Friday, March 13, 2020

Review: House of Blood and Earth

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)
* First in a new series *

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. - summary from the publisher

I'll fully admit, I'm a Sarah J Maas fangirl. And if you like her, this book will blow you away. I loved it. It has all the classic traits of a Maas book - forbidden romance, friendship, death, secrets, lies, betrayals, banter, action, danger, and fighting for a cause. But it was so much more than that.  It was half a murder mystery and half a fantasy novel - the fight against good and evil. It was also half a romance novel.  The stakes were high. The evil was so very evil. And there's that one part that slayed me. Tears - laughter - happy sighs = this book gave me all the feels. And a book hangover

I can't imagine where the next book is going, but I'm here for it.

Library Recommendation: A must have fantasy book for your public library.

If You Like:

I really am loving romantic fantasy and need more recommendations. If you have a series or book you love, let me know in the comments! Thanks.

** copy sent for review
*** This is an adult book


Jenn McKinlay said...

I looooove Maas. Can’t wait to start this one! Question - do you think she plans to resolve Nesta and Cassian from ACOTAR? I am totally enthralled by their story.

Christine @ Captivated Reading said...

I read the five chapters from Netgalley and just fell in love! I just haven't been able to read the whole thing yet! I'm kind of hoping to get it from the library soon. SO glad to hear you liked it!