From Blood and Ash
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy ...more
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Otherwise known as From Mud and Trash.
This book was so bad that I made a whole photo album for the screenshots of “excuse me?” moments. There are 122 photos in total. *faith in literature flies out the window*
From Blood and Ash follows the Maiden, a girl named Poppy who is fated to Ascend soon. She isn’t allowed to speak to or touch anyone but a select few. Bu ...more
So Goodreads book choice award (is that what it's called?) has concluded and guess which book took first place in the romance category?
...Imma go ask Santa for a new book-shelving website.
This review contains spoilers. Just saying.
Rating: 1.5 stars.
There should be a new adult fantasy genre called Maas Fantasy, after Sarah J Maas. That genre would be full of pretty people, non original world building, out-of-genre writing that can be either really bad or even worse, love inter ...more
and this story is truly a gift that keeps on giving. there is a strong, fierce heroine and her swoon-worthy personal guard, which leads to some pretty smouldering romance. but love isnt the only emotion - this story is overflowing with bravery, suspense, loyalty, curiosity, vengeanc ...more
Damn did it improve. I’ve never been so glad I didn’t jump ship. (Okay, that’s a lie. I was also really glad I didn’t jump ship during season 5 of The Vampire Diaries.)
So well deserved!
Five addictive, mesmerizing, heart-rending, sexy, adrenaline-inducing stars right away!
Ever had the feeling of numbness, the feeling of having your heart break and then remade, and the feeling of intensity flooding your body cells? Yeah, that was me, during and after reading this book.
There is action and violence, passion and romance, friendship and betrayal. It is the tale about a world where anguish leaves no room for lig ...more
I hope this author never stops writing about all manner of supernatural beings bcs I’ve always had a craving for paranormal romances and she never disappoints. Even on the occasion when my rating might suggest otherwise.
Coming out with a fresh from the oven NA high fantasy series, JLA surprises us with this alluring and action packed tale of fallen kingdoms on the rise, cursed bloodthirsty creatures, reluctant maidens, and steamy forbidden love affairs.
Things you will love in this bo ...more
At the end of 2020, I kept seeing this book all over book social media and it was being loved by such a vast range of bookish friends. And then it was the goodreads choice awards 2020 best romance winner! Up until this point, I had never really read anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout, but my curiosity was so very peaked! Then once I entered 2021, I still felt like I could not escape the hype of this series! Finally, I r ...more
"From this moment until the last moment, I am yours."
Okay...so, a couple things before we get started.
1) I'm not in a reviewing mood, but wanted to get something down before I completely forget and then lose all interest. So, I apologize beforehand for the lack of quality I'm sure is about to follow...
2) Don't throw figurative tomatoes at me for not loving this more. I'm not in the mood for that shit either. And I promise any responses to said tomatoes will not be...diplomatic.
But anyway, this book...
I feel like Jennifer L. Ar ...more
IT'S FINALLY HERE, LADIES AND GENTLEMAN. THE REVIEW THAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
*insert dramatic music from an American comedy show*.
I just finished this book, drank 2 cups of coffee and finished to translate this from Spanish to English, lol. I'm not ok.
1. If you're here to make any offensive and hateful comments about my review, I advise you not to even spend your time, because I doubt I'll be friendly when it comes to responding.
2. If you haven't read the book and don't want ...more
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DNF @ 13%
I'm honestly flummoxed by the ratings of this book. How can DAMSEL, one of the best YA fantasies I've read recently, have a 3.4 rating on Goodreads, and this self-indulgent vampire AU version of ACoTaR has a 4.4? Like... I literally have no words. This is why I have trust issues, you guys. You have led me astray from the path of light.
FROM BLOOD AND ASH was all over my feed and even though I haven't been impressed with Armentrou ...more
" From Blood and Ash
We Shall Rise."
“You're an absolutely stunning, murderous little creature.”
EDIT: I just realised that the only WoC in this book, Tawny, was named after the very color of her skin. I must say JLA did not fail in the creativity aspect of this book.
