JLA fans can be divided into two camps. Those that loved her before From Blood and Ash, and those that recently fell in love with her writing following the viral explosion that was FBAA. Either way, you’re here looking for a list of Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order and I’m here to help.
Personally, I was familiar with JLA before the FBAA craze, but I hadn’t read any of her books. I tried to read one, and I’ll explain more on that later, but it just wasn’t for me…at that point in time.
Then I started hearing about this book called From Blood and Ash. At first, it was like any other release. But as the founder of the largest YA Fantasy community on Facebook (YA Fantasy Addicts), I kept hearing about it over and over.
Finally, I broke down and read it shortly after A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire was released and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Let’s dive into the list of Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order.
Jennifer L. Armentrout Books in Order
Blood and Ash Books in Order
As I already mentioned, From Blood and Ash was the first Jennifer L. Armentrout book that I read. I absolutely fell in love with it and have been devouring every Blood and Ash book as they come out. Check out my review of From Blood and Ash for more details.
Spin-offs make figuring out the best way to read the Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order a little complicated. So here you go:
- From Blood and Ash (2020)
- A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (2020)
- The Crown of Gilded Bones (2021)
- The War of Two Queens (2022)
- The Primal of Blood and Bone (TBA)
Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash Spin-Off)
Flesh and Fire is in the same world as Blood and Ash, but takes place long before and follows the god Nyktos, which we met in The Crown of Gilded Bones, and Sera. Check out my A Shadow in the Ember review for more info.
- A Shadow in the Ember (2021)
- A Light in the Flame (2022)
- A Fire in the Flesh (Expected: December 12, 2023)
Blood and Ash Companion Books
The following books are extra books within the series. The first is billed as Book 5 in the Blood and Ash series on Amazon, but it’s actually a retelling of Book 1, From Blood and Ash, from Casteel’s perspective. Visions of Flesh and Blood is a Compendium.
- A Soul of Ash and Blood (Expected: July 18, 2023)
- Visions of Flesh and Blood (Expected: October 31, 2023)
Fall of Ruin and Wrath
A brand new series is coming from Jennifer L. Armentrout published by Tor books. It’s completely unrelated to anything else she’s written, but will also be an adult fantasy series, similar to From Blood and Ash with comparison to the rest of her books.
- Fall of Ruin and Wrath (Expected: September 12, 2023)
Lux Series in Order
The Lux series is one of the most sought after lists for Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order. It’s her second most popular series according to my research in my Facebook group, and it’s a little confusion figuring out how everything lines up.
Obsidian is the first novel, but Shadows appears first chronologically and is listed as the place to begin on JLA’s website.
What her website doesn’t explain is where Oblivion fits in. The version you buy dictates where it falls on the timeline.
If you purchase the print copy of Oblivion, it only contains Daemon’s POV of Obsidian. But if you purchase the ebook copy, it features Daemon’s POV of Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal.
Additionally, Obsession is a Lux spin-off but one that didn’t receive a full series (like the Origins series spin-off), so rather than list it separately, I’ve placed it on the list below in publication order.
- Shadows (2012) (Novella)
- Obsidian (2011)
- Onyx (2012)
- Opal (2012)
- Oblivion (2015) (Daemon’s POV)
- Obsession (2013) (Spin-Off)
- Origin (2013)
- Opposition (2014)
Origin (Lux Spin-Off)
Covenant Books in Order
- Daimon (2011) (Novella)
- Half-Blood (2011)
- Pure (2012)
- Deity (2012)
- Elixir (2012) (Novella)
- Apollyon (2013)
- Sentinel (2013)
Titan (Covenant Spin-Off)
The Titan series is a spin-off of the Covenant series. It’s not the same series, but it is in the same world, so those who enjoyed Covenant will love to keep reading along in this list of Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order.
The Dark Elements Books in Order
- Bitter Sweet Love (2013) (Novella)
- White Hot Kiss (2014)
- Stone Cold Touch (2014)
- Every Last Breath (2015)
The Harbinger (The Dark Elements Spin-Off)
I made the mistake of picking up Storm and Fury as my first ever Jennifer L. Armentrout book.
But wait, I thought you said From Blood and Ash was your first?
It was. And that’s because I put Storm and Fury down after just one chapter. I didn’t realize that it was a spin-off until after I started reading, and JLA makes the assumption that you know what’s going on, and I didn’t.
It’s recommended that you read White Hot Kiss and the Dark Elements series before starting the Harbinger series.
Jennifer L. Armentrout Books in Order – Frigid
Jennifer L. Armentrout Books in Order – Wicked
- Wicked (2014)
- Torn (2016)
- Brave (2017)
- The Prince (2018) (Novella)
- The King (2019) (Novella)
- The Queen (2020) (Novella)
Jennifer L. Armentrout Books in Order – de Vincent
Jennifer L. Armentrout Books in Order – Standalones
- Cursed (2012)
- Don’t Look Back (2014)
- The Problem with Forever (2016)
- Till Death (2017)
- The Dead List (2017)
- If There’s No Tomorrow (2017)
Writing as J. Lynn
The rest of the books listed below are written by JLA under a different penname. They are still her books and deserve to be on this list of Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order as such.
Gamble Brothers Books
Nephilim Rising Books
- Unchained (2013)
Wait for You Books
Forever with You isn’t a novella, so I couldn’t mark it as such. But it’s also not listed as a numbered book in the series. I couldn’t find any definitive info labeling it as a Spin-Off book, but I believe that it is (though I haven’t read it, so I can’t know for sure).
- Wait for You (2013)
- Trust in Me (2013)
- Be with Me (2014)
- Stay with Me (2014)
- Fall with Me (2015)
- Dream of You (2015) (Novella)
- Forever with You (2015) (Spin-Off)
- Fire in You (2016)
Summary of Jennifer L. Armentrout Books in Order
Now that I’ve listed out all the Jennifer L. Armentrout books in order, let’s dive into her series in more detail. Below is a list of every first book in a series. JLA is a prolific writer, and a fast one, publishing as many as 3-4 books a year.
Most of her books are within a set series, and so I’ve highlighted the first book to get you started.
From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash Series)
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.
A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire Series)
Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.
However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.
Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.
Obsidian (Lux Series)
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.
The Darkest Star (Origins Series)
In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.
Set in the beloved world of the Lux, a girl pulled into in a world she doesn’t understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart…and Armentrout’s most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.
Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity’s war with the aliens. When she’s caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…
Half-Blood (Covenant Series)
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi—pure-bloods—have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals—well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.
Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem—staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
The Return (Titan Series)
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…
It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.
Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.
But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.
Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements Series)
Layla just wants to fit in at school and go on a date with Zayne, whom she’s crushed on since forever. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister—and Layla is a half demon, half gargoyle with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with keeping humanity safe, Layla’s kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him.
Then she meets Roth—a demon who claims to know her secrets. Though Layla knows she should stay away, it’s tough when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne, but as Layla discovers she’s the reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world.
Storm and Fury (The Harbinger Series)
Meet Trinity Marrow, a girl with an explosive secret whose hiding place has just been discovered…
Eighteen-year-old Trinity may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her gift is the reason she’s been in hiding for years in a compound guarded by Wardens—shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her to enhance their powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with reports that something is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to trust Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
Frigid (Frigid Series)
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.
Wicked (Wicked Series)
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer.
But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
Moonlight Sins (de Vincent Series)
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent . . . her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.
Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.
The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia. . . .
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