Cait’s Review of “House of Sky and Breath” by Sarah J. Maas

By: Cait Marie

Blurb

Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal―they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds.

The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri’s power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels’ plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what’s right. 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.

Review

I honestly don’t know how to review this book. It’s been a couple weeks since I finished it, and I just… I don’t know what to say other than it blew me away.

This series is so unlike her others, yet it’s not. It’s urban fantasy, but it’s more like a mystery thriller than fantasy. I’ve never been one to read mysteries, but I can’t get enough of these books. It’s absolutely incredible and kept me intrigued all the way through.

Anyone who knows me knows how much Sarah J. Maas’s books mean to me. They’re essentially why this blog was created, which led to me forming my author services business and eventually publishing my own books. I adore her characters and storytelling abilities. She completely captures my attention and makes me fall so in love with these characters that it physical hurts to think about their pain and suffering. And there’s plenty of that to go around.

It’s hard to discuss this book without spoiling anything, but it was great seeing Bryce and Hunt’s relationship develop. I really love that they are friends first and foremost. That being said, I would do just about anything for Ruhn Danaan, Crown Prince of the Valbaran Fae. All of the side characters are fantastic, but he’s my absolute favorite. Like he might be book boyfriend #1 at this point… Sorry Rhys and Cassian. We were introduced to some new side characters as well, and got to know others better. The dynamics are interesting, natural feeling, and often just fun.

This book, and series in general, is incredible. Just a heads up though, there is a MASSIVE cliffhanger. I seriously can’t stop thinking about it. There are so many questions I have, and I cannot wait for the next book.

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