From Blood and Ash - Jennifer L. Armentrout

From Blood and Ash

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2020-03-30
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,436 Ratings

Description

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.

A Maiden…

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.

A Duty…

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.

A Kingdom…

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.

Reviews for From Blood and Ash:

"Dreamy, twisty, steamy escapism. Take me back!" -New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins

“Jennifer Armentrout has the power to control my emotions with every word she writes. From swooning to crying to racing through the pages to find out what happens next, I couldn't stop reading about Hawke and Poppy, and you won't be able to either.” - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely 

“Action, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You'll be obsessed!” -  Tijan NYT bestselling author

“From Blood and Ash is a phenomenal fantasy novel that is filled to the brim with danger, mystery and heart melting romance. I loved every single second of it and I couldn’t get enough of this new fantastical world. A heart stopping start to what is clearly going to be a stunning series, perfect for both those who love fantasy and those who are new to the genre. A must read.” Kayleigh, K-Books

"If you think you are ready for From Blood and Ash, think again. Jennifer L. Armentrout has woven a new fantasy universe that will leave you reeling. Filled with action, heart wrenching twists and the most delicious romance, this unputdownable novel comes with a warning: keep a fan close by, because the temperatures are about to rise." Elena, The Bibliotheque Blo

“In this exciting new novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, she introduces a fantastical world filled with immense detail, and characters who are poignant and fierce, Jennifer truly has out done herself!” – BookBesties 

“From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! I loved every single moment and all of the characters are ones you will fall in love with! Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again with her amazing writing skills and lots of detail! Get this book immediately!!!” - Amanda @Stuck In YA Books

“Jennifer has stepped into the fantasy genre with this absolutely amazing novel. With characters you will love and more than a few twists and turns, get ready for one amazing adventure.”
-Perpetual Fangirl

"This magnificent book has so many pieces in it: fantasy, mystery, forbidden romance, supernatural, lies, deceit, betrayal, love, friendship, family. And so, so, so many secrets your head will be spinning. Jennifer L. Armentrout has created another masterpiece that I will be rushing to buy, and will be telling everyone to read it ASAP!" ~Jeraca @My Nose in YA Books

“From Blood to Ash is the first high fantasy book from Jennifer L Armentrout, but hopefully not the last. Like all her other works, her ability to create worlds, create swoon worthy men, and feisty strong female characters is amazing. Fantasy, mystery, romance, betrayal, love, and steamy scenes, this book has it all.” - Lisa @ The Blonde Book Lover

“From Blood & Ash is everything we love about JLA’s fantasy writing...pumped up on steroids. There’s epic world building and plot twists, a strong female lead, a swoon worthy book hottie, a steamy forbidden love story, and side characters that can’t help but steal your heart. My mind was blown by the end of this book.” - Kris S. (frantic4romantic)

“Step into an exciting new fantasy world by Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash takes you on a fantastic ride with twists and turns galore. Characters you will love to laugh and cry with. A phenomenal start to an exciting new series.” - Lori Dunn an avid reader

“From Blood and Ash was everything I wanted in a high fantasy novel. The myths, the legends, the epic romance, and an adventure that will keep you on your toes beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down. Truly a brilliant start to what I believe will be yet another amazing series by Jennifer L. Armentrout." –Sabrina, Books Are My Life

“Jennifer L. Armentrout takes her first step into the high fantasy genre with From Blood and Ash. A story of forbidden love, lies, secrets, and betrayal - it will leave you wanting more after the very last page.” - Love Just Is Books

“From Blood and Ash is like reading my favorite book for first time.” - Raquel Herrera

“With From Blood and Ash, Jennifer Armentrout successfully takes on the genre of high fantasy, proving, once again, that she is a master of her craft. Filled with epic adventure, forbidden romance, deceit, lies, and betrayal, FB&A draws you in from page one and refuses to let go!”
- Erica, The Rest Just Falls Away

“Jennifer L. Armentrout comes trough once again with From Blood and Ash as it kept me enthralled throughout the full book. You won't be able to put down this epic story once you start.” - Julalicious Book Paradise

“From Blood and Ash strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements leaving the world feeling live in and full while allowing the relationship between the main characters feeling real and authentic.” - Nads Book Nook, Nadine Bergeron

“Be prepared to spend your whole day reading From Blood and Ash. Once you start reading this high fantasy novel, you won't want to put it down.” - Love Book Triangle

“From Blood and Ash is absolutely breath taking. JLA does what she does best by creating a fantastical world filled with romance, lies, betrayal, adventure and all things we love and expect from JLA characters that melt our hearts and steal our hearts and souls. I cannot wait for the next one!” - Pia Colon

