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From Blood and Ash

(Blood and Ash #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  27,752 ratings  ·  4,086 reviews
A Maiden…

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
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Published March 30th 2020 by Blue Box Press (first published March 29th 2020)
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Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
living in these crazy times, i was pretty certain nothing could surprise me anymore. but then JLA pulls a beyoncé and just drops this book out of nowhere, as if it were a gift delivered from the book gods themselves.

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
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars

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
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, frienship and betrayal. It is the tale about a world were anguish leaves no room for light, where the Ascended wield their power like a poison-tipped sword an
Mary S. R.
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: seekers of good enemies to lovers
(4.5 ★’s)

“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
chan ☆
Aug 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, fantasy-romance
i went from thinking i had doo doo brains at the beginning of this convoluted mess to being

galaxy brained from 50%-the end of this

make of that what you will.


finally trying fantasy romance
TheBibliotheque ♡
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"You're an absolutely stunning, murderous, little creature."

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)
Laura Thalassa
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is officially my new obsession! I need you all to read it too so that we can all gush about it! Seriously, I haven't felt this way about a book since Holly Black's Folk of the Air series, and I'm having trouble concentrating on writing because I can't get this book and the characters out of my head! Putting this baby on my "Favorites" shelf! <3 ...more
• Lindsey Dahling •
Holy shit. I almost DNF this at 16%. I was bored. There were info dumps everywhere. The narrator was blah. The plot wasn’t moving. Goodness, even the TIME IN THE BOOK wasn’t moving. Pretty sure at 16% not even 24 hours had passed in this book world. I told myself I would jump ship if this did not improve by the 20% mark.

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.)

Sapir Englard
Apr 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
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 interests that all they do is be horny assholes yet get a sway with because they’re hOT, and the use of the terms MALES and FEMALES.

I’ve read a lot of books by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I don’t think she’s a bad aut
WHY DID I NOT LISTEN TO EVERYONE WHO TOLD ME HOW AMAZING THIS BOOK WAS!?!? I've had this book since March and have been putting off reading it because it's over 500 pages. But I finally picked it up for a vlog and it is easily one of my new favorite books of 2020.

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
Helena of Eretz ✰
“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.”

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
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

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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
Lucie V.
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
Oh. My. God. One of the best book I've read.
So much drama, so much angst, so worth it.

The beginning is a little slow (the first 10% maybe), but get ready because the rest is AMAZING. This book is addictive even though the pace is slow for most of the book. The world-building is great, even if some things may be a little confusing at first, and I just loved the two main characters.

Poppy was bland in the first few chapters, but she showed soon enough that she is not the boring and tame Maiden that
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars 🗡️🗡️🗡️ 1/2

An addictive and fun romantic NA fantasy featuring romance, friendship, betrayal, violence, vengeance and loneliness!

Poppy is the Maiden, the chosen one, never to be looked at, touched or spoken to. She lives a solitary and lonely life waiting to be given to the Gods at her Ascension. But Poppy would prefer to be fighting the evil which killed her parents, or sneaking out at night, and she secretly dreads her Ascension. Her kingdom depends on her, but Poppy is more than the M
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
THIS BOOK. It's the BEST BOOK I HAVE READ THIS YEAR. Hands down my #1 FAVORITE read of 2020 so far. I cannot even explain how thrilling and twisty and intense and intoxicating every word was. Truly incredible! I feel utterly consumed with this story and these characters. A must read and a GUARANTEED book hangover. 6+++++ million stars.
My level of enjoyment was off the charts with this book.

It had been around 4 years since the last time I picked up anything by this author and I'm happy to see this story is not like her previous work. Yes, there were elements here and there that reminded me a bit of The Covenant series but I liked how all the characters had their own voice (something she used to struggle with in the past) and they're not recycled.

This book felt like coming back home after a long journey and it was fun. There we
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars

OHMYGODDDD. This was f*cking fantastic. This was just SO. GOOD.


i can’t even take the feelings that I have... going on... right now.

