Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas | Reviewed by Michelle


Houseof Earth and Blood | SarahJ Maas | Bloomsbury | Pub: 3/3/20


“Look towards where it hurts the most. That’s always where the answers are.”

Where to begin…

I had started this book a couple of months ago, but the beginning had been a lot of world building and I wasn’t gripped. I reminded myself that I am a mood reader and that I just wasn’t in the mood for it. Fast forward to February 1 and I just had to pick it back up. It was literally calling to me. I had finally gotten beyond the world building and was in for a wild ride.

Bryce, half human and half fae, lost her best friend to a brutal demon murder. Hunt, fallen angel, is a slave to the archangels. Bryce and Hunt are forced to combine forces to find a missing artifact and to solve some murders before the big summit. Will they achieve their goal?

I found it extremely difficult to put this book down once the world building was done. It gripped me. And just when I thought I knew what way was up, we were going down. Yes, this book is a fantasy with an enemies to lovers romance but it was also a mystery book. I truly believed I had everything solved and I was 100% wrong.

I laughed at all the sarcasm. I got angry. I cried. I sobbed uncontrollably. I smiled from my heart. All the emotions. And I will claim very loudly… THIS IS THE BEST SARAH J MAAS BOOK I HAVE READ YET! The second book in the series is supposed to come out in November and I will be preordering a signed copy.

My personal favorite character was Lehabah. When you read this book, I hope you cherish her as much as I did. She was a real delight, a real light, and one of the best friends someone could ask for.

Synopsis (Credit: Goodreads)

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.

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.

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