March 30, 2018

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | Review

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | ReviewHeir of Fire on September 2, 2014
Pages: 565
Format: Paperback
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She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien 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. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.

I have been absolutely flying through this series. I originally picked up the first book a few years ago, though only recently got around to reading Crown of Midnight and just couldn’t put the series down. I have my roommate to thank for that–she finally started reading the series and got me interested in them all over again.

I think the best thing about this book was all of the history we get surrounding Celaena’s past. We finally get to figure out what happened to her all those years ago. Plus, there’s the introduction of these new, awesome characters!

I don’t think I enjoyed this book as much as Crown of Midnight or even Throne of Glass for that matter. They were very different compared to this one, yet I still found this one enjoyable. We finally get to meet Rowan, who is a fae prince. I knew as soon as I met him that I was going to like him, because everyone in the fandom literally always raves about him!

This book also comes with the introduction of Manon who is the heir to Blackbeak coven. I originally wasn’t the biggest fan of her, but the more I read about her/through her perspective, the more she grew on me. She reminds me a lot of Celaena, as they’re both ferocious, badass female characters.

I will say that I am still a hardcore Dorian/Celaena fan. I ship them so hard. However, I’m starting to think I wouldn’t mind Dorian with someone else too…

  1. Laura W says:

    I love this series! I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Krystianna 🙂 I agree, the feeling of this book is really different than the first two . To be honest, I didn't really love Manon's chapters in this but I think she really develops as a character in the next one. Lovely review!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  2. Sam Kozbial says:

    Once I finally picked up the first book, I was obsessed. I actually am really happy with where SJM took some of the characters, but I am lagging. My co-blogger bought ToD and it's in NC, so I have been waiting to borrow the book, but I am excited to continue the series. And, for the record, I am a Rowen fan.

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