{Effie Reviews} Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted February 8, 2015 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Stone Cold Touch

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #2
Published on October 21st, 2014
by Harlequin Teen
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Gifted
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Also by this author: Wait for you, Be With Me, White Hot Kiss, White Hot Kiss, Stay With Me

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

4 Stars

Although, I’ve never before used any GIFs in my reviews, I feel I can’t do it without it this time. So for the first one, this is me (and still is) after reading it.


Yes, I’m still sulking and I’m mature enough to admit it. The book was amazing that’s not what I’m sulking about still. It’s more about the blatant show of the Layla/Zayne lovefest going on in this book. Layla belongs with Roth, damnit!


Okay, I have nothing against Zayne, personally, he’s a good guy, he’s nice and kind and he’s a good friend/brother to Layla, but I just don’t see him together with Layla at all. He’s just … I don’t know what how to explain, I just miss chemistry when those two are together, it’s so unlike when Layla and Roth are together, those two have this instant connection when they’re together. And I really don’t care that Roth acted like a jerk in this book. I mean hello he is a Prince of Hell, it’s in his nature to be a jerk to protect himself and also those he loves *coughlaylacough*.

Besides that, the book was a great as White Hot Kiss was, it has some good action and ass-kicking and we actually get to see witches, hell yes! They may not be what is expected, but they’re still cool. Also my dislike for Abbott (Zayne’s dad) has grown into anger and this is what I wanna do to that SOB:

Smacking Angry

I get that he wants to protect the Wardens, but after what he did to Layla, I’ll never forgive him or the Wardens that helped him.

All right, so enough about that, I’ve been able so far to keep this review relatively spoiler-free, so I’ll stop writing now before I blab out something I shouldn’t, I’ll say one thing though, that ending, shocked me to my core! I cannot believe Jennifer ended it like that. I don’t know if I’ll make it to July 2015 for Every Last Breath to come out. I want to know what happens now. *sigh* Oh well, can’t have everything, I guess I’ll see then who Layla ends up with, though I’m not afraid to admit right now, that I’ll most likely be more than just disappointed if Layla ends up with Zayne anyway. Guess, we’ll see how this trilogy will end.


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.

For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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