Author Sarah J. Maas will be starting up a new series this January called Crescent City, and the cover for the first book was just released…and it is a beauty. House of Earth and Blood will be out on January 28th.
Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world.
Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step.
Hunt Athalar, personal assassin for the Archangels, wants nothing to do with Bryce Quinlan, despite being ordered to protect her. She stands for everything he once rebelled against and seems more interested in partying than solving the murder, no matter how close to home it might hit. But Hunt soon realizes there’s far more to Bryce than meets the eye—and that he’s going to have to find a way to work with her if they want to solve this case.
As Bryce and Hunt race to untangle the mystery, they have no way of knowing the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the darkest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir…
Man, that is a pretty one. I haven’t really read any of her work – even though it has been quite highly recommended. I had heard that both of her previous series had the dreaded love triangle of doom, which I avoid like ebola. But I am still tempted.
And this second one is pretty, too. Thea Harrison‘s next release will be called Rogue Charms, and it is the second title in the American Witch trilogy. Not sure on the exact release date, but Goodreads lists it for some time in October.
Any thoughts on the next American Witch book? Whose story do you think it is?