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Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy, #1)

This hot debut is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father's murder. In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites... more

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Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy, #1) Details

TitleBlood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 19th, 2019
PublisherDelacorte Press
ISBN9780525707790
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Young Adult Fantasy

Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy, #1) Reviews

  • Mary S. R.
    Dec 13, 2018
    [30 Apr 2019]Ladies and gentlemen, it's been confirmed: BLOOD HEIR WILL BE PUBLISHED! This is not a drill I repeat this is not a drill Blood Heir will be out November 19th 2019!To the haters, I say:According to New York Times, this is why and how Zhao finally decided to go ahead with publishing Blood Heir (if you want to know why it was cancelled, scroll down to the Jan 31 update):[Zhao] reread her book several times, examining the plot and characters to see if the critics were right. She [30 ... more
  • Amélie Zhao
    Jan 31, 2018
    Update: So, the cover is live! Andddd it's time for me to hide and never come on Goodreads again! Just kidding. Sort of?I wanted to share the Dear Reader letter that we included in the ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of BLOOD HEIR. It touches upon why I wrote BLOOD HEIR, and who I wrote it for.Dear Reader,Four years ago, I began writing a story about a corrupt empire steeped in winter, filled with morally gray con men, deadly assassins, twisted villains, and above all, a girl named Anastacya, who ... more
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 5, 2019
    This book was so damn good!! (If a friend has a physical copy of the arc before the author was bullied, message me, I want the original!) The book had some major sad parts in it!! I’m looking forward to the next book!! Mel ********RANT BELOW ABOUT THE ASSHOLES THAT GOT THOS BOOK SHUT DOWN FOR A BIT***************UPDATE: This was not the day to get this email about my pre-order being void!! (And don’t preach on my post or you will be deleted. I’ve put up with enough bullshit in my 40+ years... more
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Jan 30, 2019
    Added to post April 30, 2019GOOD NEWS!! Zhao is publishing Blood Heir AS IS in November! http://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/books/amelie-wen-zhao-blood-heir.html———————————————————————————Added to post Jan 31, 2019**Show your support for publication by purchasing a pre-sale copy of Blood Heir from your countries primary bookseller**-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Added to post late Jan 30, 2019Adde... more
  • Emily May
    Jan 9, 2019
    The author has confirmed that Blood Heir will publish November 19, 2019.
  • Candace Robinson
    Jan 9, 2019
    Update! My favorite book of the year has a new release date! You have no idea how disappointed I am to hear that this book will not be getting published. People need to stop getting offended over things. This is a fiction book and it was seriously my favorite so far of 2019, so I'm completely heartbroken that the author felt the need to pull her book because of bullying.A dark retelling version of Anastasia? I'm all in! I've read one other Anastasia retelling, Heart of Iron, which was totally ... more
  • MischaS_
    Feb 2, 2019
    EDIT: Another November 19th 2019 publish? What's going on? However, seeing that the author most likely rewrote parts of the book... I'm a bit hesitant to read it. It almost feels like self-censoring. I'm very conflicted about this. My hopes right now? I really need a review from someone who had a chance to read the first version. EDIT: I made the mistake that I went back to Twitter to have a look what's new. I should not have done that. They are trying to turn this all around and make the two ... more
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jan 31, 2019
    I still have my original ARC. Undecided if I will read, because it appears very few significant edits were made. First off, something a lot of people don't know: Asian friends! Please do not get confused--the main character is not Asian. I know a lot of people think that she is (I myself thought that), but after further digging & clarification, Ana is not Asian. Nor are the people who are enslaved. Do with that as you will.The most recent NYT article, abridged: "...some readers argued that I s... more
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    Nov 30, 2019
    "You focused on the battle and lost sight of the war.” The first three chapters were a solid 5 stars, everything after felt like reading a completely different book._______________ This was not it, chief. Firstly, this review is not going to talk about or explain the controversy behind this book... If you want to know why it got pulled and then set to be re-published, there are so many great reviews and articles out there that explain the situation. All this review is going to be is just ... more
