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 1,951 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.


  • Amazing

    By dontbuythis987654456
    Could not put it down and cannot recommend it enough!
  • So blown away....

    By Lizzy Lou 32
    I laughed, I cried...I was clinching my jaws at the end trying to stave my anxiety. It’s such a page turner!! Per the previous rating, there IS a lot of information dropped, but it’s only partially revealed information in the beginning. As you read, it unfolds and starts to make more sense. I did have to revert back to the beginning a few times but I was completely engrossed in the world that Maas has created. I cannot wait until the next book!
  • Huh?

    By Swansonm
    My star rating is irrelevant b/c I haven’t finished the book. After reading Maas’s court series I was super excited to read more. I went for this one and barely into it, I’m confused. The intro pages are poorly written with massive info dumps that feel really unskilled, the tone is still very much YA, at about a sixth grade reading level, the characters are YA age, just out of how is this an adult book? I couldn’t get through the beginning. Not wanting to give up on her b/c of how much I loved her other books, I decided to shift over to her actual YA Thrones series. Immediately, the writing and story were much better. And what I was familiar with. It’s almost as if someone else wrote this. It’s weird.
  • A...

    By Bookho
    One of my favorite Sarah J Maas books yet

    By AlexStarReader1
    Wow. This book far exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t stand Bryce at the beginning, but her reading her story and person unfold was beyond amazing. Hunt was my favorite from the beginning. I hope we get more of his story in the following books since the book ended bringing it up his father. ANYWAYS, great book. It starts off a bit slow but man does it make up for it afterwards. You will not be disappointed! Hang in there reader.
  • I laughed I cried I couldn’t put it down

    By hdmdjenneuxhbxhx
    If you want a book that will surprise you over and over again then this is for you. It’s been so long since I picked up a fantasy fiction book years probably, I decided for my first one in a long time to be the one with the best reviews. And oh my god I was not disappointed. I was picturing vivid movie scenes in my head while reading this book, I was invested in the story and the mystery, and I found joy in guessing or trying to figure out foreshadowed events and being proven right and being proven wrong. This book will throw triple plot twists your way, it’ll fill you with joy and rip your heart out. I’m excited for the sequel. This is a must read, the price is worth it. And as someone who isn’t a big lovey dovey Romance fan I can say that this romance was well earned, but I truly don’t think this is a romance book. No this book is a love letter to the amazing love bond of friendship. What a wonderful emotional trip this book will take you on. Safe travels.
  • This book...

    By Kasey-Kroman
    Is amazing. I couldn’t get enough of it and I want more more more!!!
  • All the feels

    By ankh1
    This book is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Sarah’s writing just keeps getting better. I didn’t know I could feel this much from a book glad to learn though. Crazy plot twists has almost every genre fantasy, mystery, and romance. Read this book !!!
  • Crazy hood

    By MikeyN0925
    Book is FREAKING great. I’ve had it for like half a year and never read it. So happy to have finally opened it up!
  • Could not put it down!

    By Tooktime2writethis
    I’m definitely a Mass fan but this book is my favorite! I was drawn in immediately, the twists and turns I felt all of the emotions in this book. Favorite scene is Lehabah’s moment. Tears every time! Great book, can’t wait for the next!