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HEIR OF FIRE (THRONE OF GLASS #3) – SARAH J. MAAS

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn, the home of her darkest demons. Will she find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her people against those she has grown to love?
This third novel is packed with drama and action, swoonsome romance, and introduces fierce new heroines to love and hate.

Spoiler Warning! This review may contain spoilers relating to earlier books in the series. Read at your own risk but feel free to point out anything too telling!

Unbelievably raw and impassioned, Heir of Fire took me on a rollercoaster that I could not get off. I was absorbed from the first sentence and every word after just kept me hanging on.
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
I said in my earlier review that there is pretty much nothing that this series doesn’t have; i…

CROWN OF MIDNIGHT (THRONE OF GLASS #2) – SARAH J. MAAS

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Celaena knows the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realises she isn't the only one seeking justice.
As she untangles the mysteries buried within the castle, it seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not Prince Dorian; not Chaol; not even Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Spoiler Warning! This review contains spoilers relating to earlier books in the series. Read at own risk.

I didn’t think I could love Sarah J. Maas’ writing more than I did after Throne of Glass but, it seems I was wrong. The second installation of Maas’ Throne of Glass series offers a whole new world of insight into the life of Celaena Sardothien and delivers endless heart-stopping twists that kept me on my toes the entire time and made me dread the moment I would ha…

THRONE OF GLASS (THRONE OF GLASS #1) – SARAH J. MAAS

After serving out a year of hard labor, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is offered her freedom on one condition: she must act as a champion in the competition to find a new royal assassin. If she beats her opponents, thieves, assassins and warriors from across the empire, she'll serve the kingdom and then be granted her freedom.
Then one of the contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. As she investigates, her search leads her to a greater destiny than she could have imagined.


Now, it is no secret that I, much like many others, absolutely adore Sarah J. Maas’ writing. Hell, I’d probably sell my soul to get my hands on her grocery lists or to even see her walking across the street. But this, it just took my breath away!


Having loved the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy I decided that it is about bloody time I start Throne of Glass . And I have got to say, it did not disappoint.

In this first instalment of Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, Celaena…

THE SONG OF ACHILLES – MADELINE MILLER

Greece in the age of heroes.
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow, their bond blossoms into something deeper.
But Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years will test everything they hold dear.

Spoiler Warning! This review may contain a few spoilers, I got really excited so if you notice anything let me know.

If there were ever a book that I could safely call my absolute favourite, it would HAVE to be this one. This magnificent blend of mythology and history brings to the Iliad a new dimension of life and colour. 
 An inventive retelling of perhaps the greatest epic of all time, The Song of Achilles succeeds where many others fail, beautifully merging fact with fiction, history with mythology and legend with man.

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