House of Earth and Blood, Crescent City by Sarah J Maas – A Netgalley extract review

Posted February 3, 2020 by midnightreview in Reviews / 0 Comments


#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series 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.

My Review

An email pinged into my inbox this morning from Netgalley, a chance to read an exclusive extract of one of my most anticipated 2020 reads. I downloaded it immediately and have consumed in one sitting.

The extract comprises of the prologue and the first 5 chapters and my goodness am I excited to get my hands on the book come March.

I am so unbelievably excited about this book and the beginning doesn’t disappoint. I felt an instant connection with the main character Bryce and indeed the other characters we are introduced to. The world is large but introduced brilliantly, only 5 chapters in and I feel I have a handle on the way it works. I am sure this will turn out to be a five-star read for me.

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