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This week’s neglected bookFrom Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Narrator: Stina Nielsen
Series: Blood and Ash #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on September 8, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Length: 19 hours 46 minutes
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Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.
Why did I add From Blood and Ash to my bookshelf?
I bought a copy of this audiobook about a year and a half ago. I have heard a lot of great things about the series and am looking forward to it. Looking through some Goodreads reviews, it looks like readers either love or hate this book. I just started reading Fall of Ruin and Wrath by the same author and am loving it so far so I hope that I have a similar experience with this book.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?