Review: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆
Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 15 hours (480 pages)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Tantor Audio
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Source: Library

SYNOPSIS

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to her mysterious power of a soul-stealing kiss. Suddenly, the Warden clan that has always protected her is keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the forbidden demon prince who understood her in ways no one else ever could.

Rock bottom is only the beginning once Layla’s powers finally start to evolve. She’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden, finally getting what she has always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count piling up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing or able to pay. 

MY THOUGHTS

This was definitely a middle book. The love triangle came out in full force in this installment, and I was not here for that. Layla spent too much time with the wrong guy!

I loved Layla’s continued struggles with her literal inner demon, but I was confused by some of the mechanics of the demon powers. I also found the ending to be a bit predictable.

I’m hoping book 3 has explanations and a romance I can get behind!

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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