EDIT 2: Kiera, another PoC in this book was also named after his skin colour so you know what??
I'm just going to change my name to Brown just ...more
The fact that this was over 600 pages, the fact that this book has an average rating of (at the time of this review, a 4.36, that fact that IM— excuse me while I go and vomit all the angst and cringe out of me.
....This book won the Gooodreads Choice Awards for the category of rOmAnCE??!!!!!!1!!!!!11111!! That was a c h o i c e .
SOMEONE EXPLAIN?!!!!?!!?!?!?!?!?!! I AM CONFUSION.
This was like reading a badly written fan fiction c ...more
“You’re such a bad influence,”
“Only the bad can be influenced, Princess.”
That might make no sense to you but it makes perfect sense to me and to Hawke who might just be my very first book crush—how is that possible someone mark the date because hell has frozen over.
This was my very first book by JLA and I will willingly climb over your rooftop to shout at the top of my lungs and declare her an excellent writer for all and any of your neighbours to hear. Why? Because From Blood and A ...more
I don't understand how a book can be so bad. I went into this book with pretty low expectations because of all the mixed reviews that I've seen online, but somehow I'm still disappointed. I don't think I've ever cringed so much while reading a book. I'm not sure I have actually ever cringed while reading a book. Now I understand why Sofia calls this From Mud and Trash. I' ...more
YO. YOOOO. I have been keeping quiet about this book FOR A MONTH and all this contained fangirling energy almost makes me implode.
I know you know me and my neverending and neverdying love for Jen's books. So imagine the array of emotions that passed through my body when I was given the chance to read her upcoming novel early (elation, HAPPINESS, joy) but I was asked not to speak a word of it (contained fangirling, frustration, yearning) ...more
I have no desire to cause a stink or debate on this book's worthiness of being read, because when it comes down to it, the issues I had with this book were all based in personal preference, and everyone has a right to their opinion of this book, myself as well as fans of this series. Typically, when I pick up a fantasy novel I'm looking for one o ...more
Poppy is a Maiden and is following orders and waiting for until the time for her Ascension. That means that she stays in her room, cannot show her face to anyone, cannot be friends with anyone, and must follow the orders of the Duke an ...more
I have lost faith in humanity
Me reading the 5 star review wondering if we read the same book. I mean did i miss a memo or somethin?
I had very low expectations and yet I was disappointed. I went into it looking for a guilty pleasure kind of book, where there isn't much plot but with lots of drama.
Like the selection. But this is trash. The bad kind
As my friend said, I like trash but I still have standards
Someone, please explain.
Anyhow, at least now I know not to trust them!
(jkjk everyone's entitled to their own opinions :) I meant no offense.) (please don't flame me for this.)
Y'all, I have no words. Seriously. No one is more disappointed or surprised than I am. Just-
Where do I even start???
Going into this, after seeing all the positive reviews and actually reading the synopsis (I don't always submit blindly to th ...more
For the record, this is my NINETEENTH Jennifer L. Armentrout novel that I've read and my favourite, thus far!!! (Do I say that with every book of hers I read? Yes, but that doesn’t make it any less true <3) If you had asked me 24 hours ago what my favourite JLA series was, I’d have immediately answered with the Covenant series because hello! greek mytholog ...more
“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.”
✅ Strong badass main character
✅ Awesome love interest
✅ Sweet romance
✅ Funny banter
✅ Original way to present vampires
❗️❗️ Kind of cliffhanger
Oh. My. God.
So much drama, so much angst, so worth it. 😍😍😍
Poppy escaped a brutal attack when she was a little girl, mysteriously survi ...more
Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 ...more
Okay! Quick confession: this book started with frustration. I just grumbled a lot. I found the name choices a little awkward, weird , absurd, you name it. If you had a chance I certainly changed the heroine’s name: Pennallappe, really!??( even writing her name exhausted me) and I tried to pronounce it as I look in the mirror, twisting my mouth but as you may imagine I made several Gibberish sounds. It was more complex chanting a nursery rh ...more
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