House of Flame and Shadow

"Things have to change, and change for the better...," they said. A metaverse, then?

House of Flame and Shadow
House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas, reviewed by Fae Reviews

🎥 In a Snapshot



House of Flame and Shadow (Crescent City #3)

🔗Author: Sarah J. Maas

It’s the end of the original trilogy!

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Find out more about Sarah J. Maas’s universe and what comes next!


What I probably enjoyed the most was the hidden strategy and a couple of surprising turns especially towards the end of the book. Also, let’s not forget Maas world-building with its intricate details, its fantasy and possibilities and how the characters fit into it.

Check out my review on the previous books here.

What to Expect

  • A small look into Maas’s metaverse
  • Multiple fantastical species
  • Different sources of magic
  • Interesting plot twists
  • Final answers and revelations
  • Spice and multiple love relationships
  • Old and new characters into play
  • New political roles and hierarchical changes
  • Multiple POV
  • Slower pace except towards the end
  • Violence, torture and crude scenes

What I Missed

  • I have to admit I thought Bryce’s encounter in the new world was going to be different. I missed seeing some beloved characters in action and even as part of Midgard’s salvation.
  • I lost some respect on Bryce, the female main character. She was very selfish and rash in some of her decisions, not considering their impact on others. Also, her relationship with Hunt lost some equal grounds, even treating him as a puppet and disregarding his ordeal.
  • Some secondary characters’ journey and POV got in the way of the story and its flow.

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