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Steinerne Schwingen

(The Dark Elements #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  36,002 ratings  ·  4,263 reviews
Vampire waren gestern – jetzt kommen die Gargoyles! Nichts wünscht Layla sich sehnlicher, als ein ganz normaler Teenager zu sein. Aber während ihre Freundinnen sich Gedanken um Jungs und erste Küsse machen, hat sie ganz andere Sorgen: Layla gehört zu den Wächtern, die sich nachts in Gargoyles verwandeln und Dämonen jagen. Doch in ihr fließt auch dämonisches Blut – und mit ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 10th 2015 by HarperCollins (first published February 25th 2014)
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Suzie Zahn Savannah,

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  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, young-adult, 2014, 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 | #WatchPOSE
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 inche
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!!
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May have ordered the rest of this series ... Oops 🙊
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bin mit dieser Reihe wohl mal wieder nicht wirklich up to Date aber ich habe den ersten Teil schon mal super gerne gemocht und hoffe, dass es so gut bleibt in den beiden Folgebänden. Den Schreibstil von Jennifer ? Armentrout mochte ich ja bisher in all ihren Büchern und so auch hier. Ich konnte mir wieder alles sehr gut bildlich vorstellen und man flog nur so durch die Seiten. Die Geschichte und die Welt erschien mir in sich logisch. Bei den Kampfszenen hätte ich mir etwas mehr Action und Magie ...more
Jessy MelodyofBooks
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Meine Rezension dazu:
It feels so good re-reading this trilogy.

Review to come in a few hours.
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 catch
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 amazin
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 it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-kindle-read
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 over
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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
Maria Clara
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La verdad es que me ha gustado. Puede que no sea una gran historia, pero sí que engancha desde el momento cero. Creo que el mundo de gárgolas y demonios que ha creado la autora es bastante original, y me ha encantado el punto de humor con el zombie....
Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Stars

On vacation- review to come!
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
Can I have it now, pleeease?!

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
More Books from Jennifer??



More Sexy Boys

But then...


...we have to wait till 2014

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 of the g
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 hi
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.
Patricia Bejarano
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer L. Armentrout nunca me decepciona. Puede que esta historia no haya sido mi favorita de la autora, pero lo mismo me pasó con Obsidian y al final la saga Lux se ha convertido en mi segunda saga favorita. Sé que con el potencial de Jennifer, va a darnos una segunda parte increíble.
Lo que me gusta de este tipo de historia es que nos mete una trama de romance que nos encanta (que por cierto, me ha gustado muchísimo como lo ha llevado en esta novela), pero que no es en lo único que se centra
Jun 03, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Oh my freaking god!!
This woman is a writing machine!!
I cannot wait for this one :-D
Mar 04, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Why does every book have to have a love triangle!!! :-(

the trust of a boy she’s loved forever

^^^Team this guy!

Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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4 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I would've rated this book more like a 3.8-3.9 but I upped my rating because why not. I loved the characters in this book and they're chemistry with each other, it was fascinating! The foreshadowing was all over the place and kept me on the edge of my seat at all times and it was exhilarating. The world building was a little bit rough in the beginni
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was my first book by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I think it will forever be a favourite of mine. Don’t get me wrong every book or series she releases I become obsessed with to the point were they get 5 stars because I haven’t moved off my ass for hours because I can’t bear to part from the book and compare every other book boyfriend on the planet to her gorgeous characters… This isn’t sad at all!

So when it came to reading White Hot Kiss ag
Srta Books
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leídos-2016
Otro libro que se va a mi lista de favoritos. He disfrutado tanto este libro
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“I lost myself the moment I found you.” 478 likes
“You need something," he said, and when I stared at him, he added, "Your face."
"My face?"
"It's in need of my kisses.”
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