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 4,347 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.


  • Crescent City

    By Leialani_02
    Sarah Maas got me again! Cried like a baby off and on in this story. So good!!!
  • Phenomenal Escape From Reality

    By Sukiegc
    Slow to start as scenes and characters are set, but impossible to put down as you will Bryce on.
  • Love SJM

    By Bhouser34
    Absolutely love this book!!
  • Amazing book, hard to put down.

    By Andyrosso21
    Really enjoyed this book - started slow while it built plots and character but the book really had you trying to guess the next move and usually had me guessing wrong. So many twist and turns and by the end, impossible to put down.
  • Hold on because the second half is where the magic is.

    By Bbal danny
    The first third of the book took me months to read. I was not very interested. Then suddenly, I found I could barely keep up with all of the action, character reveals, and drama. It is beautifully written with painstaking detail to a magical cruel world! That’s why I kept going. I am definitely glad I did.
  • Loved it

    By Stormie-H
    Slow and confusing to start, but when you finally get the lay of the characters and world, man is this book good! Twists and turns, good love story.
  • amazing.

    By narwhal1900
    i sobbed and i have loved all of sarah j. maas’ stories! definitely worth the read.
  • I tried

    By Person I am
    I really tried to read this but it was honestly irritating to get through. I didn't enjoy the language choices and it felt juvenile for an adult book. Couldn't make it through deep enough to see if there were other writing elements that would make it worth it (i.e. plot developments and what not)
  • Amazing

    By 2448284026!!!
    I’m still reeling and loved it. So many feelings! Can’t wait to read the next one!
  • 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