A Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout

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…

Ohhh my goodness! It has been a whole minute since I’ve posted a review on my blog. What can I say? Life has certainly gotten in the way. Honestly, I blame COVID (uggh). Anywho, buckle up because I’ve to to talk about this book!

Holy $h*t my mind is blown! This is easily one of the best books of 2021. Readers are going to be taking about this book for years to come.

What did I love? EVERYTHING 😍 The action ⚔️, the twists, and the steam! Y’all this book is straight fire! Did I mention the steamy scenes?!

I’m still sitting here reeling. My brain is going a mile a minute trying to take in everything that happened in this book! It had me high and low. My heart was broken and mended at least twice. I see no flaws in the writing, except for the fact that the book is over and I’m a whole mess now. Never have I been this desperate for a follow up book. Except Opal, which I’ll NEVER forgive JLA for the ending! The pure torture of waiting a whole year to find out what happens. Ugggghhhhh!

The story line was never tired or boring. Kept me a little too invested. At one point my husband tried to talk to me and I straight ignored him. Didn’t even hear what he said, sorry not sorry! You will want to put up a sign that says, “DO NOT DISTURB!” Trust me on this! This book is easy to fall into and forget life for awhile. Make sure you buy a bottle of wine just to have on hand for that ending. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT flip to the back of the book! Refrain from reading the last chapter first. Y’all have been warned!

I want to know where Jen comes up with these ideas. That ending…I cannot freaking wait for the next book!! I will be counting down the days until we get more Cas and Poppy ❤️ Oh and Kieran too 😘

Run, don’t walk, to pick up this book! You won’t be disappointed on bit! If this is your first JLA book, make sure you read From Blood and Ash first. Follow that up with A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. You want to prepare yourself for this sexy high fantasy with a kick ass heroine! Get out there and get your copy (or copies like myself, OOPS)!

Have to toss in my favorite quote 😍

“You are the foundation that helps me stand. You are my walls and my roof. My shelter. You are my home.”