House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)
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, savouring 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...

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1) Details

TitleHouse of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 3rd, 2020
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-139781635574043
Rating
GenreFantasy, New Adult

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1) Review

  • Ishmeen
    January 1, 1970
    me on an everyday basis: I’m so over angels and demons tbh me after the official synopsis release of Crescent City: I WILL READ ANYTHING THIS WOMAN WRITES SIGN ME UP FOR ANGELS AND SHAPESHIFTERS YAS
  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    I am sure this will be 800+ pages long and way more complicated than my biology textbooks.
  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    SJM: faerie-folk! winged warriors! a vibrant city! a world on the brink of war! heart-pounding romance!everybody: ACOTAR!SJM: wut?everybody: wut?
  • Warda
    January 1, 1970
    Pre-reading raves!LOOOOOOOK AT THIS COVER!!!! I cry. 😭😭😭😭Best SJM cover. The detail! 😍---------------------------Well, this news just made my day! NEW MATERIAL FROM SARAH J MAAS! 🤩I can’t wait to see how she ventures into Adult Fantasy!You can read more about it here:http://ew.com/books/2018/05/16/sarah-...I hope Maas does a Sanderson and releases books every year from here on out. 😁
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  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    January 1, 1970
    BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART!!!I'm in love with this gorgeous cover! <333Gosh! Whoever drew this is an amazing artist! Now I can't wait to hold this in my hands! =)))_________________________________Just when I started to wonder what I'm going to do with the rest of my life after I'm done with Sarah's "Throne of Glass" series I saw this on my feed! Call it fate or divine intervention, either way I'm more than just ready for this! XDBring it on, Sarah! Let us suffer, love, hope and dream once mo BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART!!!I'm in love with this gorgeous cover! <333Gosh! Whoever drew this is an amazing artist! Now I can't wait to hold this in my hands! =)))_________________________________Just when I started to wonder what I'm going to do with the rest of my life after I'm done with Sarah's "Throne of Glass" series I saw this on my feed! Call it fate or divine intervention, either way I'm more than just ready for this! XDBring it on, Sarah! Let us suffer, love, hope and dream once more! ;-P
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  • jessica
    January 1, 1970
    as someone who has historically disliked SJM covers, i am stunned. this cover just added 10 years to my lifespan, cleared my skin, and watered my crops. i am t h r i v i n g.
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    THIS FREAKING ARSE COVER!!I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK, I COULD FALL OVER! The End!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Breanna
    January 1, 1970
    Series Predictions: • badass heroine. she's so special, so beautiful• everyone is in love with her• love interest #1 introduced, actually a nice relationship• but wait• FAE (oh sorry, it's sidhe now i guess)• love interest #2 introduced; alpha male (totally fae sidhe)• something about a mate bond• shows abusive tendencies towards MC but that's okay because he has a ~troubled~ past and all transgressions are forgiven• as a matter of fact, those abusive actions are portrayed as swoony-worthy and Series Predictions: • badass heroine. she's so special, so beautiful• everyone is in love with her• love interest #1 introduced, actually a nice relationship• but wait• FAE (oh sorry, it's sidhe now i guess)• love interest #2 introduced; alpha male (totally fae sidhe)• something about a mate bond• shows abusive tendencies towards MC but that's okay because he has a ~troubled~ past and all transgressions are forgiven• as a matter of fact, those abusive actions are portrayed as swoony-worthy and #relationshipgoals• original plot lines and characters forgotten; lol what's continuity?• who cares about inconsistency: HOT FAE SIDHE• long, unnecessary pages of cringeworthy, disturbing sex scenes and weird euphemisms for penis • more novellas/novels published after series ends because why not
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  • ;3
    January 1, 1970
    ~ creamcheese city ~can't wait for the 7000 paged textbook about badly written sex and orgasms that make distant planets explode
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    January 1, 1970
    AN ADULT FANTASY SERIES WITH AN MC WHO WOULD BE FRIENDS WITH FEYRE & AELIN?!?? SIGN ME THE F UP.
