Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

Posted 6th September 2021 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and FireA Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Narrator: Stina Nielsen
Also by this author: From Blood and Ash, The ​Crown of Gilded Bones
Series: Blood and Ash #2
Also in this series: From Blood and Ash, The ​Crown of Gilded Bones
Published by Brilliance Audio on 3td November 2020
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, New Adult, Romance, Supernatural
Length: 24 hours and 21 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it
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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 that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice...

Casteel 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 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 up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable 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 unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has 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 use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. 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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As soon as I finished the first book I jumped right into this second book. This book picks up right where the first one ended. With the first book ending in such a cliffhanger, I was grateful to be able to dive straight into the second book.

I enjoyed the first book in this series but I LOVED this second book. The pace was spot on and

The chemistry and teasing between Poppy and Hawke is off the charts. Their relationship is so good. I really enjoyed seeing this develop over the course of the book. I wish some things hadn’t needed to be rushed but I understand why. If you love an enemies to lovers story then this series is for you.

I loved seeing Poppy go from the wallflower maiden to the strong leader. As she learns that everything she has been told is a lie she vows to expose the truth. Once her eyes are opened she proves that they have underestimated her time and time again.

Kieran, oh Kieran! I love this guy! We NEED a book for Kieran! He is so funny. I love the relationship he has with Poppy. I’d love to delve deeper into his character there is so much there.

The narration is excellent. Stina knows just how to pitch her voice for the right level of suspense, excitement and danger. Stina really made this story come to life.

As with the first book this one ended on the BIGGEST cliffhanger so make sure you have book 3 before you get to the end I mean unless you love being tortured!

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.


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