Synopsis on GoodReads:
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 race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
This book is something I’ve never read about before, I have never read about Gargoyles, Wardens and Demons all mixed into one. It was an interesting concept and I loved the way the story started.
I fell in love with Layla straight away, and Stacey. Sam reminded me so much of Simon from The Mortal Instruments, but he was so different as well. Definitely a interesting character.
As for Roth and Zayne, I was all for shipping Layla with Zayne- considering their background and past of growing up together. Though, then Roth came on the scene and common-sense went out the window. He is freaking hilarious, especially with the one liners he comes out with.
Nevertheless, the development of the characters in the story was not what I expected. I didn’t think the book would of ended how it was, but it did lead swiftly into the second book in the series.
The main thing I liked about this series was the development in Layla’s character was that, since she felt so out of place with the Wardens, her gifts and the darker part of herself, she actually got to be something so much bigger than all of them put together. So I am interested to see if that changes all over again.
(OH AND I ADORE BAMBI!)
***** 5/5 stars