Title: The Crown of Guilded Bones
Author: Jennifer L.Armentrout
Series: Blood and Ash #3
Pages: 645 pages
HB or PB: Paperback 
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: April 2021
Publisher: Blue Box Press
How did I get this book: Bought (Amazon) 
Format (e- or p-): Physical
Purchase Book: Amazon

She's been the victim and the survivor…

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.

The enemy and the warrior…

Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.

A lover and heartmate…

But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.

And now she will become Queen.


I love this series so much! Knowing the story doesn't end here is always a plus. I have to admit I love the story of Poppy and Casteel and will be hard to not get bored of them together. This book was pretty much all about them being in love, to their events going to Atlantia and finding more about Poppy's family. It's always a page turner. Knowing she the daughter of a God, the queens' intentions and the cliff hanger at the end, Wow! I just can't get enough of the storyline.

Overall, this installment of the series was amazing. I was not expecting the capture of Casteel along with Malik, his brother working with the "enemy" who is also Poppy's biological mother, Like plot twist much? Another five star read because this has to be one of my favourite fantasy series along with a selected few!

StefyTalks Rating
The Crown of Gilded Bones ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️