Stone Cold Touch
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: October 21, 2014
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!