Rating: **** Suggested Age: 13
Summary: “She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one. Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed. The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.” (Summary on Goodreads).
The first part of Heir of Fire was really boring. Not to mention, a new character had POV (point of view) chapters and I honestly did not care about her life. This book, for me, was lacking the excitement Crown of Midnight had. However, about halfway through the book, I started to enjoy it more. It got really exciting at the end, almost to the point where I couldn’t put it down. I just adore the way Sarah J. Maas writes. She has true talent and the world-building in her books is fabulous. I love her characters and Celaena is one of the strongest, most inspiring, female characters I have ever read. To be fair, I love all of Maas’s characters. I especially love Chaol and Dorian because they are just awesome and really good people through and through. I’m not exactly fond of Rowan just yet, but maybe he’ll grow on me in Queen of Shadows (the next book). [VAGUE SPOILERS AHEAD] Also, what I like is that these books don’t have a love triangle. Sure, Celaena has a few boyfriends throughout the series, but the previous relationships end before she goes out with someone else.
Anyway, I definitely recommend this series, even though I rated this book four stars.