Jennifer L. Armentrout ´ 8 charactersLess you also hold the seuel 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 ltimately 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 I believe so yes And did I love this Love I am dead Did that love have everything to do with the romance and characters which are in the end the entire point of this paranormal fantasy romance Undoubtedly Were the characters and romance everything I the aromantic dark loving I look for when picking p romance Uneuivocally Are they particularly healthy Not really Do I care Not even a little bit Will you now be assaulted with me level headedly gushing over this romance and trying to explain why it s so special to me You got it winky winkTo put it simply if you like me crave from time to time a disarmingly seductive and feral new adult romance of enemies to lovers in an engagement of convenience overflowing with deliciously addictive drama delightfully humourous banter easy to love side characters and wickedly creative steam a recurring theme of real or play pretend deftly woven throughout its every thread and want it to be niue and make you feel and cheer and bleed A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire will provide even better than its predecessor with a young woman who will never again be a passive pawn a prince who is mad than man and a war of love where neither side is afraid to fight to steal a heart and keep their own Beauty my sweet child is often broken and barbed and always The Trial of Lizzie Borden unexpected I ll admit this series feels like a mix of so many pieces plucked from other bestsellers namely Twilight and A Court of Mist and Fury except it s somehow not a bad reminder because the pieces are turned on their heads Where Twilight had a problematically romanticised dynamic of a cat and a mouse AKoFaF has two cats playing chase Where ACoMaF was too sweetly romantic for me AKoFaF does it ferociously Honestly what is captivating than two savage souls tearing into one another taking pieces and denying that the other holds too many of theirsNow to put it not simply AKoFaF Vs FBaA Fave or All Time Fave Let s let get the whining and complaining out of the way before I can get to the level headed gushing AKoFaF is technically better than FBaA Which is only natural as the tension is already there the scale is grander the world is vaster it s even smuttier and I do not say this lightly because I was murdered etcetera etcetera you know how this goes BUT while I m giving both books the same rating while they are both predictable and I don t mind while both are not good at building mysteries in a way that it makes sense beforenravelling From Blood and Ash was an all time fave and A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire only a fave Why What made FBaA iconic is no longer there It doesn t matter that the first book was smaller in scale bigger scale does not automatically eual a better book And From Blood and Ash did what it did just right with the needed amount of movement to tension to focus on the iconic dynamic of a secret warrior Maiden and her shameless guard but AKoFaF did not With a bigger scale comes a bigger responsibility and you can t just take the same approach and nceremoniously dump it into a wholly different type of book JLA Did Capture The Grandness did capture the grandness well at the very end and she evidently stole my heart again Yet she didn t own it as thoroughly Someone explain to me why the masses found FBaA to have a slow start and not AKoFaF With FBaA being stuck in a keep was nderstandable and expected there was no rgency
move as was the MC s home But in AKoFaF you turn every page waiting for them to get off your asses and move already before I come drag you across the mountains And yet they don t Don t get me wrong I loved all the small drama and the new enemies to lovers romance but it needed to happen on the move dammit not in a keep no one cares about There is no conclusion what the fuck I m just gonna go ahead and estion my and everyone else s sanity who thinks this is a complete book Spoiler alert it s not Or maybe I just misplaced the last chapters where the build p and the mysteries raised through the entire book actually got evento move as
a semi answer My bad Please move on to my incessant gushing now Romance The Heart Soulsemi answer My bad Please move on to my incessant gushing now Romance The Heart Soul It All You re beautiful when you re iet and somber but when you laugh You rival the sunrise over the Skotos Mountains In all the vast wild world there are different kinds of relationships there are cute partners who give each other sweet whispers and kisses there are steely partners who provide peace in their steady embrace and then there are playful partners whose very dynamic is a cat and mouse chase All relationships have a little bit of the three but yours magnanimously naughty soul gravitates How to Be an Even Better Listener unsurprisingly towards the ones with a dominant playful side That s why I live for Poppy and CasIn all the aforementioned vast wild world though there are also different kinds ofnderstanding when we hear the word don t we The Robot Lovers usually think of sympathy for another s pain comradeship in compassion or acceptance of different beliefs Well what about rage or hate What aboutnderstanding one s vengeance and seeking no sympathy Understanding is as a rule crucial to s living side by side as varied humans but yours raging truly gravitates you guessed it towards the latter the most That is also why I live for Poppy and Cas Retribution is yours if you want it he said And if not I will be your blade the thing that ends his miserable existence It s your choice Readers keep comparing these two to Feysand from A Court of Mist and Fury and they need to stop Stop this madness right this moment Feyre and Rhysand are as a rule sweetness seeking people Yes they have their playful side but the core of their relationship is being cute and adorable and romantic and whispering sweet nothings. Her alive healthy and whole to achieve his goals But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks He still tempts her with every breath offering p all she’s ever wanted Casteel has plans for her Ones that could expose her to Choosing the Right Pond unimaginable pleasure andnfathomable pain Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself about him Plans that could bind their lives together in nexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for And she’s far too. 