Review – The Crown of Gilded Bones by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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…

“‘How many did you kill?
‘A few,’ I answered, curling my free hand into the front of his shirt.
His lips brushed my ear. ‘A few?’
‘A decent amount,’ I amended.
Casteel kissed my cheek. ‘That’s my girl.'”

– TCOGB, Pg. 247

Holy wow! Those last couple chapters… straight fire 🔥. Jennifer definitely knows how to weave romance, angst, and heart-breaking moments into one. The Crown of Gilded Bones is no exception. There are so many twists that all come alight towards the end of the book and each one is more gripping than the next.

I won’t spoil anything, however Poppy really grows into her true self in this book. It’s awe-striking and marvelous in every way. Kieran is still my love as well, adored him fiercely in ACOGB. Plus, I love seeing more wolven in all their glory.

It did take me a little bit to get into this installment, not really sure why because I adore these characters. Poppy and Casteel’s relationship grows even stronger in TCOGB and I love the utter confidence they have in each other. Casteel is nothing but strong and sexy and I adore him.

Such a glorious continuation of this series and I am beyond excited to see the fierceness that I have no doubt the next book will be.

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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