Review: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: House of Sky and Breath
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Crescent City #2
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Format: ebook/hardcover
Length: 805 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: February 15, 2022
Source: Personal collection
Content Warnings: violence, death, slavery, torture, war, sexual assault


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.


Keeping this review simple to avoid spoilers. This book was EVERYTHING. I think Crescent City is my favorite SJM series. I love the depth and complexity of the characters. I love the twists and reveals. Like the first book, this has a bit of a slow build developing new mysteries and conflicts, but the last 200 pages are an action-packed, jaw-dropping, mind blowing, emotional whirlwind. I also really enjoyed how the romance developed in this book, and the spicy scenes were much better written than in ACOSF. I will be processing this story and obsessing over all my theories for awhile…probably until CC3 comes out. ALL THE DANG STARS. 

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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