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?
It’s been weeks since I finished reading HoF and I’ve been trying to write a review for it but I just couldn’t. I struggled. And I kept wondering why? Why was it so hard for me to write a review for this?
It was heartbreaking, yes, but The Burning God was even more heartbreaking
and we don’t talk about that yet I was able to write a review for that. HoF wasn’t a terrible book either, so it shouldn’t have been difficult for me to write down my thoughts.
But then I realized why… it was really simple honestly.
I didn’t know what to say.
Heir of Fire was beautiful. So beautiful that deep down I knew that no matter what I said, it wouldn’t be enough to show my love for this book.
This is a journey of grief. Of pain, love, friendship, and finding your way back up to the surface after being buried deep inside a bottomless pit.
Celaena has been through a lot and it hurts knowing that this is only just the beginning of more pain and suffering. But no matter what, as long as there’s light in this world of darkness, there is hope.
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“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
Death has once again made an appearance in Celaena’s life. After a shocking turn of events, Celaena has left Adarlan and journeyed to Wendlyn on a mission to uncover truths that have been hidden for too long. Secrets will be revealed, new forces will awaken, and… Celaena will have to face her past.
Fireheart—why do you cry?
“Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”
The amount of times I wanted to cry watching Celaena struggle with her grief and trauma. It was heartbreaking as always. She was filled with so much regret and guilt, going as far as saying that she didn’t deserve to live–my heart * sobs * But in the face of all of this, even when she wanted to give up–there was always something stopping her. Or more like a certain someone among other things👀
And of course, there were new characters who played a role in her healing.
“I claim you, Aelin. To whatever end.”
Rowan Whitethorn–I can see why a lot may have hated this book and him so much. I despised Rowan. The way he treated Celaena in the beginning was absolutely despicable and the things he said….* rage *
But that’s what makes the development between the two so amazing. They went from “i-want-to-murder-you-and-make-you-wish-you-were-never-born” to “i-want-to-murder-you-with-love-and-annoy-the-hell-out-of-you.” Isn’t that such amazing development?? Ah, but of course it’s platonic love.
Woah, wait. I just realized that this is the first (and probably only) SJM book that didn’t have the female main character with a love interest??? ohmygod I am shook.
ofc that’ll change in the next book but sdfsdsdfs
Anyways, I don’t really love Rowan. I like him, but not love. Maybe that will change when I re-read Queen of Shadows though. The scene at the end was definitely so sweet.🥺
“You do not have the right to wish she were not what she is. The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend.”
Dorian calling out Chaol was probably one of the best scenes when it came to their povs. I didn’t really enjoy Dorian or Chaol’s povs. I mean, I also didn’t enjoy Manon’s pov either ahaha although that’s no surprise (hence the 0.5 star being taken off). I was really only looking forward to Celaena’s chapters.
thats no surprise either
Dorian’s a cinnamon roll and cinnamon rolls do not deserve to suffer * sobs *
Chaol was… Chaol. Struggling with all the change that’s happening and to say he doesn’t like this change is an understatement.
Sorscha was just there. Like I admire her and the way she was there for Dorian–because of that, I like her.
Manon was boring. I skimmed some of her chapters in the beginning because honestly I could care less. Although, I did actually like her chapters more towards the end.
Aedion’s loyalty to his queen is amazing. All this time thinking she was dead to find out she’s not and that ending-
It’s always the last few pages when everything goes to hell🙂
“She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—and she would not be afraid.”