The Crown of Gilded Bones

Posted 08/11/2021 by Stephanie in NA, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Crown of Gilded BonesThe Crown of Gilded Bones
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Blue Box Press
on April 20. 2021
Format: eBook
Pages: 659

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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…

Is there a 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 rating? Because this book, this whole series really, deserves it! I’ve said it before and I will say it again, JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is a freaking GENIUS!

Cas, Poppy, and Kieran are back! I’m really loving that the publication of the books is so close together because I would die if I had to wait a year or more to know what happens next.

It’s like we hit pause at the end of book 2, and hit play at the start of book 3. The story gets better with each new book and STEAMIER! Poppy is now fully immersed in this new world that has become her new reality and she is learning a lot about things that she thought were just stories. And she’s embracing what her true powers are. Of course, Cas has a huge part on how Poppy deals with stuff.

We got some answers to questions that we’ve had since book 1 but JLA left us with 1,000 more! So so much goes on. So many deceptions. So many power struggles. So many emotional (both good and sad) moments. So much sexy times. Who knew the Maiden was such a pervy perv?! 🤣

At the end when the biggest bomb was dropped, I absolutely LOVED how Poppy reacted. She completely embraced who she has become and is going to kick ass.

Eloana was such a big disappointment. That’s all I will say.

Who knows when we’re getting book 4 but we ARE getting ASITE in October which should hold us up….maybe…

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 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.

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.