shows up. A tattooed demon named Roth, aka Astaroth: The Crown Prince of Hell. Do you see where he got the name Roth from? Oh, you got it? Okay good.
Just reading about Roth was hotter than this:
That's hard to do. 
Anyway, Roth saves Layla from a demon and yadayadayada stuff happens. They start developing feelings for each other. Feelings. And guess who doesn't have a soul that Layla can suck out? Roth. You know what that means, right? 

Um, not they do not have sex. Get your mind out of the gutter. God, immature. 


They do kiss, however. You were right about that. And honestly this whole story had me squealing like a little girl. Especially at the semi-romantic scenes between Layla and Roth. 
So, because of the amazing characters mixed in with that plot twist at the end, I gave this a 5/5 stars. So far I've given all of Jennifer L. Armentrout's books 5/5 stars. She's almost as good as Sarah J. Maas. 


Thanks for reading, I'll see you next time (or rather I'll see you in the form of a view tally). 
xoxo -Lauren

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