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


“Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of angel, shifter, human and Fae merge into a sea of beautiful bodies. And then a demon murdered her closest friends. Two years later, when the supposed killer is behind bars but the crimes start up again, the city’s leaders command Bryce to help investigate. They assign an enslaved fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, to make sure she does. But as Bryce fights to uncover the truth – and resist her attraction to the brooding angel who shadows her every step – she finds herself following a trail that leads deep into her own past”. (Excerpt from book cover).


”Through love, all is possible”.

Wow!  This book is one hell of a rockin’ roller coaster!  I tore through this book during the course of about a week, devouring every single page of it. I could not put it down, it had me completely absorbed from the onset.

The world of Crescent City is big and complex and as such it was a little difficult to get into at first.  There is so much to take in, in terms of the different characters the world and the governance/hierarchy.  The cast of characters is vast, but each have their own part to play in the story and I connected with each and every one, whether they were good or evil! 

The book is set in an urban fantasy world filled with almost every conceivable fantasy creature you can imagine, be it fae, werewolves, mer people, witches and humans. The plot was gripping, with lots of twists and turns, and some shock moments that I really wasn’t expecting. I did tear up a little around P702, that little scene really got to me!

I loved the way Bryce’s and Hunt’s individual characters grew and progressed and, as the story unfolds, you begin to understand why they initially behave as they do. I adored the chemistry between them, the banter and the slow development of their relationship.

This book ticked all the boxes for me and I’m sure I will be thinking of the book and it’s characters for days/weeks. I became so utterly lost in this fantasy world, which is action packed, gripping and with a sizzling romance in the mix. All in all a superb book for me, deservedly getting a 5 star rating.

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