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A Shadow in the Ember
A Shadow in the Ember | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns with book one of the all-new, compelling Flesh and Fire seriesset in the beloved Blood and Ash world. Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierels future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort. However, Seras real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasaniashes not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one missionone target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and thenend him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot. Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Deaths unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion shes never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeitit always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.
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Bookfan1414
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Wait. What? I could have stayed up fifteen minutes later and finished this book by 4 am and hated myself more than I already do?! Oops 😅 Anywho, damn this was good. But now I have to search for the next one…. Please let it already be available!!!!!

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Eggbeater
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I enjoyed getting the background information on the gods' history from the Blood and Ash series. At first it seemed a little repetitive of that series, but then it grew into its own story and drew my attention.

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Maya.McClan
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This is the prequel to From Blood and Ash, was going to skip this but it‘s got really good reviews. I‘m diving into this 550 page book. I‘m about 1/4 way through am glad I did. #fantasy #romance #ya

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HollyBahling
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I will need more than 1070 calories to get me through the wait for the next book in the series. It‘s been so long since a book has gripped me like this and taken a hold of my every waking moment. I‘m so glad I chose the audio version for this otherwise I would get nothing done. Still, I found myself sitting and staring off while I listened far too often to consider myself “productive” while listening. So. Freaking. Good.

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HollyBahling
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Soooo excited at the start of this book! The Blood and Ash series was an unexpected pleasure and I cannot wait to find out more about this world and see what else J. Armentrout has to offer!

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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1) Tagged - Almost finished

2) The Inheritance Games - Absolutely fantastic. The main character is very well created, and the endlessly intriguing plot kept me going. The Hawthorne Legacy was fantastic too and very much looking forward to the final book in August.

3) Gaming Saturday, reading Sunday. The typical weekend.

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Zuhkeeyah
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This story is the prequel to the Blood and Ash series that I‘m obsessed with. I knew I was going to enjoy this book because a bookstagrammer had mentioned that it‘s very similar to the banter between Poppy and Casteel. I still wish the characters had felt somewhat different. The author did not step out of her comfort zone at all. There were some big prophecy moments at the end that finally started to pull everything together.

Zuhkeeyah @TheAromaofBooks January #bookspin complete! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! From Blood & Ash is on my January TBR, but I may not be getting to it until February haha I've been meaning to read it forever!! 5mo
Zuhkeeyah @TheAromaofBooks They‘re so much fun, but definitely a time investment with all those pages 😅 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!!! But this is the year I am determined to tackle some of the heftier books on my TBR. I set my GR goal really low because my desire to check that off always seems to outweigh my desire to read fat books haha 5mo
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lissafraser
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I love this entire world that Jennifer Armentrout has written! The characters are very complex. My favorites are Ash and Sera.. I can picture the different realms in this wonderful story. This book took a long time for me to read.It was over 700 pages long! It was definitely worth the time. I cannot wait to read about these characters in the next book.

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EmilieGR
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Not as good as FBAA, though there are obviously a lot of similarities, but I still really enjoyed it. I was just really getting into the story and becoming invested in the characters when it ended, so I guess we‘ll wait to see what the next book has in store for its reader.

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Zuhkeeyah
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My #bookspinbingo card is ready! I forgot to indicate my #nywd22 on the original bookspin list for January so it is noted here. So excited to start filing it out.

@monalyisha @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 6mo
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mavey
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OMG!! I finally finished ASITE!! And I can't believe the sequel release is so far away!!

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abookdragonsretreat
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The first half of this book was basically a replica of From Blood And Ash, however the second half developed into it's own story. I liked that the MC Sera isn't a complete copy of Poppy, and she's more extroverted and less innocent. I found all the background info with the Gods so interesting, and the world building of the Shadowlands was cool. The Draki were so cute, little Reaver and Jadis are adorable! The ending left on a huge cliffhanger...

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Nessavamusic
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Loved this! Part of the Blood & Ash world, this spin off answers a lot of back story of that series. Really entertaining read. Not really a standalone, so I do recommend reading the Blood & Ash series first. This is #romantsy but it is a slow burn. 5⭐️
Another #bookspinbingo and my second book done for #20in4 #readathon

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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nichollinlove
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I will admit that the beginning of the book was feeling VERY FBAA (similar story lines/scenarios) and I was feeling disappointed by it. However, it really picked up and became it's own story somewhere around halfway through and just like the FBAA series, this first book really gets into the thick of it as it's ending. The cover is doing wonders for me now that I've read the whole book! Can't wait for book two!

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ShelbyA7
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Book #57: It felt like it ended right when it was getting good! Very much Greek mythology retelling but throw in a little vampirism and dragons (draken). There‘s a ton of characters in this (particularly gods), but the world building was easy enough to grasp. The repetitive internal dialogue I think is what made this book so long. I did like how it ended and I think it‘ll be an interesting series.

miaelisabet Thanks for the review! I have been curious about whether to read this as I have read and enjoyed some of her others😁 8mo
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KristiAhlers
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Book 1 in a new fantasy series! I inhaled this one and now I‘m salty I have to wait for the next book which comes out next year. Great characters and story building.