Book Review: The ​Crown of Gilded Bones

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
  1. From Blood and Ash = 5 Stars
  2. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire = 5 Stars

The first book in this series, From Blood and Ash, was the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Romance. However, The ​Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3), released in April 2021, went from a highly anticipated read to an unanticipated disappointment.

Book three started strong, picking up where book 2 ended. However, after those initial chapters, the storyline was mundane until the last eight chapters. And then, Bam! Another cliffhanger. The middle of the book was one massive info dump. I also found the dialogue was repetitive, and sex scenes (which I usually love a good sex scene) didn’t add anything to the story and seemed inserted haphazardly.

I’m not sure how JLA will be able to redeem herself in the following books.

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Publisher : Blue Box Press
Publication date : April 20, 2021
Language : English
File size : 2029 KB
Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 659 pages
Page numbers source ISBN : 1952457254
Lending : Enabled

Publisher’s Blurb

Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series.

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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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES, # 1 International, and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. She also writes under the name J. Lynn. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Border Jack Apollo, and a slew of farm animals that include alpacas, goats, and sheep.

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