Monday, August 31, 2015

Review: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Stone Cold Touch 
The Dark Elements #2
Paperback, 446 pages
Published by Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 21st 2014

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…

Reese's Review:
Holy wowza that ending was a real kick in the lady parts! Who the heck saw that coming? Sure as heck wasn’t me. I thought the ride couldn’t be any more exhilarating, but I was so so soo wrong. I didn’t see any of what happened coming at all. Looking back at the look I’m thinking, “how did I miss that?” Seriously the clues are laid so well you won’t know what’s happening until it’s happening. 

Layla is recovering from the battle from the last book where they lost Roth. With Roth out of the picture we get to see what a relationship between Layla and Zanye would look like. Zanye is tired of hiding how he feels for Layla and is now taking what he wants. The romance between them is great. Zanye is the complete package; he enjoys snuggling, ice cream, hanging out with friends, kissing (because surprise there’s kissing!!!) and he’s now realizing how unaccepting he was of Layla before. I really liked Zayne in boyfriend mode. Then Roth shows up and now Layla isn’t sure who her heart belongs to. Roth brings really bad news for both Layla and the wardens.  Some terrible stuff is going on and if Layla, the wardens and the demons don’t get their butts in gear then a lot of people are going to die. It’s about to get real.

Oh Layla I think I want you to be my best friend. Layla is super awesome and after she’s grown so much throughout White Hot Kiss we get an even stronger Layla in Stone Cold Touch which is fabulous. While she’s nursing a broken heart and hurt feelings for Roth she doesn’t just lie down and die. She continues to fight on bigger and badder than ever. Even when she thinks she may be the cause of all the damage she never stops looking for answers or ways to keep her loved ones safe. I really feel for her throughout this book because those closest to her are really sucking in this book.

The love triangle is really tearing my heart a new one. I stilL love Roth, but after all the snuggles with Zanye I like him too. Oh a love triangle has never been so freaking hard. Never never never have I liked both guys so much. I am dying inside trying to find out what happens next with the boys.

Stone Cold Touch was definitely not what I expected at all. I honestly can’t believe everything that’s happened. That ending was definitely something special and I am going ot be counting down the minutes until I can read the next book! Another fabulous job JLA!!!

#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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