Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Queen or traitor? Only she can decide.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Lost and broken, Celaena’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend. But she must instead 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. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat—and his own deadliest enemy.

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.

Favorite Lines:

“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.”

“You collect scars because you want proof that you are paying for whatever sins you’ve committed. And I know this because I’ve been doing the same damn thing for two hundred years. Tell me, do you think you will go to some blessed Afterworld, or do you expect a burning hell? You’re hoping for hell–because how could you face them in the Afterworld? Better to suffer,to be damned for eternity and–”

“…her dearest friends are characters in books.”

My Opinion:

Heir of Fire is probably my favorite book in this series, depending on how the last book is.That’s a pretty big statement for a book lover to say. But I think it also speaks volumes for how good of a book this is.

Heir of Fire follows Celaena as she travels across an ocean to a world where magic still exists to uncover secrets that could help her save the world from a horrible fate. This book introduces us to a lot of new characters and different story lines across the world. They all are kept pretty separate for now, but Maas is a master at weaving everything together so hopefully by the end everything comes together in a way that won’t break out hearts.

This book is full of character development, especially for Celaena. I won’t spoil anything but the obstacles she overcomes and the emotions she goes through really spoke to me. This book is full of action,romance, and plot twists…and ROWAN!

For those of you who don’t know who Rowan is…I’m sorry. For those of you who do… you understand. No spoilers, but please just trust me, one of the best book ships of all times is headed your way (the other one also from a Maas story, so no real competition).


Overall, there isn’t much I can say about this book to convince anyone to read it without going full fan-girl and blabbing all the spoilers and secrets to the world. It’s tied for my favorite book and is the real turning point for this series. The first two books (while they are amazing) are child’s play compared to this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Heir of Fire

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

crown of midnight by sarah j. maasSynopsis:

“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached. It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Bold, daring, and lethal, assassin Celaena Sardothien won the brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then, an unspeakable tragedy shatters Celaena’s world. She must decide once and for all where her loyalties lie . . . and whom she will fight for.

Favorite Lines:

“Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.”

“It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing.”

“The best lies were always mixed with truth.”

My Opinion:

As I had mentioned in my Throne of Glass review, this is a reread for me but my first time writing a review for the series.

Let me just start by saying… this book will break your heart. No spoilers (obviously) but be prepared to have your heart torn out and shredded up right in front of you. Crown of Midnight follows Celaena as she navigates court after winning the competition to become the king’s champion. Not only is she doing the king’s dirty work but also trying to figure out a much bigger mystery that could potentially destroy the continent and maybe even the world if it isn’t solved.

Maas does an amazing job at expanding the world she has created in this series. It always leaves me in awe how elaborate her writing can be. She spends time on little details that paint the scenes vividly in your mind while you read the story. You will feel like you are right there next to your favorite characters watching the story play out. She also excels at weaving in small details throughout the series that seem insignificant in the moment but might be tied in later and have a huge impact on the story line, so pay attention! The character development is impressive, as always, and I am excited for where the characters are going to go in the rest of the series; specifically the next book. Remember, I have read this series, so I know what is coming. I won’t spoil it for you but the next book, Heir of Fire, might be my favorite book in this series.

There isn’t anything I don’t like about this book. Maas does a fantastic job in creating this world and making her characters so relatable and lovable. Even the not-so-nice one’s have some quality that is relatable. She makes them so, very human; despite who they are or where they have been.


Overall, I love this whole series so I am sure I am 100% bias, but I hope you will consider reading this book and the rest of the series so that you can fall in love with it as much as I did. Happy reading!


Crown of Midnight