From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series…
She’s been the victim and the survivor…
Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.
The enemy and the warrior…
Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.
A lover and heartmate…
But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.
And now she will become Queen…
Published: April 2020
Genre: High Fantasy
✨ I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ✨
Okey first of all let’s talk about that dedication, as an NHS worker this hit me in all the feels so thank you Jennifer 🙂
Now the book itself… Holy Sh*t balls this was soo good. I mean anxiety inducing good. The first few chapters had me on the edge, I was so scared reading each page, incase someone died. But I love it when books do this to me and its one of the reason I love Jen’s books so much is because she does this so well!
The story picks up immediately after the AKOFAF finished, so you find out right away what’s going on after the jaw dropping revelation that happened at the end of the last book. From there a lot of stuff goes down that I’m not detailing because SPOILERS. There’s plenty of hilarious banter between the Fab 3, Poppy, Cas and Kieran. As well as some really pull at your heartstrings moments between Casteel and Poppy.
And then that gods damn ending…. I can’t even! Like I knew something was gonna happen hence the anxiety I mentioned above but jeez I was not expecting that and cannot wait for the next book, if feels like the wait is going to feel longer than the wait for this one was.
In a nutshell…
The Crown of Gilded Bones is an emotional rollercoaster that you won’t want to get off! It will make you’ll laugh, cry and in true Poppy style make you feel stabby – Enjoy the ride!!!
My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
About the Author
#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was an Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that feature over a hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.