en-Crescent City - Sarah J. Maas review


Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion - also known as Crescent City - has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down.

Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs - but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer.

As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir ...

I've been so excited for this one! I've been counting down the days untill the bookrelease. I couldn't wait to read it once it came in the mail. Just look at this cover! This one is so gorgeous! 

I'd describe it as an 'okay' read, but I wasnt blown away. I had high expectations, with the new book by the almighty Sarah J. Maas, but it wasn't as great as I hoped it would be. The story itself is well written but I had expected more from THE fantasy author of this moment. 

The story is built up rather slowly, but you get immediately overwhelmed by tons of information. I felt like I was drowning in all this information, and this made me feel lost. I started all over again with a pencil and some papers next to me. I wrote down occasionaly whenever I thought something was important. This helped me a lot! But it also created some distance between the book and me and it made me feel like I couldn't get into the story. 

The storyline as built up slowly, and at the middle of the book I got quiet bored if I must be honest. The characters are amazing and this made me go on untill I finished it. I must say the ending or the last 200 pages were so much better than the rest of the book! I was literally crying at some point!! Tears were streaming down my face and I couldn't stop them. This was my most favorite part of the book, because I was so overwhelmed by this scene. The book deserved an extra star for this scene. 

Long story short. It's a good book, but it was just an okay read for me. I realy loved the emotional scenes and it hit me right in the feels! 

  • Author: Sarah J. Maas
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Themes: Fantasy creatures, end of the world, chosen one
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
  • Published: March 2020
  • Pages: 816 pages 
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