(A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire Blood and Ash #2) [Kindle] ↠ Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 kY world My obsession with him is uite simple He laughs I laugh He is furious I m furious he cries I cry He is breathtaking and intoxicating and all the other good adjectives I can come up with He might have a lot of blood on his hands but his genuinity intensity and soft heart especially where Poppy was concerned touched the fangirl in me I have a lot of blood on my hands Poppy Sometimes so much that I don t think they ll ever be clean So much that I don tnow if I ever want them to be Whatever Poppy believed to be true was a lie Watching her come to terms with all of it made my heart swell She is the character that you will always respect and look up to She is brave valiant and fearless and her obsession with sharp objects and stabbing is something I ll never understand Kieran The best secondary character ever His bond with Casteel warms me and his budding friendship with Poppy is raw and natural He may be gruff on the outside but he s a total sweetheart from within and I love him Casteel and Poppy s romance is not something I can get over ever Their pretenses their conversations her retorts and his inappropriate behaviour in the most inappropriate of times delights me But their intensity protective nature and their readiness to sacrifice their lives for one another goes beyond physical and ignites my soul You re beautiful when you re uiet and somber but when you laugh You rival the sunrise over the Skotos Mountains There were so many obstacles frightening hungry creatures violence betrayal and horrific truths but the pages of the book also brimmed with trust love and warmthIt takes a lot of effort and talent for an author to make readers gasp fangirl set their soul on fire sick to their stomach and make them close their eyes and pray that things don t become utterly chaotic I ve only read two books of Jennifer L Armentrout but I respect her for blindsiding me like that for Fresh Water keeping me on my toes barrelling my way through the twists and turns of the book whilst also pleading with anticipation Huge respect I don t care who you are but if you have a thing for sexy addictive fantasies then look no further There s no way this duology won t appease you Ever since I finished From Blood and Ash A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire shot up to the top of my most anticipated seuels of 2020 FBAA is one of my favorite books this year and the ending absolutelyilled me I NEEDED to read of Poppy Cas and this epic fantasy world full of gods magic and vampires Thankfully this much awaited seuel did not disappoint I loved being back with our main characters who have such great banter and chemistry together and learning about this new world Poppy is discoveringAKOFAF literally picks up right where FBAA left off with the wildest proposal ever Poppy is rightfully hurt and angry at Casteel for his lies and betrayal so their relationship or what s left of it is on thin ice Now to add in a marriage It s crazy but it just might work They both have something at stake and will do anything even marry each other to reach their goals And in the midst of this marriage of convenience Poppy also has to deal with being an outsider and despised by the Atlantians for being the former MaidenI was expecting a ton of angst and tension after what happened in FBAA and JLA dishes all of that out SO well I was feeling so much for Poppy and Cas they don t want to want each other but the lust and chemistry that developed while they were Poppy and Hawke is still there and only gets stronger the time they spend together JLA nails the push and pull of the romance the longing the heartache and the love Poppy and Casteel are both fantastic characters and there was never a time I didn t root for them or want them to get their HEA And I just gotta say our vampire prince hero is even hotter this second time around I loved him as Hawke but he s way compelling as CasteelWe do get much of the world building as expected in a fantasy seuel There isn t as much action and the pacing of AKOFAF is definitely slower as it focuses on fleshing out this fantasy world and developing Poppy and Cas s relationship But one of the things I love about JLA is that her writing is so easy to read I never felt like there was too much info dumping and despite how much detailed and in depth we get into the Atlantian world I never felt like I was lost reading it allAKOFAF is a fantastic follow up to one of my favorite reads of the year Poppy is of her badass self the romance is steamyyy
I am HERE for all the hot fantasy romances and I just love this world JLA has created so much am HERE for all the hot fantasy romances and I just love this world JLA has created so much you thought the FBAA ending was awful in the best way prepare for AKOFAF s The cliffhanger will have you screaming No no no no no You cannot end this book on such a massive cliffhangerYou cannot do this JenniferFrom Blood and Ash was on the list of my top reads during the first half of 2020I am aware that I sound like a broken record but I loved that book so much so that I ve read it numerous timesI didn t think A ingdom of Flesh and Fire would be as good but Jennifer L Armentrout proved me wrong I am absolutely in awe of JLA s imagination
