Review – Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Audio Book

SCTTitle: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Publisher of Audiobook: Tantor Audio
Release Date: August 4th 2015
Length: 12 Hours 6 Minutes
Listened to in January 2016

Synopsis: Goodreads

Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

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 Review: There are minor spoilers, I didn’t know about the fan vote and I didn’t know if the result was made public…

I moved onto an audio book when I took on the massive Heir of Fire novel. I had decided that I want to finish this series mostly because I really wanted to know who Layla ended up with… So lets delve into Every Last Breath

The Book:

I had really hoped that this novel would be an ending I would be happy with since I was only Team Roth. I had a love hate relationship with the Gargoyles and honestly, it was mostly hate. I just didn’t like them.

That being said, they stepped up in Every Last Breath. They really came through for Layla in the end. And they came through in a big way. Sort of made me like the Gargoyles  way more than I had previously. I suppose that’s what made me even happier with the ending of the novel.

Whilst Layla, Roth and Zayne found out that the Lilin was posing as Sam, shit hit the proverbial fan. There was a lot of drama and problems that came as a result. With the whole Alpha’s threatening to wipe out the all the demons and wardens top side if shit hit the fan, things were getting really tense and they certainly weren’t peachy.

I didn’t feel like any part of the novel was rushed, in fact I loved how things played out because it seemed so very human for them to have all panicked and freaked out about how powerful the Lilin was and what the Lilin could do. Which to me just made sense. As I said, I really liked the back and forth, the  getting lost in the romance and the struggle between Zayne and Roth… I can’t say I didn’t like, well anything in this novel.

I really don’t want to spoil anything major in this story because there were a few different twists throughout. But I do just have to address ‘The Boss’ and ‘The Big Guy in the Sky’ because damn, if that ending is actually pretty funny and I would love to find out more about those two!Along with those two I absolutely loved Cayman as well. He can totally stay!

The Reading:

For crying out loud Saskia still cannot show difference between male voices. They all sound the same. But as I said before her voice is always full of emotion and her female voices really do work. I’m not an advocate for Saskia still but I did like her performance in this reading.

Thank you for Layla, Saskia. And for Stacey. And for Lillith. And for your Roth who did improve!


I really did enjoy this novel and I am so happy with how it ended. It was my favourite novel in the trilogy, which is unusual but I am totally okay with it!



“Whoa…Simmer down, crouching demon, hidden Warden. He’s fine.” – Cayman (told you I love him!)


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