Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
September 11th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens 
Genre: Fantasy ~ Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo

Rating: 4/5

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king - for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

I don't know where to start with this review. It's the first Throne of Glass book that I actually loved. I knew pretty quickly into the book that it was so much better than both the first and second book. It also made me buy book #4 while I was still reading this one and that doesn't happen a lot so yes, Heir of Fire was really good!

I was simply addicted to this book. It was larger and it had just more epicness all around. I loved that the fae played a bigger role, which was a huge part of me liking this book so much. I love reading about any kind of fae. And Rowan... I loved him so freaking much. 

I also liked Celaena a lot more than I did in the previous two books. Especially once she met Rowan and they started training together. I adored their relationship. I feel like he played a big part into the person she was becoming towards the end of the book. And I had lots of love for all the magic!

There's also some other points of view. I love different POVs so that was yet another reason to love this book. It was nice to read about how the others were doing and also some new characters were introduced. Manon was by far my favorite and I loved her chapters to bits and pieces. I can't wait to read more about her! I also loved Aedion and Sorscha, too. 

The author's writing has improved a lot in this book than in the two previous books. It was so, so much better! The end of the book made me kind of wanting to scream, like seriously! But hey, at least it wasn't boring or anything. 

With how amazing I thought Heir of Fire was, I'm really glad I didn't give up on this series and gave it another shot. So fingers crossed for the next book! But I'm sure it'll be great also.

       About the Author:

       Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.


  1. Yaaasss! I am a self confessed SJM fangirl, and this one for me is where the series really dug in and became the Throne of Glass that I love today. I've gone back and re-read all the books and I can appreciate them a bit more now and can see where SJM was going with them.

    I think Heir of Fire is the turning point where you will love the series or you won't - so much changes and it becomes a true epic fantasy.

    I also love Manon and her arc is an awesome one.

    I hope love QoS just as much!

    1. I'm gonna try to read QoS in Feburary. I've been saying for AGES I'm gonna read it but I just have to!

  2. uh i think the next 2 books will AMAZE you :P!!!!!!! HoF is like the turning point of the series :P Awesome review!!!
    Kariny @ kariny's boox frenzy

    1. I first wanna read Feversong and Crooked Kingdom which are both quite large but after that I should be able to read QoS!

  3. This book really was quite large, compared to the other two! The books just get longer and longer. I am not a huge fan of this series but I will say that I thought this book was okay (I liked it more than I liked Crown of Midnight, which I mostly disliked). I also stopped here though - but I hear Queen of Shadows was the best yet (I don't know much about Empire of Storms). I hope you enjoy the rest of the series, Stephanie!

    Great review. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I've been hearing the same about QoS. Just gotta get to it. So many books to read. xD

  4. I'm glad you loved this and that people are still adoring this series but sadly I broke up with it after failing to finish this for the sixth time. XD I just grew out of it.

  5. Well, it sounds like persisting with this series and keeping on going has paid off, because now you have a book you could love! I'm glad you've been able to enjoy it at long last :3


Share your thoughts! ♥