House of sky and breath - Sarah J. Maas review


Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar have made a pact. As they process the events of the Spring they will keep things . platonic . until the Solstice. But can they resist when the crackling tension between them is enough to set the whole of Crescent City aflame?

And they are not out of danger yet. Dragged into a rebel movement they want no part of, Bryce, Hunt and their friends find themselves pitted against the terrifying Asteri - whose notice they must avoid at all costs. But as they learn more about the rebel cause, they face a choice: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight. And they've never been very good at staying silent.

In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode - and the people who will do anything to save it.

I had started this second volume of the Crescent City series in good spirits. I really enjoyed the first volume, even though I had to start this one over after reading it until the halfway point in order to follow along. It is a bit complicated in my opinion, but provided the proper focus and a notebook with the characters and terms, it went fine.

I really loved the beginning of this book! I was immediately in the middle of the story and I went through this like an express train. As the book progressed, this thrill gradually diminished a bit for me. I found that I had to try harder to keep my mind on it. I had to struggle through most of the book anyway. I also found that my focus often waned and that the story didn't appeal to me as much as the first book.

The story itself is well put together though. I also think the characters are wonderfully well developed! The world building is beyond fantastic. No one can build a world in a story like Sarah J. Maas can.

About the book: 

- Author: Sarah J. Maas

- Genre: Fantasy 

- Publisher: GARDNERS 

- Date of publication: 28/02/2022

- Number of pages; 768 pages

- Series: Crescent city volume 1

- ISBN-Code: 9781408884423

- Rating: * * *