[Review] White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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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.

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I love Jennifer and her series and that’s not a secret. Lux and Covenant are both deep in my heart and I enjoyed reading them more than I should have.
White Hot Kiss was a great book, with almost no flaws. As expected from Jennifer, she did her homework and she created this amazing world.
But…, yes there’s a but, I wasn’t THAT drown to the story. I read the book in 3-4 days and I was never in the mood to read. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it a lot but I wasn’t that interested in reading all day as I used to do with the other series.

It’s a YA book but in comparison with Lux and Covenant, this one was more childish. I mean Layla wasn’t as mature as I expected her to be and she was more like a teenager who’s struggling to be accepted by the boy she liked. It was all about the love story and I needed something… more. If I wanted to read about teenage drama I wouldn’t have chosen Armentrout.
While Zayne was more like a man, Roth was just a boy with hormones in my eyes. I liked his character better of course because no matter what, he had the quality and the charm all male leads written by Jennifer have. I just felt like I needed him to be a bit older. Zayne on the other hand, was closer to the style I wanted Roth to be, but he was selfish and in general opinonated and I hate that in a guy.

It was wrong to have high expectations because I can say that I am a bit disappointed, especially about Roth. All my friends are crazy about him and they said he was like Lux’s Daemon. Well, not even close! Daemon was a man.

I was going to rate this five stars just because it was written by Jennifer Armentrout but I decided against it. It’s not like me to lie and it wouldn’t be fair for all the other better books I’ve read and liked. So yeah, 3 stars for this book and I expect a better second book If I read it.

Sorry guys, please don’t hate!


[Jennifer L. Armentrout]