BOOK REVIEW: Heir Of Fire – by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: Heir Of Fire
(Throne Of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
First published: September 2nd 2014
Finished reading: March 15th 2015
Pages: 562
Rating 4,5

“You do not have the right to wish she were not what she is. The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend.”

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Birthday review! 😀 When I finished the second book in the Throne Of Glass series, I just HAD to pick up the third book straight away. And now I’ve read it, I can say that Heir Of Fire is just as good as Crown Of Midnight, although the pace is a bit slower at some points. Sarah J. Maas introduces various new characters in the third book, and especially the subplot with the witch Manon Blackbeak was really entertaining. I quickly became a Manon fan even though she is belongs to the bad guys… Hopefully there will be more of her in the still unpublished Queen Of Shadows! The other important new character is Rowan Whitethorn; a character a lot of people seem to love and I can understand why. Fae, full of tattoos and a fierce warrior… Definitely an interesting character, although he does get a bit annoying at times. We see a lot of the new characters and less of the old ones as Celaena has to face new challenges. Heir Of Fire and the rest of the series are definitely recommended if you like the YA Fantasy genre!

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WARNING: Possible spoilers! Please don’t read this summary if you haven’t read Throne Of Glass and/or Crown Of Midnight yet. I’ll keep the summary short but it’s almost impossible to keep it completely spoiler-free…

Celaena is heartbroken after what happened to her best friend, and the only thought in her mind is revenge. She wants the King of Adarlan to pay for what he did, but that is not as easy as it sounds without hurting the ones she cares about…  Chaol sacrificed his future to have Celaena sent away on a mission to protect her, but Wendlyn has other things in store for Celaena as well. Soon she meets Rowan and has to face yet another challenge to finally get what she wants. This one being more difficult than ever, as she has to learn and embrace her own true destiny… And meanwhile the King is still continuing with his evil plans. Will Celaena be able to face her challenges on time and rescue everybody she cares about?

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This third book is called the Heir Of Fire for a reason, and when you read it you instantly understand why. New facts about Celaena’s past and inheritance are revealed that change everything. She now has to face new challenges, and together with the new characters they form an interesting, although slightly different read than the sequel. Heir Of Fire is more about discovering once’s true destiny and learning to control emotions than pure battle scenes (although there are a few of those as well), and that’s mostly why this is a worthy sequel of the Throne Of Glass series. I can’t wait for the fourth book Queen Of Shadows to be published! Supposedly this September; hopefully the publish date won’t be posponed!

WWW Wednesdays #31 – March 18th

wwwwednesdaysOriginally featured at Should Be Reading and now hosted by Sam at Taking On A World Of Words, WWW WEDNESDAYS is still about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

darkwitchI technically haven’t started this first novel of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy yet, but since I will be in a few hours I guess I can could it as my current read. 😉 I’m not sure when I will be able to finish Dark Witch though, because tomorrow is my birthday! Almost 27 already, when did that happen?! I will be celebrating both the fact that I’m getting old AND the fact that this weekend will be probably one of the last hot and sunny ones… So I probably won’t be having a lot of time to read in the next few days.  Nora Roberts will have to wait haha.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

17212231Iheiroffire finally finished Inferno by Dan Brown today between baking (lemon brownie!) and cleaning… Like I suspected, Brown has yet again used the same format as his previous books. It’s not like it’s a bad general, but it does get repetitive. More in a full review that will probably be published somewhere next week. I’ve also finished Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas a few days ago, and I will be waiting for the publication of the fourth novel which is hopefully this September. Definitely a series worth checking out!

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

harrypotterandthehalfbloodprinceataleoftwocitiesThe best remedy of feeling yet another year older is to revisit a classic from my childhood… I’m most likely going to reread the sixth Harry Potter book after finishing my current read. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince… I’m excited to revisit this one! 😀 Afterwards, I will most likely finally pick up my copy of A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

WWW Wednesdays #30 – March 11th

wwwwednesdaysOriginally featured at Should Be Reading and now hosted by Sam at Taking On A World Of Words, WWW WEDNESDAYS is still about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

heiroffireAfter finishing Crown Of Midnight yesterday, I just HAD to start the third book in the Throne Of Glass series straight away. I’m not too far into Heir Of Fire yet, but so far it’s definitely interesting… Especially with Celaena traveling around and discovering new things about her past. I’m probably going to finish this one soon! Such a shame I will have to wait until the fourth book is published to continue this series written by Sarah J. Maas

 

  • What did you recently finish reading?

irobotcrownofmidnightI’ve finished Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas yesterday and I absolutely loved it! I enjoyed the sequel better than Throne Of Glass, but that might just be because the love triangle wasn’t as important in the second book. A lot of new facts about Celaena and the world she lives in has been revealed… A full review will be posted soon! I also finished I, Robot by Isaac Asimov the other day, and although I thought the story was going to be completely different (I blame the movie for that), it was an enjoyable read with short stories about the evolution of robots.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

17212231My TBR cup has decided for me that I’m going to read Inferno by Dan Brown next. I’m not sure what to think of this title because other books by the same author have been a disappointment… I guess a lot of his work share too many similarities to be original. At least his books in general read fast, so I will probably finish this one before the end of the weekend.