Before we get started, if you haven’t read the first book in this series, From Blood and Ash, check out my review for it here!
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire took this series to the next level. It adds on to everything we loved about From Blood and Ash, and will have you dying for the next book.
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Mature Content, Child Abuse (Mention), Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 9/1/2020
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Page Count: 637
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is the sequel to From Blood and Ash, and takes place immediately after the ending of the first book. There’s not much else I can say here without spoiling the first book, but let’s just say- if you liked From Blood and Ash, you’ll want to pick this up.
keep reading for all of my thoughts on a kingdom of flesh and fire
*All quotes come from the ARC and are subject to change*
Overall: 4/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Burning Shadow is a fun read and a great sequel. It’s length definitely makes up for how long I was dying to read it, but it does drag a little bit.
“There are people out there who are so controlled by their hate and their fear that they will not think twice before harming someone in the name of whatever they believe in. Even people you thought you knew.”
Yeah this one hits too close to home
[ Related: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC Review) ]
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Gun Violence, Mature Content, Murder, Illness, Xenophobia //
Release Date: 10/8/2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Page Count: 649
The Burning Shadow is the sequel to The Darkest Star. After the revelations of the first book, Evie must come to terms with everything she has learned, and piece together the missing pieces of her memory. Meanwhile, a new virus is spreading to humans and people believe it’s linked to the luxen. With panic spreading, peace between luxens and humans seems harder and harder to maintain.
”All I wanted to do is eat a damn grilled cheese sandwich, eat some freaking soup, and be normal for five seconds…”
( me )
Read more for all of my thoughts on The Burning Shadow!
So… June wasn’t great for me. I thought I was defeating my reading slump, but oh boy was I wrong. June definitely beat me. I did not win this month. That said, I have hope for July. Not much hope, but still.
But enough about slumps and how I failed. Let’s keep it positive and talk about what I loved in June, and my July TBR!
Read on to find out what I’ve read and loved, and what I hope to read next!
It’s been a month since I last mentioned my reading slump… and yeah it’s still here. It seems to only be getting worse, which is making me wonder- at what point is it no longer a slump and instead just your life? I don’t know. These are questions I don’t want answered. Let me live in denial and think that this will one day end.
Despite my awful slump, I have been reading! I’ve currently been working on my ARC of The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m halfway through (about 320 pages in) so I thought I would spend some time today discussing my thoughts so far!
Sorry this review is a little later than I had hoped. I had some family stuff happen (don’t worry- all super good things!) and I got very very distracted. That said, while I’m still a bit distracted, I can’t let anything get in the way of me talking about Jennifer L. Armentrout books, so let’s get started!
Release Date: June 11th, 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Page Count: 512 Pages
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Storm and Fury is a fun spin-off, and while nothing can compare to the original series, it definitely holds its own as a great read.
“I’m guessing the sky is full of stars?”
“It is, but the only ones that matter are the ones you see.”
Read more for all of my thoughts on this book!