Book Review: “Crescent City” By Sarah J. Maas

This book left me speechless! This is my first official deep dive into a fantasy world beside Harry Potter, However I feel like the wonderful world of Harry Potter is very simple to catch onto. This book had some major world building to follow along with and being my first big dive into fantasy it was hard to keep up at times but I am so glad that I trekked forward and finished this behemoth of a book!

“Through love, all is possible.”

Direct Quote from page 282

About The Book

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publish Date: March 3rd 2020

Page Count: 803 Pages

Main Genres: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult

GoodReads Rating: 4.45

“There are worse fates than death, you know.”

Direct quote from page 383

Synopsis

As a Half-Fae Half-Human Bryce Quinlan spends her days working at an antique shop and her nights out partying. She is known as the party girl around Lunathion but all it takes is one horrific night to strip the party out of the girl.

Two years after a gruesome murder tore apart Bryce’s life she is recruited to help track down the murders. Fueled by revenge Bryce is determined to find all the missing clues to avenge her friends but as secrets reveal themselves Bryce is forced to question how well she really knew the ones she cared about.

“It sucks that everyone just…moves on, and forgets. They expect me to forget. But I can’t.”

Direct quote from page 556

Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Review

All I could say when I finished this book was “Wow!” I don’t think I have ever read a book that tugged so much at my emotions! I laughed, I cried, I threw my book at the wall and my heart fell in love! I tab my books and if you watch my Tiktok video of my thoughts ten minutes after finishing this book, you will see that I used two whole tab sleeves to tab all my emotions into this book!

I haven’t ever read a book that had actually made me cry! This book will tug at your heart and I think that was one reason why I really enjoyed it.

Full disclaimer, this book took me about 60% of the way through to actually pick up the pace and fully understand the world. This book has a ton of world building and characters that you need to understand but once you get it and it clicks then you will fly through this book!

This is my first book over 700 pages that I have read and I finished it in a week and a half and that really impressed me! Even though this was a long book for me and also way out of my reading comfort zone, I still read this book in a week and a half which I think is some kind of record for me! I grant my fast reading speed to the wonderful writing in this book. I feel like if I hated the world building and the characters I probably would have DNF’d this book about 200 pages in, if I am being honest with you. However, I did fall in love with the characters, so much so that I was falling in love right along side Bryce.

I highly recommend this book to everyone out there, especially since the second book will be coming out in just a few short weeks!


QOTD: Have you read this book? If so, What did you rate it and will you be reading the next book?

“That’s the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious.”

Direct quote from book from page 773

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