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White Hot Kiss

(The Dark Elements #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  58,942 ratings  ·  6,281 reviews
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One kiss could be the last.

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 r
Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
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The Dark Elements series by Jennifer Armentrout is totally worth your time!

But be forewarned my dear... IT'S DELICIOUSLY ADDICTIVE! (lol)
Murshida Rahman Yes!!! This book is full of humor and challenges that you'll love along with the characters..Keeps you on your seat from beginning till the end. This …moreYes!!! This book is full of humor and challenges that you'll love along with the characters..Keeps you on your seat from beginning till the end. This is one my favorite trilogy of all time and I'm grateful to my friend Amber, who recommended me this book.(less)

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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
"Not everyone is created equal.”
I pursed my lips. “I don’t think I’m special.”
Roth looked at me again. “But you are. You’re a half demon that is also half Warden."
This is standard Armentrout. Fans of her books will love it, people who wants something a little less...formulaic, like me, will be disappointed. I keep reading her books, hoping that something will change for the better. So far, nothing had.

This book is about gargoyles and demons. But don't get the wrong impression. It's less this
Emily May
Feb 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, 2014, young-adult, pnr
I. Could. Not. Finish. This.
I tried. And then I tried some more. But nope, not happening.

You know what? Perfection really is boring. Perfection is meaningless, unrealistic and so fucking boring.

Armentrout tries to create perfection. A perfectly all-good, virginal, amazing, everyone-wants-to-bone-me, kickass heroine who faultlessly exists at the centre of the universe, while beautiful, perfectly-sculpted, hot boys just orbit around her constantly. It's boring. And you know what else perfection i
shady boots
Nov 15, 2014 added it
Shelves: unoriginal
You know what I've figured out? Jennifer L. Armentrout is a panderer. Meaning, she always writes the same formulaic stuff and always has to have extremely hot, six-foot-something bad boys that are there to solely make the main character's--and the young teen female reader's--panties melt.

What do I have to say to that? Well, first of all,

Secondly, here are a few examples of her not-even-a-little-bit-subtle pattern:

Taken from the blurb of Wait for You:

"Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inc
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
if you know me, you know i love JLAs stories with nearly every fibre of my being but i was hesitant to pick this up, only because it just didnt really interest me. the only reason i did is because ‘storm and fury’ (a spin off) comes out soon, and it actually sounds really good. so here i am.

fortunately, this turned out better than i thought it would. as someone who is still slowly, but somewhat successfully, immersing themselves into the paranormal genre, gargoyles just seemed a bit much. but i
My Roth, Layla and Zayne:

Layla is half-demon, half-Warden. But brought up by Wardens, daily fighting her demon urges, she hates everything demon-connected. But what happens when her perception of demons is ruined forever?

I am not sure what happened here. I love JLA and all her previous paranormal stories. But this one did not live up to my expectations.

So what was my biggest problem with this book? It wasn't the love triangle or the fact that heroine was perfect example of damsel in distress. N
Wendy Higgins
This is one of those kinds of books that just fit me and my mood perfectly at the right moment. I loved every single thing about it. I think this series is going to rival Lux for me. I can't wait for everyone to read it!! ...more
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
I’m on BookTube now! =)

There was a demon in McDonald’s.
And it had a powerful hunger for Big Macs.”

This is quite a way to start a book and I was immediately intrigued by it! *lol* I mean a demon at McDonalds? What a funny, unique and weird way to begin a book. So yes, the first line already captured my interest and the characters and the plot that followed did the rest. ;-) I remember reading this for the very first time a couple of years ago and it was one of those series that’s highly addictin
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters are 2 dimensional and very superficial and you can easily figure out the ending by page 100.
It feels so good re-reading this trilogy.

Review to come in a few hours.
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
May have ordered the rest of this series ... Oops 🙊
Pearl Angeli
"You need something," he said, and when I stared at him, he added, "Your face."

"My face?"

"It's in need of my kisses."

Who would've thought that demons are kind of hot? *sigh*

If there's one thing that makes this book beautiful and interesting. It's Roth. Roth. And ROTH.

White Hot Kiss is all kinds of awesomesauce. I love the concept Ms. Jennifer L. Armentrout put life into this book. The existence of demons and Wardens (Gargoyles who protect mankind from demons) is a thing that very much cat
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
at the beginning i didn't know if i will like this book but it was surprisingly good. can't wait to see how the next book will be. ...more
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Title: White Hot Kiss
Series: Dark Elements #1
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger:. Yes
HEA: (view spoiler)

White Hot Kiss is another YA paranormal romance by Jennifer L Armentrout and as every previous book by this author, this novel doesn’t let go even for a single minute. It’s one of those keeping you on the edge till the last page stories that will make you laugh, feel sad and angry as well as introduce you to amazi
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
White Hot Kiss is book one in The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. First I want to say that I have not read very many gargoyle books so I didn’t know what to expect going into this. But lets be realistic here. This book was written by Jennifer Armentrout. So I knew it was going to be epic. And I was NOT disappointed.

In this world we have wardens that are gargoyles that look like humans except while they sleep or when they choose to shed their human skin as in during a fight. The w
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Wow this book was really good! I loved everything about it, the plot was addicting and full of surprises!I loved the world Jennifer created. Jennifer creates a world filled with gargoyles who are called the "Wardens" and they are against the demons who have escaped Hell. It's unique the storyline, I haven't read something like this before!

Layla isn't so ordinary... because she is half gargoyle and half demon..


