White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Our Rating: 4
Goodreads Rating: 4.31
This Book in a Song: Immortals by Fall Out Boy
One kiss could be the last
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout was an absolutely swoon-worthy read. It follows the story of Layla, who is a half Warden and half demon with special powers. The Wardens are gargoyles who were given pure souls to destroy demons. The world knows that Wardens exist but the Wardens try to keep the world from learning about demons. While the Wardens are pure good, the demons are from Hell. They destroy and kill. Layla is both of these. The Wardens took her in as a child when one of their leaders, Albot, found her in an orphanage and took her in as their own. Layla is a very special person. She has powers that nobody else possess. Layla is able to see souls and take them. She can also tag demons by touching them so the Wardens are able to track them down and send them back to Hell. Living with the Wardens is like living with celebrities. They get special treatment but they can also discriminated. Zayne is Laylas’s life long crush and Albot’s son. He has always been there to keep her company or to help her with homework. Layla has never thought of anybody else the way she thinks about Zayne, until she meets Roth. Roth is a hot upper level demon who saved her multiple times. He seems to know more about her than she does. Layla has a big choice to make. She could stay on the safe side with her childhood best friend or risk everything to finally learn the truth alongside a demon.
First of all, Jennifer L. Armentrout is my favorite author. I love her Lux series so much I can’t even begin to say how amazing it is. White Hot Kiss was similarly amazing. I had trouble figuring out what was going on in the beginning but after the first chapter I fell in love with the book. Love triangles are not my favorite thing in books. But Jennifer wrote it so beautifully you ‘d be crazy not love it. The thing I love about Jennifer L. Armentrout’s is that she knows how to tell a romance story in a sophisticated way. The characters are very well put together. I am totally team Roth by the way. He’s a tough, sarcastic, spunky, and when he loves, he loves whole-heartedly. My favorite quote from the book is said by him, “People with the purest souls are capable of the greatest evils. No one is perfect, no matter what they are or what side they fight for.” (page 127) Not everything in life is what it seems. Another thing I love about Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing is that her male character is always sophisticated and they love with their whole being. And they have enough bad to make them good. I recommend this book to those who likes a “White Hot” romance with an exhilarating storyline.