I am not going to sugar coat itA Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is violent am not going to sugar coat itA Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is violent I LOVED every part of it Hawke stole my breath away you guys He is a flawed character but his purpose and sense of duty love and loyalty makes him than admirable When Hawke tells Poppy You re the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thought I have when I fall asleep replacing everything else It s why when I m with you I can be uiet I can just be You now what that means I felt those wordsI felt them to the core of my being I realise I sound dramatic but I wanted to cry my eyes out and say Yes I From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read know exactly what you mean Poppy is such an amazing character and I do not say that lightly Does it make me sound morbid when I say that I admire characters that are willing to make sacrifices make than difficult decisions for the greater good even if it means death Even though I have conflicting thoughts about thateven when I hate itI appreciate the sacrifices I loved Poppy s endless curiosity I found so much joy when she asked so many uestions It made this strong intelligentind woman even beautiful There is no doubt that I loved the dynamics amongst the characters There was such a varied melange of personalities and I LOVED it Does it make it sound weird if I admit that these characters felt real The realistic actions and reactions between characters captivated me I LOVED that the characters had full blown conversations without it feeling rushedit s like if you are going to sit down and talk about serious important problemsit shouldn t be done within two pages So thank you JLA because I found myself nodding my head at the parts where I agreed with where the discussions were headed scoffing and wanting to voice my opinion on things I didn t agreeI was than invested I am well aware that this is a fictional book but that Ladies and Gentlemen is the power of Jennifer aware that this is a fictional book but that Ladies and Gentlemen is the power of Jennifer Armentrout s writing She brings it all to life With everything said and done I must be say that A From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society kingdom of Flesh and Fire definitely had an air of mystery thatept me on my toes Even when I felt elated during parts of the book I was waiting for the other shoe to drop and completely ruin my heart But to be honest I enjoy the suspense of the unknown Jennifer L Armentrout Doris Salcedo knocked it out of the park with Aingdom fo Flesh and Fire I cannot wait to read from this series Buddy read with Kim this series is the best thing JLA has ever written and is singlehandedly saving me from the disastrous year that is 202. Reckless too hungry to resist the temptationA SecretBut 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 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 Twelve Days of Pleasure kingdoms that would do anything toeep the truth hidden But when the earth begins to shake and the skies start to bleed it may already be too late. Update jla is NOT PLAYING with that cover damn i am willing to throat punch ppl aside to get this book don t doubt me 1 From Blood and Ash 35 Stars 2 A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire 375 StarsIdk if someone s mentioned it or if I m alone in this but AKOFAF felt like the mix between Twilight and ACOMAF with a little bit of Wonder Woman cause for some reason the Kingdom of Atlantia made me think of Themyscira I m not alluding to any similarities in plot or romance specifically but this book certainly got the vibesI felt pretty much the same as I did the 1st book but can we talk about the ending Because that was EARTH SHATTERING I m honestly not sure what that last revelation means Listen I had a hard time as it is Gods Choice keeping up with all the history lessons all the different species of vampires and werewolvesThere s so much to swallow about this world that sometimes my small brain just couldn t compute and I didn t care enough to try harder because all I focused on was the romance which I shouldn t be failed to mention was WHOLESOME even though I gotinda tired of all the repeated Poppy jokes and teasings about her inuisitive and violent natureSo basically my review of the 1st book pretty much still applies to this one I only enjoyed it slightly because I loved the focus of the story in this installment The world building was better explained but there was a lot to process and I m confused I may have to re read the two books but I m excited to see what Poppy has in store for us in the next one 45 sIf you value your sanity don t read this book unless you also hold the seuel but if you re my friend you probably never valued your sanity anyways So allow me to give you a breakdown of what is currently going on in my obsessed brain Am I too biased to even attempt to rate this objectively Definitely Isn t the rating ultimately about my thoughts and emotions and besides can t it be said that if the issues did not obscure my enjoyment then they don t truly matter to me anyhow I believe so yes And did I love this Love I am dead Did that love have everything to do with the romance and characters which are in the end the entire point of this paranormal fantasy romance Undoubtedly Were the characters and romance everything I the aromantic dark loving I look for when picking up romance Uneuivocally Are they particularly healthy Not really Do I care Not even a little bit Will you now be assaulted with me level headedly gushing over this romance and trying to explain why it s so special to me You got it winky winkTo put it simply if you like me crave from time to time a disarmingly seductive and feral new adult romance of enemies to lovers in an engagement of convenience overflowing with deliciously addictive drama delightfully humourous banter easy to love side characters and wickedly creative steam a recurring theme of real or play pretend deftly