Monday, April 6, 2020

Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Earth and Blood
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Crescent City #1
Publication: March 3rd 2020 by Bloomsbury
Genre: AdultUrban Fantasy
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Rating: 5/5


Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of angel, shifter, human and Fae merge intona sea of beautiful bodies.

And the a demon murdered her closest friends.

Two years later, when the supposed killer is behind bars but the ceimes start up again, the city's leaders command Bryce to help investigate. They assign an enslaved fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, to make sure she does. But as Bryce fights to uncover the truth - and resist her attraction to the brooding angel who shadows her every step - she finds
herself following a trail that leads deep into her own dark past.

I love adult fantasy, especially urban fantasy, so I had very high expectations for this book. I'm very happy that all my expectations have been met and then some. It actually reminded me of the UF books I used to read all the time years ago. It has vibes of Karen Marie Moning's Fever series and Kim Harrison's The Hollows series so in the end it wasn't really surprising how much I adored this book since it reminded me of those. 

Honestly, I didn't think she would be able to top the ACOTAR series, especially A Court of Mist and Fury but House of Earth and Blood is the proof of that. As much as I love that series, this book is way better, leagues better! 

I really don't want to give too much away of the book itself or the plot because it's one of those reads that you just have to discover yourself. And also everything about it is too epic to try and explain it, if that makes sense. It was impossible to put this book down.

I loved the heroine of this book. Bryce Quinlan (who is half-Fae, half human) has my heart and it'll be hard for me to find another character that I will adore as much. Hunt Athalar (who is a fallen angel) was a great hero as well. In the past I've disliked books featuring angels. I don't know why but they just haven't interested me as much, I guess. But Hunt? Hot damn! Suddenly I loooove angels. The romance was very slowburn and I'm not gonna lie sometimes I just wanted them to just get it on but I also thought it was written very well so I don't think I should complain too much about that. Their chemistry was off the charts so they definitely made me fan myself quite a few times.

And really. This book was so thrilling and excited and to be honest it scared me at quite a few moments too. There were also a bunch of twists where I was actually shocked and let me tell you that doesn't happen very often with me these days. So it all gets points for giving me all the feels as well.

Overall, House of Earth and Blood is the best damn book Sarah J. Maas has written to this date. It's my favorite book of the year so far and I just can't recommend it high enough. Please go read it because it's too good not to experience this epic book!

About the author:
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
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  1. Sarah J. Maas is yet another author I haven't read, but since her books are everywhere, I really should change that!

  2. This sounds amazing! I need to get a copy😁

  3. I love the sounds of this! I hope my library has it!

  4. Whoa!! I am excited to hear that this is as good as ACOTAR! Now you have me intrigued to get a copy for myself.

  5. Ahh I agree completely with your review, Im so happy you also loved this one! You're right, it definitely equaled and even surpassed ACOMAF for me too!

  6. Great review! I agree with everything you said! Thank you for recommending this book to me! It's now one of my favourite reads this year as well!

  7. I have seen a lot of people reading and loving this book lately and I am glad you could enjoy this one so very much. I want to try it as people say it is the best of SJM but I feel like I need to finish her two other series first :P


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