This was absolutely intoxicating. Every second. And omfg so swoon worthy.

I loved how I truly felt, on some level, a connection with Poppy, where I was finding things out in time, just as she was. I really liked this. It was refreshing to be constantly guessing! Some of the outcome was predictable, but only to a certain degree,
Aoife - Bookish_Babbling
Such an addictive read, so much so that I can't formulate a review for the need to read on even though some of the reveals and actions in this were obvious in a way that irked me a little but I was also pretty pleased with myself for guessing them - so lolz...yay me? 🤔😉

Fab buddy read experience with the amazingly patient Fran, who is bravely undertaking the sequel with me - sharing theories and musings during this read made for such a fun time 🤩

If bickering YA style banter with some NA steamy in
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

I was the Maiden, the Chosen … I wasn’t Poppy but a shadow of a person who wasn’t allowed to experience, need, live, or want.

Story 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Poppy always knew that as a Maiden she needed to follow the rules.
Be pure, innocent.
The perfect Maiden.
But even though she understood her role in the world, she didn’t obey completely.
One day her rebellious side brings her into a room with a handsome dangerous man.
Being absolutely alone with him and hidden through a mask.
No one would know that she kissed a
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Quick Stats:
5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: From Blood and Ash was incredible. From the romance to the world, I was captivated. Excuse me as I count down the days until the sequel.

“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.”

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, A
Valliya Rennell
3.25 stars

It has been a hot minute since I've read a Jennifer L. Armentrout book. She is my hands down favorite author. Although this was my most disappointing book that I have read from her yet, I do think that the sequel will be much much better and I genuinely cannot wait.

From Blood and Ash is Armentrout's first high fantasy novel that she has written. We follow Penellaphe, Poppy, the Maiden: a girl who must be kept secluded and pure before she is given to the girls on the day of her Ascensi
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
”Both halves are as beautiful as the whole."

Well ladies and gentleman, I present to you the best book I’ve read so far in 2020! I can’t believe how amazing, and sexy this book was!

The world building? Amazing!! The characters? Amazing! Creative and interesting powers, magic and backstory? Absolutely! This book had me hooked literally from the very first chapter. The concept of the Maiden and Poppy’s gifts were something I want to read more about. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book with
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I love this book. That's it. That's all I'm going to say.

I need to thank Kim for hearing out my every thought and opinion. She's just the best.

Buddy read with the Odd Cookie.<3
Aaryn Flott
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Armentrout did the damn thing!!!
Holy shit!!! Like there are no words...this book was fucking phenomenal. And the ending so unexpected!!!! I can’t recommend this book enough.

Poppy is amazing and Hawke is my new book boyfriend! That’s all I have to say at the moment.
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Kim by: Kimberly
Excuse me while I scream into a pillow because YES IT WAS THAT GOOD.

Thank you Tani for suggesting to buddy read this book and for having the kind of patience that's probably only granted to angels. I'm sorry it took so long, but I hella enjoyed reading this together.

It's been a while since I read a JLA novel and I was a little bit nervous to start this to be honest but oh boy did this book deliver. I really liked Poppy (especially when she started to change under Hawke's influence) and I got so
♡Jacqueline♡ beautyliterate
5/5 Stars🌹

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I DEVOURED this book! JLA has always been a favorite author of mine and when I read this synopsis knew I had to pick it up!

I have felt in a reading slump with it being my finals week and picked it up thinking I would just start it and finish it later but read it in a matter of hours.

I was addicted from our main character to the love interest to the world itself. I did find it a little of a slower build but I overall found it to work for the story itself. The
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a wild ride!
I'm looking forward to reading more from Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Short RTC when I have the time.
She loved this. And when she loves this, you know you gotta read this !! because we live in the same house and if i don't then she will probably do something to my tail ...more
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
This was fucking phenomenal.
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