About this book:

 Title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) 
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication date: September 2014
Hardcover: 565 pages


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

Rating ⭐⭐

This series gets more and more intense with each instalment. Heir of Fire is a whirlwind. The story evokes so many feelings, and the narrative line is so captivating that it's hard not to get invested with the characters. Sacrifice, betrayal, mystery are all brilliantly intertwined in this third volume of the saga.

The story is told from multiple POV, and the tone is much darker than the previous books. The action is alert but with enough room for character development. Secrets come to light, some more painful than others 'and we get to see Celaena conquer her fears and defeat her demons. We get to experience through her eyes the horror of seeing her parents murdered but we also get to see her push pass all the doubts, insecurities and guilt and transform into a powerful heiress, determined to get justice for her people. Rowan plays an important role in her transformation, pushing her limits while training her to get a grip on her power. I was wary of him in the beginning. Rowan is stubborn, hard-headed, secretive and too hard to impress. But when the ice between him and Celaena melted, and he revealed more about himself, I instantly fell in love with him! He did not give up on her and seeing him form a powerful bond with Celaena was very emotional.

As for the secondary characters, Manon Blackbeak really intrigues me. The witches seem to play an important role in the King's plans and Manon is portrayed to be heartless. She's supposed to be a villain, but I think there is more to her than meets the eye. I instantly liked her. Manon is alluring and mysterious, and I can't wait to see more of her in action.

Overall, it was a heart-gripping book. The author brilliantly expanded the world, adding new and intriguing characters in the plot, and I'm excited to continue reading the series.