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House of Sky and Breath ♦ Sarah J. Maas | Review

A Gripping Sequel of Epic Dimensions! House of Sky and Breath

House of Sky and Breath, the second book in Sarah J. MaasCrescent City series, takes readers on an exhilarating trip that far exceeds the expectations established by its predecessor, House of Earth and Blood. As a lifelong fan of Maas‚ work, I dived into this 800+ page epic with high aspirations, and I was not disappointed.

House of Sky and BreathHouse of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Crescent City (E) #2
Published: 15. February 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 805
Genre: Angels, Demons, Fae, High Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Romance, Shapeshifters, Suspense, Witches
Audience: Adult
Shelve: Read 2022, Read 2024
Link to Goodreads

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.

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House of Sky and Breath ♦ Sarah J. Maas

A Review


The plot of House of Sky and Breath not only advances from the first book, but also pushes the story into new, undiscovered ground, full of secrets, riddles, and suspense. Maas expertly constructs an intricate web of intrigue, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they navigate a landscape full of twists and turns.

What actually distinguishes this book is Maas‚ ability to keep the 800+ pages interesting and engrossing from beginning to end. I never became bored or wished the pace would quicken. Instead, I found myself utterly immersed in the universe she created, eagerly devouring each page as I unraveled the layers of deception and deceit with the characters.

Maas creates a perfect combination of fast-paced action, surprises, snarky banter, and cryptic hints, ensuring that there is never a dull moment. The character development is outstanding, with each member of the ensemble cast maturing in intriguing ways that lend depth and dimension to the plot.

Let’s speak about the cliffhanger! Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Maas delivers a stunning twist that leaves me reeling and wanting more. It’s the kind of finale that sends shivers down your spine and makes you eagerly anticipate the next installment.



Finally, House of Sky and Breath is a tour de force of epic fantasy that cements Sarah J. Maas‚ reputation as one of the genre’s best writers. With its fascinating plot, varied characters, and a heart-stopping cliffhanger, this novel is a must-read for both Crescent City lovers and newbies. Five stars all the way.

Crescent City

The Series

House of Earth and Blood (#1)House of Sky and Breath (#2)
House of Flame and Shadow (#3) in planning

About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas ist eine Nr. 1 der New York Times und internationale Bestsellerautorin der Serien Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses und Throne of Glass. Ihre Bücher wurden mehr als zwölf Millionen Mal verkauft und erscheinen in siebenunddreißig Sprachen. Sarah stammt aus New York und lebt mit ihrem Mann, ihrem Sohn und ihrem Hund in Philadelphia.

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