Review by Becca
STONE COLD TOUCH
The Dark Elements #3
by Jennifer L Armentrout
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (October 21, 2014)
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Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…
Dearest Stone Cold Touch,
Crap on a Cracker. Your author, Jennifer Armentrout, has done it again. Not only did she keep me captivated in your story line and leave me with a killer cliffhanger (not surprised lolz), but also had me questioning which team I was on with every page of you I turned. Seriously, Stone Cold Touch, you are one of Armentrout's best. If any author can make me question my allegiances to the team I swore an oath to (TEAM ROTH FTW!), they definitely deserve all the stars ever.
Basically, Stone Cold Touch, you're the second novel in The Dark Elements trilogy, which follows Layla, who is part Warden (gargoyle thingy) & part demon, and I can't really talk about much more of your plot, because if one of the readers reads this before your sister/brother, White Hot Kiss, then I'm going to be one big spoiler sport! Here's a friendly PSA for those who haven't read White Hot Kiss, or any Jennifer L. Armentrout, (cough, you know who you are, cough): GO READ IT RIGHT NOW! *pushes all the books*
Ahem. Anyways, Stone Cold Touch, you were nothing less than what I was expecting. When I read one of your author's books, I know I'm going to giggle, swoon, fan myself lots of times, freak out because hello PLOT TWIST, and then kick myself because I have to wait forever after that killer cliffhanger. All in that order. But there was one thing that was definitely a first for me. I swooned for both sides of the love triangle. After White Hot Kiss, I was totes Roth, Roth, ROTH. But during you, Stone Cold Touch? Nope. I was ROTH, Zayne...?, Zayne, ZAYNE, and then RoTh-ZaYnE ??????
I think I understand why Armentrout said she can't decide who she wants Layla to end up with now, because even if someone is die hard rooting for one boy, they are going to question their loyalties while reading you, Stone Cold Touch. I'm still questioning my loyalties. Because Zayne is a super hot, sweet, Warden & then you have Roth, who is a sexy, sexy, funny, (and did I say sexy?) Demon.
Honestly, Stone Cold Touch, I can't think of anything bad to say about you. I'm still deciding on who I'll ultimately vote for to win Layla's heart in the final book in your series. But you were one roller coaster ride full of emotions, and I feel like I'm going to have a book hangover of epic proportions now that I've finished you. You are, without a doubt, a series not to be missed. ALL THE STARS, Stone Cold Touch.
Still fanning myself over all the feels,
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And don't forget! The choice is yours...
www.thedarkelementsseries.com, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, EVERY LAST BREATH.
At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing EVERY LAST BREATH. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick.
To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until EVERY LAST BREATH goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait!
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Jennifer L. Armentrout:
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Series Website: http://www.thedarkelementsseries.com
Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4476934.Jennifer_L_Armentrout
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