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500+ Pages of Pure Bliss,
This review is from: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass series Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
So, this book too me well over a week to read. It's a big book but that wasn't why. There were two reasons and I'm going to throw them both out there for you. One, I loved Crown of Midnight because of how much romance was in that book. There was so much that my heart couldn't take it and then in this book, it's basically non-existent. It made me sad for the first half of the book because I'm such a Chaol fangirl but after reading the second half of this book and finishing, I don't even care anymore. It was just hard for me to go from all that was in Crown of Midnight to what wasn't in this book. It's me being greedy, is all. The second reason it took me so long to read is because I wanted to savor this book. We're halfway through this series and I don't want to have to wait for the next book. I'm not a very patient person so I wanted to take my time, enjoy every word written in this book, each character and their stories. I wanted to take it all in and not miss a thing.
Before reading this, I kept hearing all these things about Manon but then, I'm introduced to her and I'm wondering what all this hype is over this character. I wasn't impressed in the beginning and I was tempted to skip over her chapters but I couldn't do that because of how much I love this series. It would feel like I've betrayed Celaena somehow and we all know she's not one to piss off. But then . . . BUT THEN it was like How To Train Your Dragon: Bad Ass Style. I was hooked from that point on. I understand the hype y'all, it just took me some time to jump on board. Manon deserves all the talk and then some.
You guys all know how I'm team Chaol, right? If you're not, check out this and consider yourself informed. That being said, my heart breaks for Dorian, it really does. He's this great guy and I've always thought this. I love him, but not like I love Chaol. There's just so much bad stuff that happens to him in this book and at the end, I nearly lost my s***. I'm worried for him. I am terrified for him, actually. I don't know how Sarah can do something like to not only him but to us, her readers. How could you do this?!
There's so much that happens in this book. To all the characters, but Celaena is where it's at. She is training with this d-bag, Rowan, trying to shift into her Fae side and tap into her powers. I wanted to throw a few punches in Rowan's face but oh my gosh, did he grow on me. He also grew on Celaena. Let me backpedal a little here. He's a Prince, a cousin of Celaena and currently working for Maeve in a blood oath. A blood oath is forever and there is no betraying her. That being said, a bond forms between these two and he makes me swoon. In a completely different way from Chaol but man, if there ever is a time (and I'm hoping there will be) where Chaol and Rowan are in a room together, I may explode from too much swooning one in place.
If you haven't read this series, I don't know why you're here. You're ruining yourself for the first two books, you truly are. Do yourself a favor and close out of this now. No, don't do that - go buy the first two books then come back here and continue reading. If you've read the first two books, I already like you, but get ready for excitement. This book is amazing. The next book promises so us so much epic . . . everything. This next year is going to be absolutely torture. I'm not even exaggerating. We need a support group for something like this . . . making us wait a year to read more.
Reviewed by Jessica @ Step Into Fiction
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Initial post: Jul 29, 2015 4:51:12 PM PDT
...just so you are aware...I completely agree with everything you've said. Also...I really enjoyed reading your review! I didn't realize when I started reading these books that there were more than 3...so I'm sure you can imagine my distress when I: 1.Realized that there were going to be more books...eventually... and 2. well...eventually... meaning I couldn't read all of the books back to back! ...so yeah...basically I agree with you. and yes...there for sure needs to be a support group!...
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