“From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout brought to life a high fantasy that is enthralling. Another masterful addition to my collection. Get ready to stay on your toes from start to end.” - Amy Oh, Reader by the Mountains

“From Blood and Ash is the first high fantasy novel by Jennifer L Armentrout and she absolutely nails it. This is fantasy for skeptics and unbelievers because it makes you want to be a fantasy fan! This page turner makes you want to devour it in one night and at the same time savor every detail. Heart stopping and inspiring and grips you from page one.” – Tracy Kirby 

“An intriguing puzzle of a world, a ruthless hero, a determine heroin, and a plot that will keep you up late, this book is one of the best I've read this year.” – Valerie from Stuck In Books

“From Blood and Ash, a thrilling high fantasy that packs a punch, each page will leave you wanting more!” - Tracey, Books & Other Pursuits

Reviews

  • Eh

    2
    By cheseliz
    I went into this with low expectations because, despite the overwhelming glowing reviews, there are a lot of negative ones. Even so, I was bored and confused for the majority of the book. There were intriguing parts and the pace picked up, but the main character was ridiculously slow to put things together and made me roll my eyes so many times. The love interest and his friend are interesting and have some funny lines, and I will say that I am curious enough about where it ended to try the next book. This book contains: -Violence -Crude Language -Sex and Sexual Themes
  • Love it

    5
    By Acall Mae
    Best book I have read in a long time. Thrilled to read the next.
  • From Blood and Ash

    5
    By Tiles1010
    Just amazing.
  • It was great

    5
    By Isabellagotdahcakey!;)
    So great I’m looking forward to the next book!!
  • Distinctly Average.

    3
    By ally.bob.wa
    I’d say solid 3.5 Stars. But that’s .5 is really only because of the last like 150ish pages of the book when things FINALLY started to get interesting. I totally understand that not all books are supposed to be fantastic literary achievements, in fact I LOVE me some trash books just because they are fun. Even with that in mind, I’m honestly not sure why so many people have hyped this book, is it decent, yeah. Is it transport me into another world where I get lost in fantasy, no. Am I jumping at the bit to read the next one, no. It took me a month to read this, only because I would always find something more interesting to do or read instead. I think my biggest issue with this book is the amount of fluff that JLA inserts. And I’m not talking about cutesy, rot your teeth moments. There were SO MANY TIMES when I was reading this and thought “she’s just putting this here to meet her page count.” Literally, when the MCs finally get down to dirty business there is about 2 pages (reading on a nook) of Poppy’s inner monologue about how she deserves to live her life, that interrupts the flow of passion. -____- I AM NOT HEAR FOR MONOLOGUE. I AM HERE FOR THE SEX! Another thing that really got to me was the pacing and the author used the dialogue/banter between Poppy and Hawke, or really any character to break up the HUGE chunks of information. There were a lot of times where they banter and then boom change of scene or abrupt halt to move on. But then there were times that the banter was inane and pointless but they just kept going on, and I would again think about JLA trying to hit her publishers desired page count. I did like Poppy as a character and I think the author did a really good job with her characterization and understanding her desires and frustrations. She is mostly why I kept plugging along. But really, if you can get past the slow as molasses, pretty predicable plot, and a lot text dumping, it’s an okay way to spend your time.
  • Loved it

    5
    By QueenShimz
    It was kind of slow at the beginning but it’s so worth the read.
  • Romantasy at its finest!!

    5
    By Bookishlu13
    Loved this book!! If you are a fantasy fiction reader who enjoys a fierce heroine, action, adventure, romance, and plot twists and turns you will LOVE this series!!
  • Wow

    5
    By 900126931
    This book, this series, amazing. I literally read it in a day and made sure to purchase the second book the same night. I am too excited for the third.
  • I devoured these books!

    5
    By mmarcone912
    Just wow. The minute I picked this book up, I read it and the sequel within 2 days, and I’m eagerly awaiting the 3rd. The romance is steamy, the characters are compelling, and I love the world. I like how the author created a “vampire” story without it being a cliché smut book, and instead more of an epic fantasy. I think Poppy’s powers are really cool too and she uses them in an interesting way. A wonderful mix of action, magic, and romance overall.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Isreem
    I can see why this book has raving reviews. I have to admit that the first half of the book, for me, felt slow and drawn out, but I can see why-So you can understand what’s going on, and you can actually feel it, when the maiden finally snaps and lashes out. Then the other half, that’s when things started to get really exciting. I didn’t see it coming who Hawke truly was. Its so hard to stop reading. It’s 0330 and I just purchased the second book!