A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
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 th ...more
There, I said it.
The Book Gods have finally listened to my prayers and combined the ingredients of intriguing premise, ultra powerful protagonists, amazing secondary characters, captivating world and not to forget- delicious, tantalizing romance and poof - A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire was born- One that will woo you into its clutches and make your heart thrum at a faster rhythm in your chest, one that will make you smile like an idiot at ...more
How is this better than the first book?
Guys, Jennifer Armentrout used straight up witchcraft to write this novel. That’s got to be her secret because I didn’t think she could top From Blood and Ash, but she did!
Okay, not going to spoil anything, though the book's final revelation had me FREAKING OUT. And now comes the heartbreaking part—settling in for the wait until the next book.
Seriously, this series is my top of 2020!!! Highly, HIGHLY recommend!
*SCREAMING* I'm so friggin' excited ...more
cas on his knees, bowing, is the thing fantasies are made of.
this series is the best thing JLA has ever written and is singlehandedly saving me from the disastrous year that is 2020.
If you value your sanity, don’t read this book unless you also hold the sequel—but if you’re my friend, you probably never valued your sanity anyways. So allow me to give you a breakdown of what is currently going on in my obsessed brain:
✦ Am I too biased to even attempt to rate this objectively? Definitely....more
✦ Isn’t the rating ultimately about my thoughts and emotions and, besides, can’t it be said that if the issues did not obscure my enjoyment then they don’t truly matter to me anyhow?
Do I want to read the sequel ASAP?
Was it perfect?
Not by a long shot.
I just finished reading this book and I’m thinking I read over 500 pages and what progress has been made since the total kickass From Blood and Ash? Not much. However, I read it fairly quickly and wasn’t bored at all. Nonetheless, it doesn't deserve 4 stars because it had its share of flaws. While they did not affect my enjoyment –most of the time- they certainly made me lower my rating.
Sadly, I ca ...more
i cringed so hard from reading this that my face broke.
THIS WAS 70% TRAVELING AND TALKING AND CRINGING, 15% BITING AND BONING AND HEAVING, AND 5% ACTUAL PLOT— im fucking seeethingggggasdn234asdnaslknf oiqhfoifl!!!!!!!! ISTG, Casteel's whole personality is smelling like dark lush spicy spice, pine, and citrus. Aside from smelling like a fruit, I guess he can only taste
This has a higher rating than the ...more
✅ Strong badass main character
✅ Amazing secondary characters
✅ Hate/love and a lot of angst
✅ Sexy moments
✅ Funny banter
❗️❗️ Kind of cliffhanger
So many people told me that the second book was even better than the first one, and I was skeptical because I really enjoyed the first book, but they were right. The action, the love/hate, the angst, the plot twists... I can't find the words to explain how amazing this book is. ...more
Beautiful Mistakes – Maroon 5 ft. Megan Thee Stallion
original rating: 4.25 stars
new rating (1st reread): 4 stars
Blood and Ash drinking game:
take a shot every time Poppy wants to stab Cas or when Cas says something along the line of how incredibly violent Poppy is and how it turns him on.
– we'd be all dead by the end of this book. 🙃
Update: I'm obsessed with the Blood and Ash fanart and need to share ...more
Review [Sept. 14, 2020]:
“I don’t want to pretend,” I whispered.
“I’m Poppy and you’re Casteel, and this is real.”
Can you hear me crying? That's also real.
This book was too beautiful.🥺
AKOFAF is definitely one of the best books of 2020 imo and my favourite from JLA.
I didn't even think it was possible to love JLA more than I already do, but it is.
How does she do it?!?! Casteel, Poppy, and Kieran ha ...more
Okk Judging by all the five star ratings that i’ve been seeing for this book, I’m honestly in the minority here but that’s ok. A lot of things hindered my enjoyment of this book so let me just get into them.
🔹 Overall feelings:
〰 Oh my ever loving God who the hell allowed this book to be this long for no freaking reason? I liked some aspects of it but if you’re going to go into this book please know that this is, in every sense of the word, a filler book... and it shows.
🔹 The pacing ...more
#2 A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire — 3.5 Stars
Idk if someone’s mentioned it or if I’m alone in this, but AKOFAF felt like the mix between Twilight and ACOMAF with a little bit of Wonder Woman cause for some reason Atlantia and the army of female warriors made me think of Themyscira. I’m not alluding to any similarities in plot or romance specifically, but this book certainly got the vibes.
I felt pretty much the same as I did the 1st book, but can we talk about the en ...more
From Blood and Ash was on the list of my top reads during the first half of 2020.I am aware that I sound like a broken record but I loved that book, so much so that I’ve read it numerous times.I didn’t think A kingdom of Flesh and Fire would be as good but Jennifer L. Armentrout proved me wrong. I am absolutely in awe of JLA’s imagination. I am not going to sugar coat it…A Kingdom of Flesh and Fi ...more
Le sigh. I know I'm very much in the minority here, so keep that in mind; but off we go...
