My Rating ~ Five Stars
RELEASE DATE: 3 March 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia
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.
Thank you so much to Bloomsbury Australia for providing me with a copy of Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood, together with a gorgeous swag pack, in exchange for an honest review!
To say Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood was on my highly anticipated list, would be an understatement, so it also meant it was on my ‘I’m so nervous to read this, I want to love it so bad, what if I don’t?’ list. Luckily, I had nothing to worry about, because I LOVED it. Did Hunt just take over Rhysand as my book boyfriend? Maybe he did (look I’m happy to take both if I can’t decide though, ok?). Bryce was also such a brilliant character. Her sass was perfection.
I started a little daunted (by the sheer size of the book) and confused, trying to remember all the characters and get the magic system and world building straight in my head, but as soon as I did, I was completely hooked. This was a book I was just straight up mad everytime I had to put it down and deal with real life. I wanted to live in it until it was over, then live in it some more. Demons, shapeshifters, angels, epic battles, interesting friendships, twists and betrayals – it had it all. I did cringe a bit at the ‘catch phrases’ from her other books being used in this one (“death incarnate” and “she bows to no-one”), but to be honest, I read to be entertained, and I was entertained more than I could have ever asked for.
I cried (and raged) for the last 100 pages. I was completely destroyed and I’m still not over it. Especially that ONE character, who was one of my favourites, and aaaaarrrgggg 😭 I honestly have so many new favourite characters from this book and I NEED the next book like, yesterday. Light it up!
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