  • Ian
    Feb 2, 2019
    Though I have no interest in the book, after the ridiculous decision to capitulate to the sanctimonious Rent-A-Mob on Twitter I feel compelled to offer the following free advice to the author:If you allow envious, rival authors and agents to claim for themselves the right to determine that your writing is secretly “coded” to mean what they want it to mean, rather than what you intend for it to mean, you will learn the hard way that you’ll never successfully appease these people. They will ... more
  • Sunny ✨wordslikefury✨
    Jan 16, 2019
    I’m glad the author decided to publish a novel that is clearly personal to her. Considering she wrote this novel based on the human trafficking that occurs throughout the world, I hope not much has changed since her original arc. I fear that people’s unnecessary bullying and judgment of a book they never read might have affected the openness that would’ve been apparent in the author’s original draft. I wish I could’ve had the chance to read the arc version before she was bullied into m... more
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jan 30, 2018
    UPDATE: It has a new release date everyone!"Your Affinity does not define you. What defines you is how you choose to wield it."As many of you may know by now, this book has apparently been embroiled in a rather intense controversy. I say apparently because I personally have only heard of the incident through second hand sources here on Goodreads and have not in fact been following the issue on Twitter. So please understand I cannot to speak to that issue. I am just here to give my honest review ... more
  • Alaina
    Feb 16, 2019
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a REAL and HONEST review.To the people who didn't give this book a chance because of other people's opinions or the ranting on twitter - shame on you. Also, fuck you because this book was so fucking good. ALSO, tons of spoilers in this review. I didn't feel like hiding them or nothing. So read this at your own risk people. Now I know Amelie pulled this book but since I got the ARC anyways, I wasn't going to waste this opportunity. I wanted ... more
  • Laura Thalassa
    Feb 5, 2019
    “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.”–Adlai StevensonThat's all I'm going to say about this one. Be kind, y'all.
  • Tanya Tate
    Feb 1, 2019
    Edit:April 30th Nov 19,2019 is the new release date!! I'm happy for her!! I'm kind of disappointed in myself for not requesting this when I had the chance because I wanted to see for myself what people are talking about.The book community(cough Twitter cough) can be vicious as hell.Yes I do agree that even PoCs authors should be held accountable when they are writing about diversity that is not their own but this....This seems like a witch hunt to me.. Especially from one author who is on Edit... more
  • Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
    Jan 31, 2019
    I'm more interested to read this now just because of the controversy.There is a lot of drama in the book world and some authors should address the issues raised in their books but I am not sure that the issues raised are enough to justify pulling the book from publication. Not everything in the world is looked at through American eyes and it seems that a vocal majority has cowed this author into submission.EDIT: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/bo...This will be published on November 19, 2019.
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Jan 17, 2019
    Why do people have to be so mean? When will the members of the YA community learn to think for themselves instead of taking the opinions of "influencers" without a grain of salt? This drama already happened with supposedly racist books like Carve the Mark, The Black Witch, and The Traitor's Kiss. I read two of the three books and learned that people were OVERREACTING. I feel sorry for Amélie Wen Zhao, and I hope that she will put her bashers to shame someday. I was fortunate enough to receive a... more
  • Melanie
    Jan 16, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Chelsea
    Feb 6, 2019
    Update A newly edited version of Blood Heir is going to be published November 19th of this year. While I stand by my opinion that nothing about the message of this book needed to be changed, I'm happy that we will be provided a chance to read this story. Amelie deserves to have her book read, so look for it on shelves this Fall!--- Curing an affinity was like trying to change the color of someone’s skin or the way someone loved.Impossible. Imagine this: ever since you’ve been a little kid, y... more
  • Lily ☁️
    Jan 16, 2019
    Please do not ask me for an eARC of this book to ~judge how problematic this book is for yourself~, you will not receive a favorable reply. Thank you.// buddy read with my blogging sis
