Ok. What the heck?!?!?! I mean seriously, I’m still reeling from that ending. Anyhow, let’s get into my spoiler-free review of House of Sky and Breath.
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.
My Thoughts on House of Sky and Breath
I started reading House of Sky and Breath when it was released, but I dnfed it. But after reading Fourth Wing I knew I wanted another romantasy. So, I gave this another try.
It took a minute to remember who all the characters were. And I couldn’t remember a majority of the plot points from the first book. But once I became acclimated to the world, I started to enjoy it again.
However, toward the middle I got a little lost. I couldn’t figure out where the plot was going, and I didn’t really understand how it connected to the last book. Then the Cormac situation popped up for a brief second and then pretty much went away until the very end. Honestly, it just didn’t feel necessary.
But then the plot came together in an interesting way that tied the first two books together. I can’t exactly tell where she’s going with this series, but I’m interested to find out. Especially, considering that mind blowing ending. Which, I’m not going to lie, is the reason I settled on four stars instead of three.
My Rating: 4/5