From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the story of a girl named Mallory who has been living in a world controlled by vampires for centuries. A surprise attack leaves her stranded outside the protected walls of her city, and she must find a way to survive in a hostile landscape full of monsters. With the help of some new friends – including an annoyingly irresistible vampire – Mallory must learn how to fight if she wants to live long enough to see her home again.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who love science fiction and fantasy. It tells the story of a young woman who must fight to survive in a hostile world full of monsters.
- Well written
- Great plotline
- Characters are likable
- The world-building is weaker than in some of Armentrout’s other books.
- The love triangle feels unnecessary and cliché.
- Mallory can be frustratingly passive at times.
Learn more about the author
Jennifer L. Armentrout is the author of the young adult fantasy series, House of Night and Lux. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, son and a menagerie of pets.
“From Blood and Ash sucked me in from the beginning! I loved Mallory’s character and how she adapted to her new surroundings. It was full of action, adventure, mystery, and romance – everything I love in a book!”
“From Blood and Ash is a refreshing new take on the vampire genre. Mallory is an exceedingly likable protagonist, and her interactions with both the humans and vampires in this novel are fascinating.”
“Well written and tense, full of the Armentrout wit and dry humor that I’ve come to love. You will not be able to put this book down!”
“The author has a beautiful writing style that really brings the characters and story to life. I absolutely loved Mallory as a main character – she’s strong, determined, and intelligent. The secondary characters are just as well-developed, and I found myself eagerly turning the pages in anticipation of what would happen next. This is one of those rare gems that hooks you from beginning to end.”