Thursday, October 8, 2015

Review: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every Last Breath
Dark Elements #3
Paperback, 400 pages
Published by Harlequin Teen
Release Date: July 28th 2015

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…

Reese's Review:
Every Last Breath, the long awaited finale to the Dark Elements Trilogy. I want to say I loved it and that I was so happy with how this book turned out, but that would be a total lie.

Layla got the guy and I couldn’t have been happier except I felt that took up the entirety of the book and I really just wanted lots of action, but oh well. Still though lots of hot make-out and other sexy scenes in this book so be warned about steaminess factor.

The Lilin has finally showed itself and it was her best friend Sam. His soul has been ruined with no hope of passing into a happy afterlife. There are a lot of complications going into the battle against the Lilin and I won’t ruin anything, but I will say it sucks and it’s kind of like the Covenant Series.

So here is the thing about this book, the loss of one of the characters in this story truly made me unable to every be happy about the ending or generally what happens after the loss of this character. Honestly I cried big ridiculous tears over this character and I just gave the book a big “I’m done” because I was.

On top of all that the book was just underwhelming. I say everything that was coming and while I’m glad everyone got a somewhat happy ending the whole thing was just not there for me. Now whether that was because of the character loss or because this book reminded me of the Covenant and the Luxen series I don’t know. I don’t think I’ll ever know. Don’t get me wrong I love both of those series so much and I loved the first two books in this series to epic proportions, but this book just seemed to insanely predictable.

Despite all that I didn’t hate the book and I’m happy Layla has a hopefully stress free happy ending.

# 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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