YA Review of Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Age Range: 14+

Series: Throne of Glass #3

Genre: Fantasy

Print Length: 576 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (September 2, 2014)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (thank you!)

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Celaena Sardothien, heroine of the New York Times best-selling series, rises from the ashes to burn even brighter than before.

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.

About the Author:

SARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times bestselling author of Crown of Midnight, the sequel to Throne of Glass,
as well as five Throne of Glass novellas. A New York native, Sarah
currently lives in Southern California with her husband and dog.  

My Thoughts:

After two books of being confined mostly to the castle, Celaena leaves
Rifthold and heads out across the sea. While she meets new people and
learns to use and control her magic, her friends back at the palace keep
working to figure out what the King is up to and how to stop him. The
author bounces between several different points of view, which threw me
off sometimes, especially when it switched over to Manon’s story. I
liked the story of the witch, but it jarred me out of Celaena’s story.

The world building continued in this book, and I loved the author’s vivid
imagery. The book was easy to get lost in. Celaena’s story was my
favorite to follow. I loved Rowan from the sentence he showed up—every
grouchy, snarling, wonderful word of him. I loved the training sessions
with him and Celaena. I really hope to see more of him in future books.  I was a little disappointed that Nox hasn’t made a reappearance, since he was one of my favorite minor characters in the first book, but I’m holding out hope that he shows his face again.

These books are VERY violent. The second book is probably the most
violent, but this book has plenty of bloodshed. This is definitely a
series for upper young adults or even older.  Adults will enjoy this
series as much as teens do. I would recommend this series to anyone that
wants a breathtaking thrill ride through a vivid fantasy world with a
heroine that doesn’t hold anything back.

Content: Violence, language (no f-words), some innuendo and non-descriptive sexual situations (but no sex).

Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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1 Comment

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    Tressa S
    August 23, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I didn't get this one so I have to wait until it comes out. I'm glad you enjoyed it! The second book was really violent and I'd agree about them being good for older readers.

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