Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis:

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).

Summary:

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


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