Sunday, 27 July 2014

REVIEW: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA, paranormal, romance
Length: 400 pages
Source: Kindle Copy



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.



White Hot Kiss by is the first book I've ever read by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 
After hearing a lot of things (good things) about her, I decided to give it a try... since my final rate is 5/5 you can tell I wasn't disappointed. 
What I love about this is that the whole story doesn't revolve around the love triangle, but it is more about Layla finding out about her heritage and trying to do something about her future. Well done, Jennifer! Kudos to you. 
You guys know I'd never recommend a story only about romance –that kind of stuff repulses me (and it's not because I don't have a boyfriend. Maybe I don't have a boyfriend because it repulses me, have you considered that?) Don't let the cheesy cover fool you, it's not a 40 year old woman erotic romance. 
The story is quite original, it's about Gargoyles and Demons. I guess the cool plot wasn't the thing that kept my eyes locked in the book, but the fantastic characters and, of course, the awesome dialogue. 
I guess the story sets in today's world (or around this time), and it portrays contemporary characters, people you can relate to. Layla, contrary to some famous YA's, is a strong lady , who, from time to time needs to be rescued, but also does the rescue every other time. She doesn't annoys me like most female protagonists and that's a good, good thing. KUDOS!
I can't describe Roth without writing down a whole list of things why, if he was real, I wouldn't give up trying to get him to marry me. Demon or not. 
Sam and Stacey are those friends you can easily compare to your own, making you grow fond of them in only a few pages. 
The gargoyles are... different. I understand why so many people are afraid of them, but I also get why others love them. 
Jennifer L. Armentrout changes the things by not making everything black or white... and that'll be important for the main characters. 
I can't say anything else, but that I will be recommending this for anyone who's up for some sexy teenage love with a pinch of maturity that makes it not annoying at all.


5/5


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