I received this EXCERPT on Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review. This short review is based on the first FIVE chapters of House of Blood and Earth. I’ll be able to do a full review when I receive my book on March 3rd when it’s out in the world!
House of Blood and Earth is probably my most anticipated book of the year, and these five chapters did not disappoint! We’re introduced to the main character Bryce Quinlan who happens to be half-fae half-human and has all the hallmarks of a typical Maas character; beautiful, intriguing and a little (or a lot) messed up. I can’t wait to find out more about her. The side characters are likeable, though there seems to be quite a few different characters and there’s interesting smaller story lines; I’m intrigued but confident in how Maas will bring it all together, especially as this is Maas first foray into Adult Fantasy.
I love Maas’s world building in her first two series’ and House of Blood and Earth is no different, Crescent City seems to be one hell of a place. One of the big differences between Maas’s new series and ACOTAR AND TOG is that Crescent City is set in a modern world and comes with all the trappings of such a world, including phones and credit cards.
In five chapters there’s already quite a lot of information to take in. There’s four different houses of Midgard and a whole lot of supernatural creatures, werewolves seem to be playing a big part in the series for example. Hopefully it’ll be easier to understand once we’re reading the whole book.
I already know this is going to be a five star read for me and I honestly can’t wait to read the final version. If you’re a fan of Maas’s previous series you’ll no doubt love this.
Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for this excerpt!
You can check out the book here on Amazon.