Arc review – The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout

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April 17, 2021 by ceresbooksworld

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The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book three in Blood and Ash series

Publisher : Blue Box Press

Publication date : April 20th, 2021

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : Evil Love


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…


We find the characters exactly where we left them. The story intensifies, more and more things are revealed and the mystery surrounding Poppy becomes clearer.

I love Jennifer L Armentrout and this series is just great, it’s definitely more adult than any of her other series, let’s be honest the sex scenes in this particular volume are pretty big and steamy.

Poppy has evolved a lot over the tomes, she has matured a lot, she still lets her emotions guide her but she still listens to Casteel and Kieran. So much is happening to her, I am impressed with Poppy.

Casteel is true to himself, he wants to protect Poppy at all costs, he doesn’t hesitate to let her make the important decisions, to sacrifice himself if necessary. He always takes Poppy’s opinion into account, even if he finds it difficult to let her defend herself. But he always supports her and is always by her side.

Kieran is always my favorite, I love this boy, he has a special humor. I also enjoyed seeing Casteel’s parents, getting to know them.

There is so much going on in this book, betrayals, revelations and everything else. I loved the ending, I have to say that I have been waiting for a while for Poppy to reveal herself and now I am not disappointed at all. I can’t wait to read the next book and find out how Poppy and Casteel will save the world.

Quick Word: If you’ve read the first two books, you’ll love this one and if you don’t know this series, go for it, it’s great.


On retrouve les personnages exactement là où nous les avons laissés. L’histoire s’intensifie, on après de plus en plus de choses et le mystère qui entoure Poppy s’éclaircit.

J’adore Jennifer L Armentrout et cette série est tout simplement géniale, elle est nettement plus adulte que toute ses autres séries, soyons honnête les scènes de sexe dans ce tome en particulier sont assez importantes et torrides.

Poppy a beaucoup évolué au cours des tomes, elle a pris beaucoup de maturité, elle se laisse toujours guider par ses émotions mais elle écoute quand même Casteel et Kieran. Il lui arrive tellement de choses, je suis impressionnée par Poppy.

Casteel est fidèle à lui-même, il veut à tout prix protéger Poppy, il n’hésite pas à la laisser prendre les décisions importantes, à se sacrifier si besoin. Il prend toujours en compte l’avis de Poppy même si il éprouve des difficultés à la laisser se défendre seule. Mais il la soutiens toujours et est toujours à ses côtés.

Kieran est toujours mon chouchou, j’aime ce garçon, il a un humour particulier. J’ai apprécié aussi de voir les parents de Casteel, d’apprendre à les connaitre.

Il se passe tellement de choses dans ce livre, que ce soit les trahisons, les révélations et tout le reste. J’ai adoré la fin, je dois dire que j’attendais depuis un moment que Poppy se révèle et là je ne suis absolument pas déçue. J’ai vraiment hâte de lire le prochain tome et de découvrir comme Poppy et Casteel vont sauver le monde.

En bref : Si vous avez lu les deux premiers tomes, vous adorerez celui-ci et si vous ne connaissez pas cette série, foncez elle est géniale.

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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