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My Favourite Fantasy read of 2020!
Reviewed in Australia on 16 January 2021
I don't even know where to start when it comes to this sequel in the Blood & Ash series by my favourite fantasy and romance author, Jennifer L Armentrout.
This story picks up right off From Blood & Ash and follows Poppy on her journey in discovering to who she really is, with Hawke/Casteel support the entire way (of course).
However Jennifer's real talent I would say is her fantasy romance writing. The romance connection between Poppy & Casteel throughout this story is spectacular. Jennifer executed the writing and I highly enjoyed the inappropriate scenes - Only because they were wrote in such a way that you didn't feel uncomfortable but connected to each character while they explored their love for each other. Poppy does spend half the novel denying her feelings for Hawke/Casteel - But we all know they are there and we all know that Casteel definitely is feeling the same way. We get an emotional fight and we get an intimate reconnection that provides the reader with the full explanation to Casteel's past.
Jennifer knows how to write a fantasy that keeps you intrigued and hanging for the next chapter, but also ensures the reader is aware of what is happening and why - Without them feeling a little lost.
I don't want to spoil anything so have tried my best to keep this review spoiler free but THAT ENDING! I KNEW IT!!!!! And it was executed perfectly!
Hurry up April 2021 - I need that third book STAT! 5/5 Stars!!!