  • Elena
    January 1, 1970
    this is sarah’s best cover to dateall her other covers have been cancelledalso, this is labeled under new adult and i just...don't want to read more...disturbing fae sex like pls i'm just so,,,tiredthings i hope this book Does Not Have (at all but probs will)- disturbing sex scenes- too many sex scenes- fae sex- sex in general- a so beautiful and badass but in reality is such a cry baby and is so weak protagonist- a love interest that begins wanting to insert himself into the female lead within this is sarah’s best cover to dateall her other covers have been cancelledalso, this is labeled under new adult and i just...don't want to read more...disturbing fae sex like pls i'm just so,,,tiredthings i hope this book Does Not Have (at all but probs will)- disturbing sex scenes- too many sex scenes- fae sex- sex in general- a so beautiful and badass but in reality is such a cry baby and is so weak protagonist- a love interest that begins wanting to insert himself into the female lead within the first pages they meet- insta love- if there is love, please, i beg sjm to make it so fucking slow- i hate slow paced books but this is gonna be a series (duology? trilogy?) so i hope its slow and there is enough to take in - but i also hope sarah doesn't just provide too much info dump and drag it all- i know this is fae related and that's fine with me bc all of her books are fae related but like i hope there are so many differences- i also hope this doesn't have the typical male lead that is so Strong and Well Built and has Silky Black Hair and is the King of everyone and is so Strong that the female lead just Falls Head Over Heels for himthings i hope this book Does Have (but probs won't)- PLEASE! ADD! SOME! DIVERSITY!- POC AND LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS WELCOME- BUT PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF THE FUCKING WORLD PLEASE DO NOT KILL THEM IN THE FIRST PAGES- MAKE SIDE CHARACTERS DIVERSE- ANYTHING IS WELCOME- DONT DRAG THEM- anyways idk about y'all but that cover implies some diversity if you really look into it. closely.the female looks like she may) or may not idk im sorry) be brown or black and has curly hair but that might just be me wishing it really was and it's probably just the designs above the head that make it look that wayIT IS OKAY IF WHITE AUTHORS WRITE ABOUT POC CHARACTERS AND/OR LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS AS LONG AS THEY DO IT RIGHTthis book has really been on my tbr since may 22 2016 wow thats wild
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  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    THIS. This is what I've been waiting for SJM to write.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    I'M SORRY WHAT?
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhhh, we have a title and a release date! 😍😍😍😍update: May 29, 2019:AND WE HAVE A COVERAND I'M OBSESSED I love this cover so much 😭 this is so perfectly fitting with my aesthetic I can't handle it
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    OHMYGOD!! I just checked out the pintrest board and I don't want to get ahead of myself but... IS THIS A WEREWOLF BOOK?????????!!!!!!!!!!! There's multiple werewolfish pins on the board and the title has Crescent in it!!!! I may be totally over thinking this BUT HOLY SHIT I HOPE NOT!!
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  • Tara ☽
    January 1, 1970
    A basic title for an author of basic books.Who wants to bet the MC will be super duper beautiful and 'sarcastic' and the best at everything she does, and the love interest will purr every other sentence?
  • Mary S. R.
