"[The] drama and angst...will keep female teen soap opera fans transfixed." -VOYA
"Armentrout works her magic with swoon worthy guys and a twist you never see coming." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines
"Well-paced and peppered with intriguing details that allow both Romeo-and-Juliet swoons and a zombie apocalypse to have their turns." -Publishers Weekly
"Written with wry humor that seeps into nearly every sentence, making it constantly entertaining no matter its subject....the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance. Armentrout's sophisticated, layered humor keeps the narrative bubbling all the way through." -Kirkus Reviews
"Starts with a bang....pairs a fast-moving plot with a colorful cast and a strong-willed heroine. Fans and newbies alike will definitely love this." -RT Book Reviews
"The characters are well developed, the plot is thoroughly thought out and the surprises, twists and turns are right on target. This first book in The Dark Elements series is a must read for fans of Ms. Armentrout's and for those wanting an exciting book that leaves you wanting more." -San Francisco Book Review
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons in the New York Times bestselling first book of The Dark Elements series.
One kiss could be the last
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normalfit in at school, and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne, whom she's crushed on since forever. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sisterand Layla is anything but normal. She's half demon, half gargoyle, with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soulincluding him.
Then she meets Rotha tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Though Layla knows she should stay away, it's tough when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayneand brand her a traitor to the Warden family that raised her. But as Layla discovers she's the sole reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world