From Blood and Ash - Jennifer L. Armentrout

From Blood and Ash

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2020-03-30
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 6,196 Ratings


Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

A Maiden…

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty…

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom…

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

Reviews for From Blood and Ash:

"Dreamy, twisty, steamy escapism. Take me back!" -New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins

“Jennifer Armentrout has the power to control my emotions with every word she writes. From swooning to crying to racing through the pages to find out what happens next, I couldn't stop reading about Hawke and Poppy, and you won't be able to either.” - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely 

“Action, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You'll be obsessed!” -  Tijan NYT bestselling author

“From Blood and Ash is a phenomenal fantasy novel that is filled to the brim with danger, mystery and heart melting romance. I loved every single second of it and I couldn’t get enough of this new fantastical world. A heart stopping start to what is clearly going to be a stunning series, perfect for both those who love fantasy and those who are new to the genre. A must read.” Kayleigh, K-Books

"If you think you are ready for From Blood and Ash, think again. Jennifer L. Armentrout has woven a new fantasy universe that will leave you reeling. Filled with action, heart wrenching twists and the most delicious romance, this unputdownable novel comes with a warning: keep a fan close by, because the temperatures are about to rise." Elena, The Bibliotheque Blo

“In this exciting new novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, she introduces a fantastical world filled with immense detail, and characters who are poignant and fierce, Jennifer truly has out done herself!” – BookBesties 

“From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! I loved every single moment and all of the characters are ones you will fall in love with! Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again with her amazing writing skills and lots of detail! Get this book immediately!!!” - Amanda @Stuck In YA Books

“Jennifer has stepped into the fantasy genre with this absolutely amazing novel. With characters you will love and more than a few twists and turns, get ready for one amazing adventure.”
-Perpetual Fangirl

"This magnificent book has so many pieces in it: fantasy, mystery, forbidden romance, supernatural, lies, deceit, betrayal, love, friendship, family. And so, so, so many secrets your head will be spinning. Jennifer L. Armentrout has created another masterpiece that I will be rushing to buy, and will be telling everyone to read it ASAP!" ~Jeraca @My Nose in YA Books

“From Blood to Ash is the first high fantasy book from Jennifer L Armentrout, but hopefully not the last. Like all her other works, her ability to create worlds, create swoon worthy men, and feisty strong female characters is amazing. Fantasy, mystery, romance, betrayal, love, and steamy scenes, this book has it all.” - Lisa @ The Blonde Book Lover

“From Blood & Ash is everything we love about JLA’s fantasy writing...pumped up on steroids. There’s epic world building and plot twists, a strong female lead, a swoon worthy book hottie, a steamy forbidden love story, and side characters that can’t help but steal your heart. My mind was blown by the end of this book.” - Kris S. (frantic4romantic)

“Step into an exciting new fantasy world by Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash takes you on a fantastic ride with twists and turns galore. Characters you will love to laugh and cry with. A phenomenal start to an exciting new series.” - Lori Dunn an avid reader

“From Blood and Ash was everything I wanted in a high fantasy novel. The myths, the legends, the epic romance, and an adventure that will keep you on your toes beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down. Truly a brilliant start to what I believe will be yet another amazing series by Jennifer L. Armentrout." –Sabrina, Books Are My Life

“Jennifer L. Armentrout takes her first step into the high fantasy genre with From Blood and Ash. A story of forbidden love, lies, secrets, and betrayal - it will leave you wanting more after the very last page.” - Love Just Is Books

“From Blood and Ash is like reading my favorite book for first time.” - Raquel Herrera

“With From Blood and Ash, Jennifer Armentrout successfully takes on the genre of high fantasy, proving, once again, that she is a master of her craft. Filled with epic adventure, forbidden romance, deceit, lies, and betrayal, FB&A draws you in from page one and refuses to let go!”
- Erica, The Rest Just Falls Away

“Jennifer L. Armentrout comes trough once again with From Blood and Ash as it kept me enthralled throughout the full book. You won't be able to put down this epic story once you start.” - Julalicious Book Paradise

“From Blood and Ash strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements leaving the world feeling live in and full while allowing the relationship between the main characters feeling real and authentic.” - Nads Book Nook, Nadine Bergeron

“Be prepared to spend your whole day reading From Blood and Ash. Once you start reading this high fantasy novel, you won't want to put it down.” - Love Book Triangle

