Ashes of Chaos (Legacy of the Nine Realms Book 2) by Amelia Hutchins

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I finished reading โ€˜Ashes of Chaos,โ€™ Book 2 of Legacy of the Nine Realms series by Amelia Hutchins and it was FREAKING FANTASTIC ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ! (FYI, Iโ€™m not affiliated with the author, not in the book biz, reading is just a HOBBY, and Iโ€™m just a regular reader that is super passionate ๐Ÿ’— about spreading the word on GREAT books!) There are NO spoilers ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป!

Guyyyys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! I am just SO impressed whenever a second book can be AS GOOD ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป or BETTER ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป than the first! Such a HARD feat for an author to accomplish and Amelia DEFINITELY DID IT ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ! This continues to be an enemies-to-lovers trope on STEROIDS ๐Ÿ˜ฑ!! Someone said to me itโ€™s Savage Lands meets the Fever Seriesโ€ฆ and I have to say, I TOTALLY agree ๐Ÿ˜! Itโ€™s just so so so good you guys!! Itโ€™s LOADED with both tons of ACTION ๐Ÿคบ and HEAT ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Honestly, I thought the plotline was BEYOND clever ๐Ÿ’ก! Really, really AMAZING how I stayed FREAKING OBSESSED ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ with our ASSH@T of a MMC (hello enemies-to-lovers ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป!) and our KICKA$S ๐Ÿคบ FMC the entire book! This author led us through a game of CAT ๐Ÿฑ and MOUSE ๐Ÿญ and it was sooooo GENIUS ๐Ÿคฏ. Like, this book was SO good that I had to RUN ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ to AMAZON to buy Book 3 immediately โ€ฆ just HAD to ๐Ÿ˜…! And pssst ๐Ÿคซโ€ฆ I can let you in on a little ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป secret ๐Ÿค ! I am 20% into Book 3 and itโ€™s ALREADY INCREDIBLE ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! I AM A FAN ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!

OK โœ…!! So some GREAT ๐Ÿคฉ things about this book (without spoilersโ€ฆEEEK ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!) This book has one of the MOST TENDER ๐Ÿ’ž moments that I have EVER read and it was such a small gestureโ€ฆ TINY ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป reallyโ€ฆ but my heart MELTED ๐Ÿ’— when our FMC laid down, put her face in her palmโ€ฆ and thenโ€ฆ our guyโ€ฆ justโ€ฆ awwwww ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜, like I canโ€™t say but so FREAKING MOVING ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ. I could SEE ๐Ÿ‘€ it in my head ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป. The two ๐Ÿ’ž of them. THERE. In THAT moment. It was just SO touching ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–. So much so, that I actually started msging friends saying that I was OFFICIALLY SMITTEN ๐Ÿ˜ with Knox! Just WOW ๐Ÿคฉ . Amelia, you STOLE my heart โค๏ธ in that moment! I donโ€™t even know if you meant to ๐Ÿ˜…! But you totally did ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. It was SO special and made such a significant impact on me ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ!

So yโ€™all, yes this is an enemies-to-lovers, YES! But what comes with that are all the little snippets of the LOVERS โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ! This is my absolutely FAV ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป trope because it takes me on the WILDEST emotional ride ๐ŸŽข from ONE minute falling in love ๐Ÿ’˜ with these characters and the NEXT minute so utterly ANGRY ๐Ÿ˜ก at them! And I knowโ€ฆ I KNOW โ€ฆ it will all work out ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป! (eventually ๐Ÿ˜‚ lol) And thatโ€™s how I really enjoy the rideโ€ฆ just knowing that I am HERE ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ for the DRAMA ๐ŸŽญ! And I KNOW ๐Ÿง  & TRUST ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป that EVENTUALLY it will all PAY OFF in the BEST ๐Ÿ† of ways! And this author makes us BELIEVE THAT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!

OH MY GOSH! And speaking of ANGRY ๐Ÿ˜ก! LET ME TELL YOU!!! I went from the high of being utterly IN LOVE ๐Ÿ’˜ with Knox to wanting to BARBECUE him ALIVE ๐Ÿ˜ต! Like proper FLAYING people ๐Ÿ˜†! THIS GUY ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿฅต!!! He is EVERYTHING an ALPHAHOLE should be and I LOVE โค๏ธ him for it! But mannnnnnโ€ฆ when a certain hair pulling scene in the camp happened, I was likeโ€ฆ Boyyyyy you better RUN ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป cuz Iโ€™m a-cominโ€™ for you and going to take you down ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป! HELL NO! NUH-UGH! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก AND!!! Like this is what is AMAZING ๐Ÿคฉ about this series!! The FMC is so BADA$S ๐Ÿฅท and she gives back 200% what he dishes out ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! Her words are like BARBED WHIPS and she HITS HER MARK ๐ŸŽฏโ€ฆ EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป And I am SERIOUSLY sitting here HOOTING ๐Ÿฅณ & HOLLERING ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป along for the ride! It is SO REFRESHING ๐Ÿ’จ to have a FMC just tell it like it is! Yessssssss ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! Cuz you know, she ainโ€™t no captain-save-a-hoe either! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Not to mention her utter KICKA$S ๐Ÿคบ moments! I mean if the whole RIB ๐Ÿ– thing wasnโ€™t the most mouth dropping ๐Ÿ˜ฒ, BADA$S ๐Ÿฅทmomentsโ€ฆ like EVER!โ€ฆ how about all those witches keeps?! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ This girl is BIGGER THAN LIFE and add a PRIMAL creature to the mixโ€ฆ and I am her NUMBER ONE โ˜๏ธ FAN!

Really, I was so IMPRESSED ๐Ÿ˜ฎ with this book! It lived up to its hype and it was sooooo nice to page-turn like CRAZY & be seriously INVESTED in the plot! I imagine authors donโ€™t hear this a lot โ€ฆbut I just want to say THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for NOT having a romantic HEA yet ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! I am TOTALLY HERE ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ for the PULL & PUSH, the UPs โฌ†๏ธ & DOWNs โฌ‡๏ธ , the HATINโ€™ ๐Ÿคฌ & LOVINโ€™ โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅโ€ฆ ALL. OF. IT. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป My heart โค๏ธ is completely wrapped in a million emotions ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ and I am LOVING โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. THEM!

So if you LOVE enemies-to-lovers trope that is amped up to itโ€™s MAX with AMAZING HEAT ๐Ÿ”ฅ, a SASSY takes no CRAP ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป, tell-it-like-it-is HONEST โœŒ๐ŸปFMC, a HOT/COLD Alphahole ๐Ÿฅต that SCREAMS SEX ๐ŸŒถ for DAYS, a FANTASTIC FANTASY ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ plotline that has you on the edge of your seat needing the third book STAT ๐Ÿšจโ€ฆ give this series a shot! It may just be the PERFECT ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‹ amount of HEAT ๐Ÿ”ฅ & FANTASY ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ for you!