With unforgettable characters and page-turning suspense, Crescent City is the first in a brand new, richly inventive, fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas that delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom – and the power of love.
House of Earth and Blood
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 rips her world and her heart apart.
Two years later, Bryce is going through the motions of life, never fully recovering from the events in her past. Then the murderer attacks again. When an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to work with her to find the culprit, Bryce is offered the chance to find out the truth and seek her revenge.
To the outside world she is still the ultimate party girl but as Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery they are drawn into the seedy underbelly of the city and the search for a mythical weapon that could destroy everything they hold precious.
Modern fantasy epic
I am a big fan of Sarah J. Maas, having discovered her bestselling Throne of Glass series, so I had high hopes for Crescent City. And I wasn’t disappointed. If you are a fan of Jessica Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or any book by Cassandra Clare then Crescent City will be right up your street. It’s a modern fantasy with Maas’s trademark memorable female lead. A strong, independent woman who lives life by her rules, but whose vulnerable side and loyalty to those she loves has you wanting to be her best friend, and most definitely not her enemy.
In Crescent City Maas builds another amazing world filled with fae, angels, demons, shifters and us lowly humans too. There is a lot of information to get across which does make the first few chapters a little hard to wade through but stick with it because once the storytelling gets into full flow you won’t be able to put it down. The big reveal is a little rushed and comes out of the blue after the slow, tension building investigation, but the climatic events at the end tug at every emotion.
I don’t expect Bryce’s new life in its aftermath will remain peaceful for long…
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