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From Blood and Ash, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

11 reviews

kiaelisereads's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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literarysoph's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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level1055's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

Ummm... I don't know how Casteel became lovable to you all... 
🙏 

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solinel7's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional funny inspiring sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I actually enjoyed this book so much. There were many things that I saw coming but one I didnt and that was the end. 
It's been a day since I finished reading it and I haven't stopped thinking about it so, had to get the others. I don't know what to say without spoiling so...
I gave it a 4.5 rating but it might change.

If you plan on reading this, you should definitely look for a list of Trigger Warnings. It's really important. 

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ionai's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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abbs15norm's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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badkins's review

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adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75

Solid read! Expected most of the plot twiste, but that's always a plus in a well written story. I wish there were more diversity in the main cast, but I know
Spoiler that changes in future books
, so I'm willing to look past it. One of the best renditions of the e2l trope I've seen in original work, along with some of the most well-written smut I've seen outside of fanfic. 

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catherinemcfall's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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entanglednovels's review

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adventurous dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

Okay, you got me. I'm officially hooked. There are a lot of not good aspects and some problematic aspects, but the entertainment is there. This is what I imagine it feels like to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or something. Maybe the Bachelor. I never got into trashy drama filled reality TV so maybe now I can embrace trashy NA terribly written fantasy romance books.

Glad to see the writing did improve a little as the book went on, but it should've gone through another round or two of editing + proofreading imo. The incorrect use of em dashes and ellipses drove me a bit insane the first third of the book before I just became numb to it. But at this point, I will put the garbage writing aside for the entertainment factor.

I have to acknowledge that this is not a good fantasy book (arguably not a good book in general). The world building is lacklustre at best and we don't get any answers until the last eighth of the story. Not to mention the supreme lack of effort surrounding names and language. It's also terribly predictable and full of typical tropes but like...I'm kinda okay with it because I was entertained. It may be trash but I want to know what happens.  

All I have to say is
Spoiler Darklina walked so Cas and Poppy could RUN. I saw that coming a mile away.

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gabibrose's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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