House of Earth and Blood - Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,104 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.


  • 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

    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!