Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 12 hours (400 pages)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Tantor Audio
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Source: Library
Recommended for fans of: The Mortal Instruments, Crave, Vampire Academy, Supernatural


Layla just wants to fit in at school and go on a date with Zayne, whom she’s crushed on since forever. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister–and Layla is a half demon, half gargoyle with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with keeping humanity safe, Layla’s kiss will kill anything with a soul–including him.

Then she meets Roth–a demon who claims to know her secrets. Though Layla knows she should stay away, it’s tough when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne, but as Layla discovers she’s the reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world.


Demons and gargoyles and wardens, oh my! This was a fun paranormal, urban fantasy. It features an irresistible book boyfriend like I have come to expect from JLA. Since this is YA, it’s not as steamy as some of her other series, and it features a love triangle and some unnecessary high school drama. However, I was here for Layla’s struggle with her dark side and the demon romance. I’m excited to see where this goes in book 2!

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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