Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every Last BreathSynopsis:

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

My thoughts:


I should not be surprised anymore by the awesomeness that JLA writes. This finally book in the series is not any different. It was stuffed full with emotions, action, some major twists’ all topped off without sweet swoon worthy romance.

To not to spoil it for those who have not read it yet, I will not discuss Roth and or Zayne much or Layla’s relationship to them in this book.

We get to find out pretty early in the book, who she chose. I loved that, because we get to see them as couple throughout the book and how they handle certain things together. I also loved that Layla didn’t make a huge deal out of it and makes it clear that it always has been him and explains why.

She gets her very own familiar I this book. I absolutely loved these I twist with the familiar, how much more there is to them.

We get to see Cayman a lot throughout the book and I loved it. You can’t help but love him and his loyalty to even her. We get a glimpse of how far he is willing to go to ensure everyone safe.

Layla herself, finds out some pretty awesome new things about what she really is. While she goes into a semi small freak out mode she gets it pretty fast what it means for her.I also love the way she learns to accept herself more in this book. 

We lose some people in this book. Yes, not everyone will make it in this book. And of course not everyone gets their HEA. While of course Layla gets her HEA with however she chose, the other one is pretty hurt. I loved that he, not just shrugged it off and went on with someone else. It made it so much more realistic. It is hinted that evtl he will get one, it is not in this one and he is left healing from Layla.

Overall this was a great book and was great way to wrap up this series adding even some surprises in this book. It had everything you expect, humor, heartbreak, action, romance and plenty of plot twists.

I rate it at 5★ 



My favorite quotes:

  “Cayman cocked his head to the side. “When is there ever a right time to fully give your heart to another? There are always going to be obstacles. You just have to decide which ones are worth it.”


“I’m totally calm. I would just like to know who marred your skin so that I can put a name and face to the creature I’m going to kill very slowly.” “I think we might have different definitions of calm,” I said wryly. “I’ve never been calmer in my life.”


“You’re like the cute version of the village idiot.”


“Unless it had been Castiel, because I was totally cool with him rising me up from perdition if that was what happened.”


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