From Blood And Ash - Jennifer L. Armentrout Review


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 by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty...

The entire kingdom's future rests on Poppy's shoulders, something she's not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom...

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

I was really looking forward to read this one. It has become such a hype on bookstagram and booktok. I could not let it pass by without reading it. 

so I started this one ….. and I finished it ….. and I am still not over it! This is such a great book. I am so obsessed with it!  I couldn’t put it down anymore. It has such a great story. It’s intruiging and fascinating! 

The dutch version has sprayed edges which looks so nice! And it is kinda big, but that couldn’t stop me from finishing it in no time!

The characters are fascinating and kind of mysterious. You think you really know the characters, but then a plottwist appears and sets your whole world upside down. The storyworld is so unique and overwhelming, that you get obsessed with it without realizing it. 

For me it is totally worth the booktok hype, and I can’t wait to start the next one in the trilogy.  

About the book: 

  • Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Genre: Fantasy 
  • Themes: Love, Chosen one, Good and evil, ... 
  • Publisher: Blue Box Press
  • Published: March 30, 2020
  • Number of pages: 627 pages
  • ISBN-Code: 978-1952457005
  • Series: From blood and ash: 1
  • Price: $18.99 (paperback amazon)