J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

YA Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

This book took me a long time to finish. By long time, I mean over a month. it wasn’t because it was slow, or bad, but it was different, and I was really busy (and sick, but let’s not get into that).

Now, I’m going to start this review right off by saying if you haven’t read books one or two in the Throne of Glass Series, don’t read the rest of this review. Stop, go to this review for Book 1, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and start there. If you love sassy heroines, cutthroat (and I mean bloody) action, and detailed fantasy, then read it. You won’t regret it. If you have read the other two books, then continue reading to see what I thought of Heir of Fire (associate link).


What I loved best about this edition of the Throne of Glass Series was the addition of Manon. I loved this storyline. I can’t wait to see what happens with this Blackbeak witch in Book 4, which I just borrowed from the library today. Yay! At first, I was thrown by this additional storyline, and I’m still not sure where it fits, but it doesn’t matter because I love it. More than Caeleana’s story, even. Does that make me 99% evil? Or maybe I just like to cheer for people agains the odds…

Caeleana’s story was good, but because she was so far from home in most of this book, it made it more difficult to get involved with her. I liked learning a lot more about her character, I liked the way her storyline developed, but I could have gone with more interaction with the already existing characters. Overall, another good job by Ms. Maas. I look forward to reading the next edition (like right now!).


J. E. Hunter is the author of the Black Depths Series. Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch, and Black Depths, the first two books of the series can be found on AmazonKoboiBooksBarnes and Noble, and Smashwords. The third book, Dark Shores, was released April 1, 2016. The fourth and last book of the Black Depths series, Twisted Currents, will be released in the fall of 2016.



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