Honestly, I feel like I could just rubber stamp this with a copy/paste of my review of book one, but I will will endeavor to sally forth some minimal effort.
Well, okay, maybe some copy/pasting.
In my review for book one I said:
I feel like Jennifer L. Armentrout (JLA) saw the success of Twilight, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass, and Shadow and Bone and said...
oh boy do i have a lot to say.
i wish i had a knife to stab both the mcs in the heart. repeatedly. for days. and then stab cas some more when he, inevitably, tells me that that turns him on.
im proud to be the 17th person to rate this 1 star. i mean im worried about yall's standards, but im proud of my rating.
all the reviews saying this is better than the first book are driving me insane considering how the pace here is so. much. ...more
“There is no side of you that is not as beautiful as the other half. Not a single inch isn’t stunning.” His lashes lifted, and the intensity in his stare held me captive. “That was true the first time I said it to you, and it is still the truth today and tomorrow.”
A confession: I fell in love with Casteel ❤️
For the 5th time i'm reading this book and it still doesn't get boring...
I have waited for this book for MONTHS and finally, it has be ...more
“He will act upon any perceived insult to your honor. There is power there, Penellaphe. You are the neck that turns the head of the kingdom.”
Thank god i read through this beast in 3 days and not 30 because i sure devoured it and actually enjoyed every single chapter of it (unlike FBAA)
I’m glad for the heads-up from other reviewers, mentioning that this sequel is much longer + drags a lot + has little to no plot—It helped me to dive into this with low expectations which obvi ...more
but most importantly
he soft as fucc
.....for only his princess
Penellaphe Balfour AKA Poppy AKA Princess AKA Queen of Atlantia:
but most importantly
she loves him bacc
my brain cannot process anything right now. this review is just literally going to be me fangirling over poppycas! i reread from blood and ash before starting this which was a good idea for me because i now underst ...more
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire took this series to the next level. It adds on to everything we loved about From Blood and Ash, and will have you dying for the next book.
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Mature Content, Child Abuse (Mention), Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 9/1/2020
Publisher: Blue Box P ...more
Are yall ready for a rant review? Because I have a lot to say. I have been planning this review pretty much the entire time I’ve been reading this book, it’s the only thing that kept me sane. I... I don’t even know where to start in terms of AKOFAF. AKOFAF. Hmm. That sounds a little familiar. Where have I heard it before? Oh, right. ACOMAF. Those sound suspiciously similar, and if I’m being 100% honest, this is kind of (very much) an ACOTAR rip off. I mean, yeah, the plot and shit isn’t ...more
“Yes.” My gaze shifted to the guard staggering to his feet behind him. “Highly inappropriate.”
note ; this is in no way disrespect too the author , its just my not so nice opinion on this book.
Hello welcome , too a rare episode of krizzie ranting about abo ...more
okay so my second time around i had so much more fun, i loved all the characters even more than the first time and it really made the book more interesting. i love the side characters, delano and naill, i hope to see more of my kings in book 3. this book had a lot of world building in the end but reading it a second time i didn’t care. this was soooo much better than my first read.
this was very much a filler book, i didn’t hate it (obvi) but i was a bit bored because the beg ...more
And that ending!! I kind of want to re-read book 1 and 2 just for funsies, that’s how much I’ve enjoyed this series so far.
I liked Casteel, I adored Poppy… I liked everything about this story and I’m dying for the next book.
Am I back on the Jennifer L. Armentrout’s bandwagon? I don’t know yet. I will need to try more new books by her to see if she’s back in my heart.
Time to be destroyed by The Crown of Gilded Bones. 😘
Original review below:
Do yourself a favor and just read it 🤩 . Stop whatever else you have going on, and read this book!!! Because Goddam it has it all. What am I supposed to do with myself until book three?? 😫 Bow down to queen Armentrout 👑👑👑👑👑
Remember when I said From Blood and Ash is my favorite book of 2020? Well let me tell you that A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire dethrones it!
I could not put this book down because I was so consumed by everything that went down in this book.
If you’re expecting the romance to be a roller-coaster ride then buckle up because starting from the very first page until the very end of the book, there are no stops in this ride.
I found the lore intriguing in the first bo ...more
“Always,” he whispered in the breath we shared. “Your heart was always safe with me. It always will be. There is nothing I will protect more fiercely or with more devotion, Poppy. Trust in that — in what you feel from me.”
This was somehow an improvement over the previous instalment, yet that one was brilliant, too. JLA managed to serve EVEN MORE addicting tropes that I’m a sucker for (marriage of convenience, there's only one ...more
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