I love Jeaniene Frost and will admit that I dove into The Beautiful Ashes with my expectations set on high. I adore this author and know she's capable of creating characters who are unique, entertaining, and full of personality. I was very disappointed when I discovered how bland and unimaginative the characters were in The Beautiful Ashes. There were other issues I had with it as well, but I did enjoy the story line even though it vaguely reminded me of another favorite series of mine. This story was a big letdown for me and I'm not certain yet if I will be reading the sequel.
Unwept was a story that had a lot of potential but in the end it just fell flat. I continued reading it because I was anticipating a shocking reveal or some sort of twist that would make it redeemable, but that never happened. It ended somewhat predictably and while I don't necessarily regret reading the story, I also wouldn't recommend it.