woven throughout its every thread and want it to be uniue and make you feel and cheer and bleed A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire will provide even better than its predecessor with a young woman who will never again be a passive pawn a prince who is mad than man and a war of love where neither side is afraid to fight to steal a heart and Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye keep their own Beauty my sweet child is often broken and barbed and always unexpected I ll admit this series feels like a mix of so many pieces plucked from other bestsellers namely Twilight and A Court of Mist and Fury except it s somehow not a bad reminder because the pieces are turned on their heads Where Twilight had a problematically romanticised dynamic of a cat and a mouse AKoFaF has two cats playing chase Where ACoMaF was too sweetly romantic for me AKoFaF does it ferociously Honestly what is captivating than two savage souls tearing into one another taking pieces and denying that the other holds too many of theirsNow to put it not simply AKoFaF Vs FBaA Fave or All Time Fave Let s let get the whining and complaining out of the way before I can get to the level headed gushing AKoFaF is technically better than FBaA Which is only natural as the tension is already there the scale is grander the world is vaster it s even smuttier and I do not say this lightly because I was murdered etcetera etcetera younow how this goes BUT while I m giving both books the same rating while they are both predictable and I don t mind while both are not good at building mysteries in a way that it makes sense before unravelling From Blood and Ash was at building mysteries in a way that it makes sense before unravelling From Blood and Ash was all time fave and A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire only a fave Why What made FBaA iconic is no longer there It doesn t matter that the first book was smaller in scale bigger scale does not automatically eual a better book And From Blood and Ash did what it did just right with the needed amount of movement to tension to focus on the iconic dynamic of a secret warrior Maiden and her shameless guard but AKoFaF did not With a bigger scale comes a bigger responsibility and you can t just take the same approach and unceremoniously dump it into a wholly different type of book JLA did capture the grandness rather well at the very end and she evidently stole my heart again Yet she didn t own it as thoroughly Someone explain to me why th HowHow is this better than the first book Guys Jennifer
Armentrout used straight up witchcraft to write this novel That s got to be her secret used straight up witchcraft to write this novel That s got to be her secret I didn t think she could top From Blood and Ash but she didOkay not going to spoil anything though the book s final revelation had me FREAKING OUT And now comes the heartbreaking part settling in for the wait until the next book Seriously this series is my top of 2020 Highly HIGHLY recommendSCREAMING I m so friggin excited for this SoFriggin ExcitedFor those of you who haven t heard me shrieking about this series it s my newest obsession Like legitimately it just made my Monday feel like a Friday and that s basically witchcraft So Also the BLURB The motherfcking blurb Can t Freaking WAIT A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is the seuel in the From Blood and Ash series and starts right where the first book left off It will answers some of the uestions but to no one s surprise will also leave you with a lot of uestions and theories thanks to the mean
Cliffhanger Atlantia Rose FromAtlantia rose from and ash We are no longer a fallen Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France kindom Not by any sense of the world We haven t been for a very long time We are aindom of fire I was ind of afraid to start this book because I thought I would be confused I ve read Book 1 From Blood Ash this year and it should be fresh on my mind but it s not cause I ve read a lot of other books since then and some details are inda fuzzy If you re like me and too lazydon t have timeor for whatever reason to reread From Blood Ash let me assure you A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire gives a good summary or rather brings up important plotpoints that will remind you of the previous book What turned out surprisingly well was the pacing While it took me a while to get into the first book due to all the world building A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire was better paced from the beginning til the end It had a good balance of actions fight scenes dialogue world building etc Not to say that there weren t parts that were dragging but it was way easier to get into the story Feelings were not stagnant Neither were opinions or beliefs and if we stopped believing people were capable of change then the world might as well be left to burn I d love to tell you something about the plot but I m shit with plot summaries so I m just going to ramble about the characters and the romance cause let s be honest that s what I m most interested in Penellaphe Pop. A BetrayalEverything 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 Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild kingdom she barelynows who she is without the veil of the Maiden But what she does Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets 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 than happy to obey He may have taken her but he will never have herA ChoiceCasteel Da’Neer isnown by many names and many faces His lies are as seductive as his touch His truths as sensual as his bite Poppy nows better than to trust him He needs.