SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):
“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…”
And that’s it, I have finished the Dark Elements Series. I am shocked at how fast I flew through Every Last Breath. This series had been pretty formulaic up until this book, so I had thought I knew how things were going to play out and boy was I wrong.
*Some spoilers below…*
Every Last Breath picks up right where Stone Cold Touch left off which was perfect since it ended on a crazy cliffhanger. So we pick up with Layla’s world being ripped apart because of the Lillin. I thought they were really going to drag out Layla’s decision between Zayne and Roth. She makes a decision in the first third of the book, and it was so refreshing. We actually get to enjoy Roth and Layla together for a majority of the book. I also thought there was going to be a build up to this big battle, and while a crazy battle did happen it was not the end of the Lillin. I do wish that there had been more of a team up between the Wardens and the demons, instead of just like 2 demons and the Wardens of D.C..
It did feel a little rushed in some places, but I loved the conclusion and that we were given closure. Often times with these YA series, it just abruptly ends, or there is a super short epilogue. In Every Last Breath, there are several chapters after the Lillin is defeated. We are given a glimpse into how things will be moving forward.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It did not play out at all like I was expecting which is really exciting. I definitely recommend this series if you are a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. I will be diving into more of her series since I really have fallen in love with her books this year.