    January 1, 1970
    [29 May 2019]this cover: *exists*me: holy mother of all that is delicious and sweet and also bloody WHAT WHAT *dies*also me: *comes back to life* no, seriously, there was so much that made me doubtful about this book BUT I WILL EAT IT IF ONLY FOR THAT COVER, now excuse me until January *goes back to dying*• • • • •[3 Apr 2019]The release has been pushed back to January 28, 2020??? More than four months??? What the heck. I think our dear ol' Sarah is finally feeling the pull of so many works in p [29 May 2019]this cover: *exists*me: holy mother of all that is delicious and sweet and also bloody WHAT WHAT *dies*also me: *comes back to life* no, seriously, there was so much that made me doubtful about this book BUT I WILL EAT IT IF ONLY FOR THAT COVER, now excuse me until January *goes back to dying*• • • • •[3 Apr 2019]The release has been pushed back to January 28, 2020??? More than four months??? What the heck. I think our dear ol' Sarah is finally feeling the pull of so many works in progress 😐 I'll probably be in a new house, a new city, and in university (during my exams) when this comes out. Well, shit.• • • • • The Title Hmmmm, I guess I like the title? It's just not special?Like I LOVE SJM's books, and her other series' titles were either Something of Something or A Court of Something and Something; and IDK, I was expecting (hoping for) a Something Something-style title? This is too much like A Court of Thorns and Roses, don't you guys think?Though, it's a little more bloody and less dreamy and thus more my vibe, so I like it more than that—specially the book being kind of a murder mystery!And at least the series is named Crescent City which I just LOVE, so there's that? (why am I such a question mark 😂) The World & Story But there's another reason I think this is too much like ACoTaR; I'll tell you how I feel about it after you absorb what the synopsis says: 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...The first thing I thought was: Fae again? Then I remembered how I'd thought this series is another one of the many worlds in SJM's two other series, or more specifically the world Aelin described in Kingdom of Ash as:... a world where a great city had been built along the curve of a river, the buildings impossibly tall and glimmering with lights.So I understand the Fae-thing. (that above is a theory though!)AND good news is that I think I'm gonna like this more than ACoTaR series (which was never equal to Throne of Glass series in my eyes) because it's darker, less fairy-tale-ish, and a suspenseful mystery revolving around a series of serial killings; with Hel-ish creatures awakening! YES please!So I'm gonna withhold judgment and not call it another ACoTaR until the cover release. Fingers crossed it's dark and bloody!
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  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    OMYGURD, WTH WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN OMGGGGGGGG*adds to pile with bajillion other books*
  • Hamad
    January 1, 1970
    I like the cover. Also can't wait to see what SJM will do with an adult book lol******************Say whatever you want to say about SJM, but she's actually a better writer than most of the current authors!!!!
  • Anika
    January 1, 1970
    Looks like they’re making up for the generic title with the most BEAUTIFUL cover!!Uuuugh, I love Maas, but what is with all these generic YA fantasy titles?! “______ of _____ and ______”. And it almost always has the word “blood” in it. 🙄🙄
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  • Azrah
    January 1, 1970
    THAT COVER THO 😱😱 __JANUARY 2020???? Okay bye guys imma be in hibernation till then.
  • Nenia Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    Apparently people want to see me review this.#ChallengeAccepted
  • Khadidja ~on hiatus~
    January 1, 1970
    Um Sarah is writing this?HOWWHENWHYWHAT???
  • Madison
    January 1, 1970
    UMM.. WHAT IS THIS!?!?! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT BUT ALL I KNOW IS THAT ITS BY SARAH J MAAS AND THAT IS ENOUGH TO GET ME EXCITED.
  • Natalie Monroe
    January 1, 1970
    SJM really loves her Fae, huh?
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    5/29/19Probably the best cover reveal for one of her series, because as much as I enjoyed ACOTAR/ACOMAF those covers were pretty ugly to me lol ---4/3/19We finally have a title, release date and synopsis! Can't wait to see what they do with the cover =D---So stoked for this one!
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  • Torosa
    January 1, 1970
    I WILL READ ANYTHING THIS QUEEN PUBLISHES. She has my heart, she has my trust, I love Sarah to bits, and will forever
  • Hesione
    January 1, 1970
    uhhhhh that sounds weirdly like, i don't know, all of her other books?
  • Maia
    January 1, 1970
    LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!!
  • enqi ☁️✨ [joon's]
    January 1, 1970
    i am so excited for this book i could fall over... yeah all right, take my money.
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