The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3) : Review

About the Book:

Title: The Crown of Gilded Bones 

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Publisher: Blue Box Press

Release Date: April 20, 2021

Pages: 645

Genre: Adult Fantasy, Adult Romance 


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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 am so happy that I decided to buddy read this amazing series this year with a friend. The Crown of Gilded Bones is an amazing continuation of the From Blood and Ash Series. Hold onto your hats, as you’re in for a crazy ride! You may think you know how this book is going to play out, but you’re most likely wrong. There are lots of twists and turns in this one. The ending too! Still not over it!

The plot in this one was even more developed, and character development continues. We even get to meet new characters, who are pretty amazing! I also enjoyed the new settings and scenery that are described in this already amazing world. There are some awesome battle scenes, and some action packed adventures! We get more information on the gods in this world too, which is pretty fascinating. I loved all the swoony scenes between Casteel and Poppy too, of course! They have become one of my favorite OTP’s.

If you’ve read and enjoyed the first two books in this series, then you definitely need to pick this one up ASAP! I honestly don’t know how I’m going to wait until next year for the next book.

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.4476934

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.

5 thoughts on “The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3) : Review

  1. Tiffany Giovino says:

    I disliked most of this book! BUT once they went to visit with the queen and everything started happening… I was hooked! I have a strong feeling a lot is going to change with Casteel in the next book.

    I wasn’t planning on keeping up with this series but that ending killed me.

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  2. Alynn98 says:

    I’ve seen so much about this series, but I still haven’t picked it up. It just feels so long, but I think I would really enjoy it! Great review! 💛


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