Review: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas

Guys!! This is my most anticipated book of the year and I’m so happy to report that I absolutely freaking loved every minute of reading this book. I will read anything this QUEEN publishes! I did read this on publication day, I am just very behind on reviews.

“It’s easier for me – when people assume the worst about what I am. It lets me see who they really are.”

Trigger warnings: Death, abuse, gore, drugs, addiction, blood, violence

Okay so technically this is Maas first adult book, and she did not disappoint. This book is over 800 pages and I read it in two days. This book had everything full fae, witches, wolves, shape-shifters, fallen angels and much more. We are dropped into an urban fantasy world that uses modern technology.

In this story we follow Bryce Quinlan, a half fae and a notorious party girl. Until one night she returns home to her apartment to find her best friend had been murdered by a demon. Once the accused is being bars, similar crimes begin to happen. Bryce finds herself in the middle of an investigation, she will stop at nothing tho find out what happened to her friend. Enter Hunt Athalar, a fallen angel who is enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. He it’s offered an incredible deal help Bryce solve the murders and he will gain his freedom.

Bryce Quinlan:Bryce, our protagonist, was a fantastic heroine! She was a complete badass. Strong, brave, confidant, sassy but she was also real. She has flaws. Bryce is completely broken after finding the body of her best friend. She feels as though she’s lost everything, and she battles with constant grief, guilt, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.

Hunt Athalar: At the beginning he’s comes off as brooding and kind of a hardass. Which is s classic Sarah character trait in males, and I love it. He does warm up as the story goes. He is also broken and lonely which is what draws him and Bryce together. I honestly can’t wait to see him unleash his full power!

“Let someone in, give them the power to hurt you, and they’d do exactly that, in the end.”

As a lover of murder mysteries, I really enjoyed this element of the story. Two unlikely people teaming up to solve a murder, yess, I’m here for it. The world building was incredible, blending fantasy with sprinkles modern day, was so good.

The friendship between Bryce and Danika was so beautiful, I cried so much over there bond is was everything!

I seriously cannot wait for the next book in the series!

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