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White Hot Kiss by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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A few weeks ago the amazing author Jennifer Armentrout released the first book in a new series called White Hot Kiss. This is the first book in her new Dark Elements series. Think gargoyles and demons. Not convinced? Read on and I will see if I can change your mind.

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L ArmentroutHere is the description from Goodreads:

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.

Now, as much as I love the Lux novels, I am pretty sure I have a new favorite JLA book/series. Seriously, this book was great.

For starters, I loved the concept. Gargoyles? Genius. And throw in some demons and an epic struggle between good and evil, and you have a winning combination. Now, this was not the first book about gargoyles that I have read, I have read one other, but this won was written 10,000x better. I connected with Layla, I understood her struggles, and I felt like I was living her life right along with her.

Speaking of struggles, this might be the first book I have ever read with a love triangle that I did not have a clear favorite love interest at the end of it. In fact, love triangles usually annoy me because they add drama for no reason, but here, it worked, and I really have no idea how this is going to play out. I really liked Roth, and I really liked Zayne, too. Whenever Layla was with Roth, he would absolutely be my favorite, but then whenever she would be with Zayne, I would be. Both guys are completely different, yet at the same time, seem similar enough that I could see either one with Layla. That being said, I don’t really see how she can have a future with either one of them. With Zayne, there is the whole she can’t get close to him without wanting to suck out his soul thing, and with Roth, there is the whole evil demon without a soul thing. To say there are issues regardless of who Layla ends up with would be an understatement.

That’s not to say that I did not have any problems with this book, but in the grand scheme of things they were pretty minor. For starters, Jasmine from Bitter Sweet Love was in the house for pretty much the entire book, and we hardly saw her, other than her doing things that cast her in a bad light. Second, Jasmine’s sister Danika was around, and I just don’t like her. I don’t think she is a bad person at all; she just seems, I don’t know, desperate? Like she was trying to hard to force something? I don’t really know, and I don’t just think that because she annoyed Layla. I thought that when I read Bitter Sweet Love, also. Finally, the whole lack of communication and all of the secrets kept from Layla bothered me. I understand why that had to be part of the story, but that just always bothers me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it.

5 Stars!

Interested in checking it out for yourself? Find it on Amazon here.

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Sweet Peril by: Wendy Higgins

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Ever since I finished Sweet Evil by: Wendy Higgins, I have wanted to read Sweet Peril. However, I have been putting it off because I knew It would leave me desperate for Sweet Reckoning. Well I decided I couldn’t hold myself back any longer and I bought and read it. I was totally right about my reaction. I loved it and now am desperate for April to get here so I can read Sweet Reckoning.

Sweet Peril by Wendy HigginsHere is the description from Goodreads for Sweet Peril:

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Like I said, I was putting off buying and reading this book because I knew it would leave me impatient for the last book, but I saw a reference to Sweet Evil in Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout and decided it was a sign that it was time to read Sweet Peril. I was right about it leaving me needing the last book. This book doesn’t have a cliffhanger in the traditional sense, but it does leave you with enough a suspense to crave the last book.

I loved this book, I think even more than Sweet Evil. I thought reading about Anna having to be a party girl and/or her having to travel with Kope would be awkward and uncomfortable, but in reality this book sucked me in from the first page, and I absolutely did not want to put it down. I even used it as a reward for myself for doing homework. Once I would reach a specific bench mark, I would reward myself with another chapter. That was the only way I could force myself to focus on doing anything other than reading this book.

I honestly can’t think of anything I didn’t like about Sweet Peril. Surely there must have been something, right? I feel like there was something I was going to mention, but whatever it was was so minor in comparison to the awesomeness that is this book that I can’t even remember what it was.

We get to see all of our old favorite characters in this book. I would have liked to have seen a little more of Jay and Veronica, and honestly I find myself hoping that they break up and that Jay gets with Marna. That might be mean, but I don’t think Jay and Roni are really right for each other.

I also would have liked to have seen a little more of Patti, but I guess it’s good that Anna is coming into her own more and doesn’t need to fall back on her mom whenever things get rough.

Kaidan is still around and still amazing. There is really nothing else to be said about him.

I have high hopes for Kope’s future happiness as well. I really hope something more develops between him and Z.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book and will be counting down the days until the last book is released. In fact, I will probably be pre-ordering it as soon as I see it on Amazon.

5 Stars

To purchase Sweet Peril for yourself, you can find in on Amazon here.

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