Heir of Fire, by Sarah J. Maas | (RE-R-0ead) Book Review #395

Heir of Fire is the third (3rd) book in the Throne of Glass series.

This review contains spoilers.

IMG_6537Celaena 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 Timesbest-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.


Since this is my review of a book that I’ve already read before, I did know what was going to happen. More than my first thoughts on Heir of Fire, I’m going to be 100% honest (as I always am) about my overall/general thoughts on this book.

Firstly, I do enjoy seeing new characters. However, there are simply too many points of view within Heir of Fire. Having so many character views, when we only had one main point of view in Throne of Glass, makes me feel like the story was muddled. I know these characters all have something to add to the story. I was just irked that the focus of the story wasn’t solely (or mostly) on the main character, Celaena. Yet I can’t ignore that there are other scenes from other characters that were pleasing to read as well.

20613470The character development that everyone goes through, kind of leaves me speechless. There are so many different things that test the characters we see in this book. They’re all reaching new heights of things that they do for the greater good.

I still really enjoyed reading Heir of Fire this time around. I think that this re-read marks my fourth time reading it. I have a love-hate relationship with HoF.

The overall pace of Heir of Fire is super fast. The story is just as easy to fall into as it’s always been. My dad was actually shocked that I read half of the book within a few hours. He asked me if that was the same book that he had saw me reading that same morning when he saw me start.

Since I vaguely remember what happens in the next book, I am extremely giddy to get started and read Queen of Shadows. I’m so excited for more Aelin, Rowan, Aedion, and another character that I won’t name!

Another thing that I enjoyed about Heir of Fire was that Celaena turned 19 in this novel, making this story move into the New Adult category!

I give Heir of Fire, 4 stars (this time around).

Have you read Heir of Fire?

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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