This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is the adult debut of one of my favorite fantasy authors, Sarah J Maas. Now, if you’ve read the Throne of Glass or ACOTAR series, you know that Sarah rocks fantasy and already has a very adult book. In fact, I think if it weren’t for the fact that her characters are young, they’d be shelved on the regular fantasy shelves. So its really no surprise that she is taking the plunge into adult fiction and I’m super stoked to follow her there.
Title: House of Earth and Blood
Author: Sarah J Maas – Her Website
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publishing Date: March 3rd 2020
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.
WHY I’M WAITING:
I’ve said it a million times over the past near 8 years of blogging but…I don’t tend to like adult fantasy. Its just so BORING. I struggle because most often its written by old, white men who just need to get to the point but they love to hear themselves talk so we just never get to the point. However, lately I’ve found myself reading adult fantasy more by female authors and absolutely loving it. Add in the fact that I adore SJM to the ends of the earth and that she writes amazing fantasy fiction and I’m all signed up for this. I’m ready to see what she’s really capable of without the limitations of YA fiction – though she definitely crosses those a lot. I like that its similar to what we’ve read from her before but its also very very new as well. I’m excited when an author I love ventures into something new, whether its a completely different genre or a totally different age group, and Im seriously excited for Sarah and her debut adult novel.