Thursday, 7 August 2014

Heir of Fire by Sara J. Maas

Bravo Sara J. Maas! Bravo for yet another great book.

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?

I don't know how i am supposed to write a review for this book. I can not summon the words that could describe it.
This book wasn't great, no. It was glorious!

 ^._.^ Heir of Fire was by far the best book i've read in years. Hell, it's probably the best book i've read ever. It even went so far that it surpassed my love for harry potter. THAT is how glorious it was. By now i have read this book twice over the last 3 days... and damn, i will read it again and again until i memorize every word and emotion written on those glorious pages (Gee i'm being dramatic).

Okay, so i'm going to wipe the drool and tears off my face and actually write this wyrd forsaken review!

First things first. HoF is written in multiple point of views, which was most certainly a trait that i loved the most about the novel. Not only do we follow Celaena, or should i say Aelin, on her heart breaking journey, but we also join Dorian, Chaol, a brutal blackbeak, a traiterous healer, a kickass Fae warrior and a few other loyal followers of her majesty Aelin Ashryver Galathynius. Unlike some other books i've read these few past years, none of the storylines were either irrelevant or boring. It didn't matter if i was following Aelin through her struggles fo find inner peace or Chaol and Dorian in the castle. I loved all the storylines. All the point of views. Simply because it was written beautifully. And this is not exaggerated one bit. I loved every single character, to the point that i even liked the bad guys. That is how well Sara J. Maas wrote. Every little detail. It was refined and thought through and... just glorious!

I must admit that i did like Aelin's story best. I even had to wipe away a few tears at some point ("You left me. I have no one left. No one." I died).

From the first page to the last i wasn't able to tear myself away from my e-reader... i might have forgotten to feed the dog. DON'T JUDGE ME D:.

I am so proud of all of the characters. They have grown so much... even Dorian isn't a selfish little bastard anymore!

But, even though this novel was fantastic and deserves every pixel of the 5 golden stars i will give it, there are some tiny little bit a that didn't add up.
How do i put this without spoiling stuff? Hmm, the fact that aelin (celaena) at first didn't want to be queen. Then, after a long long time, she swore she would be the best queen ever or something, and then again she... hesitated? Like she just wanted to go back to being Celaena *sigh*. Maybe i just misinterpreted that part. But it was a little vague of you ask me.

That was the only thing i noticed about this book, though. Almost flawless.

It's so hard not to burst open and poor my feelings down on this blog xD But i suppose i can't spoil anything -.- ugh, okay here goes my attempt to be excited without spoiling stuff:

Manon Blackbeak.
The magic was great. As you already know, well if you've read crown of misnight that is, Aelin has the gift of fire. She can bend it to her will if she trains hard enough. But the way the Magic is described and how itnall works is... good. Really really good. It's not overpowered or useless.. it's perfect. The way you inherit the powers from your ancestors and all that mojo... it's fantastic. Plus the fire weapon thing was totally awesome.

Ironteeth! So you remember baba yellowlegs? Pretty, pointy teeth, iron nails that can tear gour throat out? Yeah, that one. Well, in HoF we travel along with Manon, the heir of the blackbeak clan (she's my second favourite character ;) ). They're brutal and badass and cruel and heartless and badass! Their bloodlust and everything just... i don't know... fascinates me. I liked that storyline a lot. Lot's of blood ;).

Dear readers, i recommend you read this book once it's out. No, i recommend you run to whatever bookstore is nearest and pre order now!

Bee over and out!