Book Review: Heir of Fire

Posted January 17, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 1 Comment

Book Review: Heir of FireHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Published by Bloomsbury Children's on September 2nd, 2014
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Pages: 562
Source: BEA
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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?The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

I received this book for free from BEA in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I don’t know where to begin with Heir of Fire, tbh. It wasn’t what I quite expected going into it and I’m not saying that in a bad way. I thought Crown of Midnight was great? Gah. I really have no words to describe my emotions toward how I feel, what I think of when I hear “Heir of Fire.” Because here’s the thing: Just thinking about this book hurts me.

I’ll be the first to admit it, too. I’m a Dorian fanatic. Chaol? Who the hell cares about him? Not me! Okay. Okay. I do care about Chaol. A little. A lot. But I really am in the minority of being his biggest fan. I adore Dorian’s character and I don’t care who knows it. And in this installment, I was so glad that we got to see much more of it and a stronger development. Especially since he’s no longer pining over Celaena. He even found himself a lady it seems. Don’t worry. I’m not going into any details. Avoiding the spoilers.

Rowan, though, he was the icing on the Chaol-Dorian-Celaena cake. I didn’t expect to like him so much from the beginning because he was cold and quiet. There wasn’t much to him at first. But as the story progressed, so did every bit of fangirl inside of me waiting to crawl out. Maas, what do you do? Steal the souls of your readers? I think so.

What I liked best about Heir of Fire was the darker story within the story. Between the pages of Celaena’s brewing troubles, Dorian and Chaol’s side of the world, we also saw a troubling story about a character named Manon. Manon was an easily hated character from the get-go, but I grew to like her from the actions made throughout her slowly growing tale and the strong growth in her development. She’s scary. Her beast is scary. But there’s an odd bond, and I’m really curious about the future of them. Future… Please let this fourth book come out as quickly as possible. That is all. I’m already itching for it.

I really could go on and on and on, but I don’t want to step into spoiler territory either. I’m trying to stay away from there. It’s a real struggle saying much about a book that left you breathless, too, you know? The ending left me in near tears. Not only because of the ending, but because it was over and I was out of pages to read.

 

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