[by the wyrd] review: heir of fire

19 September 2014

Series: Throne of Glass #3
Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publication Date: September 11th 2014
Source/Format: For Review/Finished Copy
Summary: Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? -goodreads
Again. Sarah J. Maas has done it again. The third book in the Throne of Glass series and my love burns strong. It's almost visceral now: read the book, love the book, wait impatiently for the next. But this time you can't just love the book because oh the pain. I know some people who weren't that intrigued with the first claiming it was too fluffyromancelovevomit. I wish it was like that now. This book devitalized my heart.
The title of this book: Heir of Fire, seems to be the hidden symbol for my adoration for all the characters in this series, for the plot, the plot-twists; everything: it burns like a fire and does not reduce to ashes, no matter how long the wait until the next book and my next installment of kindling - if anything, it powers higher and brighter.
Heir of Fire blew me away. It is as simple as that, and what I cherish about this series is that each book gets bigger and is filled with more information regarding the story-line to satisfy my cravings and more characters to love and hate. But it never gets too complicated. And I have another favourite character.
What can't Sarah J. Maas do? Because she has managed to find ample firewood for the love that blazes inside me, she has left enough plot twists to have me startle like a rabbit confronted by headlights on a dark night, she has reduced both Caleana and I to grains. of sand: once we were both castles, now - we have vanished into dust. We? Yes we, because when you read this series you will no longer be yourself, you will be within the story: caught up in iron teeth and nets and burning. And you won't want to escape. So I repeat myself, what can Sarah J Maas not do?
Platters of food go to the lovely Bloomsbury team for kindly sending me this book for review, and to reduce my life to desolation. How kind. *clutches chest*

19 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you loved this!!! It's my favourite in the series so far :D :D How amazing was Aedion? And Chaol's speech at the end? THE FEELS, DUDE

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    1. I CAN'T DEAL WITH THE FEELS I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW *flails*

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  2. Now I want to read all of Sarah J. Maas's books now that every one is loving them. Your review was perfect literature on a piece of literature. Nice one.

    Amelia @ YA Bookologists (ya-bookologists.blogspot.com)

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    1. Awwwh that's such a nice compliment!! BUT WAIT YOU'VE NOT READ ANY OF THEM?! WHAT. AMELIA. GET ON THAT.

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  3. This is a series I've seen tossed around in the book blogging world quite frequently, and while everyone seems to love it I guess it just never caught my attention in a way that made me add it to my to-read list...until now. The sheer volume of praise has finally caught up to me, and your gushing review is the straw that broke the camel's back--Throne of Glass is now officially on my Goodreads to-read list! Congratulations on convincing me. :)

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    1. AWWWH AWWH YES THIS IS ALWAYS THE BEST MOMENT OF A BLOGGERS LIFE. *prances* I'm extremely glad I am THAT straw on the camel's back and now I just really really hope you enjoy them! Otherwise I'll feel reALLY BAD. No pressure...;P

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  4. I CANNOT DEAL WITH THE END OF THE BOOK THOUGH. I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT. CHAOL AND DORIAN'S MOMENT THERE WAS JUST TOO MUCH FOR MY SOUL AND I'M STILL HYPERVENTILATING. And crying quietly that the next book won't come out for a her and DORIAN. OH DORIAN YOU POOR LITTLE THING. *wails*
    Also I'm still worried my ship is sinking. *lives in denial of this fact*

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    1. BUT WHO CAN DEAL WITH IT REALLY CAIT MY POOR HEART IS CRYING AND MY SOUL IS WEEPINH AND AHHHHHHHHHHH DORIAN <3
      Mine is too. So.

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  5. Hehe, love passionate you are about this series. I've not made it on to the second book yet. I don't know if I ever will because I only enjoyed the first one - didn't love it. :33 Whatdayathink? Should I continue? Stupid question. You'll say DUH, OF COURSE, don't make me throw stuff at you.

    Righty roo. I think I may continue on with the series.

    One day. Probs.

