Review: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

17455817Some 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… (From: Goodreads)

**After reading it:

Actual rating: 3.5/5 Astaroth stars

Hmm…compared to the first two books of this series, I think the finale was not that good, though. I was happy about Layla’s choice for her future and the one she really wanted to be with, and I truly appreciated every single minute of their spending time together and experiencing whatever they shared. But there seems like missing a lot of stuff, like high school, Stacey, Wardens, demons, or the world before Sam became the Lilin. Not that I **After reading it:

Actual rating: 3.5/5 Astaroth stars

Hmm…compared to the first two books of this series, I think the finale was not that good, though. I was happy about Layla’s choice for her future and the one she really wanted to be with, and I truly appreciated every single minute of their spending time together and experiencing whatever they shared. But there seems like missing a lot of stuff, like high school, Stacey, Wardens, demons, or the world before Sam became the Lilin. Not that I don’t like the large portion of our favorite couple scenes, it just didn’t meet my expectation. For me, this book simply focused on Layla’s killing the Lilin, and how she got used to her new relationship with him. That’s it, nothing specifically impressive, not Bambi, not Layla’s sacrifice, and not even the Boss saving her drew me to tears. I’m sorry that I didn’t love the book as much as lots of you did, but I don’t regret having this journey with Layla and Roth. 🙂

Favorite quotes:
That finally, after all this time, we’d destroyed that line between us and there was no going back.

“Because you’re beautiful, Layla, and while I may say that one word to you a lot, I don’t simply toss it around. And I’ve seen many, many beautiful things. People as beautiful as demons are atrocious. You, by far, shine brighter than any of them. It’s more than what is on the outside. It comes from within you. I’ve seen a lot of things and nothing, nothing comes close to you.”

“I don’t think you understand what it means when a demon falls in love, Layla. It doesn’t go away. It doesn’t fade, even if we want it to. We love until death. That’s not just something we say. We love and we love once and it’s forever. No matter what. And that’s a bit twisted if you think about it, but luckily you feel the same way, so this isn’t awkward. You feel me?”

“Nothing in this world or down below is going to keep me from you. Nothing, Layla. That’s a promise I will never break.”

“When I held you in my arms and you stared up at me, only a few minutes old, I knew the purest brand of love.”

“With every breath I take, I will always love you.”

**Before reading it:
*Super excited*
I just noticed that it’s available TODAY! Been following JLA’s latest posts on facebook and I love those teasing quotes!

And here comes her typical “baby steps” style:

Ahhh… I really have to start this series now! Those beautiful covers were killing me!

Enjoy your books, guys!

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