SYNOPSIS: 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…
Well… That happened. I maybe in another reading slump. You would think that I would learn by now that Jennifer L. Armentrout = Reading Slumps. Her books are addicting and I don’t know if I will enjoy any other book characters because I currently just want to read about Layla and Roth. I don’t care what it is about, I just want to read about their daily life. What cereal do they eat? What does Roth do when Layla is at school? Do they do normal couple things like go to the movies? I know sound weird. We are moving on to the book.
“With every breath I take, I will always love you.”
I am actually really happy with the ending of the book. However, there are parts that I really want to change. When the witches took Bambi, my heart broke, and they did not even get her back. It was so upsettingt. Also, the whole Stacey and Zayne at the end came out of nowhere. I really wanted Zayne and Danika to end up together. I think that is all for my complaints. Actually I want to know who or what Morris.
“You make me wish I had a soul so I could be worthy of you.”
What I really enjoyed about this book was how fast paced it was. Like the every Jennifer L. Armentrout book I was flying through it. The writing was fun and easy to read and the characters never fail to make me laugh. I did feel like some parts were rushed like when Layla stabbed the Lilin. I felt like it needed something more. Also, when the seer told them that Layla can’t be separated from the lilin they thought looking a few books in Abbott’s library would give them an answer. I feel like they should have went to the Boss or Grim. I highly doubt that the answer maybe in a book in the Warden’s compound. That would have been way to convenient. But the answer was not there so I guess it is fine.
“You are so beautiful, Layla. And if I could pick one thing I could stare at for the rest of eternity, it would be you.”
Speaking of Abbott, I was kind of shocked when he died. Like this hard core bad A warden dies and I was so confused on how he died. I thought it was impossible to kill a warden when they are in their Warden form. Unless he was in his human form, which seems dumb since they are fighting the evil spirit things. Like come on man you are clan leader, you should know better. I guess it was supposed to be a redemption thing but I feel like it could have been done differently. You know who else died, Elijah. I was actually OK with his death. I mean how ironic that the person you’ve been trying to kill since they were a baby was the cause of your demise. Technically the lilin killed him but details.
“No one is destined for anything. We control our own fates.”
I feel like this review is all over the place but oh well. I think I already said this but I am happy with the ending. So, after Layla stabs the lilin she is in this in between place and the Lilith is there. They started talking about how Layla was not how Lilith expected her to be. Then Layla said that is because you don’t know what love is. Then the lilith finally said that she knew the purest love when she held Layla in her arms a few minutes after she was born. Then Layla wakes up in the tree house by the Wardens compound. Only Layla would be funny when she came back to life like when Nicholia said “you are alive” and Layla was like “Oh… that is good” I thought it was hilarious. Then we find out that she has been dead for six days and she was like it was only last night. Note: it was 2 a.m. when I read this so everything was funny. When Roth and Layla reunited I cried because Roth this bad A demon the prince of hell cried.
“You’ve accepted who and what I am from the beginning. You’ve never tried to change me or…or hide me. You’ve always trusted me, even when you probably shouldn’t have.”
Ok one more thing. The encounter between Layla and the Boss is my favorite thing ever. Especially when Layla threatened the Boss. OMG and the Boss and Morris were playing chess. Morris the guy who never said a single world the whole series. Know I really want to know who or what Morris is.
My rating: 5/5 stars.