|| Book Review || The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout ||

|| Book Review || The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout ||

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Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Age category: New Adult

Release Date: April 20th 2021

My Rating:✨✨✨✨.5

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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…


I honestly have no idea where to even begin with this review.

I binged all 3 books in this series in fairly quick succession and now I am obsessed.

I started off with FBAA not entirely convinced most of the way through but liking it by the end. AKOFAF was a lot better and then ACOGB blew me away.

I’m not going to write a gushing review claiming it as the perfect book because it was definitely not perfect. It suffered from the same problems as the previous two books with regards to way too much filler and recycled jokes and smut scenes and I think I covered by thoughts on that pretty well in my review for AKOFAF.

So with my criticisms out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff!

First of all, THAT ENDING! What the hell even was that? I obviously will not spoil it for those of you who have yet to read it but ill just say that I am still reeling even after finishing it weeks ago. I am really looking forward to the next book to find out how everything plays out.

It was an excellent ending but a massive cliff-hanger so that is both a good and a bad thing but it certainly leaves you wanting needing more! 

We have more of Poppy and Casteel, more development of them as characters and of course more romance smut. 

We have more of Kieran, did I mention how much I love Kieran? He is such a fabulous character!

Tonnes of funny banter, a LOT of action and magic and gods and sex and fun and just EVERYTHING.

This really is a series that gets stronger and more addictive the more you read. You fall in love with the world and the characters and it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster that by the time you step off you aren’t sure if you want to laugh, cry or punch something.

I know I’ve said it before but the character development throughout these books really is fantastic. I didn’t think we even had more to learn about Poppy but this book still managed to surprise me with even more of her history and now I feel like she is a completely different person to who she was when we first met in FBAA.

The world is ever expanding adding new characters and creatures and it is just awesome.

I don’t know what else I can say except why is March 2022 so far away?! This wait will be torture.

If you are interested in reading my reviews for the previous two books you can find them here & here!


Read The Blood and Ash series if you like…

— A huge fantasy world

— Exciting magical system

— Gods, Vampires and Wolven

— Badass female leads

— Enemies to lovers

— Steamy smut scenes


Favourite Quotes from The Crown of Gilded Bones…

“I…I tried to eat Kieran.” “He won’t hold it against you.” “I tried to eat Kieran while I was naked.” “That’s probably why he won’t hold it against you.”

“Life doesn’t wait to hand you a new puzzle until you’ve figured out the last one.”

“If you ever tell me to kiss your ass,” he said, “remember that I already have.”

“They created this fire and fanned it, and now it’s out of control because I am the fire, and I will take everything from them.”


Have you read this book? Do you want to? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s discuss! ♥


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