Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Stone Cold Touch
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: October 21, 2014
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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…" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I loved Stone Cold Touch! This sequel was absolutely worth the wait. The first book, White Hot Kiss, is one of my top favorite Jennifer L. Armentrout books and Stone Cold Touch lived up to all of my expectations and more.

Stone Cold Touch picks up briefly after where White Hot Kiss ended. Layla is still dealing with the aftermath of what happened and the secrets that the Wardens kept from her. Her powers are also starting to evolve. Layla definitely grows a lot more in this book as she starts to come to terms with what happened in the previous book, but also with these new issues that have been revealed. 

Then there is Zayne and Roth. I already have fallen in love with these characters, but I loved that this time I got to see a different side to both of them.

I really loved that we saw Layla interact more with characters that she didn't necessarily spend a whole lot of time with in the previous book. First I loved seeing more of the relationship that she shares with Zayne and how it continues to grow. Then I loved seeing more of her friendship with Stacey.  

I finished this book in one day because I couldn't put it down. The plot was captivating. There was a great balance of action, suspense, humor, and romance. I really liked that while reading it felt like I was trying to solve the newest drama alongside these characters. There were even some moments that took me by surprise.

Overall I loved Stone Cold Touch it was a great addition to a really exciting series that is packed with fantastic characters. I can't wait for the next book in this series!  


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #177: Things We Know by Heart


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Things We Know by Heart
By: Jessi Kirby
Release Date: April 21, 2015

"Quinn Sullivan lost the love of her life when her boyfriend, Trent, died in an accident their junior year. In an attempt to get closure, she reached out to the recipients of his donated organs. Though some answered her letters, the one Quinn feels matters most--the person who received Trent's heart--has been silent. Nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas has spent the last several years in and out of hospitals waiting for a heart transplant. Now that he's finally received a new heart, Colton is regaining strength, and he's walking away from his bedridden past with no intention of looking back. He doesn't want to know about the person who had to die so that he could live. He only wants to move forward. But Quinn can't let it go. Venturing outside the system to find Colton, Quinn takes a risk in hopes of finally laying her memories to rest. But what begins as an innocent conversation quickly becomes an attraction--and to make matters worse, Colton has no idea how they're connected. His zest for life pulls Quinn from her months of sorrow but leaves her torn between honesty and utter betrayal. Because no matter how hard she's falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she's lost." (Summary from goodreads.com)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #176: Wicked


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.
 

Wicked
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 8, 2014

"Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul." (Summary from goodreads.com)