Can’t Wait Wednesday: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.

Crescent CityHalf-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world.

Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step.

Hunt Athalar, personal assassin for the Archangels, wants nothing to do with Bryce Quinlan, despite being ordered to protect her. She stands for everything he once rebelled against and seems more interested in partying than solving the murder, no matter how close to home it might hit. But Hunt soon realizes there’s far more to Bryce than meets the eye—and that he’s going to have to find a way to work with her if they want to solve this case.

As Bryce and Hunt race to untangle the mystery, they have no way of knowing the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the darkest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir…

Why I Can’t Wait:

I’m SJM trash so can’t wait to see where she takes this new series as it sounds amazing. I always become completely invested in the stories thanks to their great characters and memorable world-building. I’m relieved it’s been labelled as adult/new-adult fantasy though as ACOTAR was definitely not YA. 

Release Date: 03 March 2020

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  1. Alynn98

    August 14, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    I am so excited for this book! I agree, I love everything Maas writes! I was able to go to her release tour for Kingdom of Ash, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! 😂❤️

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      August 15, 2019 at 1:08 PM

      So jealous! I’ve never seen her on tour.

      1. Alynn98

        August 15, 2019 at 4:05 PM

        It was amazing! That was my first book tour that I went to!

        1. scorpiobookdreams

          August 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM

          I don’t get a lot of authors coming to north-east England so have to travel usually. Katherine Arden was incredible though!

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