Title: House of Earth and Blood
Series: Crescent City #1
Author: Sarah J Maas
Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.
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.
I was so pumped for this book!
Let me just say this book was long. Really long, 27 and a half hours on audio! I really enjoyed it, this author comes through again!
I had so many thoughts throughout this book that I decided, just like a story, to give my feelings beginning, middle and end.
Beginning – I was internally screaming at Bryce in my head anticipating what was coming! The relationship between Bryce, Danika and pack was heartwarming. They took her under their wing and it was beautiful. So I was understandably choked when the event happened!
Middle – oooh it’s all hotting up. The story ramping up and oh my gosh the sexual tension! I think I was looking forward to that more! Hunt and Bryce sitting in a tree! I think you know the type of relationship I mean *insert winky face*!!!!!!
End – what an ending! The last quarter of the book was non stop….and it was totally amazing!!!! I just kept shouting noooooo, no, no!!!! And that ending….what is to come??!!
The world building was great, set in the modern day but with all our favourite supernaturals, the slow burn romance was delish and the twists and revelations made my jaw drop!
I also want to give special mention to my fave character throughout…..Lehabah. That little fire sprite won my heart!