Monday, August 31, 2015

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Released September 2, 2014
Borrowed from friend
Rating: 4.5/5

Summary

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien 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. 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.

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 (Summary from Goodreads).


The ending of the book just BLEW MY MIND.  IT WAS INSANE!!  I'm going to be honest though, the majority of the book was kind of slow for me compared to the first two books (the second is my fav).  I was in a reading slump which may or may not have been brought about by this book.  Nevertheless, a reading slump combined with a slow paced book means that it takes me waaaaay longer to finish a book.  It pretty much took me all month to read this.  Don't get me wrong, there were some scenes thrown in that increased my attention, but I wish the first 500 pages were as action-packed as the last 50 pages.

That being said, this definitely wasn't my favorite out of the three so far.  For one, my baes weren't together (baes being Chaol, Celaena, and Dorian).  It's just not the same when they aren't interacting with each other.  I'm a huge shipper of Celaena and Chaol, so it was disappointing that they had no interaction whatsoever in this book, and Celaena is basically moving on from him.  I also didn't like being thrown into the new characters' POVs at first, but by the end of the book Rowan, Manon, Sorscha, and Aedion were growing on me.  Rowan x Celaena is my brotp, for sure.

What I did like was learning more about Celaena's past and what happened the night her parents were killed.  Although I felt Celaena was wallowing in her misery a little too much (I suppose it was justified), it was nice that she could finally move on from her fears.

The ending was so awesome that I can tell some serious shiz will be going down in the next book, Queen of Shadows, which comes out September 1st (woah that's tomorrow!!!)

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