Arc Review – A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire by Jennifer L Armentrout

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August 28, 2020 by ceresbooksworld


A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book two in Blood and Ash series

Publisher : Blue Box Press

Publication date : September 1st, 2020

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 5 Hearts




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.


We meet up with Casteel and Poppy at the time of the big announcement. Poppy is quite upset, she doesn’t appreciate Casteel forcing her to do something she doesn’t want and she feels trapped. However, many things will change, there will be revelations and we discover new characters.

I loved this second book, Poppy is true to herself, she doesn’t allow herself to be pushed around, she is violent as Kieran and Casteel say so well. But she’s going to get to know them and appreciate them at their true value. She’s also going to discover some things about herself and seeing the end of the book I can’t wait to know more.

Casteel’s goal was always to save his brother, until he met Poppy. Since then his goal has remained the same but the way of doing things has changed. He will have to protect Poppy from enemies outside his clan as well as those within his clan. I like Casteel a lot, he has humour, he likes to be hit by Poppy, he doesn’t hesitate to show his feelings for her. He is a very interesting character and I can’t wait to see how he will react.

Kieran is one of my favourite characters, I find him very funny and I like the trusting relationship he has with Casteel. He’s even starting to trust Poppy and that’s something I appreciate.

This second book is full of action, fights, humour and love. As always Jennifer L Armentrout manages to make us feel all the emotions of her characters wonderfully and we can only get attached to Poppy, Casteel, Kieran and all the others. We are afraid when they are in danger and we laugh with them when they are happy.

Quick word: A second book just as intriguing as the first and with an even more intriguing ending. 


Nous retrouvons Casteel et Poppy au moment de la grande annonce. Poppy est assez énervée, elle n’apprécie pas que Casteel la force à quelque chose qu’elle ne veut pas et elle se sent prisonnière. Cependant, beaucoup de choses vont changer, il va y avoir des révélations et nous découvrons de nouveaux personnages.

J’ai adoré ce deuxième tome, Poppy est fidèle à elle-même, elle ne se laisse pas faire, elle est violente comme le disent si bien Kieran et Casteel. Mais elle va apprendre à les connaitre et à les apprécier à leur juste valeur. Elle va aussi découvrir certaines choses sur elle-même et vu la fin du livre j’ai vraiment hâte d’en savoir plus.

Casteel a toujours eu pour objectif de sauver son frère, tout cela jusqu’à ce qu’il rencontre Poppy. Depuis son objectif reste le même mais la façon de faire à changer. Il devra protéger Poppy des ennemis à l’extérieur de son clan ainsi que de ceux de son clan. J’aime beaucoup Casteel, il a de l’humour, il aime se faire frapper par Poppy, il n’hésite pas à montrer ses sentiments pour elle. C’est un personnage très intéressant et j’ai hâte de voir comment il va réagir.

Kieran est un de mes personnages chouchou, je le trouve très drôle et j’aime la relation de confiance qu’il a avec Casteel. On peut même dire qu’il commence à faire confiance à Poppy et c’est une chose que j’apprécie.

Ce deuxième tome est rempli d’action, de combats, d’humour, et d’amour. Comme toujours Jennifer L Armentrout arrive à nous faire ressentir toutes les émotions de ses personnages merveilleusement bien et on ne peut que s’attacher à Poppy, Casteel, Kieran et tous les autres. On a peur lorsqu’ils sont en danger et on rit avec eux lorsqu’ils sont heureux.

En bref : Un deuxième tome tout aussi intriguant que le premier et avec une fin encore plus intrigante que le premier.

About the author

# 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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