Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Dark Elements #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on October 21st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…
Let me just say this before I start fangirling: This was an amazing sequel and I’m absolutely in love with this world!
I’m definitely still on Team Roth for sure. I did love Zayne throughout this book since we got to see more of him. But it just wasn’t enough to change my mind. And for as much as Roth was such a piece of dung (nicely put), I still love him to death. I seriously at times wanted to punch Roth for being so stupid. I KNEW.. I just knew.
Layla’s character developed drastically throughout this book! HOLY… So much stuff happened within these 400+ pages I’m still in shock! I tried to hard to put the book down to work on homework or study, but it was very difficult. All I wanted to do was continue reading and find out what was going to happen next! I absolutely love the world Jennifer Armentrout created in this series. It’s soo interesting! Especially the gargoyles!! Usually I’m a sucker for first loves, but for some reason, this is an exception. As much as I tried to love Zayne more, it just wasn’t happening for me. I kept waiting for Roth to pop back in and act like his sarcastic, rude self. ;)
Okay, I will confess though that I did love the scenes with Layla and Zayne. But again, as I’ve already said, it just wasn’t enough to change teams for me.
I love her references to things in real life (if that makes sense) things like Supernatural!! I’m addicted to that show and I love when she makes references to that show. Well, and her other references as well. :)
I honestly wasn’t expecting that ending… I knew something unexpected was going to happen, but couldn’t figure it out. I’m definitely shocked at what happened and I’m DYING to know what happens next! I NEED TO KNOW WHO LAYLA ENDS UP WITH!!!! *cough* ROTH! *cough* ;)
“Maddox hissed. “You think you’re cute?”
“Nah, I think I’m sexy.” The smirk spread, but it didn’t reach his cool ocher eyes. “And I also think I’m hilarious.”– page 59
“I know exactly how he looks at you and you do, too … Because it’s the way I look at you.” — page 217
“I love you Layla. Do you hear me? I’ve loved you since the first moment I heard your voice and I will continue to love you. No matter what. I love you.” — page 424
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