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Reading Update: House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas

Read Time: 3 minutes
Published On: February 8, 2024
House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas

I’m reading at a blinding speed. I just started reading House of Flame and Shadow today, and I’m already 40% in. This is not a short book. It’s 816 pages thick. It yanked me out of my reading slump, and I’m so happy.

So far, I’m enjoying this book a lot because I’m finally getting some answers and more questions out of it, just 40% through it. The character dynamic is handled pretty well. I was wondering how Bryce would interact with “you know who” and their family. But it has been written pretty well.

But I have to mention this. I have read everything from Sarah J Maas. I finished all previous books by her, watched hours of theory videos/podcasts by @ahappyhermit, watched hours of recap videos by @caricanread, and pretty much know everything about this universe. And this is the only reason I’m enjoying this book so much.

I don’t think this book is written for new fans who haven’t read other series by Sarah. Because, the amount of history lessons that this book is giving will not interest anyone except people like me who have been waiting for it for years. So, I don’t think new readers will enjoy this book.

This is a book almost like The Sunlit Man by Brandon Sanderson. The book will go over your head if you have not read everything in this universe.

Amazon Blurb


The stunning third book in the sexy, action-packed Crescent City series, following the global bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath.

Bryce Quinlan never expected to see a world other than Midgard, but now that she has, all she wants is to get back. Everything she loves is in Midgard: her family, her friends, her mate. Stranded in a strange new world, she's going to need all her wits about her to get home again. And that's no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust.

Hunt Athalar has found himself in some deep holes in his life, but this one might be the deepest of all. After a few brief months with everything he ever wanted, he's in the Asteri's dungeons again, stripped of his freedom and without a clue as to Bryce's fate. He's desperate to help her, but until he can escape the Asteri's leash, his hands are quite literally tied.

In this sexy, breathtaking sequel to the #1 bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath, Sarah J. Maas's Crescent City series reaches new heights as Bryce and Hunt's world is brought to the brink of collapse-with its future resting on their shoulders.

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