Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Published: September 11th, 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 5/5 stars
I won’t provide a synopsis because it would spoil those of you who haven’t started the series yet. So this review is spoiler-free -as always.
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Guys -and girls- I FINALLY DID IT. Thanks to the poll I gave all of you wonderful readers in February, Heir of Fire was chosen as the Reader’s Choice book of the month. It gave me the urge to finally pick it up and I a SO GLAD that I did. I really enjoyed it. A little part of me is glad that I waited so long to read it though because the wait for Queen of Shadows won’t be as long -even though it is still like 6 months away…
Because I can’t really talk about what happens in this book -hello spoilers…- I’ll talk about the pacing etc instead! I feel like the pacing and plot of this book is very different from the first two books. Maybe it felt that way because new characters were introduced or because Celaena was going through a lot.
I really couldn’t put this book down. While it felt a bit slower at certain moments, I never felt bored or annoyed. I was captivated by the story and the characters!
Another aspect I really loved about Heir of Fire is that there are more small storylines from different people that are coming together. With the addition of the new characters, their storylines are now interwoven and I have a feeling Sarah J. Maas will make them all come together with a BANG!
This is where Sarah J. Maas’ books really shine in my opinion. Her characters are all incredible, unique and have so many sides to them.
Firstly, the characters who were already involved in the story before just grew more in this novel. Celaena really went through a journey to get to know her true self again and accept it -and it was BEAUTIFUL. Chaol showed how strong of a man he is -and I really felt for him- and so does Dorian. I still love all of them and even though I know they are fictional, I have to say that I am PROUD. Proud of these characters, of their choices and decisions. Just proud.
Here’s a quote about -and from- Celaena that I really loved!
But she heard it then over the force of her weeping, as clear as if she knelt beside here. Fireheart – why do you cry? “Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”
Then there are the new characters! I really LOVED them. First of all, Rowan. I have to admit that I may have fallen in love with him a bit. But then I also love Chaol and Aedion. I’m so torn! She writes all of her characters so well that I have fallen in love with each and every one! Rowan was such a mystery to me -and he seemed like such an asshole for the first part of the book- but I have grown to know and love it. Then there is Aedion. Again, he first seemed like such a bad person. But THEN you get to know him. I have a heart full of admiration for him. Next new character: Manon Blackbeak. At first, I was really confused by her part in the story but after a while, I grew to live -and fear- her perspective.
I can conclude my feelings for this book in a single situation. If you haven’t read them, I will yell the following at you: “PLEASE GO READ IT! You will love it but it will also break you!