Title: Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements
Previous Books in the Series:
1. White Hot Kiss
2. Stone Cold Touch
Date Started: November 8
Date Finished: November 12
Format: ebook from the digital library
The last we left Layla, she had just been attacked and imprisoned by the Wardens. Roth and Cayman got her out and were able to heal her lethal wounds at a cost. While recovering she discovered that a Lilin had been made and had taken over her best friend Sam’s body. When book 3 begins, Layla is confronting Sam/Lilin and he explains how he came to take over the body. She is pissed and changes into her Warden form, but something is different about her because the Lilin turns tail and runs. When she looks at her friends, they tell her that she should look in the mirror, because something about her transformation has changed. She now has feathers on her wings, and something else has changed about her because now even Upper Level demons are running from her in fear.
That’s not the worst of her problems either. Because of the Lilin’s appearance, the Alphas have appeared and after calling her an abomination and trying to off her, they tell the Wardens that if something isn’t done about the Lilin by them then THEY will have to take care of it, which will cause a huge war. Like apocalypse level. No pressure. So, now Layla has to destroy the Lilin before its too late and somewhere along the line she has to save Sam’s soul too so that way he doesn’t end in Hell for an eternity.
Oh, jeez, I don’t even know where to begin with this book. Like the last one it sent me on an emotional roller coaster that I’m still recovering from. Unlike in most books where there is a love triangle, I didn’t know where the main character stood on that triangle. She had legit feelings for both Zayne and Roth and I really didn’t know which way she was leaning towards. When she went to have her conversation with Zayne, I thought for sure, that meant she was going to pick him and I was sort of numb to that. I mean, Zayne’s great and all, but…Roth? A hundred percent better, and there’s also the fact that there was no chance she could have stolen his soul… However, when she told him that there was no chance for them, I kind of did a dance and was literally biting my lip so hard when she left the bakery and made her way back to Roth. How was he going to react to being her choice? What happened wasn’t at all what I expected, but at the same time, it was so much better.
As for the ending, what else can I say? Armentrout had me going there with everything that was going on and I honestly did not see how she was going get Layla out of this. But as always, she didn’t disappoint.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. A very satisfying conclusion to a really good series. I’m so happy that I picked this one up.
Bookshelf worthy? Still waiting on that sale so I can pick up the ebook versions. I wouldn’t mind reading these books again.