Book Review | Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J Maas
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children’s on September 22nd, 2014
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Magic
Pages: 565
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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Summary (from Goodreads): 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 Timesbest-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.

Review: This one was my least favourite of the series so far. I don’t know why. Maybe because there were two different settings introduced and a lot of new information about these places were being thrown in.  I know that there is a reason for all the setting up of the different areas and the new characters so I can’t wait to move on to Queen of Shadows to see the payoff.

I powered through this book as fast as I normally do with Maas’ books but the first half of the book felt like quite a chore to read. I am glad I persevered through it though because the second half was non-stop! The chapters that I didn’t like were the ones with Manon and the witches. I could not get behind it. It was so frustrating to read and get through. I felt no connection to this part of the story and to be honest I think the book could’ve done without it. Maybe putting her parts into a novella. If you were to take all those parts out it would read nicely as one. (Also I just kind of pictured these people with metal shark teeth riding on hippos with wings and it felt ridiculous to me – haha). Like I said before I know that this is all setting up for something in the next book so I am interested to see how Manon and the other witches play a part.

It was interesting to read Celaena as not her heroine strong self. It was nice to see that the character has another side to her. I read some reviews where people didn’t like this change in her but I found it nice. And with that ending I can’t wait for this other new Celaena that we will be getting in Queen of Shadows.

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One Response to Book Review | Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

  1. errinkrystal says:

    This makes me want to try reading this book again. I got around halfway and lost interest. I felt like there were too many new characters and I was totally uninterested in Manon and the witches. And Celaena started to frustrate me, but reading this makes me think I should give it another shot.
    Good review.

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