Sunday, September 6, 2015

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Review

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…

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I love Jennifer L. Armentrout, and although I was slow to hop onto The Dark Elements bandwagon (only by a few months), I really enjoyed this series and was anxious for the last book.

Every Last Breath is a high action, high romance, high stakes finale. I really enjoyed watching Layla take control (what little she can, anyway) of her life and those who want to protect it. She's done being in the background and let's just say there's a choice in this book that I was SO HAPPY SHE FINALLY MADE GOODNESS GRACIOUS.

While the pacing was good and the character motivation really driving the plot, I found the story and ending a little predictable. I didn't really mind because it ended the way I wanted (and expected) but I harks a little to another one of her series. It would have been interesting to see a real surprising twist or something, considering the idea is so original.

Even though I was expecting most of the things that happened in this story, it was still incredibly enjoyable. I loved watching Layla with the man in her life and take control of how people perceive her. I love the world and the lore that Jennifer has created with demons and gargoyles. I loved watching the story that's been unfolding through the series come to a satisfying close.

Thanks, Jennifer, for another great series!

Find out more about Jennifer and her books here:

# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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