Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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In the third book of the Throne of Glass series, Celeana’s duties as King’s Assassin require her to kill the ruling family of another kingdom. Leaning Choal and Dorian behind, Celeana travels to the distant land, hoping to somehow find a way to thwart the Ardalan king and his plan to conquer the surrounding kingdoms. But, instead of forming a plan, Celeana is haunted by past tragedies and spends her days attempting to deny her true self. Though she may run from it, the truth of Celeana’s heritage hurtles toward her at full-force. She must find a way to accept who she really is and embrace her role in the coming war, before the king succeeds in his brutal mission.

I love Throne of Glass so much!! So much! This one was a little rough starting out because Celeana is depressed and angsty at first, but things eventually pick up. This was, by far, the heaviest fantasy piece in the ToG series, so you may love or hate that new development. In this third piece, relationships between the characters become more complicated (of course!), some incredibly awesome new characters come into the story (Manon forever!!), and the drama with the King of Ardalan’s quest to take over the world deepens. There were definitely a few “OMG” moments thrown in there. Fans of the action in this series will not be disappointed (though you’ll have to have some patience until the story picks up). If you love ToG like I do, don’t hesitate to continue in the series — it’s only getting better! If you haven’t started ToG yet, I’d definitely start with the first, as there are so many elements to the story. Happy reading!

Rating: 4.5/5

*YALSA Teen’s Top Ten, Nominee, 2015

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