Title: Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 400 pages
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Some loves will last ’til your dying breath
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…
OH MY GOD GUYS.
Y’all know that I’m a massive JLA fan, and this book did not disappoint whatsoever. Every Last Breath was the perfect conclusion to the Dark Elements series. Because this is the last book in the series, I’m not going to be very specific on any plot points. I don’t want to spoil this awesome series for anyone! For those of you who have read the first two books, I’m not going to spoil who Layla chooses either. 😉
Layla’s character goes through even more character development in this last installment. She has been through some CRAZY stuff, and it definitely is not over. At the end of this book, Layla has fought like hell to be where she’s at, and she has become incredibly strong and selfless. She learns the true meaning of the word sacrifice by the end of this book, and I was so proud of her character. She really becomes comfortable in her own skin, and finds herself.
JLA does NOT disappoint when it comes to the feels. There were points in this book where I was ugly crying, complete with hiccups and mascara running down my face. I am so attached to these characters, so when they were hurting, my heart absolutely broke for them. You feel their pain and anguish, and go through their grief and loss. There are also many happy moments, and moments where I wanted to do a happy dance. The romance is seriously HOT. Like, there were a couple times when I felt like I had to fan myself. Also, the boy that Layla chooses has some seriously swoon worthy quotes throughout the book, and I may or may not have flailed like an idiot whilst reading a few of them.
Whether you’ve read the first few books or haven’t picked up the series yet, I highly recommend this series. It reminds me why I love paranormal romance so much. Obviously, it’s five out of five stars!