Layla has been living so many years with the Warden's. Her unique abilities help them
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-e-reader
first read: March 16-17, 2015.
first reread: July 25-27, 2015
second reread: March 20-22, 2016

JULY 2015: These books are just so fun. I loved it still, maybe not AS much as I did the first time I read this 4 months ago, BUT it wasn't enough to affect the 5 star rating.
“The newcomer stood well over six feet, as tall as any Warden. His hair was dark, the color of obsidian, and it reflected blue in the dim light. Lazy locks slipped over his forehead and curled just below his ears. Brows arched ov
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

On vacation- review to come!
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This is my first Armentrout book and I know that it won't be my last. I definitely liked it and was pleasantly surprised. I had been reading many reviews on it and wasn't sure if I would want another love triangle.

Plot Summary

Layla I-don't-know-her-last-name has just turned seventeen. She's like your average teenage girl. She tags demons, works with a group of demon hunters, so of course has to like a demon. So, no, she's not normal but she really wants to be. She is half-gargoyle/Warden and h
This has been on my TBR forever, so I am so excited I finally picked this up on audio. This was so good! I loved the action and the mystery of Layla trying to discover who she really is and the true extent of what she can do. And talk about a yummy forbidden romance! I don't think I'd consider this book a love triangle since it's so obvious Layla and Roth belong together. I loved how he was a demon and showed Layla that he really wasn't all that bad. The story itself was fun and I'm dying to fig ...more
Gabriela Reads
Jul 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 ★★★★☆

“People with the purest souls are capable of the greatest evils. No one is perfect, no matter what they are or what side they fight for.”

I didn't even know what to expect, but I ended up delighted! This book was compelling from the beginning to the end. I couldn't put it down at any time and now I want to run to read the next ones. JLA is definitely talented as a writer, her writing style is very addictive.

At first, I felt this book like a well-written Wattpad story, but as it progr
White Hot Kiss is the first in its series and a book I've started numerous times and out down. I decided this time I would triumph though and finish it. To my utter surprise I did. I kind of wish I hadn't, it wasn't the greatest book out (but I'll finish the series) and it had a series of issues I found. Most around the characters, both side and main, the dialogue, the love triangle, and the under developed world.


Layla was our sweet and innocent character. Almost every action of every
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my god. Seriously, I have no words.

You know those books where you start out liking it well enough but then it hits a point and you absolutely CANNOT put the book down?!

I loved the storyline, absolutely loved it. The whole premise was incredible and I loved her concept of Demons and Wardens. It just made for such good world building and such an intricate premise.

Then there were the characters. I absolutely adored the characters. And I mean... Roth. Ugh I love Roth so damn much. And Bambi!

Can I have it now, pleeease?!

“I lost myself the moment I found you.”
I usually avoid reading love triangle novels as much as possible because I tend to develop feelings for one of the two love interests and get bored. Falling for both male characters was new to me. This book was something else.
The novel is a quintessential urban fantasy, paranormal novel set in a place where the stereotypically portrayed as pure, benevolent Wardens coexist with demons. Laya is in the middle. She is half demon, half gargoyle and can see throu
Katerina  Kondrenko
6 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives
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AFI– Kiss and control
Starset– My Demons
Royksopp– Here She Comes Again

Genre: urban-fantasy, YA
Stuff: gargoyles, demons, hybrids
Fail: typical Armentrout
WOW: Astaroth
POV: 1st-person, female
Love-Geometry: medium

“People with the purest souls are capable
bibliophile (Romance Addict)

Five *demons* stars!!

This is book one of the The Dark Elements trilogy by Jennifer Armentrout, and oh my God! Jen never failed me, or dissappointed me. I love this book, and every charater, and just EVERYTHING!!


The story: In this book, we follow a girl called Layla. She's half Warren, half demon, and she hates this fact so much. She lives with her fellow Warrens, and her life is fine until she meets Roth.

Roth is badass, hottie, and a demon! Layla hates his guts, but she can't handle
Jun 02, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another Jennifer L. Armentrout book? Yes!

I mean. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT'S ABOUT! I almost fell out of my chair, seeing this. I love Jenn. She is my favorite author of all time and will always be my favorite author.

The title though... seems awesome. ANd to express it's awesomeness, i'm going to put a lot of Gerard Butler GIFs because he equals the awesomeness of Jennifer and he is pretty awesome.

Go Jennifer. Go Jennifer. Go Jennifer.
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
astaROTH... my guy... dude... I love you okay?? you and me? = ❤️

This book is FANTASTIC. hooked me in from the start—such a great read to pull you out of a slump (my previous read before this I had to DNF because i found it boring, so this rejuvenated me).

Great story-telling, great world building. The romance is there, the plot is there. IF YOU’RE A FAN OF SUPERNATURAL, YOU’LL LOVE THIS BOOK (sorry for yelling but cmon... read it). There are demons and gargoyles, AND BANTER AND ANGST. what more c
krista ☽✧
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
rating 4.5 stars

“Roth heaved a long sigh. “Look. I’m so—I’m sor...” He took a deep breath, trying again. “I’m sorr...” I turned my head toward him, waiting. “You’re what? Sorry?” He looked chagrined, lips pursed. “I’m...sorr-ree.” “Oh, give me a break. You can’t say I’m sorry?” “No.” He looked me straight on, serious. “It’s not in a demon’s vocab.” - ROTH aka mr. Sarcasm , aka Mr. Sass. Aka mr. i am obsessed with this charracter. be my best friend please.

“People with the purest souls are
Mar 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
Why does every book have to have a love triangle!!! :-(

the trust of a boy she’s loved forever

^^^Team this guy!

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"My face?"
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