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Book Review; Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

Heir of FireAuthor: Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: September 11th 2014
Pages: 562
Source:: Review Copy
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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?

When You’re

I had been dying to read this book ever since I finished the second book, Crown of Midnight. Then raving reviews came in and I got both more excited and worried all at the same time. I think, unfortunately, that all the hype around this book made my expectations too high and this impacted my enjoyment. The book itself was good. It was well-written and entertaining but it wasn’t as fantastic as I had been led to believe and it made me feel like I had missed something.

World Collapses

One of the biggest problems I had with this book is that it honestly felt like nothing was happening. I know that a lot of stuff did happen and a lot of things occurred but while reading it felt a little too tell and not enough show. It’s hard to put in words what I mean aside from saying that I wish there had been more action going on. On top of all of that, I had a problem where I didn’t feel emotionally connected to the story. I did not get the “feels” and it has made me wary of the next book.

You Have To

We are introduced to a lot of new characters in this book but instead of telling you what I thought about them all, I want to tell you a little about my favourite new character. Her name is Manon and she was such a fascinating character to me. I loved how she was with Abraxos – who was also super awesome! I just thought she was a truly well-developed character and for her, I will definitely read more of the series as I want to learn more about her. I think the vast array of characters may be why I didn’t feel so many emotions while reading this.

Fight Back

Despite how my review seems to come across, I did really enjoy reading Heir of Fire. It was full of complexities and complications and there was a lot of tension thrown in as well. But it just wasn’t as good as the previous books in the series, and certainly didn’t feel like it warranted the hype – unfortunately. I really do wish I loved this book more. As it is, it was an okay read and has left just enough curiosity to leave me certain I will read book number four, I just may not jump around for it.

Three Stars

** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **


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