"I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!" Ella wailed in despair and she cried a great sea of embarrassed tears.
Well, I have reasons.
Reason 1: When this review is finally done and dusted, the truth that Heir Of Fire is ACTUALLY OVER and Book 4 isn't even a speck on the horizon...excuse me, but my feels have just DIED, so I'm just going to chuck myself of this cliff that happens to be so handily nearby.
Reason 2: I don't think I could do this book justice with my pathetic review. Every time I try and write it, I just stare at a blank page and feel, well...STUPID. I honestly didn't (and still don't) think any words of mine could say what this book really is.
So this isn't a review really, more a wild train of fizzly bubbly waves of emotion, with the title 'review' hanging lopsidedly on the title. SO DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU.
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Source: NetGalley for review!
Purchase: The Book Depository
Read it in: 4-5 hours
Word Rating: MIND BLOWN!!
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?
If Throne of Glass was the introduction, Crown of Midnight was the emotional action packed punch in the feels, then Heir Of Fire was to me, where all the back story comes into focus and we get to look right into the characters souls.
Some people didn't like this. I GET IT! There was no Choalaena, *bawls* No heart racing action like in Crown Of Midnight. Everyone is sad and broken. There's little lightness. But y'know what? I loved every moment of it.
Celaena's attitude was seriously...dampened in Heir Of Fire. You can't blame her though, with the crap she's gone through, but paired with Choal being a wet sock and all that, the book was truly miserable in some places. I enjoyed seeing this more emotional side of Celaena, but by the end of Heir of Fire I was getting tired of it. I MISS THE OLD CELAENA! BRING HER BACK!!
I really disliked Rowan. Everyone else in the blogosphere seems to be head over heels with him...but I just don't get why! And then I get extremely twitchy when people start dropping Choalena like a hot coal and saying "We ship Rowena!" NOOOOO. Choal may have had the attitude of a wet sock during most of Heir of Fire, but at least he doesn't have psychopathic qualities like Rowan did throughout most of the book. I felt like everyone forgot how truly awful Rowan was to Celaena in the beginning and I can't forgive him for that. And ANYWAY, I felt the whole point Maas put Rowan in Heir of Fire was to show you CAN have a close relationship with a guy WITHOUT ANY ROMANTICAL INTEREST *shocked gasp* (am I showing to much of my inner 3-year-old? Possibly.) In the world of YA these days, that is VERY hard to find. Plus, Rowan's like a thousand years old. EW.
|CAN YOU HEAR ME ROWAN??!!|
Dorian and Sorscha were THE CUTEST COUPLE EVERRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad they found each other because they were just SO beautiful together!! I know some people didn't like Sorscha, but I adored her! I thought her and Dorian suited each other so well until, Y'KNOW, Ardian The Arsehole chopped off Sorscha's head IN FRONT OF POOR DORIAN!!! I may or may not almost exploded in rage and almost threw Montgomery The Kindle out the window. Possibly.!!
I was so upset when Sorscha was murdered (RIGHT IN FRONT OF DORIAN!!!!!), but afterwards, I realized I could kind of see it coming. My heart broke though, when Ardian clapped the evil iron collar thingy around Dorian's neck like he was a dog that needed to be muzzled, it was almost tear inducing (not quite though. My stone cold heart, didn't completely defrost)! MY POOR LIWTLE PEANUT. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY PUMPKIN??????!!!!!!! *crys*
Manon and Abraxos were possibly my favourite part of Heir Of Fire. I'm just, I literally CANNOT SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM, asdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl!!!!!!!!!!!!
And was I the only one that thought Abraxos was almost exactly like Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon??!!!
*flails wildly* YOU FLOWER SMELLING WORM YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really think Throne of Glass #4 (WE NEED A TITLE AND COVER AND CLOSER RELEASE DATE DAMMIT!!) is going to be such utter perfection! Maas has built up all this tension (*screams with nerves*) and I really think book #4 is going to be AMAZING!!!
Mab scared the heck out of me! I didn't particually care for Aedion - although saying that I'm INCREDIBLY nervous about Aedion meeting up with Celaena again. *chews fingernails down to stubs*
Basically: I loved this book to the stars and back. Full of beautiful writing (I swear every sentence had something quotable!), heart wrenching characters and just the most amazing story...bluhb. I'M TEARING UP HERE, OK?!!
Characters summed up
Celaena = Watery bag of miserable emotions
Choal = Wet Sock
Dorian = POOR LIWTLE PEANUT.
Manon = BEYOND GLORIOUS!
Abraxos = Adorable flower smelling worm *screams feverishly*
Aedion = Idiot
Rowan = Bigger idiot and ahole
Queen Mab = Queen Like Psychopath
King Ardian = Total Fishhead
Everyone else = Brillopants!
5 billion stars out of 5!!
What did you think of Heir of Fire???!!! Liked, loved, disliked, hated...TELL ME!! LIST ME YOUR EMOTIONS!!