House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas

house of earth and blood

I enjoyed her previous works (Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series). I was very excited when I heard she was writing a new series. I was curious about her foray in Adult fiction as her previous series were both Young Adult. As with any first book in a new series there is the laborious task of settling up and establishing the new world for the reader; this world took me a while to wrap my head around because of the varies ins and outs of the different types of creatures in the world.

I found the lead characters were a style of characters she has used before (she has a favourite type and seems inclined to stick with it). The lead male was the typical strong domineering type and the female lead character was the usual feisty, underestimated type. Some of their interactions made you cringe; some made you blush but that just seems to be the way the author writes the dynamic between her lead characters.

Despite all this, once I had gotten a hang of the characters and the setting; I could not put this book down! I was constantly waiting to find out how every little twist or revelation would turn out. Curious to see how the mystery at the centre of the story would be solved or if it even would be because of all the antagonists and their battle to keep things quiet.

If you have read her previous works you will definitely enjoy this new series. I am already eagerly awaiting the next installment; but will have to wait a while for it to be released (not due to be published until 2021).


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.


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