A Soul of ASH and Blood: A Blood and ASH Novel: 5
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She’d changed, even if only for a few seconds, her flesh becoming a kaleidoscope of light and shadow with an outline of wings taking shape and arcing behind her. Damn, my little marshmallow's getting kinda crispy'' Delano being referred to as marshmallow made me happy.
But I supposed Owen was luckier than the third sons and daughters, those given over at infancy during the Rite to serve the gods in the various Temples throughout the kingdom.Because the Maiden is Chosen by the gods,” he said with the reverence that often filled the voice of anyone who spoke about the Maiden and the confidence of every single motherfucker who spewed that bullshit. that said, im giving this installment three stars because: while i sometimes wondered about Cas thoughts during specific occasions throughout the first two books, i hardly think re-writing the WHOLE first book in Cas’ POV was necessary. the fact that we still don't know whether the main relationship is poly / MF (with a one-time sharing) / MFM / MMF / menage.
And while I went from desperately wanting to stay in the past, there came a point in the story where the present had us hanging onto every word and moment. Now that I’ve read all three of the books that are out, I can say for sure that the plot in the first book is definitely the most cliché one of the three and also the simplest one. if JLA would've published this book after A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire or The Crown of Gilded Bones, i would've gobbled it down cuz Casteel supremacy and all.
While Smyth lorded his authority over others like far too many in his position, he’d earned that coveted spot among the Royal Guard. Fucking Nektas, the eldest and inarguably most dangerous of the draken, was starting to piss me off. Also, I'll just briefly mention the Black side-piece that is Kieran, whose sole purpose is to serve Poppy and Cas (in all ways, including now sexually) while not truly having a love or purpose of his own. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Also, it isn't like we hadn't already known that Casteel falling in love with Poppy was inevitable, but reading it firsthand makes it all the more special.
The scenes with Britta ground my gears somewhat but I got that they were necessary; I was kind of shocked that Casteel was contemplating fucking her when the opportunity had presented itself even though a few chapters earlier he had made it clear in his mind that he wasn't interested in going down that road any longer.
Not liking the look of what I’d seen or smelled, I walked to the edge and waited for the guard to turn. My head jerked toward the sound of light, fast footsteps as I reached for my hip, drawing the bloodstone dagger. Probably bored out of his mind learning the histories and how to act right, not realizing how lucky he is.
During this book there are a few new revelations of the earlier events and Cas' thoughts and feelings come to light. A lot of page time was devoted to Casteel's past and current escapades and his prowess in the bedroom and how his good looks got him laid quite easily. com, the Sell on Etsy app, and the Etsy app, as well as the electricity that powers Etsy’s global offices and employees working remotely from home in the US. This easily could've been a novella rather than a full fledged book but this revisitation was required as the fandom was slowly but surely losing interest.
Gods, if she was picking up on his emotions now, I couldn’t even begin to imagine what she felt from him. Because while some of those tears were happy, there were others filled with sadness and scared of the unknown. As we alternated between the past and the present, this book turned out to be EVERYTHING I didn’t realize I needed!