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House Of Earth And Blood by Sarah J Maas

Published : 2nd March 2021

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Format : Kindle, Audio, Hardback, Paperback

Genre : Historical Fiction

Review #26/2021

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Bryce Quinlan had the perfect lifeโ€”working hard all day and partying all nightโ€”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. Sheโ€™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 purposeโ€”to assassinate his bossโ€™s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, heโ€™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 Cityโ€™s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passionโ€”one that could set them both free, if theyโ€™d only let it.

Thank you @TandemCollectiveGlobal for this stunning copy and totally unputdownable fantasy read

My Review

Through love, all is possible

Bryce Quinlan is half Fae, half human smart ass party girl. Raised by her mother and step father, Bryce only meets her biological father at age thirteen when she has to face the Oracle to see her future. That man is the Autumn King. He isnโ€™t impressed with her prediction and basically kicks her to the curb. Together with her best friend Danika, the two women work hard and party hard whilst sharing the same flat.

After a night out fuelled by drink and drugs with friends Bryce staggers home to find her world has been totally turned upside down. This sends her on a spiral of self destruction for a couple of years, until she is approached by the Archangel of Crescent City, Micah to help investigate what happened as and help find the Fae missing artefact that was also stolen that night two years ago. Itโ€™s clear the two events are related.

Bryce begrudgingly teams up with Hunt Athalar, a powerful angel who is enslaved to Micah and is feared as The Shadow Of Death. Bryce gives him nothing but aggregation and sass until she realises that together they might actually solve the crime, find out who took the horn and why ancient old demons keep appearing and killing people.

Hunt also soon realises that the sassy, smart mouthed party girl is just a front and not who she truly is.

This is the first adult book by this author.

Why I Loved It

I loved this book! At first I was unsure wether it was for me or not as the first quarter ish of the book is very info heavy but once you get past that itโ€™s an absolutely brilliant and gripping read.

The story is packed full of an array of different characters, Fae, Angels, Wolves, Vampires, Mer people plus much more, each one as intriguing as the next. My favourite character was Lehabah the fire sprite! I adored everything about this character. I absolutely loved the friendship between Bryce and Denika. The way this is portrayed within the book really allows you to feel there bond and the unconditional love they have for each other.

There is a huge shock at the beginning of the book which sets you up for a great read, just get past the heavy intro and itโ€™s all worth it! I almost cried three times towards the end and was left totally wanting more and of course this author is the queen of writing sexual tension ๐Ÿ˜‰




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Meet the author

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.


Connect with Sarah




Books by the author

A Court Of Thorns and Roses

Throne Of Glass

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