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A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I just finished reading A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire and I came running to write all my thoughts about it. I was really excited after finishing From blood and Ash because it’s a kickass book and after that ending I had to know what was going to happen to Poppy and Casteel. Oh Casteel (insert dreamy eyes)…

It took me almost two weeks to finish this book because the last days were so busy in work and the only time I had to read was at night, mostly before sleep. I had to struggle to stop reading because next day I had to wake up early and I admit that sometimes I fell asleep with the book on top of my face.

I will try write this post without spoilers because I feel that I did that in the last book. (fingers crossed).

I need to emphasize that I really liked this book, and in my opinion if you like the first book, you’ll also enjoy this one too. Saying that, I have to say that I liked the first one a little bit more. The pace of the first was a little bit faster and the progress in the second slower. I was expecting a lot more to happen, I don’t know.

There were some events that left me wanting more, the only big event only happens in the last pages.

One thing that I liked was the fact that A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up right were From blood and Ash ends, and than ending left me hanging up…It was a wild proposal and after everything Poppy suffer I was expecting a No but she was very rational. Applause. They both had something at stake and the marriage is the answer fo them to reach what they want. Apart from the weeding of ‘convenience’ (is it really a convenience when two people love each other? they are soulmates!), Poppy also has to deal with being an outsider and worse, a Maiden.

Some questions that I had in the ending of the first book were answered (sort of) but then the author bombarded me with many more. Maybe I’m a little slow and I can’t connect the dots…or maybe I’m missing something.

If you liked Popp’s violence, Casteel loving it and the sexual attraction of the first book, then you’ll love the second because it continues but on a new level! There’s a lot of bickering and kissing and sex scenes (I don’t advice this too younger readers).

I want more of Kieran! I like his character but I feel the book is half about Poppy inner dialogues and her’s and Cas bickering. They need to communicate, sort their problems and let the secondary characters appear a little more.

I’m very curious about how this story is going to continue. And what about the ending?? My head literally exploded.. Thankfully I managed to make a full recover and right now all I want is the third book in my hands.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts about it? Let me know in the comments. BTW do you know when will be the release of the next book?

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5 thoughts on “A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Great post!! I FINISHED IT!! whilst I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped I would, I see where you’re coming from. I found myself warming to Kieran and I think he’s definitely going to have a bigger role in the third book. I guess I wanted a bit more of a development of how Poppy’s feeling, and a reaction of something other than violence (but I guess casteel seemed to like it 😂) becuase she’s been through a LOT and the trauma wasn’t gone into that much? But I liked your take on it all! Here’s my review 🙂 https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2021/03/11/a-kingdom-of-flesh-and-fire-book-review/

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    1. I agree with you! I just read your review and see what you wanted to say! I also didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped I would, maybe the expectations were high (the worst way to start a book is when we have high expectations)…

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