I have just completed this magnificent first book of the Crescent City series by the,also magnificent, Sarah J. Maas…. and I am almost (almost) speechless. This has to be the best book she has ever written. It’s long, yes, about 800 pages, and I will admit it does start slow. However, stick with it and you will not regret it. Wow, yeah, that’s an understatement… this book just begs to be read and fiercely loved.
I really did go through every emotion possible while reading this. Maas has a way to just bring me to the edge and maybe even farther, more so than any other author. Now, I know I say books make me emotional often, so let me express this very clearly: In House of Earth and Blood, I didn’t just sorta feel everything, I practically felt like I was living through these characters. It’s as if Maas is really creating bigger than life stories, stories and characters that dont just live on pages but seem to live on in my life as if they are real people I know. And, I (mostly) love these characters and deeply appreciate their friendship.
This story is so much more than what it initially appears to be. There were countless times that I thought I had EVERYTHING figured out and I was so wrong everytime. That is one of the major morals to this story, to not judge someone until you know, until you really know everything. The person you may believe is a useless partier or just a thug has a history and, hopefully, deep reasons behind their actions. I find myself doing this so often, judging people. And it’s not right or fair. I do not know their whole story, just like this book… I didn’t know Bryce’s whole story until the very end and all my assumptions about what would happen in the storyline proved false. Because I didn’t know.
You are in for the ride of your life with this book! I suggest it so so highly, I cannot express how highly I recommend this awesome piece of work!
Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!