Alex’s Review of “House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)” by Sarah J Maas

About Alex’s Review of “House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)” on The Book Brontosaurus

“I’ve alway been a big fan of Sarah J Maas books and when she announced this one I preordered it right away! I was really excited to jump into another world that she had created.” – Alex

Book Cover of House of Earth and Blood Crescent City

Book Information:

Title: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Page Count: 816
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

“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.”

Overall Rating and Review Blurb

5 Tree Star Rating
I gave this book 4.75 Tree Stars.
I felt like this was a great start to a new series and I am excited for the next one.

Readabilty: 4
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Wow Factor: 5

Book Review for “House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)”

First Impressions (First Chapter Thoughts)

TBeing a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas, I was expecting the world she wrote to be high fantasy and set more in the past but I was mistaken but not in a bad way. The first chapter intrigued me as it started off in what appeared to be a more modern setting than I am used to, while still having lots of otherworldly characters. I believe this world is going to be very different than the others I’m used to Maas writing.

Thoughts While Reading

OH MY GOD. Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint. Another winner for me. The world building in this book was insane and there was a lot of it. Since it was the first book in a new series, the beginning of the book took a little bit of time to fully get into. We spent a lot of time learning all about the new world and creatures. Once I got my bearings of the world the book was hard to put down

“What brings loyalty beyond death, undimming despite the years. What remains unwavering in the face of hopelessness.” …Through love, all is possible.”

“House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)”, Sarah J. Maas

The twists and turns in this book were wild and there were a few moments where I was heartbroken. The story centers a lot on friendship and I really appreciated that. The relationship that Bryce and Danika had was amazing and I wish I could get a whole whole book about them.

“That’s the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious”

“House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)”, Sarah J. Maas

I loved Bryce and Hunt. Both together and separately. Their banter always had me cracking up and I loved the slow burn of their feelings for each other. They both had their flaws but I think that made them perfect for each other. 

Final Thoughts

A lot of emotion went through me while reading “Crescent City”. I laughed, I cried, I got mad. I’m hyped for the next book in the series. I hope that we get to see more of a story with Ruhn and he ends up with someone in the next book as I really enjoyed his character development. The ending of this story was so epic and I’m very interested to see where we’re going to go with the rest of the books.

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