May 31, 2022

#BookReview: The ​Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash, #3) by @JLArmentrout






Synopsis: She's been the victim and the survivor…

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.

The enemy and the warrior…

Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.

A lover and heartmate…

But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.

And now she will become Queen.



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Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: Holy cow man! I love how Poppy has finally come into her own by the end of this one.  All bets are off where she is concerned and just where this story is going, shocked me.  I loved how this one ended and just every page to tell you the truth.  I can not wait to start the next book! 











"Jennifer L. Armentrout has absolutely blown me away with this entire series! I've turned into a swooning fangirl!" ~ New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione 

"Completely unputdownable and utterly unforgettable. Armentrout grabs hold of you from the first page of TCOGB with her flawless storytelling, engaging characters and the unforeseen twists and turns." ~ 
New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg

"Jennifer L. Armentrout raises the stakes to electrifying new levels in this gripping tale of adventure, mayhem, and romance, bringing us one step closer to what promises to be a final showdown of epic proportions. I had to remind myself to breathe." ~ Natasha Is A Book Junkie 

"I didn't know I could be a bigger fan of this series than I already was, but boy was I wrong. Jen Armentrout surprises me at every page turn with higher stakes, hotter heat, shocking revelations, and a knows-no-bounds love that hits me deep, and I am here for it." ~ 
New York Times bestselling author Laurelin Paige
 
"This book was an emotional roller coaster of the best kind and has left me speechless. JLA has truly outdone herself with this one."- Mona Awad
 
"This book was; heart-breaking, shocking, magical, heart-warming, steamy and made me tear up a number of times. " - Rebecca Osborne
  
"Filled with powerful ladies, sassy banter, and steamy romance, this book will rip your heart open and put it back together again." - The Barnacle Bookshelf blog
 
"This book was phenomenal! I'm still speechless after finishing the book that I wish there was more pages!" Amanda @Stuck In YA Books
 
"Jennifer Armentrout has done it again! This third book in this phenomenal series is packed full of emotion, action and a adventure! This is an exceptional world that will leave you craving more after each page." - Book Besties
 
"A rollercoaster that I didn't want to get off! Another amazing addition to the series! Completely unputdownable!" -stuffkatiesays
 
"A Crown of Gilded Bones was the most intense, yet beautiful books I've ever read starting from the first paragraph. Jennifer L. Armentrout has penned an epic masterpiece." --Kat Hodges
 
"This is the series you've been waiting for! You're not ready for the intensity of the ride, but you should start immediately anyway." - Lily Alexander
 
"Ever had a book that left your jaw on the ground? That's this book. The Crown of Gilded Bones brought on a whole new level of steam and power. It's absolutely phenomenal." - Brittany Stevens (_darkreadings)
 
"The Crown of Gilded Bones will take you on a heart stopping, jaw dropping journey! Jennifer will once again prove that everything you thought you knew is wrong! A phenomenal instalment that will leave you begging for more!" - Kayleigh, K-Books
 
"The Crown of Gilded Bones might be one of the best JLA book. This book is like rollercoaster - it brings a lot of fun but sometimes it is scary as hell. So yes, it's absolutely phenomenal."  - Agnieszka Wójcik (magical_daily)
  
"The Crown of Gilded Bones is a riveting novel packed with explosive chemistry, delightful humour, and thrilling action that will have you utterly enthralled until the very last word and begging for the next book." - Grace, Words Are Life Reviews
 
"Wow, just wow! The Humor, banter and the devotion throughout this whole story will keep you reading. The action and suspense will grab your soul. This is a MUST read." Lori Dunn- lorisbookcollective
 
"The Crown of Gilded Bones is jaw-dropping, heart-stopping and life-consuming from the first page to the last. Your next epic book hangover." - Sam The Fangirl
 
"The Crown of Gilded Bones is absolutely mind blowing. Funny, sweet, sexy and full of heart stopping action." Lori Dunn- lorisbookcollective on IG
 
"An emotioncoaster from the first page to the last, The Crown of Guilded Bones will keep you wanting more." - Ashley Speakman
 
"She's known for the snark, her badass heroines, and swoon-worthy heroes, Jennifer L. Armentrout brings all that and more with The Crown of Gilded Bones. What can I say about this book other than, Well-Played Ms. Armentrout, Well-Played! Buckle up folks, this is one hell of a ride!" - Malissa Coy
 
"Jennifer is one of those authors who's books are getting better and better with each book she writes, a crown of gilded bones proves that yet again. After 10 years of reading her books she still manages to make me swoon over her characters, get sucked into the story from the first word and makes me beg for more, and you will beg for more after this book!!" Lisa - @The_Blonde_Book_Lover"
 
"I loathe rollercoasters, unless it's an emotional one while reading a fabulous book, which I just did! Be prepared, because Jen holds nothing back in The Crown of Gilded Bones!" -Jessica Mobbs
 
"I thought I was ready." - Asis Dashkov
 
"Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again! The Crown of Gilded Bones is another fantastic installment full of snark, swoon, and adventure that will leave you wanting more!"
Andrea Jones
 
"You will laugh. You will cry. You will need a cold shower. You think you know but seriously, you do not. I did not see that coming. My heart is STILL racing!" ~ Kelli Belli
 
"Buckle up, JLA is taking you on the ride of your life. Hold on tight. Just when you think the ride is over, think again. You're wrong." - Skye @courtofbingereading
 
"If you thought FBAA and AKOFAF were spectacular, epic, amazing, addictive, phenomenal, etc... I would say they were just a warm-up. TCOGB would make your heart explode with emotions, warm you inside, give you anxiety attacks, make you laugh, swoon, cry and utterly blow your mind." - Maria Naydenova
 
"Highly intense and gripping from the very first page, till the last period. You are NOT ready for this epicness." (@bookaholics_alike, IG)
 
"High fantasy, meet the most badass heroine you've ever seen and be prepared for one hell of a story!" -Laura Elizabeth (FB profile and IG) Laura Kirby
 
"TCOGB delivers the highest highs, the lowest lows, and the hottest hero. This is one badass book." - Krista Davis
 
 
 
 
 
 

About the Author

# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, 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, and hanging out with her husband, their retired K-9 police dog Diesel, a crazy Border Jack puppy named Apollo, six judgmental alpacas, four fluffy sheep, and two goats. 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 Teen, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Wicked has been optioned by Passionflix and slated to begin filming in late 2018. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON'T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA and her novel THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award winning novel. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  --This text refers to the hardcover edition.









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