Series Wrap

Series Wrap: ‘The Dark Elements,’ Jennifer L. Armentrout

August 29, 2015

Series Wrap is a mini-feature where I sum up what I loved and loathed about a particular series upon completion. The rules are simple: I must have read and reviewed ALL books in said series and the series must be completed by the author. These posts are seperate from reviews.


About The Dark Elements

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world



Quick Picks

Favourite Character/s: Zayne, Roth.
Favourite Pairing/s: Zayne/Layla. Roth/Layla. (I liked both sort of?)
Favourite Cover: Every Last Breath.
Favourite Book: White Hot Kiss.

Summing Up

Why I liked this series

GARGOYLES! I had been waiting forever to read about some gargoyles and I was so happy Jennifer L. Armentrout had delivered on that front.

Apart from that, I did enjoy the main three characters and the relationship they shared. My favourite parts in the books were probably when all three of them were together, teaming up despite their differences.

Each book was a fast and fun, lighthearted read! That’s always a good thing to point out.

Why I disliked this series

The plot kind of fell wayside to the romance on many occasions, which became annoying. I had really high hopes for this series after the first book brought up some interesting elements, but book two and three didn’t really keep that momentum or raise the bar.

As for the characters other than the main three? Didn’t like any of them all too much and they felt very two-dimensional and served no real purpose – in particular Layla’s ‘best friends’ Stacey and Sam.

In Conclusion

Would I read this series again? Probably not a second time, but good the first time around.
Would I recommend this series? To the right person, I would say ‘give it a go’!
This series in one word: Fun.

Individual Reviews

White Hot KissStone Cold TouchEvery Last Breath

Did you read The Dark Elements?
Have you read anything else by Jennifer L. Armentrout?

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