Heir of Fire Review


Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Publication Date: 11 September 2014
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 562
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 15 July 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king - for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?



Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I absolutely love this book. It is my favourite out of all the Throne of Glass books that I have read so far, keeping in mind that I have not read past Queen of Shadows. Just a quick note, I am a book behind on the #FireheartSAreadalong because I have just been so busy lately. But let's get into this.

Writing Thoughts:

I love how this writing carries a lot more emotion than the previous two books. Maas has clearly worked on her wiring since the beginning. I love how well paced the book was. I also really enjoyed how I could put the book down and be able to come back to it a bit later and not having to miss a beat.

Plot Thoughts:

This is a long book but so much happened. There were so many moments that had my heart aching and swooning. I was heartbroken but also so happy at the same time. This book is filled with so many plot-changing events that it is difficult not to hang on to every word. I definitely liked how we got more from other characters in this book. Maas incorporates the multiple points of views well. She allows us to view the story from three different parts of the world which allow a rich plot to form.

Character Thoughts:

Celaena goes through so much character development at the end of this novel. We see her go from the spoiled and haunted character in the first two books to something more in this one. She really starts to form in the person you kind of expect in the first novel. The multiple points of views allowed us to see the emergence of new characters but it also allowed some background characters to come more to the front and centre of the story.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this book had me on the verge of tears. Whether they are from happiness or from sadness, I wouldn't be able to tell you. The writing was a lot better in this book. It carried a lot of emotion and it was also easy to jump in and out of.  The plot was rich and had me hanging onto every word. Celaena and a lot of other characters go through a ton of development. We also new characters coming into the story well developed. This book is still my favourite of the series and I await the day that another book changes my mind.

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

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