Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Series: Book Three in the Dark Elements Trilogy
Published By: Harelquin Teen (July 28, 2015)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
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…
Why does Armentrout always have this amazing ability to draw me into her stories even when those stories make me want to roll my eyes, shake my fist in the air and chuck the book across the room with the nonsense of it all?
I honestly don't know. And even though I know I will more than likely get a headache from all the ups and downs of reading one of her books, I still pick the darn suckers up and dive into the pages.
I don't like so many tropes that her books have, love triangles and angst and and and...gah! Some how when I am reading her books. I find myself liking them and enjoying the show. Why is that? It almost sickens me. And yet, she makes it work and she makes me like it. Darn her.
I love Layla and Zayne and yes, even Roth. How could I not. Layla is tough and good with a slight bad side to her but most of all she is kick butt and gets things done.
Zayne is the ultimate hero and good guy. The kind we all want and then of course Roth is his opposite. A bad boy through and through and yet, he still manages to have some redeeming qualities that make us love him.
I absoltuely loved the direction this whole series went, from Layla getting stronger and coming into her own to the direction the friendships and even romance went. It was done so well, so realistically to the story and there were still twists I didn't see coming and things that kept me on my toes.
This series like all of Jennifer's writing, was so addictive and I really did have a lot of fun with it, over used tropes, drama, and all.