House of Earth and Blood is the first book in Sarah J. Maas’s Crescent City series. Blamed for a fire that destroyed half her district, seventeen-year-old Crescenze flees New Orleans only to find herself abandoned and penniless in Mobile. She survives by working as a maidservant until she’s captured and sold into slavery on a cotton plantation outside town. There, she meets Auguste, one of four slaves bought from Africa who can read and write — unusual skills that make them valuable property. Crescenze falls desperately in love with him; he seems like nothing less than a miracle amid the brutality of their lives. When they’re rKentucky plantation owner learns about Auguste’s abilities, he forces Crescenze to choose between betraying her husband or being separated from him forever.
For who is this book for ?
If you love heart-wrenching historical romances, then House of Earth and Blood is the book for you. Set in antebellum Alabama, it tells the story of a young woman’s struggle to find love and survive in a cruel world.
- The author has a beautiful writing style that brings the characters and setting to life.
- The story is compelling, with complex relationships and well-developed characters.
- The plot contains both romance and action, making it enjoyable for a wide range of readers.
- The book may be a little slow to get into.
- Crescenze’s love story seems a little too perfect.
- The ending could have been better.
Learn more about the author
Sarah J. Maas is the author of House of Earth and Blood, the first book in her new Crescent City series. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as A Court of Thorns and Roses and its sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury. Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
“House of Earth and Blood is an engrossing, romantic story with a strong heroine you can’t help but root for. Maas has created a lush world rich in history and detail that will leave you desperate for more.”
“House of Earth and Blood is an amazing novel! Sarah J. Maas has done a fantastic job creating believable characters and a truly compelling story. This book was extremely hard to put down, and I can’t wait for the sequel!”
“This beautifully written story transported me back in time to the harshness of slavery and the enduring power of love. Maas’s vivid characters leapt off the page, drawing me into their heartbreaking world.”
“House of Earth and Blood is an amazing start to a brand new series. Sarah J. Mass introduces us to an intricate world full of lovable characters, dangerous secrets, and heart-wrenching romance. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book!”