Monday, August 24, 2015

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: The Dark Elements Saga (bk.3)

Genera(s): Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Subjects: supernatural, gargoyles, demons, angels, love, good vs. evil

Setting: Washington D.C.

POV/Tense: 1st person POV, past tense: Layla

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 378 pgs.

HC/PB: Paperback

List Price: $9.99

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Summary/ product description: “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…”

My Review: Every Last Breath is the amazing, epic finale to the Dark Elements Trilogy. The romance of Laya and Roth continues. I absolutely love this series and I hate that it’s over. It gave me more feels than most books I read. It’s the best romance I’ve read beside Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (I heart Tucker!). So much happens in it. It’s got that urban fantasy vibe, and it id paranormal romance. I love that’s it’s not about vampires, but about demons, gargoyles and angels. I also love that there’s a few Supernatural references in it (Castiel is mentioned), which is appropriate since Jenn clearly got the name Lilith from Supernatural, then researched the biblical mythologies and came up with this fantastic series. I had my own story idea years ago about a girl named Layla who was supposed to be the destined vessel for Lilith (Called it Dark Vessel) but only wrote a few chapters. (I’m onto you Jenn! Lol)

I love the characters and I’ll miss all of them! Layla is a great narrator and Roth is so hilarious and hot. He’s a lot like Damon from the Vampire Diaries with his crazy sexual innuendo and dark humor, I just about died laughing at the things he said. I love Roth so much, but I also like Zayne. He’s a lot more sweet and protective. He’s hot too, but Layla’s just more drawn to Roth and she doesn’t know how to tell Zayne this without hurting him, because she’s loves Zayne too. He’s family to her and she grew up with him.  Another great character is Bambi. She’s a familiar and a snake, but she’s important to Roth. I don’t like snakes, but the whole idea of familars is cool. Roth also has 3 kittens and a dragon. Layla decides to get a familiar, but I’ll let you find out what for yourself.

In this book, Layla’s abilty to shift has change somehow and now she’s sporting dark feathered wings. It freak her out because before she was like a marbled mish-mash of Warden and Demon. She’s has to rethink what she’s becoming. The Alphas call her an abomination and want to kill her, but Roth’s familiars stop them. The Lilin is on the lose and has taken Sam’s soul and shape and now everyone’s at the risk of losing their soul. Layla, Roth and the Wardens have to find a way to stop the Lilin. Stuff doesn’t go down exactly how I expect it, but I enjoyed the surprises! The ending is great too.

I recommend this series to those whole enjoyed angel-related series such as Unearthly, Hush, Hush, Fallen, Sweet Evil, and the Mortal Instruments.

Cover Art Review: Not a very interesting cover, but I love the paper used.

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