STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout


From the "Dark Elements Trilogy" series, volume 2
Age Range: 14 - 18
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The saga of a girl who’s a hybrid of demon and Warden, the gargoyle-type creatures who fight demons, continues (White Hot Kiss, 2014).

Layla is torn between very different heartthrobs: Zayne, the Warden boy with whom she’s lived for most of her life, and Roth, the demon Crown Prince of Hell. It’s complicated. If she kisses Zayne, her true love, she might accidentally inhale his soul. Although Roth tells her he doesn’t really care for her, he continues to attend school, wisecracking his way through every scene. The story kicks off when Layla’s snake tattoo, Bambi, eats a visiting Warden. Worse, Layla and Roth find evidence that the foretold demonic Lilin indeed has entered their high school and appears to be taking the souls of students. While she’s investigating the Lilin, Layla finally begins a real relationship with Zayne. As the plot thickens, she begins to doubt herself. Could she have some connection with the Lilin? Armentrout balances suspense and romance, spicing it up with Roth’s one-liners and Layla’s wry inner commentary, all adding welcome humor. Of course, everyone involved has a hotness level that would shame supermodels. The almost-sex scenes provide even more punch, and the book ends with a nice zinger. Demon Roth again stands out as the character with the mostest.

Demonic fun. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-373-21134-0
Page count: 448pp
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2014


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