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 No no no no no You cannot end this book on such a massive cliffhangerYou cannot do this JenniferFrom Blood and Ash was on the list of my top reads during the first half of 2020I am aware that I sound like a broken record but I loved that book so much so that I ve read it numerous timesI 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 itA Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is violent and I LOVED every part of it Hawke stole my breath away you guys He is a flawed character but his purpose and sense of duty love and loyalty makes him than admirable When Hawke tells Poppy You re the first thing I think about when I wake p and the last thought I have when I fall asleep replacing everything else It s why when I m with you I can be The Rhetoric of Reaction uiet I can just be You know what that means I felt those wordsI felt them to the core of my being I realise I sound dramatic but I wanted to cry my eyes out and say Yes I know exactly what you mean Poppy is such an amazing character and I do not say that lightly Does it make me sound morbid when I say that I admire characters that are willing to make sacrifices make than difficult decisions for the greater good even if it means death Even though I have conflicting thoughts about thateven when I hate itI appreciate the sacrifices I loved Poppy s endless curiosity I found so much joy when she asked so manyestions It made this strong intelligent kind woman even beautiful There is no doubt that I loved the dynamics amongst the characters There was such a varied melange of personalities and I LOVED it Does it make it sound weird if I admit that these characters felt real The realistic actions and reactions between characters captivated me I LOVED that the characters had full blown conversations without it feeling rushedit s like if you are going to sit down and talk about serious important problemsit shouldn t be done within two pages So thank you JLA because I found myself nodding my head at the parts where I agreed with where the discussions were headed scoffing and wanting to voice my opinion on things I didn t agreeI was than invested I am well aware that this is a fictional book but that Ladies and Gentlemen is the power of Jennifer L Armentrout s writing She brings it all to life With everything said and done I must be say that A kingdom of Flesh and Fire definitely had an air of mystery that kept me on my toes Even when I felt elated during parts of the book I was waiting for the other shoe to drop and completely ruin my heart But to be honest I enjoy the suspense of the The Ghost Light Kids Get Hooked unknown Jennifer L Armentrout knocked it out of the park with A kingdom fo Flesh and Fire I cannot wait to read from this series OFFBEAT AND UNBELIEVABLY REMARKABLE The Book Gods have finally listened to my prayers and combined the ingredients of intriguing premiseltrapowerful protagonists amazing secondary characters captivating world and not to forget delicious tantalising 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 one moment and leave you with countless tears the that will make you smile like an idiot at one moment and leave you with countless tears the again plastering your face with a permanent grin owing to the very entertaining banter between characters This book will bring out all your emotionsA Kingdom of Flesh and Fire begins with a compelling start and advances with action world building and steamy romance The writing was crafted beautifully and the visuals were lovely to read about There are so many endearing aspects but one aspect is and will remain constant Casteel Da Neer My heart my world My obsession with him is ite simple He laughs I laugh He is furious I m furious he cries I cry He is breathtaking and intoxicating and all furious he cries I cry He is breathtaking and intoxicating and all other good adjectives I can come p with He might have a lot of blood on his hands but his genuinity intensity and soft heart especially where Poppy was concerned touched the fangirl in me I have a lot of blood on my hands Poppy Sometimes so much that I don t think they ll ever be clean So much that I don t know if I ever want them to be Whatever Poppy believed to be true was a lie Watching her come to terms with all of it made my heart swell She is the character that you will always respect and look Triumph (TriAlpha Chronicles, up to She is brave valiant and fearless and her obsession with sharp objects and stabbing is something I ll nevernderstand Kieran The best secondary character ever His bond with Casteel warms me and his budding friendship with Poppy is raw and natural He may be gruff on the outside but he s a total sweetheart from within and I love him Casteel and Poppy s romance is not something I can get over ever Their pretenses their conversations her retorts and his inappropriate behaviour in the most inappropriate of times delights me But their intensity protective nature and their readiness to sacrifice their lives for one another goes beyond physical and ignites my soul You re beautiful when you re We Love You, Charlie Freeman uiet and somber but when you laugh You rival the sunrise over the Skotos Mountains There were so many obstacles frightening hungry creatures violence betrayal and horrific truths but the pages of the book also brimmed with trust love and warmthIt takes a lot of effort and talent for an author to make readers gasp fangirl set their soul on fire sick to their stomach and make them close their eyes and pray that things don t becometterly chaotic I ve only read two books of Jennifer L Armentrout but I respect her for blindsiding me like that for keeping me on my toes barrelling my way through the twists and turns of the book whilst also pleading with anticipation Huge respect I don t care who you are but if you have a thing for sexy addictive fantasies then look no further There s no way this duology won t appease you 45 sIf you value your sanity don t read this book n. 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ever believed in is a lie including the man she was falling inbelieved in is a lie including the man she was falling in 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 that’s one order she’s than happy to obey He may have taken her but he will never have herA ChoiceCasteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces His lies are as seductive as his touch His truths as sensual as his bite Poppy knows better than to trust him He needs. ,
