From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout, It’s a fantasy romance with lots of smut, for fans who liked the ACOTAR series by SJM.
About From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
Blood and Ash
Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Blood and Ash Quotes
“You’re an absolutely stunning, murderous little creature.”From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Fear and bravery are often one and the same. It either makes you a warrior or a coward. The only difference is the person it resides inside.”From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Death is like an old friend who pays a visit, sometimes when it’s least expected and other times when you’re waiting for her. It’s neither the first nor the last time she’ll pay a visit, but that doesn’t make any death less harsh or unforgiving.”From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.”From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
WHY IS IT SO GOOD?
- Lots of smut
- Slow burn romance
- Takes time to build
- Kickass heroine
- Unpredictable plot with LOTS of twists and turns
- Tall dark and handsome love interest
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review:
This book essentially is about a girl named Penelope. she goes by poppy and she lives in a kingdom where she is the maiden she essentially is the chosen one um she lives in a castle.
her face is covered she can’t speak to anybody. so people in this kingdom are chosen to go through this ascension um which they’re very vague about what that is nobody really knows but her whole goal in life is like she is gonna grow until she ascends and she’s like going to save the kingdom. like the whole kingdom is dependent on her ascending you know poppy is very like hesitant she doesn’t really know what that means.
she’s lived her whole life very like guarded by this duke and duchess and they don’t tell her anything she’s not allowed to speak she’s not allowed to step out of line. um her life is very like wham bam thank you ma’am but you know she has a little belly streak in her she sneaks out at night she doesn’t follow the rules. um she just wants to know she wants more she wants to wants to live her life but she you know feels bound by this duty.
and basically you’re kind of following her so in the beginning of the book she talks about there was basically this massive war that happened many years ago that they call the war of the two kings. and it was their land versus the bad land the bad people the atlanteans. the atlanteans are essentially vampires it’s like this story’s version of a vampire they’re responsible for creating these creatures these monsters called cravens.
that like ravage the kingdom it’s horrible horrific and whatever the atlanteans are horrible people. but like we defeated them long ago and like they’re not really to be worried about but they still have a prince that is called the dark one. and like there are people that still believe that he is like the rightful heir and he is the prince and people that believe that are called the centers.
so it’s just like some general like background information and in the beginning of this book uh penelope slash poppy needs a new guard. and so this boy hawk ends up taking the place of her guard and he’s you know tall dark and mysterious and you know tensions rise things ensue but there’s just so much to this book there’s so much like you’re just trying to figure out what’s going on the whole book.
you don’t know like i feel like i am a person that typically like i’ve read a lot of books i’ve watched a lot of movies i feel like i’m very good at like figuring things out like i typically guess things before they happen and with this book like the whole time i was just like on my toes i didn’t know like i was so convinced i had things figured out then i was like oh no oh no you have no idea i just i loved the characters in this book.
she made you love the character she made you care about them one thing that typically happens for me which is kind of sad when it comes to like the female protagonists in fantasy books i either tend to not like them or just have no feelings about them. a lot of times i feel like the female protagonist they try to almost like either make her like too overly like i’m an independent woman watch me go to the point that it’s like cheesy and annoying or she just has like so little of a personality which i think that authors do that because they want you to be able to like almost step into that role.
which like i’m not gonna lie like every book i read of course like i’m the main character you know like people do that so i don’t a lot of times i don’t mind that if she’s like doesn’t have that much of a personality but like poppy is literally my favorite female lead i’ve ever read in a book. like i truly loved her she was independent without being like overly without talking about it like she was independent without her having to tell you every five minutes that she was independent.
and she didn’t need no man’s. and like she was just a badass and she just like she she questioned things but she still felt like she was like bound to like serve her kingdom follow her duty do what she’s supposed to do but you know it’s just she was very normal like she had internal struggles. she questioned things but you know she wasn’t gonna like shake up the status quo like she has to try lightly and like she was just so smart.
she was so strong she was so brave she was just she her her humor her like her little one-liners she was sassy but she i just loved her i literally fell in love with her she was incredible beautiful amazing talented never been done before. but yeah poppy was great hawk oh my goodness he had some quotes in this book.
that like i had to go back and highlight like some one-liners that were just like oh i mean ones that were funny but ones that just like really made you think for a second and you’re like oh you clever dog like whoa like i their relationship everything about them i loved it i love this freaking book. guys there are some plot twists in this that are absolutely insane i read this so quickly i literally it’s like 500 pages i read it in about 48 hours.
but if you’re thinking about reading this at all read it it has every element of an amazing fantasy i mean it has world building but it’s not like too hard to grasp i also find a lot of times in like fantasy books that are where it’s like a kingdom and like that kind of almost has like a renaissance feel to it a lot of the times i find that like the writing is kind of hard to grasp like some of the language is hard to grasp.
this would have that renaissance almost like old-timey feel but like the dialogue was just it was just normal it was so easy to understand without like being immature like it just it couldn’t have been more perfect like it was a it was thought provoking but it wasn’t like i’m reading shakespeare you know like it was just great it was great i’m obsessed with this book.
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