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    Oct 25, 2019
    4.5Stellar world building. Super writing. A unique twist on several magic tropes. Not a perfect read for me, but real close. Writing: Plot: 1/2Main characters: 1/2World: Pacing: 1/2Blood Heir is a book that deserves your attention. Intricately plotted, gorgeously written, and extremely strong in character development and setting, it is an impressive debut. It reminds me of the joy I had when reading Leigh Bardugo for the first time—great writing surrounding a great world. In fact, there are... more
  • rin ( ̄ヘ ̄) read/watch mo dao zu shi
    Jan 26, 2019
    here's a concept: before you start writing "russian inspired" books that has russian names in it, spare five minutes and research russian naming conventions the way you form last names is literally. in top results of google.plot twist: russian language is gendered. a woman wouldn't have a male last name no matter how much you want her to. here's a concept: before you start writing "russian inspired" books that has russian names in it, spare five minutes and research russian naming conventions... more
  • Tara ☽
    Apr 1, 2019
    While I think it's important for readers to be able to let authors know if the content they've written is potentially harmful, many of the criticisms I have seen of this book have been very Western-centric, and, more specifically, America-centric. The author of this book is Asian, did not grow up in America, and based the content of her book on the human rights violations she has witnessed in modern Asia. American readers who know next to nothing about the very real issues of human trafficking ... more
  • cindy
    Feb 4, 2019
    blood heir had been on my tbr before the controversy, but i decided to look into it after seeing numerous reviews with accusations of racism. a disclaimer before i share some of my thoughts: i have not read this book, though i plan to if the author changes her mind about the indefinite release. therefore, my opinions are purely based on articles and reviews i've read online. i am neither supporting nor opposing this novel, only commenting on some of the criticisms circulating social media.one of... more
  • Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
    Jan 29, 2019
    YALL HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE HOW HAPPY I AM THAT THIS BOOK WILL BE PUBLISHED THIS YEAR!!! AND I CAN'T WAIT TO FUCKING BUY IT FOR MY SHELF!i am so glad that i got to read this but i'm sad at the same time that no one else gets to because -SOME PEOPLE HAVE A FUCKING SENSITIVITY ISSUE THEY CANNOT CONTROL.if you think this is racist, then you better stop loving THE FUCKING HUNGER GAMES SERIES CAUSE IT'S EXACTLY LIKE THAT. and if you read this, and think oh this is racist then you must be the dumbest ... more
  • Carrie
    Sep 9, 2019
    It’s not very often I’m reviewing a book that I’ve had to hold onto for a couple of years but the young adult book world can be a brutal place and if you hadn’t heard Blood Heir was pulled last year after the author was bullied with complaints. Well, here we are finally ready to publish and I’m here to say do NOT listen to that vocal minority as I found this another case of nitpicking where it’s not needed. Oh, and not to mention we do have rights here in America that allows people t... more
  • Sara
    Nov 17, 2019
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.3.5 starsBlood Heir is a YA fantasy that follows Ana, princess of Cyrillia and a powerful blood Affinite. Framed for her father's murder, she sets out to confront the man responsible with the help of a untrustworthy conman. However, on her journey to find answers, Ana discovers that the mistrust of Affinites runs deep within her country - and a dark secret underworld in human trafficking is corrupting the crown from within.This hits the ground ARC ... more
  • Laura Herondale
    Feb 4, 2019
    I don’t usually weigh in on controversies like the one surrounding this book, but I have a lot of thoughts regarding the criticisms of this author, and I wanted to share those thoughts and maybe start a discussion with you all, because I know that my opinions on this situation are shaped by my life and experiences, and I know you all have very different experiences to me, so I’d be interested to hear what you all think, especially if you’ve read this book. Which brings me onto a couple I... more
  • Mizuki
    Feb 4, 2019
    Pre-review I don't care too much for this upcoming series (just in case it eventually gets published) anymore than I do with other upcoming YA fantasy series. I added this book into my To-Read List mostly for the beautiful book cover. I pressed the To-Read button, then I moved back on to continue drowning myself in Batman fanfics online (that's what I spend most of my time doing these days instead of finish reading real books).Then just days ago I became aware of all the dramas surrounding the ... more