That doesn t make them any less of a great couple I do love them it just makes them less of a my type of couple Whereas Poppy and Cas despite occasionally being romantic and adorable and making declarations of love operate on a bloodsport type of dynamic seriously Raleigh Ritchie s song Bloodsport exists for these two no kidding you can find it on my playlist baiting circling one another looking to draw first blood It s a constant neverending challenge a game of who will best whom and it killed me and revived me and dug a den deep into my abandoned heart and no I m not dramatic you re dramaticTheir repeated scenarios of stabbing threats and pretending promises aren t JLA being out of ideas her banter and obviously drop dead steamy scenes are signs of her creativity what they are is an accurate in character core to their bond the type of which you d sually find in well developed partnerships with too much history What they are is a cycle he teases she brandishes dagger he in enticed she is enticed so he teases so she brandishes dagger so he is enticed even and you know how it goes That most likely sounds like a very dysfunctional romance but to It Looks Like This uote Cas You can t spell dysfunctional without fun now can you He wants a fight she wants a fight it s a win win And them both being vengeful ruthless creatures and experiencing a blooming development to embrace the other s darker side is only a plus Stop criticising them for not being a sane boring logical matching please and thank you By the way I m not yours I told him I don t belong to anyone but myself Nothing changes that What if I just wanted a piece of you A tiny piece that belonged to me Tell me what piece of you I can have It can be any piece of your choosing Whatever it is I ll take it His chin grazed my cheek It will be my most prized possession Three further points to note in response to criticism of AKoFaF the issues and possibly problematic aspects to their dynamic are not glossed over and instead acknowledged he is clearly insane and she wants him not as in the body betrying kind but the I want you even as I hate you I love you even as I shouldn t and I might be a little insane too one there is a difference and even as Cas perpetually teases Poppy he is not dismissing her and laughing at her but in delight of how she is serious about her threats all because he loves the challenge she is Casteel I Will FiveEver Be Swooning That was a temporary loss of sanity That s my favorite kind You see the reason I m in love with Cas is not because he is devilishly charming irresistibly handsome and willfully princely though that helps neither is it because he is impossibly insufferablenbelievably challenging and endearingly ridiculous though that came close it s because he is an Kaffir Boy unhinged vicious murderous tyrant next to all the above having gone through horrors changing and then carrying out his own horrible acts effectively earning the title of the Dark Onenlike SOME hero or villain supposedly dark YA love interests cue eye roll Casteel is mad but all the best people areOne of the main reasons for why AKoFaF slayed as it did was the delve into Cas s character deadly dark side and lonely vulnerable side all Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California (1902) unleashed on the reader I can only beg JLA to not ruin him in the seuel because finding a character I stan this much is rare and scary too many times have authors chosen to step back from the madness efficiently breaking my heart of ice I still bear the bruises Poppy I Agree With Casteel on This One Fearing what you re capable of doesn t mean I fear you I know Cas has said it enough times butshe is rather violent isn t she I realise that coming at things like a battering ram is not the best strategy it s actually one reason why Gryffindors despite being a huge part of me annoy me every now and then but I to put it simply adore her Maybe it s because I relate to her impulsive randomness maybe it s due to how hilarious her living to snap way of life is I would sacrifice anything for a good laugh even you or perhaps it s based on her aching for freedom or how she remains clever and rather wise when she s not overwhelmed by her emotions mayhaps it has to do with her deserving the badass female lead description her rashness pointed out as she proceeds to provide me with aeenly character development I have no ideaWhat I do know is that Poppy spent too long trapped in silence as her future was chosen for her her life discussed around her with only being on the recieving end of an order and she will no longer wait to be rescued or controlled I cheered with every breath in and every breath out for her to show them all that forcing a warrior to don a veil of submission was never going to last Kieran A Moment of Appreciation Please I turned to him Were you injured Would you fret with worry if I was The corners of my lips turned down No Yes Not particularly Ouch He pressed a hand to his chest You wound me yet again He s not wounded Kieran answered At least not physically Emotionally I believe you left him shredded This is naught but a short paragraph of me telling you of how thoroughly my baby Kieran snatched my heart with his semi bored constant sarcasm his growing friendship with Poppy rooted in his imparting of wisdom and his precious bromance with Cas Move along now World Building Do I Need To Rant Again Fortunately for you the answer is no Yes there were still parts of the mythology that were poorly explained eg everything that has to do with the deities and heartmates but the missing glue creeped between the jumble of picked paranormal slash fantasy elements to turn the mismatched into a successful match and the world expanded tenfold So you won t hear me complaining I realise you just did but shhhhh go to sleep Companions Playlist Other Reviews Whatnot Book series playlist Spotify URL Books in series From Blood and Ash Blood and Ash 1 A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire Blood and Ash 2 The Crown of Gilded Bones Blood and Ash 3 this series is the best thing JLA has ever written and is singlehandedly saving me from the disastrous year that is 2020.
Reckless Too Hungry Totoo hungry to the temptationa secretbut nrest hungry to resist the temptationA SecretBut nrest grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince Whispers of war have become stronger and Poppy is at the very heart of it all The King wants to Origin (Robert Langdon, use her to send a message The Descenters want her dead The wolven are growingnpredictable And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen the Atlantians start to fear her Dark secrets are at play ones steeped in the blood drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden But when the earth begins to shake and the skies start to bleed it may already be too late. ,
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