Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…
This book gets the same rating as the first one, despite me liking it a lot more than the first one.
Despite the plot being slow and dragged out, stuff actually began to happen. It didn't develop much, but it was still there.
If I didn't skim the ending of the book (because I'm bad and do things like that), I would have never seen the plot twist at the end. But because I did that, I started to see the signs and the foreshadowing that lead up to the ending. That's my fault, however it still hit me like a sack of bricks when it happened.
The characters were still annoying, not as bad as the first one as some things happened to Layla that just made me feel so bad for her. Jennifer L. Armentrout does this thing with her characters where-even though they sometimes piss you off-you still feel for them. You feel their pain and it sucks...but in a good way. Weirdly enough. It's the first person narrative and the writing is very descriptive of what Layla is feeling. Layla is frustrating, but when that one thing happened, I kind of wanted to cry. First person narrative sometimes gets to me man.
The love triangle is still a thing that pisses me off to no end. I went in the actual series being Team Roth as everyone that has read the book, but I ended up liking both male love interests to an extent. One would do something that made me like him more and the other would do the same thing. It got a bit irritating, as that has never happened before. I normally only like one person (typically the guy she doesnt choose but we all know that as this is probably the tenth time ive said that) that she doesn't choose.
Roth started to annoy me in this book and that was mostly because I started to become Team Zayne. Zayne and Layla have had feelings for each other for years and they've never been able to act upon them, how is Roth's stalker behind going to come out of nowhere and screw that up? Gosh, I really dislike it when I get invested in love triangles like this because even though I'm almost positive I'm Team Zayne, Roth at the end came out of nowhere and said some things that me go "Really Dude?" and kind of hit me with the feels.
Either way, like I said (I think I've said this before) I hope that Jennifer L. Armentrout will write a book about Zayne (or hopefully Roth hehe) with a new love interest that is not Danika.
I think the last book is coming out very soon and I'm kind of nervous for it? At this point I'm going to be happy and sad at who Layla chooses and doesn't choose.