Goodreads Monday – House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

It’s the first Goodreads Monday of 2020, friends! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.

This week’s book is House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas. I’d be seriously impressed if you haven’t heard of this book by now! The hype leading up to its release was massive and since it came out about two weeks ago, I’ve still been seeing tons of people talk about it every day. This adult romantasy has a 4.54 star average with 9.4k+ ratings and 2.5k+ reviews.

Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savoring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world.

Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step.

Hunt Athalar, personal assassin for the Archangels, wants nothing to do with Bryce Quinlan, despite being ordered to protect her. She stands for everything he once rebelled against and seems more interested in partying than solving the murder, no matter how close to home it might hit. But Hunt soon realizes there’s far more to Bryce than meets the eye—and that he’s going to have to find a way to work with her if they want to solve this case.

As Bryce and Hunt race to untangle the mystery, they have no way of knowing the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the darkest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir…

With unforgettable characters 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.

Why do I want to read it?

First of all, THAT COVER?! So gorgeous and admittedly the first reason why I wanted to get my hands on this book 😂 I think Maas is one of those authors that people either really hate or love and I have to say that I fall more in the latter category. Although I still have to finish it, I loved her ToG series and I enjoyed her wildly famous ACOTAR series well enough, even if I liked ToG better (shots fired)! I’ve heard mostly positive reviews for House of Earth and Blood since its release with a lot of people saying that it absolutely wrecked them. I’m looking forward to seeing whether her adult romantasy will be any different to her “YA/NA” ones! I ordered the Waterstones sprayed edge edition on a whim after getting an email about it (I’m so easy 🙈) and so now it’s a matter of waiting until it arrives–which actually might take longer than anticipated with all this craziness going on in the world right now.

Have you read House of Earth and Blood or is it on your TBR?

13 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

    1. You know what? Surprisingly I haven’t heard you talk about how much you dislike ACOMAF 😂 But I’m not surprised that Maas isn’t your jam? Hahaha I’m really wondering what you’ll think of this one! I can’t wait to read your thoughts 🤣

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    1. I still haven’t finished the ToG series! I was planning to do a re-read of some of the books before picking up the final because my memory is so bad and it’s been too long 😅 But I am looking forward to this. Really wondering how different it’ll be as it’s “adult”!

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      1. I still have the last book of ToG to get through, I keep putting it off because it’s so dang long LOL. Also, what you said about the memory thing, that’s real. I don’t want to reread them all. Someone needs to put a summary out there of them lol.

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    1. Haha I enjoyed but wasn’t the biggest fan of the ACOTAR series (I know, I cower in fear to admit it) but I’m firmly in the love category for ToG! ❤ I hope this lives up to the hype!

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