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The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash, 3) Audio CD – Unabridged, April 20, 2021
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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES, # 1 International, and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. She also writes under the name J. Lynn. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Border Jack Apollo, and a slew of farm animals that include alpacas, goats, and sheep.
- Publisher : Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (April 20, 2021)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1713548194
- ISBN-13 : 978-1713548195
- Item Weight : 3.24 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.6 x 6.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,269,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At that point, I was thinking that there's a lot to wrap up and I discovered that there is more book(s) after this (I'm not sure how many). Considering that I would have cut out about 2/3's of this book, I just about had enough of poor Poppy and her 'am I good enough' routine.
I toughed it out and I'm glad I did because the author really redeemed herself with the big cliffhanger ending again. I'm not sure if it's enough to make me continue the series, but it was much better action and plot movement. I wish more was given to Cas to do than have sex with Poppy and tease her about Miss Willa; he seemed to fade into the background in this book which was disappointing to me. I'm not all about THE CHOSEN ONE trope, and it was more than emphasized here. A tight edit cutting out the fat and repetition would have done a lot to make this book better.
This book was a rollercoaster of stunningly intense, high stakes scenes and boring, repetitious doubt-filled ones. I’d start to lose interest in Poppy’s obnoxious, “Am I good enough? Why would anyone put up with this for me,” and then, BAM. An action-packed, can’t-look-away chapter would suck me back in and I’d think, “YES! Here we go!” And then a little later back to the slog of Cas obsessing over Poppy’s perfection as she continues to insist she’s not good enough for him but he’s good enough for her drivel.
There’s a good story here. There really is. But for my review I’m not willing to overlook the sheer number of pages I had to skim over to get to it.
70% of this book consists of long boring conversations and inner monologues. The chats with Miss Willa were fine, that's how they should be, short and concise.
I also dislike how Cas was "erased" as a character, really old boy meets really young girl and stops being himself, is she a succubus? Poppy didn't really evolved, she just discovered sex. The relationship with the wolven was weak.
The love between Cas and Poppy fed my soul and ripped my heart open, as they learn to navigate their marriage (and all that comes with it) and the truth about who and what Poppy is. I loved the moments of living in between the hard times. And the steam level is off the charts! I can't help but to hope for a long and happy future for these two. They deserve it.
Cas' love for Poppy oozes off the pages. His moments of quiet rage are powerful, but when he loses control in the moments when he is faced with the fear of losing her, his pain is suffocating. There is no doubt that he would walk through fire and to the ends of the earth for her. His loyalty is to Poppy first. Always. And I loved this shift in his mentality. We often think about how Cas saved Poppy, but we forget that she saved him, as well. She gave him a new reason to live, and she brought him out of the shadows.
Poppy really comes into her own in this one, as she grows in her confidence and abilities. Her lineage is mind blowing, and when she truly learns to accept and embrace it, her actions are Cas-level epic. She is a total badass. Her rage? It is like Damon, Roth, and Luc all rolled into one. And I'm so here for it.
There are so many moments of high adrenaline action, plot twists and pain, mixed with moments of living, loving, and laughing. There is a solidness in the friendships that are built. The comraderie between Poppy and the wolven is beautiful and touching, with Kieran and Delano being the best friends and protectors one can have. They offer sound advice, elements of humor, and unconditional loyalty.
JLA has built a fascinating world filled with Gods, deities, mortals, prophecies, ancient blood lines, war, vengeance, destruction, and hope. I just don't know where this will go next, but I'm excited about it!
Forget every theory. Forget everything you know or thought you knew. Forget everything you think you want to happen. Avoid the spoilers. Leave it all outside and just enjoy the experience. And hold on for the ride. You won't be disappointed!
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The mystery of Poppy’s parents flip flopped so many times I just didn’t care by the end. Too many twists equals exhasperated readers.
The romance was pushed past all interesting concepts. There was maybe one conflict where casteel finally called poppy on her childish nonsense but then it went back to fawning adoration.
Also, the ancient but attractive man falling for a teenager trope is beginning to feel very midlife crisis and a little creepy.
I just can’t believe all the 5 start reviews out there. I was exhausted by this book 95% of the time. And now we have to read 3 more of them?!
No thank u. I’m out.
Now the book itself… Holy amaze balls this was soo good. I mean anxiety inducing good. The first few chapters had me on the edge, I was so scared reading each page, incase someone died. But I love it when books do this to me and its one of the reason I love Jen’s books so much is because she does this so well!
The story picks up immediately after the AKOFAF finished, so you find out right away what’s going on after the jaw dropping revelation that happened at the end of the last book. From there a lot of stuff goes down that I’m not detailing because SPOILERS. There’s plenty of hilarious banter between the Fab 3, Poppy, Cas and Kieran. As well as some really pull at your heartstrings moments between Casteel and Poppy.
And then that ending…. I can’t even! Like I knew something was gonna happen hence the anxiety I mentioned above but jeez I was not expecting that and cannot wait for the next book, if feels like the wait is going to feel longer than the wait for this one was.
In a nutshell…
The Crown of Gilded Bones is an emotional rollercoaster that you won’t want to get off! It will make you laugh, cry and in true Poppy style make you feel stabby – Enjoy the ride!!!
From those opening scenes right through to the end, readers will be enthralled and captivated. It's intense, exciting, daring and full of so many amazing twists and turns. You will laugh, cry, sigh and maybe gowl absentmindedly. You. Will. Experience. Everything. And isn't that the whole point. The sign of an epic saga like this, is when you can connect to the characters and their emotions regardless if it all feels otherworldly and implausible. It's pure unfiltered magic on paper.
Author Jennifer L Armentrout is a literary crafts woman. How she weaves a tapestry with so many different beautiful threads joining into one glorious picture. The dialogue, the action sequences, the magic and power and rules and destruction, it's all so impeccably well done and will have you invested, intrigued and on the edge of your seat the whole way through.
This book was utter perfection. It's no wonder readers are falling in love with Poppy and Casteel.
Nothing happened. Zero. It was as entertaining as making me read through 200 pages of tedious bullet points on random historical facts. Instead of developing any of the existing characters so that we could actually care about them and what happens to them (because it is book 3 after all) there are just random new characters introduced with so many identity twists - I lost track of who was related to whom.
Also, skip any inner monologue (i.e. every other page) as it will 100 per cent get repeated in the next pages preferably in the form of another lengthy conversation. How can a conversation be 30 pages long and still nothing is being said?
This book just made me angry for wasting my time.
All of this is interspersed with a lot of sex scenes which I didn’t think I would say, but they became rather boring and predictable and were really the only thing to break up all the long conversations. Once your two main characters are together and blissfully happy then all the drama, intrigue and tension is gone which I think is what this book sorely missed.
I’m still enjoying the story but I can’t help but feel that it is being needlessly dragged out now in a way that is not necessary. I really hope book 4 concludes the series but unfortunately we’ll now have to wait who knows how long for a continuation of the story and for the, once again, cliffhanger to be resolved.
As much I enjoyed this book I would give it 3.5 stars for lack of plot and direction in the middle.