Title: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
Series: Blood and Ash #2
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
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.
So I’m sat here trying to think what to put in my review. I’ve sat for a while trying to get my feelings together but for the first time in a long time, accurate words escape me!
Then a sense of glee came over me. Many, many people would’ve poured their heart and soul into their reviews so I do really need to??!!! I just don’t think what I will say will do this book, this series so far, justice!
But know this. I inhaled this book. I couldn’t get enough. There are quotes I want to use that I obsessed over. Feelings I wanted to try and explain and write words on how I was so caught up in this story.
So I’m not really going to say anything! I’m just going to say that this book is phenomenal. It’s been a long while since a series has made me feel this happy, this hooked and just left me with a sense of happiness.
I’ll leave you with the one quote that I remembered to take that nearly tore my heart out in a good way. An utterly, deliciously, great way.
For choosing me.’