Monday, August 3, 2015

Review: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every Last Breath

My Rating: 5 Stars
Date Read: July 2015

Publication Date:  July 28, 2015

Paperback, 400 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

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…

My Review:

This is the last book in Armentrout’s Dark Elements series, and honestly it was a bit of a bittersweet feeling when I started reading it {as it usually is, when an amazing series comes to an end} I successfully managed to NOT flip to the back of the book and read the end, which is actually an accomplishment for me. I did, however, read this book obsessively {who needs sleep anyway?} I also read it through my hour break at work instead of eating my lunch. {I was much too invested in the well-being of these characters to worry about something as trivial as food} It was great.

I was super happy that Layla chose the boy that she did, it really was the best option for her. Although it was still kind of heartbreaking because both of them loved her so much, and he was completely devastated that she didn’t choose him {do you like how vague I’m being here?}

Roth was still as sexylicious as ever, even though sometimes Layla wanted to strangle him { that feeling was mutual sometimes… Roth told Layla he wanted to throttle her on several occasions for making rash, life threatening decisions… but it was in the most loving way possible} I really just loved the dynamic between those two

Some of the twists that this book took were pretty interesting, I saw some of them coming, and others took me completely by surprise. There were things that I wish I could change {Spoilers Removed} but there wasn’t anything that I disliked so strongly that I ever considered not reading the rest of the book

I really liked the idea of the familiars being able to take human form, it was pretty neat that we are able to get a glimpse of their personalities.

Overall, I think it was a nice solid ending, but it also left things open to maybe having another book someday.

Also, at the end of the book there is a teaser for her new YA Contemporary novel, The Problem With Forever, and it was super fantastic {not that I’m surprised, I’m convinced that Jennifer can’t write a bad book.} The only bad thing about it is the fact that it doesn’t come out until sometime next summer *SAD FACE*

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