    Great review! xD

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    1. *sigh* sad times, Rocky, sad times. BUT OF COURSE, everyone likes different things yadda yadda bUT, you've not read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series yet. Have you? YOU MUST. AND YOU HAVE TO LIKE IT. NO EXCEPTIONS. OK.
      Of course I will *throws things*

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  6. ahhhhh, I have to review this! HOW AM I GOING TO DO IT WITHOUT FALLING INTO A DEEP DARK HOLE OF MISERY WHILE I WAIT A WHOLE FLIPPING FREAKING YEAR FOR THE FOURTH BOOK TO COME OUT *moans*

    Also: TAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://onceuponabookishtime.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/the-book-gif-tag-i-behead-furniture-and.html

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    1. REVIEW IT THEN AND DUDE YOU CAN'T JUST ACCEPT IT AND MOVE ON. OR. NOT. LIKE I'M NOT DOING.

      MERCI.

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  7. So Hawwa, I'm quite torn on this series. Let me explain my predicament to you and see if you have any wise advice for me...

    I've read Throne of Glass. I definitely enjoyed it, but didn't feel a rush to read on. I own Crown of Midnight, The Assassin's Blade, and Heir of Fire. But again, I haven't read any of them yet.

    The problem? I sort of don't feel rushed to read them. I think the thing putting me off is that it's a six-book series, right? Plus novellas? So if I read them all I'm going to be stuck suffering like everyone else, just waiting and waiting for Maas to crush my feels with a new book.

    But the problem with that problem is that everyone keeps talking about how awesome this book is and it's making me want to read it NOW!

    So what do I do? Do I finally catch up with this series and read all the books now, and then suffer with everyone else? Or do I allow myself to read my other books that have been sitting on my shelf forever, and just read one book every once in a while until all the books are finally out? HELP ME!

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    1. Asti. Settle down. Look into my eyes. Take a deeeeeeeep breath.....
      You are feeling sleeeeeppyy..
      Now.
      Listen.
      I understand your predicament, some books just aren't for everyone and if you're feeling meh about it, usually I would say leave it, HOWEVER, because I love this series so much [although I will admit it has its flaws], and because one of the main things is the fact that it's a six-book-series, I say carry on. Give it a try. Why? [OMG POET], because
      a. one of the whole attractions of a book is if you love it and read it and then you have to wait for the next one, because then you get hyped up, you get excited, you read it, and when you do read it you feel content, until the next book. It's a cycle of feElS that every book worm cherishes. DO IT ASTI. Suffering with everyone else is awesome, bookworms suffer together with gifs and caps lock fangirling and moaning and hyper excitement. It's all part of the package.
      And seeing as you own all the books currently out [which I am highly jealous of: *stares enviously at The Assassin's Blade*] I say read the next one and see what you think, and if you're STILL unsure then I say make a decision, either read all the other books you have and THEN decide whether you want to carry on or not, or stop reading them and read other books...


      ....and donate The Assassin's Blade to me...;)

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  8. Love your review! I can't believe how good these books are, most of all, is how each book just keeps getting better and better and better. How can you get better than this! I absolutely loved Manon, she is one of my new favourite characters :) Can't wait for the next installment

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  9. GAAAAH I NEED TO READ THIS SERIES SO BAD!! Seriously, everyone's freaking over HOF and I haven't even read the first one, and Caleana sounds so epic, I feel so alone!! *sobs*

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  10. GAAAH!! I need to read this series so bad!!! Seriously, everyone's getting excited over HOF and I haven't even read the first one, and Caleana sounds so epic, I feel so alone!! *sobs*

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  11. I feel the same in the area of "how does Sarah J. Maas manage to keep doing this?", because upon finishing I was incredibly moved and excited and thrilling over everything, and even when I was onto my next read I kept pausing and thinking about how extraordinarily excellent a book that was, which is a marvellous thing to do (though having just read it made me not love the next book I was reading quite so much).
    I love how, as you say, it never gets too complicated- many storylines and character arcs can (and are) be going on, and yet it all stays perfectly in line.
    Wonderful review!

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