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.
I was soooo excited for this book! It was insanely hard to wait for. After reading it I can say for sure that it did not disappoint. Let’s start with the content first. Gargoyles, otherwise known as Wardens!!! Yup, I have never read any other series about them. They are the protectors. They fight Demons in the human world. I was drawn into this world instantly. Layla is half Warden and half Demon. She helps the Wardens by “tagging” the demons. Even though she helps, she has never fit in with her adoptive family of Warden’s. Except for when she is with Zayne. He has always accepted her and been there for her. There are a lot of secrets kept from Layla and things are starting to get weird. Demons appear to be hunting her. She is helped by someone she never imagined would be an ally, a demon. Will Layla figure out what is going on? Is it possible for her to survive this, with Warden’s and Demons hunting her?
Layla is one tough cookie. Living with Warden’s is not easy, especially when most of them hate her because of what she is. To live with this everyday would be hard. To never feel like you belong. Layla doesn’t tell the Warden’s when she feels like she is being hunted, especially about the mysterious Demon who saved her. She puts so much pressure on herself to be a Warden and ignore her Demon half. What she doesn’t know is that it will take both sides to survive what is coming.
There are two love interests here. Zayne the hot Warden who has been there for Layla her whole life and one of the only Warden’s that treats her nicely. He sticks up for her and is very much like a big brother. I feel like Layla has always loved him but, being she is half Demon he is not allowed to be with her. Mostly I got the brotherly vibe from him, not a ravishing passion kind. My heart truly lies with Roth, the hot and dangerous Demon. He is very secretive, cryptic, and beautiful. I have always had something of the bad boy and Roth is the embodiment of that. He is a Demon and he is very upfront about it. He is not always a nice guy and he does hurt people. He grows to have a soft spot for Layla and I absolutely loved their relationship! It was filled with passion and emotions. Something neither of them expects. And bonus, Layla can kiss him because he doesn’t have a sole so she can’t suck it out! Woohoo! Roth claims to know how to help Layla and keep her safe. Will he succeed? Will Layla ever understand where she fits into this world?
I LOVED this book. I don’t know how I am going to be able to wait for October when the next book comes out! I am going to be suffering from serious Roth withdrawal, especially with how this one ended. Jennifer Armentrout has done it again with this series. Her writing just keeps getting better and better!!