Friday, May 1, 2015

Inherited Passion

Heir of Fire is the third book in Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass series. 

Heir of Fire finds Celaena in (self-imposed) exile and struggling with depression. Celaena needs to find the third Wyrdkey, but she can barely make herself move from the sun-warmed roof. Chaol struggles with the truth of Celaena and his agreement to his father even while he works to protect Dorian. Dorian wants to hide his newfound magic. And then there's the newest viewpoint: a dark witch attempting to live up to her grandmother's expectations.

I simultaneously loved and hated Heir of Fire. I loved seeing Celaena struggling with her actions in the past. I love seeing consequences to actions in books. And I think Celaena's spiral into depression and self-hatred was incredibly well-done. I wasn't entirely sure about the introduction of Manon, but I ultimately found myself really liking her. I think Maas does an excellent job of introducing a "bad" character and then chipping away at their layers to reveal the goodness underneath. I was less than thrilled about Rowan. I love Chaol. I love Celaena and Chaol. I don't want this to be another series like Tamora Pierce's Hunt Records where suddenly the love interest changes. BRING ME CHAOL.

Anyway. Overall, I really enjoyed this addition to the series. It definitely ended at a point where I was like, uhhhhh how long do I have to wait for the next book??? For those of you who haven't yet picked up this series, I would recommend doing so soon. The fourth book comes out in September, and I can't wait to see what happens next!

Recommended for fans of high fantasy and strong female protagonists. 

Favorite Quotes: There was nothing left in her, not really. Only ash and an abyss and the unbreakable vow she'd carved into her flesh, to the friend who had seen her for what she truly was.

There was no getting up, because there was not bottom. 

Why do you cry? Because I am lost [...] and I do not know the way.

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