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A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

(Blood and Ash #2)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  100,102 ratings  ·  11,357 reviews
A Betrayal…

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
Kindle Edition, 637 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by Blue Box Press
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She-who-must-not-be-named  (exams)
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
Laura Thalassa
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing

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
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
i reread this entire thing for the last scene alone.
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.
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Apr 03, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2021-books

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 fruit honeydew too.

This has a higher rating than the
Aug 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult, 2020, fantasy
Was this fun?
Do I want to read the sequel ASAP?
Oh yes.
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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
2 Stars

***Unpopular Opinion***

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...


chan ☆
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-romance, 2021
big yikes
Maryam Rz.
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of new adult romance
(4.5 ★’s)

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.
✦ 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?
cw: mentions of torture, (stabbing, sex, stabbing, sex and more sex)

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.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Ever since I finished From Blood and Ash, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire shot up to the top of my most anticipated sequels of 2020. FBAA is one of my favorite books this year and the ending absolutely killed me. I NEEDED to read more of Poppy, Cas, and this epic fantasy world full of gods, magic, and vampires! Thankfully, this much-awaited sequel did not disappoint. I loved being back with our main characters, who have such great banter and chemistry together, and learning more about this new world ...more
Lucie V.
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. God. 😍 This book was even better the second time I read it.

✅ Strong badass main character
✅ Amazing secondary characters
✅ Hate/love and a lot of angst
✅ Sexy moments
✅ Funny banter
✅ Action
❗️❗️ 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.
❀ Rose ❀
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 stars
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
Phuong ✯
reread march 2021: preparation for The ​Crown of Gilded Bones

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
Lia Carstairs
Reread [April 16, 2021]: resisting the urge to read the first 3 chapters of tcogb

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
Brittni Kristine
Things I never want to read again:
1. “You intrigue me.”
2. Any sentence that involves the word princess.
3. “I’m going to stab you.”
4. “There’s seriously something wrong with you.”
5. ANYmore questions from Poppy, who seems to only speak when asking questions and making stab threats.

Things I DO want:
The damn threesome scene, and it’s the only reason I’ll be reading the third book.
May 12, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: rtc
I can't believe it took Poppy 637 pages to travel from one place to another.
They weren't even that far away.
This book was a waste of time. I can feel my brain cells slipping away.

Review to come...
1.) From Blood and Ash ★★★★

i enjoyed book one so much more, sadly ;___; but i still had such a fun time reading! and maybe some polyamory rep in the next book, or maybe i'm truly just a clown all around <3

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Sentranced Jem
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-2020
No no no no no! You cannot end this book on such a massive cliffhanger!You cannot do this Jennifer!

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
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Buddy read with Kim ...more
1.5 stars

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
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
#1 From Blood and Ash — 3.5 Stars
#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
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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“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
myo (myonna reads)
1st reread:
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.

1st read:
this was very much a filler book, i didn’t hate it (obvi) but i was a bit bored because the beg
Helena Paris
4.5 stars, lowered down to 4 because of some pretty severe info dumps :/

“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 on
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it

“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
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hawke AKA Prince Casteel Da'neer AKA Cas AKA My tree bear AKA mY HEARTMATE:
he protecc
he attacc
but most importantly
he soft as fucc
.....for only his princess

Penellaphe Balfour AKA Poppy AKA Princess AKA Queen of Atlantia:
she protecc
she attacc
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
krista ☽✧
“You’re welcome,” I panted. “For saving your life.” Breathing raggedly, he jerked the sword back. A wide, bloody smile broke out across his face. “Would this be an inappropriate time to let you know I’m incredibly turned on by you right now?”
“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
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Check out this review (and more) over on my blog!

Quick Stats:
5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
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
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
For the love of all that’s holy!!! This woman makes me happy and want to slap people!! This was so much better than the first book!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Jul 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: series-to-finish
update: jla is NOT PLAYING with that cover damn
i am willing to throat punch ppl aside to get this book, don't doubt me
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