House of Earth and Blood
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
Sarah J. Maas
A #1 New York Times bestseller!Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. 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.
Sarah J. Maas
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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"This was my first experience with Sarah J. Maas’ writing and if you’re thinking of reading this book, there are a few things you should know. 1. The beginning is SLOW. Like really slow. The whole book is almost exactly 800 pages and it takes 100 to get to the inciting incident and another 20 to get to the main plot. 2. This book has an intricate complex world. The world-building takes a lot of time (hence the slow beginning), but I promise it’s super necessary toward the plot and themes of the novel. 3. The romance between Bryce and Hunt is one of the best executions of a slow burn I’ve ever read. It was natural and it didn’t feel forced. Their bonding through mutual grief and survivor’s guilt created a relationship built on trust and vulnerability that easily transitioned into intense attraction and intense love and respect. It was beautiful. 4. The last 200 pages were an emotional rollercoaster. It tied everything together. It was full of insane reveals, clever callbacks and devastating deaths. The last 200 pages made the slowness at the beginning more than worth it and it’s what pushed this novel from 4 1/2 stars to 5. In all, this novel was stunning and such an exciting read. I can’t wait to dive back into the world of Crescent City in the House of Sky and Breath."
"I liked Sarah's first venture into adult fantasy. Looking forward to the next book."
"If you skim the first 75 pages, the rest is SPECTACULAR. I just couldn’t put it down!!! Our mc? Phewww…..she’s FINE. SJM made one heck of a masterpiece developing this girl. And her love interest (which: enemies-to-lovers)? Also, v e r y fine. BUT, that’s not the only thing about this book. THE PLOT. The plot I tell you—it is filled with twists, excitement, and all of those good things. MUST READ :)"