Book Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas

Posted October 24, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge, Books, Entertainment, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Book Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. MaasHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass,
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on September 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 592
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 9781619630673
ASIN: B00I43Z1J0
Reading Challenges: 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
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five-stars
one-flame

Celaena Sardothien, heroine of the New York Times bestselling series, rises from the ashes to burn even brighter than before.

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

In this USA Today bestselling third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Sarah J. Maas again delivers the epic fantasy, heart-stopping pace, and heady romance that have won her readers the world over. Look for a teaser for the fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows, out in this same season!

Celaena Sardothien returns to her kin in Sarah J. Maas’ Heir of Fire. When we last saw Celaena, she was sailing off to find answers on how to defeat the King of Adarlan. For the first time Celaena is separated from her friends Chaol and Dorian, and must figure out the Wyrdkeys while dealing with her grief. The story is told from the POVs of the three main characters, but we also meet some new characters. Dorian befriends Sorcha, a healer in the palace. Celaena’s cousin, Aedion, makes an appearance as one of the King’s generals. Along the way we also meet a fae warrior named Rowan, who works for Celaena’s aunt Maeve. There are others we also meet, but these three of characters seem to be very important to the story as we go forward towards the fourth novel.

I really enjoyed the plot. Each of the three main characters, as well as the three new secondary characters, saw major growth over the course of the book. As Celaena prepares to battle the King, she will probably have some people on her side that can help lead her to victory. I hope. The way this series twists and turns, how it will end may not be the way I expect. Like the previous two books, Heir of Fire left me speechless on more than one occasion. Sarah J. Maas has crafted an addictive series that is hard to put down. I’m so into the books, that I’m loath to begin Queen of Shadows for the simple reason of having to wait until 2016 for book 5.

One thing I didn’t particularly enjoy was Celaena’s self-doubt. She’s always been such a strong character, so it was hard for me to see her acting weak. Yet, it was for the best. After everything that has happened to her, Celaena was bound to have a crisis of faith and identity. By going through this, I believe it’s made her stronger. Now she can accomplish what she was meant to. Or… she could die gruesomely. Neither would surprise me.

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: 4.8

About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

@Angelized_1st

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