The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the fourth book of the Blood and Ash series. If you haven’t already, definitely read A Shadow in the Ember, before reading The War of Two Queens. It isn’t 100% necessary, but it definitely connects some dots and things won’t be as confusing. Like always, I will not have any spoilers for The War of Two Queens.




From the desperation of golden crown.

Though knowing that there are few that as cunning and vicious as the Blood Queen, Casteel couldn’t have ever prepared for the stunning revelations. The immensity of the Blood Queen’s actions is incomprehensible.

And born of mortal flesh.

There is nothing that will stop Poppy from saving her King and crushing everything that the Blood Crown represents and stands for. Poppy, with the Primal of Life’s guards and wolven supporting her, has to convince the Atlantian generals to go to war her way because there will be no retreat this time. Not if Poppy has any hope of building peace and a future where both kingdoms can survive.

A great primal power rises.

To safeguard those they love and protect those who are defenseless, Poppy and Casteel must embrace old and new traditions. With ancient primal powers stirring, the horrors of what began eons ago are being revealed. Poppy might just have to become what she fears of becoming and prophesied to be in order to end what the Blood Queen began.

As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.




So, it’s been a month from when I finished reading The War of Two Queens and writing this review. I literally couldn’t stop reading this series to write a review. Need to stop doing that, especially for books I enjoy as much as this one. Therefore this review will not be as detailed as reviews I’ve previously posted. I will have this paragraph at the beginning of the reviews that weren’t written immediately after finishing them.

So, I hate when the two main love interests are separated, especially in this instance (poor Casteel). However, seeing Poppy navigate being Queen and in charge of the Atlantian armies is rewarding. Poppy is still learning how to even be Queen, but without Casteel physically there to support her, forces her to learn faster and take quick decisive actions. Not only that, but the friendships that she builds and seeing who she trusts in these times is interesting. The relationship Poppy has with Kieran and Delano is also really beautiful.

When everyone is finally in the grasp of the Blood Crown, so much information comes to the surface. There is bombshell after bombshell, and I had to put my book down to process a few times. We also get to see through Casteel’s eyes in The War of Two Queens. I really appreciate this, since I love multiple points of views. Not only that, but Casteel is now as much of a main character as Poppy is. The way Casteel’s mind works and how he views Poppy is wonderful to read. Last thing I want to say is, the ending will crush, elate, and have you asking more questions than ever.


Favorite Quotes


“I am not mortal. Neither am I Atlantian. I am a god.”

“Be careful but be brave.”

“She’d claimed me. And she’d kept me, even after knowing what I was, who I was, and what I’d done. She loved me.”

“Her eyes… Hell, they were a window to my soul.”

“That’s the stupidest godsdamn thing I’ve heard in awhile, and I’ve heard a lot of stupid.”

“Well, first off, I don’t like of think of myself as a snack. More like a whole damn meal.”

“I couldn’t even process the utter… fuckery.”


Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5


Spice Rating: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️/5


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