Jennifer L. Armentrout
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new novel in her Blood and Ash series…
Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?
Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.
Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.
But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.
Just finished and I’m about to read it again ! Decadent. This book is hot fudge brownies and wine for the soul.
Okay, to start- the series is phenomenal and I could not stop reading the first book. But this second book as been somewhat of a let down. It’s so repetitive I have a hard time reading without getting distracted by something else. Poppy is still in copious amounts of unrelenting denial for no reason. She knows the truth of her kingdom and what Casteel had done to save her, and she has been given very little reason to continue to fight back against him and continuously try to escape. The conversations and arguments are on what seems to be a long loop, of the same explanation given by casteel and the same questions being asked over and over and over again by poppy. She’s frustratingly daft throughout the entire book and there are many pointless monologues and scene builders throughout the book that just take too much time and space in the book to read. I often skipped pages worth of their conversations and inner monologue to end up still reading the same things and getting just as much information skipping 10 pages as I would have reading them all. I love the story but I’m sincerely hoping that the potential isn’t wasted in the third book
I love this series. It’s so good. Couldn’t stop reading! This series need a movie or a show lol.
I flew through this series and I can’t wait for the 3rd book.. so many emotions came to life as I read this book wow I highly recommend
Enchanted with this book! Written in amazing detail and complexity. Following not only the characters emotions and thoughts, this book has an amazing story to enthrall every reader. Thank you so much for it!
If you are a fan of the wonderful Sara J Maas’ multiple series, you will definitely enjoy getting into these books as well. I can’t wait for this third book to come out!
This should be in the diet section because I was so engulfed I forgot to eat. Just the right ratio of adventure and romance. Has plenty of “I did not see that coming” moments but not so much that it’s annoying. My absolute only critique is they try to drawl out the “will-they-won’t they” scenario so, some of the banter and arguments can kind of get repetitive.
It was AMAZING!!! As someone who’s just getting into reading books, I was hooked!!
Over and over I caught myself thinking of the approach this author took that felt modern and current- female forward vs old school tired. So fun and exciting to read!! Cannot wait for the 3rd book!!
The first book was perfect, yet this one was even better. My husband was mad at me the whole time I binge read these books because I refused to talk to him. I was filled with dread the closer I got to the end because I never wanted it to stop! It truly left me dumbstruck and wanting more immediately, it's going to be a real struggle waiting for April!
I’ve never been so engulfed in a series since I was a child. This series has kept me on my toes every step of the way! Breathtaking!
Anxiously waiting for the final book in this serious; Jennifer is an amazing author that captures you from beginning go end! Purchase and enjoy, You won’t regret it!
I’m so upset I finished and have to wait on the next one to come out. I’m excited to see what is in store for the next in the series.
The best book I ever read in a long time.
I loved this book. This is one of the few stories I have read that I started reading it all over again the second I finished it. Both the first and second book of this series are amazing. I can’t wait for the third book to come out.
Exceptional writing. Great love story. Well developed characters. Can’t put it down.
I was honestly shocked at how much I felt this book fell short when it’s so well rated. The concepts aren’t unique unfortunately and the world building tends to distract me rather than add to the story. I really thought a lot more was going to happen in this book than what did happen, the first 1000 pages seem to drag on and on. There were many conversations that happened over and over as if they were happening for the first time - like the conversation about why Casteel wanted to get married quickly. I feel like a lot of people like this book cause of the sex but it can be placed at some really insensitive and bizarre times? I for one wouldn’t have sex while people are getting murdered around me. I think their banter is repetitive and the whole book just doesn’t seem to go anywhere until the last few hundred pages. I think this series had potential but it really needed to cut down some of the scenes that didn’t add anything to the story besides Casteel saying he was intrigued and Poppy saying she wanted to stab him.
Story kept me intrigued more so than any other I have read in quite some time. Time well spent!
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire was even better than the first book! The ending is simply amazing!!! It’s the perfect type of cliff hanger. ❤️ Can’t wait until the next book! Also there’s a Facebook group you can join after finishing this book!
I have don’t nothing other than read as this book has consumed ALL my time. So so good!!! How will I wait until the 3rd one comes??
