Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Celaena 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. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
Sad to say that this is my least favorite of the lot. The only reason it was rated 4 is that it is part of an awesome series. I enjoyed half of it and hated the rest. I’m just glad I made it through without hurling my copy into the wall. There are more things that I do not like than enjoyed in this book. First, staggeringly slow-paced plot… Second, Rowan Whitethorn who has taken up a big part of the book. First impressions usually never last, but it did with Rowan. Sorry, I just cannot sympathize or get him at all. He’s too rude and inconsiderate. He was a horrible person one minute then made a sudden change in a SNAP. No transition. No nothing. Just Poof! I do not care for this character at all. And the sleeping together in one bed?! That situation felt so forced like it’s there to create some kind of emotional attachment, then tried to be strengthened by the carranam bond and blood oath. Eck. *I’m cringing to the bones. Sorry, but I’m not buying it. Third, I found the witches chapters soo boring that I had to skip most chapters. So, Manon Blackbeak, I do not know you or care about you even if you seem like a major player in the coming war. I want to but I will not bore myself to death. And lastly, Dorian and Sorscha. Oh boy! *deep breath* I just cannot feel their chemistry or whatever. I ALMOST hated this book if not for Aedion, Chaol, Murtaugh and Ren Allsbrook. Even Chaol has dimmed a bit and not so interesting anymore.
My favorite parts: (surprising, I know)
- Celaena and Rowan being chased by the skinwalkers. At least that was exciting!
- Aedion’s loyalty and dedication to Aelin. Every part of the book that has Aedion on it might be the bests. Can’t wait for them to be reunited.
- Chaol and Aedion working together with the rebels.
- When the king summoned Dorian, Sorscha, Chaol, and Aedion into his throne room to question them about a spy, and then all hell broke loose. *whistles Thank goodness! I thought it’s gonna be lame until the end.
Supposed to be part of the favorites but NOT really:
- Aelin, Rowan and Maeve in Wendlyn during the last chapters and the battle with the Valg princes. I found these scenes rather cheesy.