Title: Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Pages: 378 Pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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…
The conclusion to the Dark Element Series was everything I hoped for! Picking up where Stone Cold Touch left off, Layla is faced with some life changing decisions. Who will she choose? Roth or Zayne? How will she defeat the Lilin? What part of herself will she embrace?
The book was far better written that the first one (although I loved the first installment), I feel like Jennifer L Armentrout really sew the story together. There weren’t any parts that I felt like skimming over or that I lost interest in. The interactions with the characters were well written and flowed seamlessly.
The Emotion was there as well as the Action and Romance touched with a flair of Mystery. Not to mention, the heart-warming corniness to remind us that our characters are still young and for comedic relief.
Things I liked:
- Layla finally makes a decision and sticks to it
- We see Layla gain complete confidence in herself
- Layla becomes a true hero rather than letting circumstances take the wheel
- Roth’s humor and self-sacrificing tendencies
- Layla’s acceptance of the situation and the hard choices she will need to make to save the world
- The familiars
- Zayne and the Wardens standing up for what’s right
- The Lilin and it’s identity
- The twist toward the end
Overall, this book is a solid 5/5 for me. It definitely is the best written in the series and I felt like there were no loose ends. If you’re reading the Dark Elements Series, I recommend sticking with it to the end. 🙂