This is literally one of the best books I’ve read in a while. The characters are *mwah* and the storyline is actually interesting. HIGHLY recommend for anyone who loves fantasy and romance. (P.S. THE ENDING I CANT I NEED THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW)
This book was so great! Definite must read. I’m sad that the next one doesn’t come out sooner.
I have had few books grab me like these. It should be everywhere. Read them. I don’t know how I am to live without these characters in my life until april. Superb.
Please hurry up I need to know what happens next. Omg. This book was even better than the first
I really enjoyed reading cant wait for the next book!
iTunes y’all need to get this book on audio!
Even more amazing than the last book. I didn’t know it was possible. Waiting until April for the next book is going to be a true test of my patience.
Just simply amazing
I read the first book and this book in two days flat. I couldn’t stop reading and I absolutely cannot wait for the third book!!!
I like cannot even form words. This book was just 😩😩 and CASTEEL!?! That man is the love of my lifeee I swearrr. I’m so mad the third book isn’t out yet
This is honestly the BEST BOOK I read in a really long time, if not ever!!! You must read both of them and I’m sure you will be rereading it all over again!!! If possible a 6 start 👏🏻
WTH I am so mad I have to wait for the next book. I am mad I cannot preorder it. I am mad I can’t have the first chapter to help me get through this amazing cliff hanger on the most action filled part. Sorry spoiler. But really?!?!? I am so sucked in, I want this third book right now not in 6months. Sigh
Great story!!! Cant wait for the next book. This had everything a good book need to succeed. Romance, passion, humor and action. Well written characters and well developed story. Love the dialogues too!!! My hat off to the author. That’s how a story should be written!!!
I get bored so so easily and have gotten disappointed by many sequels but let me just say, THIS ONE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! I didn’t think I could love something more than the first book but I was wrong. So good must read!!
By far one of the best series I have ever read. The writing is unbelievable. If she wrote 5 more, I would read them all and then do it again. So good!
This book sucked me and kept captivated until the very end. I want more I can’t wait for the next book!!
Liked this one even better than the first book! The world building is becoming more established and the characters are getting more developed. Poppy seemed pretty slow at times in the first book (I mean I get that she was really sheltered but dang it was annoying) and I’m glad she seems more switched on this time around. Really looking forward to reading more about Poppy, Cas, and Kieran’s story!
I don’t ever leave reviews but I haven’t had a book that I would call this good in a long while. The chapters are nice and long leaving no detail out. I can not even believe how good it was. I will definitely be yearning for that next book to arrive.
Hell of an ending, I absolutely can’t wait for the next book. I’m obsessed. The book held my attention from beginning to end. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, boy was I wrong. This book kept me on my toes more than the first one (From Blood and Ash).
I didn’t think I could love a book more than I loved From Blood and Ash but here we are! Such a fantastic read and the ending was killer. Looking forward to the next book already!
Way better than the first book. I absolutely love the main characters. Love the development. LOVE THE ENDING I DID NOT SEE IT COMING HONESTLY I DID NOT WANT IT TO END! I need the next book immediately, I need to know what it all means. I NEED ANSWERS! Okay but let’s just talk about the level of spice this book has... 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶/5 You need to read this book. Like now. Thank you for your time :)
So so good! Slow burn romance, great characters, intriguing storyline, couldn’t put it down. Seriously inhaled it and dying for the 3rd one now!!
Absolutely love this series!! I need the next book like yesterday!
There was no way I could but this book down. The ending....just 👏👏👏. I can’t wait for the next one. You won’t regret reading this series.
Fantastic book. I couldn’t stop reading!
When is the next book going to come out?? I cannot wait.
Reaaaad this AMAZING soul crushing series now! Trust me
I absolutely love this book❤️ I can’t wait till the third one comes out!
I love how this book is written, detailing the characters and the world. I read this in 2 days, and I can’t wait for the next book!
I was on the edge of my chair until the very last word of the book. Whew. Just when you think you have the plot worked out, another curve comes around and it’s fantastic. The chemistry is electric and it’s pretty easy to get lost in the character’s emotions and logic with the way it’s written. Highly would recommend for adult fantasy readers! I thought this built up even more than the first book. It’s going to be so hard to wait for the next in the series!