House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1): Review

About the Book:

Title: House of Earth and Blood 

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing 

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Pages: 803

Genre: Adult Fantasy, Adult Romance, New Adult, Urban fantasy 

Synopsis:

Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.


Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.44778083

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.
 

 

Review:

5

Wow! Just wow! I absolutely loved this adult urban fantasy from Sarah J. Maas. I didn’t think she could come close to the ACOTAR series for me, but she truly did with this one. I was’t sure what to expect going in, other than I knew there was a lot of hype surrounding this one. It definitely lived up to the hype for me. The beginning is a little slow, but once you get past that, things only get better! There’s amazing world building and characters, the things I’ve come to expect from Maas.

Bryce Quinlan has what some would think is the perfect life. She works all day and parties all night. Then a demon murders her closest friends, and she is left wounded and completely alone. When the accused is in jail, and the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself involved in the investigation. She swears she will do whatever it takes to avenge the deaths of her friends.

Hunt Athalar is an infamous Fallen angel, who is now enslaved by the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His strength and skills have been used for one purpose only, to assassinate his boss’s enemies without question. But with a demon wreaking havoc throughout the city, he’s offered an incredible deal. If he helps Bryce to find the murderer, his freedom will finally be within his grasp.

Bryce and Hunt work together digging deep into the underbelly of Crescent City. They discover that there’s a dark power at work that threatens everything and everyone important to them. They also find that there’s passion between them that could set them both free, if they would only allow it to.

I just love Bryce, who is such a strong female main character. I love the absolutely sassy and brooding Hunt as well. One of my other favorites that I adore is the overprotective older brother, Ruhn Dannon. I appreciated the importance of friendship is this book, and also how the grieving process was handled in this one.

I can’t wait for the next book! If you haven’t picked this one up yet, I highly recommend it.

About the Author:

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. To find out more, visit sarahjmaas.com or follow @therealsjmaas on Instagram. sarah_j_maas_hi_res-2000

2 thoughts on “House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1): Review

  1. frayedbooks says:

    So glad to hear you loved this one! I’m a little afraid to start it that it won’t live up to the hype for me, and that its so LONG, but I really want to give it a try~

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