House of Earth and Blood - Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 3,958 Ratings


A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

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.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.


  • Couldn’t put it down

    By gayieee
    Loved these characters. I was at the edge of my seat for nearly the entire story. This book made me laugh, cry, imagine, and wonder. Enjoyed even more than acotar

    By JDUH09
    BEST BOOK EVER. I love love lovedddd ACOTAR so freaking much and was looking for another story to be completely immersed in and this book did 👏🏻 not👏🏻 fail 👏🏻 every piece of this book coming together at the end and then leaves you wanting more. Literally just finished and about to start book #2 right now!!!
  • At First…But Then…!

    By Tuckb25
    It took me a couple tries to get past the first few chapters. I didn’t get what all the hype was about, It felt like a cable teen drama with sci fi characters at first. I felt like there were so many supporting characters, and details, and it was too much. Then things started to click together like a puzzle…and crescendo into a story that I could not put down. I mean up until 4:30am reading sessions!! Really amazing story!!
  • Enjoyable read!

    By StephiSings
    It took a bit of time to be engrossed by this book. But once taken in by her world, I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed her modern “real world” & pop culture references interspersed with the fantasy world she created.
  • A fantastical murder mystery

    By melodicrunes
    I had no idea what to expect going into this from ACOTAR and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It starts off a little slow, but once you get past the first couple of chapters, the story picks up pace and takes you on a wild ride! The plot line was crafted very well, a stronger plot than some of Maas’s other books. The murder mystery keeps you guessing and I had theories as to the end but the actual ending is so much better than my theories. I’ve started book 2! Can’t wait for book 3 next year!
  • Great book

    By Nicohea
    Loved all of it , can’t wait for the 3rd one to come out
  • Incredible story

    By E. Markewitz
    Just an all around great read…you get totally sucked into the world the author built!
  • Awesome pacing. I was never bored

    By Bmm1009
    This was awesome. Pacing was great and throughout the book, she filled in many pieces to be fully revealed at the end. I love I did not guess correctly each twist!!
  • Worth it!

    By Master_McG
    Took a while for the characters to develop. Worth the read.
  • Wow

    By Tommi-lynne
    I need more this was amazing.