Review: The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L Armentrout

Title: The War of Two Queens

Series: Blood and Ash #4

Author: Jennifer L Armentrout

From the desperation of golden crowns…

Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable.

And born of mortal flesh…

Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace.

A great primal power rises…

Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most.

As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.

‘Always and forever.’

I enjoyed this read, I admit it wasn’t as strong as books 1 and 2 and I felt it could’ve been 200 pages shorter but I still enjoyed it and will be reading the next in line with the 2 now crossed over series.

I must admit that I began with trepidation after I saw a particular spoiler plastered everywhere (yeah thanks for that) but if I’m honest, those spoilers made me push this book up my list to read and actually made me want to read it more! I think it was ok, there was nothing horrifying about it, didn’t concern me at all even though I love those characters and their love. To me it was just a part of the story that the author told. The only gross thing for me was 1 part where a ‘party’ hadn’t washed for over 40 days but still got down to ‘it’. Eeew. WASH THOSE HANDS (and other places!!!)

So nothing really about the plot here apart from the story now opening up more at the end and more secrets are revealed.

I will say though, the highlight of this book for me was Reaver and his dry, witty comments!

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