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Stone Cold Touch

Dark Elements, Book 2
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Series: Dark Elements, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life - no easy task for a 17-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. Contains mature themes.

©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor

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OH MY GAWD!!!!!!

Ever since White Hot Kiss I have been #TeamRoth but there were moments in SCT that made me doubt my loyaltt, cuz Zayne in this book? Wow. Deep down i knew there was a reason why Roth said and did what he did and when he finally came clean about it my heart went boom 💘❤️💔
I cant wait for Every Last Breath!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

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Team Zayne or Team Roth? Either is hot!!!!

I fell in love with the two same guys that Layla has...hmm, must be in the water. I lean more towards one team, but I won't force you to listen to me chant his name.

Just know that both "men" represent something different to her and her life. Layla is trying to reconcile her heart and mind after a painful break.

But things are only getting worse both in life and love...or are they?

Whether you're Team Roth or Team Zayne, both break your heart at some point in the series. You just have to decide like Layla, who...


I bought the audiobooks on a whim. I recently have been devouring my faves while I do housework. it was awesome to hear it come to life.

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Love these books.

great story line. easy to get into the book. love the characters and the heart stopping moments. it brings out all the great and sad emotions.

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Feeling flustered

Roth is gone, relegated to the deepest recesses of hell, but no matter how Layla tries to, she cannot forget about the demon who sacrificed himself for her. Each day is a struggle to come to terms with her loss. Then, out of the blue, Roth returns. But he’s not the demon she remembers. The new Roth is cold and cruel, and brings with him bad news straight from hell. Now, Wardens and Demons must work together to protect humanity against one of the biggest threats they have ever faced. But things are more complicated than ever for Layla. On the one hand is the Demon Prince’s who confuses, rejects and yet thrills her. Then there is Zayne, the Warden she has always wanted but thought she could never have…

This series is fast becoming one of my favorites. It’s one of those that have you itching to shirk your duties just to find out what happens next. The action is fast-paced and will keep you at the edge of your seat. But it is the dynamic within the love triangle that really makes this series stand out. Armentrout has mastered the art of anticipation when it comes to the physical aspects of Layla’s interactions with both Roth and Zayne. There is only one word to describe this installment, and that is HOT! Thumbs up to this author who can make any reader flustered without resorting to an 18 + PG rating. I’m officially in love with a demon (and a Warden)! If Layla can find place in her heart for both of them, I certainly can!

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Wow.

This was amazing. I would have marathoned the book straight if I could. Dare I say that this was better then the first book? This book completely conflicted me with who I want to end up with Layla and I was ALL for Roth before this book. Now I'm not even sure anymore. Some lines were ridiculously cheesy, but it was great love triangle writing. Best love triangle I've read, considering I normally stongly lean toward one character.

The narrator was a pro. I feel like the emotions and vocal portrayals were pretty good. It bumped up the emotions of the characters well.

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A Great Sequel

Jennifer has become one of my favorite authors. I started this series not expecting to like the books. It was on our recommendation site that I have, and the first book was actually free. I finished it in a day. The conclusion in this book had my mind going in all different places. You’re not sure if you’re on Team Roth or Team Zanye because they both do things that tug at your heart. It’s been along time since I’ve been a teenager, but even those guys made me swoon.

The ending was not a shock because I guessed who was the “bad guy”. There is one scene that shocked me, but I don’t want to give anything away.

Saskia did an excellent job!

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Love!!

This one brought me to tears! I’m living these characters and can’t wait to see how it ends! On to the last book.

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Hate love triangles!

The only reason I read this series is because a lot of the reviews said it wasn't much of a love triangle but is this isn't much of a triangle than I would hate to read a full on love triangle. Ugh! I don't understand how people can read them. I felt so bad for Zane because I really liked him but knowing she was going to choose Roth just made it hard. The narrator did a great job but just couldn't handle her going between 2 guys.

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ugh

Why do the female leads have to be so dense! Get control of your powers and dont be a freaking victim. Try giving souls back eh? If you can take it why cant you return it? As for Roth, you can feel feelings! Zayne! You claim to love him, you have absolutely no control over your baser instincts, then he belongs with Danika duh! Wah wah whiney whine. Two gorgeous guys to choose from, superpowers, beauty! Wah wah

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very very good story with fantastic narration.

The only suggestion I would have would to be to put more variation in the male voices but considering it was a female narrator I can completely understand the struggle. fantastic narration on a great book.