HOUSE OF SKY AND BREATH by Sarah J. Maas

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. 


Title : House of Sky and Breath
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Series : Cresent City #2
Format : Physical
Page Count : 804
Genre : Urban Fantasy-ish
Publisher : Bloomsbury
Release Date : February 15, 2022

Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★


Micky’s 4 star review

Headlines:
Well Hel
Maas with those final signature chapters
Secrets revealed (just not in my review)

I’m going to say nothing about the plot in this book and a little about the characters and feels. This was a solid sequel in the Cresent City series, a little long for me with some lulls in the middle but as Maas always does, she foreshadows you in the penultimate chapters and then sets off a plot-bomb. I am happy with any plot-bomb, it makes for gripping reading.

It was satisfying for any Hunt-Bryce fans to see life post-book one. Their dynamic remained engaging, chemistry-laden and endearing in lots of ways. The characters around them were strong and some like Ruhn, I’d like a book on, please. I enjoyed Ithan, Hypaxia, Celestina but I cared less for Cormac, Juniper and Therion. The baddies were a-plenty and well written.

The plot and the knots that eventually tie everything together were very Maas-typical in some ways but equally rather unpredictable at times. I puzzled over some aspects until the penny dropped. The reveals were pretty great towards the end. Talking of ends…that has to be the best of hers yet that I’ve read.

Sign me up for book three with hype glitter on.

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