Author: Sarah J. Maas
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Cheers Factor: 5/5
Pairing: Fire Blood
This little concoction is unassuming and really hits you when you least expect it. I made it while hosting some friends and it was a hit.
“I sent her to do what needs to be done.”
1 ½ oz tequila
½ oz lime juice
½ oz grapefruit juice
1 topo chico
-Pour out around 3 ounces of topo chico (just below the emblem below the neck of the bottle)
-Add tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit juice to topo chico bottle and shake gently to combine ingredients
-Add enough grenadine to give a red tint (will seem sort of ombre due to the layering)
-Add lime wedge for optional garnish
“A boy in love with a wildfire - or believing he was in love with one.”
I love that we get to finally see outside of Adarlan. We get to see Wendlyn while Celaena is sent on a mission. I also think that this is the book that really gives a lot more world building because we also get introduced to Morath and the Ferian Gap.
This book introduces us to a deeper level of characters than we were used to. We get to really see how the events of the previous two novels have truly dug so deeply into the souls of our characters and its impossible not to love them for being so vulnerable and human. I also love the introduction of our new fae warrior prince. I also love the addition of Aedion the Ashryver prince and cousin to Aelin Galathynius. He’s such an incredible add to the stories with Chaol and Dorian and I really love it a lot
Plots and Themes
I love the idea of healing presented for Celaena in this book as well as the journey that now involves both Chaol and Dorian. Everyone in this book starts to really feel the pain and the suffering that is to come and can truly feel the impending war that is upon them and just how small they are as pieces on the chess board.
This book is incredible and definitely a step up from the other two. That is not to say that they aren’t amazing, but it’s very important in the story that this series is telling. This book is the real turning point on whether the rest of the series will be successful given that by now, as a reader, you should be invested enough to continue reading the series or not. Heir of Fire really delivers that and turns everything truly on its head and the way that everything we believed about these characters and their journeys they will start to embark upon for the rest of the series.
Too Strong - Frustrating going back and forth between all the characters, wanting our relationships to be more spicy
Reasons raise a Glass- ROWAN that’s it that the reason we are raising a glass, STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS
“You didn’t need a weapon when you were born one.”
Beware spoilers beyond this point. Read more at your own risk.
“As for Celaena, you do not have the right to wish she were not what she is. The only thing you have the right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend.”
This book is so good and I love the fact that it is so focused on Celaena/Aelin’s grief in the beginning of the novel. There is such a delicacy and stark brutality that Maas writes this for her protagonist. I think that is her super power is the genuine way that she can write her characters to be so truthful and so filled with a depth that is reflective of real life.
I also have to say this that I love the fact that all the relationships are not the first relationship these characters have had. Celaena had previous relationships with Dorian and Sam and a serious and sexual relationship with Chaol. Then flip to Rowan who had a mate previously who was pregnant with his child. Needless to say I appreciate the inclusion of these characters having previous relationships and lovers. None of them are demonized or seen as promiscuous, but they are simply just people with life experience and don’t live in a fairytale that we meet our person in the first go around. I find that to be a refreshing take that is also relevant amongst lots of her books and stories and I have a deep appreciation for it.
Lastly I also love the variety that we have in all our female characters. From Aelin to Manon we get such a variety that is so beautiful to see when they all are on such a great display.
“It wasn’t a lie. That girl, that princess had died in a river a decade ago. Celaena was no more Aelin Galathynius than she was any other person.”
Each book here at Cheers&Chapters is rated based off of certain categories that are genre specific, however every book will get a Cheers Factor. The Cheers Factor is how much we wanted to raise our glass while reading it. So get your glasses ready and cheers!