Blood and Ash was super addicting. Mostly I loved the characters. I got really invested in all of them.
I removed a star for world building. Or maybe delivery of that world building? There were some really interesting concepts here but they weren't always delivered in a memorable way. The beginning explained some of these things very quickly, then I forgot the details, and that was an issue when they suddenly became important later. I could have used a few more reminders or reinforcements. There are just so many species and rituals to keep track of, but some are kind of glossed over or not repeated enough for me to have remembered by the time I needed them.
Definitely a very addicting book though and I'll be continuing with the series!