Sunday Suspense (9) - Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A few days ago it struck me that in spite of the fact that I read White Hot Kiss and loved it, I hadn't written about the next installment yet. It's something I need to catch up on right away, so today I'll be presenting to you Stone Cold Touch, the second book of The Dark Elements series.

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
PublisherHarlequin Teen
Expected date of publishingOctober 28th 2014
Pages: 304


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…

My thoughts:

The Cover:

It's very similar to the first book's cover, only it's blue and the girl and the boy exchanged sides. I'm pretty sure that the cover models are not the same, but I like them, too. I usually write long long analyses about the covers, however, there isn't too much to analyze here. I like the cover, it's not bad. Period.


The beginning of the synopsis is a bit confusing to me. I mean, life picking together book 2, off-limit Zayne rather book 1. She likes Roth now. I can't imagine that she went back to Zayne after he "died". No way. Furthermore, the sudden secret keeping also resembles to book 1 too much. And than Roth and past tense in a sentence again. Difficult. However, in paragraph two things get unraveled and thrilling. Because guys...


*Fan girl mode on*

Though it seems that it's not going to be a happy reunion, is it? Still, I hope he'll be back soon, not only after 150 pages or so. Anyways, I can't wait to find out everything about the evolving abilities of Layla, what news Roth's bringing that change her life, and what that body-and-price part.

Before Reading Rating:

Cover: 4.5/5
Characters: 5.5/5
Plot: 5/5

Overall Before Reading Rating:     

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About the author:

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 

Other books from the author: 

She has numerous other young adult series and individual novels. You can check them out HERE.

And she also writes New Adult and romance novels as J. Lynn. You can check these out HERE.

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