Title: House of Earth and Blood
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult
Synopsis: 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.
Spoiler Free Review
Sarah J. Maas provided yet again, another great book and what is sure to be another great series. There were so many aspects of this book that I enjoyed, but the characters were by far my favorite part. I also loved how there is a mix of creatures, theres vampires, mermaids, fan and so many more. It was a different scene of characters from what Maas usually writes(being that it is usually fae and human characters) and I really liked that.
Bryce is one of the main characters in the story and she is definitely one of my new favorite characters. On the surface Bryce is quick-witted, clever, and doesn’t hold back on the use of foul language. But as the series goes on Maas delivers another side of Bryce, one where she is a fierce protector of those who matter to her, who grieves over the lost of her best friends. Bryce is such a great character and I cannot wait for more Bryce in the next book and see what more development Maas has in store for her character.
Hunt, Hunt, Hunt, my new book boyfriend. Hunt is the other main character in the book and he is a Fallen Angel and very well known throughout the city. Maas did another well done job with his character development and growth. The more we learn about Hunt as his story the more depth his character gains. I can already feel there is a lot more to him as a character and I am looking forward to seeing what it is.
I love Hunt and Bryce’s relationship. The way they interact was the best, definitely had me laughing a couple of times. I feel like Maas is so good at writing banter between characters, especially the love interests in her books.
Just want to give Lehabah a quick little mention. Lehabah is a fire sprit who resides where Bryce works and she is the best! I feel like she is me because of how much she loves trash reality TV, one of her favorite shows is called Fangs and Bangs aha. I would love to introduce her to The Bachelor, I think she would immensely enjoy it.
The plot of this book was slow to hook me. It took me awhile to really get into it, it wasn’t until a little after 50% through that I started to not be able to put it down. With the way it ended I am very much wondering how the rest of the series is going to go, but all I know is I need book 2 asap😂
One thing that I love the Maas did in this book was the representation of friendship. Bryce and Danika are best friends and even though Danika isn’t in the whole book(in the synopsis), their friendship is prominent throughout the book. Its so clear to see how much they meant to each other and the lengths they would go to protect and save each other.
Overall Maas delivered yet again another book boyfriend and another great book. I loved the characters in this book and though the plot was a bit slow for me, I enjoyed it. I loved how the book wasn’t just fae and human like her other books but included mermaids, vampires, werewolves, and cute messenger otters.