📚Book Rec: From Blood & Ash + 🔥Fan & Rom Exciting Releases

📚Book Rec: From Blood & Ash + 🔥Fan & Rom Exciting Releases
Fae News Issue #15, by Fae Reviews

Welcome to my monthly newsletter, where you’ll find my top book picks and insights to help you make an informed selection on what to read next.

💬 In This Issue...

  • Book of the Month: A Fan-Rom series every fan of this genre should know.
  • Upcoming Releases: An interesting combination of Romance, Fantasy and Mystery…
  • Dive Deeper: Revisit, if needed, some content related to the books discussed.

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Fae Bard Issue #15 (Video Transcript)

Hi! I’m Diana, the face behind Fae Reviews. New month, new edition of my videoletter Fae Bard. Find my book picks for this month and save time choosing what to read next.

Book of the Month

It’s time to talk about a series that every fan of Fantasy-Romance should know. It’s of course, Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout. And today, I present you with the first book called after it, From Blood and Ash.

In this series, you’ll meet one of my favorite main characters in this genre, Poppy and Casteel. Poppy is the Maiden, a teenager who’s been said to be blessed by the Gods and, therefore, is protected under a veil, waiting for her Ascension—an event meant to take her kingdom into a new era. However, there are things lurking under that veil; for once, a fighter and a questioning soul that will lead her to mischief and uncovering devastating truths. Meet now Casteel, a man with a single goal. Nothing will get in his way to achieve it. However, nothing is as he expected, and soon his plans might be forced to change in ways no one could’ve predicted.

Armentrout is a great storyteller. She has this ability to create such a complex world with intricate hierarchies, fantastical creatures and complicated plots. I admit it is confusing sometimes, but eventually she helps you get all the pieces together. Her writing is a bit repetitive too, like there are phrases or analogies that may get on your nerve, or long internal monologues that interrupt the flow of the story, and that’s why this book isn’t within my 5-star club. That said, story-wise it is, for sure.

There’s no doubt this series is one of the backbones of the genre. I invite you to check it out. It’s still ongoing, but there are enough books to get you started.

Upcoming releases

Let’s check out the upcoming and promising releases for this month:

Have you heard of The Unhoneymooners? Well, this is probably my favorite Romance book from the well-known duo Christina Lauren. And now, comes the sequel in audiobook, The Honeymoon Crashers. After things didn’t go right for Amy, love-wise, she is set to guarantee the same doesn’t happen to her sister. It seems we’ll have a wedding, a paradisiac setting and unexpected sparks.

Continuing with the romance, from Samantha Young, author of incredible titles like Fight or Flight and On Dublin Street, comes The Love Plot. It’s the classic fake-relationship rom-com were sort of opposite forces attract.

And now a most-anticipated release where mystery, puzzle-solving and romance comes together. It’s The Brothers Hawthorne. This is a standalone set in the world of best-selling trilogy The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. We’ll follow Grayson and Jameson Hawthorne adventures in two separate games where they’ll have to, and I quote, “decide who they want to be and what each of them will sacrifice to win.”

Lastly, we have Never a Hero, by Vanessa Len, the Fan-Rom sequel of Only a Monster. I won’t say much so you don’t get any spoilers. Just know this series of monsters caught my attention for its peculiar treatment of the hero-evil concept.

Dive Deeper

If you’ll like to explore more the literary world of Fantasy-Romance and its vast ocean of stories, I’ll leave you some further reading to help you make informed decisions and therefore, maximize your TBR and reading experience.

In this opportunity, you’ll find bellow the links to:

  • My review of the Blood and Ash series, including its latest release, as well as my blog post where you’ll find explained all the books that make this series and what you can expect for the future.
  • Also, I got to interview Eliza Hampstead, a new voice in the genre and author of War of the Nephilim series. If you haven’t yet, you can check it out.
  • Finally, I’ll leave you my reviews of some of the books that precede the releases I’ve announced before. And of course, the latest edition of my “On the Go” guide, which is an image or pdf, depending on what you prefer, that you can carry on your mobile everywhere you go with access to an interesting selection of books, right at your fingertips.

Finding what to read next and narrowing your options have never been easier. Thank you for watching. See you next month!

Dive Deeper


Check out my reviews of the Blood and Ash series and its latest releasebook #5, as well as my blog post on how many books conform this series and its reading order.


I got to interview a new voice in Fan-Rom, Eliza Hampstead. Check her viewpoint here.


For more info on what to expect from some of the upcoming releases, my reviews on: The Inheritance Games series, Only a Monster.


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