Heir of Fire: The Second Worst Book In The Series (thus far) | Book Review

Book 3 in Throne of Glass Series

Genres: Young Adult Romance

Themes: Epic friendships, failure, fire, demons

My Rating:★★★★★

Why did this book take me two years to finish?

I wish I knew why. But this isn’t the first time this has happened to me. With all of her books, I always struggle engaging with her books. I have to read into 250 pages of her books to fully get engaged.

But with this book it was different. This was my longest read – ever. This book propelled me into my biggest book slump ever. Sure, I’ve been busy the past two years (got a big boy job, live on my own now in the big city), but this book didn’t help me read more books.

and I wasn’t the only one.

This book is definitely the weakest, plot-wise. A lot is going on, but most of it deals with political intrigue or character development, and has feels less action-packed than the previous books. It is definitely a slow read, and the hardest one to get through. There are a lot of things introduced and the information can make the pacing lack.

Cait Jacobs, https://caitsbooks.com/2018/09/25/heir-of-fire-review/

250 Pages In, I was hooked and BOOM – a five star read

Once I knew what was going on in this book, I was intrigued. The magic, the stories, the back stories. It was all amazing. This is why I love Sarah J. Maas. She knows how to write complex worlds and characters.

In this book, we still don’t know the full extent of who the main character is. Sarah J Maas does. But the reader doesn’t. This concept may be contradicting, but I kinda love it.

I like reading the little hints and then being blown away. That’s when the dots are connecting and you say, oh shit Sarah J Maas did it again *mind blown*

Even though it’s a Five Star Read, there were parts that I hated

The whole sub plot with the Manon and her witches, bored me. I didn’t see how it connected to Celena’s storyline, and I didn’t pick up this book to read about them.

There were also hard aspects of the book that was emotionally hard to read. Without revealing any spoilers, this book had aspects of death, violence, blood, and torture.

Big picture, this book is the where it gets its foot in

This third book, is completely different than the first two books in the series. It’s almost as if with every book in its series, Sarah J Maas was trying to get an idea of what this series was about.

But in the big arc of what is going with the series, this sets the path onto her next book, which is, allegedly, her best book yet. I’ll be the judge of that.

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