Friday, August 22

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire
(Throne of Glass #3)
Sarah J. Maas

My rating: ★★★★★

ISBN: 9781619630659
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Date of publication: September 2, 2014
Age: Grades 11 and up
Genre: Fantasy

Themes: magic, training, betrayal, heartbreak, loyalty, war

Celeana has escaped to Wendlyn, but is completely alone and crippled from heartbreak. Her friends that she left behind in Ardalan must find new allies as they seek to destroy the source of the king's power. Ever amassing, and on the verge of release, the king is creating armies of the vilest nature, evil creatures bent on enslaving and destroying the continent. Across the sea, Celeana must face the darkest aspects and secrets of her past in order to face the real demons set to consume all she loves.

I wish I could write the way Maas writes, because I don't see how I'll be able to properly convey the way I feel about these books. This. This book. It's like....I forget where I am. Maas puts me in a world so richly depicted, in the head of a character so deeply's amazing. It's agonizing! Yet, I LOVE it. Because the talent required to do that is phenomenal.

Now, I will say in this book, it got a little complicated in that there were up to nine different perspectives from which the overall story was given--all different characters. It's a lot of switching around between character stories. And starting out, Celeana was practically unbearable. I mean, okay, yeah, crippling heartbreak, but man that was a lot of angst to get through. So, no, it's not perfect.

But it's worth it. Don't you see? Every minute with this book is [insert favorite positive adjective here, e.g. "awesome"]. Yes, yes, I already love fantasies and especially these types of personal-growth-into-magical-dominance stories, but this goes beyond all that. So go. Go and read. I can't even handle it.

Check out my (completely rave) reviews for Book 1, Book 2, and Book 0.5

Warning: Explicit Content
Some sexuality

Pre-order now on Amazon!
...or be a sucker and wait on the hold's list at your library

(Digital ARC provided through NetGalley)

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