“From Blood and Ash is absolutely breath taking. JLA does what she does best by creating a fantastical world filled with romance, lies, betrayal, adventure and all things we love and expect from JLA characters that melt our hearts and steal our hearts and souls. I cannot wait for the next one!” - Pia Colon

“From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout brought to life a high fantasy that is enthralling. Another masterful addition to my collection. Get ready to stay on your toes from start to end.” - Amy Oh, Reader by the Mountains

“From Blood and Ash is the first high fantasy novel by Jennifer L Armentrout and she absolutely nails it. This is fantasy for skeptics and unbelievers because it makes you want to be a fantasy fan! This page turner makes you want to devour it in one night and at the same time savor every detail. Heart stopping and inspiring and grips you from page one.” – Tracy Kirby 

“An intriguing puzzle of a world, a ruthless hero, a determine heroin, and a plot that will keep you up late, this book is one of the best I've read this year.” – Valerie from Stuck In Books

“From Blood and Ash, a thrilling high fantasy that packs a punch, each page will leave you wanting more!” - Tracey, Books & Other Pursuits


  • Yes totally recommend

    By JDK Awesome Gamer
    At first it was a bit slow but when the heat picks up you can’t put it down. If you like the ACOTAR series you will definitely like this one!!!
  • Alluring. Intriguing.

    By ralana.O.R
    Just wow. The entire plot, from start to finish, had me ensnared. I bought this book at 6 am on a Saturday and finished it at 4 am Sunday. I could not put it down.
  • Parents should read this before their YA daughter does

    By Papa Pear Granny
    Ridiculous! And a woman wrote it, she seems to be completely fine promoting sexual assault thinly disguised as a man helping a virgin discover the beauty of having an orgasm, but without her giving consent. Disgusting.
  • Complex Read

    By Vannah P.
    A fairytale with a twisted ending. The book has a slow build up and burn, yet despite the smoldering heat below the surface, readers stay entrances until the very last page. I definitely enjoyed the read and I rushed to by the second and third installment.
  • It’s good but not great

    By _Sannue
    this was a highly anticipated read for me and I think the author has some skill in world building, there are several unique aspects to the book but the writing still is somewhat basic and it can be painfully repetitive. I agree with other reviewers that this book could have been shaved down to about half the size. Sometimes the author just needs to make her point VERY clear but I think she needs to trust us as readers to understand context as opposed to spelling everything out for us several times. I’ll definitely finish the book, there are a lot of good things about it, but I think her editor isn’t doing her any favors.
  • Terrible writing

    By CO Thru-hiker
    This book has the writing of a middle schooler, and the sophomoric themes to match. One of the worst books I’ve read in years.
  • Love, Love, LOVE

    By Thiiisss Guuyyyy
    I adore this book! I’m a sucker for romance/fantasy/action/adventure books, and this book HAS IT ALL! I know the beginning can seem a little slow to some, but trust me, it’s a great story build up! This series is probably my favorite of all time, and I will most likely continue to read and re-read these books over and over again. GREAT READ!!
  • Like.. kind of..repetitive.. boring. Get to the point JA!

    By Dugbuynjmede
    I’m really, really trying to get into this book but it’s difficult. It’s very slow paced and nothing is really happening. I’m on chapter 12 or 13. The author is extremely repetitive in her writing. Writes a lot with out saying anything. I’m sick of reading how golden hawke’s eyes are!!! We get it? Ok? And yes we know Poppy’s the maiden. Jeez! I’ve heard her other books in this series are repetitive. The editor should have shaved this a down to half. Maybe get a new editor. I’m convinced JA was getting paid by the word. I’m going to finish this but hope it gets better. Life is too short
  • Meh, no me puedo quejar

    By cejitasñ
    Le tengo aprecio a el libro por que me saco de un bloqueo y me introdujo al mundo fantástico puesto a que es muy entretenido, tiene un mundo fantástico bastante interesante y fácil de entender, si embargo pienso que no es libro que me explotó la cabeza de lo bueno que era, creo que la situación con los rebeldes fue abordada de una forma que a mi en particular no me gusto y siento que algunos personajes fueron muy planos apesar de la importancia y peso que tenían el la vida de la prota.
  • First book in this genre

    By sbbsbdd
    I have never read a book with smut or a fantasy style book. This was a very good first read for me. I thought the storyline was very good there’s a lot of character building which does some may seem boring because it doesn’t have this month but I really enjoy the tension that the author billed through the character building and storyline. About halfway through the book I read a review that said that the smut comes towards the end of the book and I would agree. It was definitely worth the wait.