I have no idea where to start this review because I am just so in love with this book and the Blood and Ash series and I feel like there are no words strong enough to express just how much I loved it. Just a fair warning, you might want to consider taking the day off because you might end up reading non-stop once you get your hands on it.
The second instalment in the Blood and Ash series starts where the first one ended and we are sucked right back into the world that Jennifer L. Armentrout created. We find Poppy trying to come to terms that everything she ever believed to be true her whole life were in fact lies. We see her struggle to trust Casteel fearing that he is not fully honest about his motive to marry her. She is not ready to go down without a fight though and that is just how we love her.
When you find yourself back into this world, you cannot help yourself; you want to go and read the next page, the next one, and the one after. Poppy and Casteel are still bickering and these scenes were among some of my favorites in this book. I really enjoyed the fact that as Poppy struggles to come to terms with what she knows to be the truth now or how she actually feels for Casteel, she is still willing to help others; still willing to sacrifice herself if it can help. She is such a strong character and I loved that she will not back down from an argument or say what the other wants her to say; she is her own person and she has her own beliefs. Casteel is a character that is still intriguing and has you read the book, you discover a few more façades of him and I really loved it.
There are so many other characters in this series that you will love, hate or will plain be confused about. I know I’m looking forward to the next book if only to find out if I’m to actually like some of these characters or not.
We get to discover more about Atlantians and their legends through this book and it added so much more to the story. Honestly, this fantasy world is such an amazing one to lose yourself into for a few hours.
This book has everything you can look for, you have secrets unveiled, you have battles, you have romance and you have so many questions that will make you want to have the next book in your hands. Once again, Jennifer L. Armentrout created a book series that will you keep you at the edge of your seat and will make you want to skip work so you can keep on reading.
So another 5-star read for this series and I cannot wait for the next book.