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Blood Heir: 1 Paperback – 1 December 2020

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  • Publisher : Ember (1 December 2020)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0525707824
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0525707820
  • Reading age : 14 - 17 years
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.62 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 271 ratings

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"Zhao shines in the fast-paced and vivid combat scenes, which lend a cinematic quality that pulls readers in."--NYT Book Review

"Blood Heir is cinematic storytelling at its best. A stunning new voice in YA, Amélie Wen Zhao has drawn characters who are as complex and captivating as the fantastical world she's built. Get ready for a retelling like you've never seen before."
--Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave Back

"Sure to keep readers turning pages.... Perfect for fans of Amy Tintera or Sarah J. Maas, but readers should prepare for plenty of heartbreak." -- Booklist

[A] pointed exploration into the consequences of exploitation and the defining nature of choices. -- Publishers Weekly

Ana is not the typical damsel in distress. -- Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Amélie Wen Zhao was born in Paris and grew up in Beijing in an international community. Her multicultural upbringing instilled in her a deep love of global affairs and cross-cultural perspectives. She seeks to bring this passion to her stories, crafting characters from kingdoms in different corners of the world. She attended college in New York City, where she now lives. Amélie is the author of Blood Heir and Red Tigress.

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Jess Gofton
2.0 out of 5 stars Compelling ideas, but dull characters
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars 🥀 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 - 𝑩𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝑯𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒃𝒚 𝑨𝒎é𝒍𝒊𝒆 𝑾𝒆𝒏 𝒁𝒉𝒂𝒐 🥀
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5.0 out of 5 stars 🥀 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 - 𝑩𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝑯𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒃𝒚 𝑨𝒎é𝒍𝒊𝒆 𝑾𝒆𝒏 𝒁𝒉𝒂𝒐 🥀
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 January 2021
I can't believe this is an authors debut book. Amazing! So many emotions inflicted by this book. Amélie really got me in the feels and made me think deeply about certain things that happened.

This book has Intrigue, Love, Friendships, Sadness, Fear & Hope 💖

I really loved this book, Amélie has a beautiful yet powerful way with words, which is why I ended up picking three quotes for my journal. I could have chosen many more. My favourite is the last one as it really resonated with me.

Some of my favourite parts in the book is how Amélie intertwined the past of our two MC's, given us snippets at exactly the right places. The way Ana and Quicktongues relationship grew was beautiful. I may have wanted more for them but it was nice to see, if and how, any kinship would develop with the obstacles thrown at them.
My heart was in my throat many times with the plot twists 😱.

Learning about the Affinites gifts was intriguing and also sad at times, especially with the oppression in Cyrilian.
I also enjoyed how Amélie explained the different cultures & religions of the neighbouring Kingdoms/Empires surrounding Cyrilian .....we learn alot on Ana's journey!

Among each Empire/Kingdom the citizens have been brought up with different beliefs and assumptions of eachother, some unfortunately true but others are not. I loved how characters discussed some of these important issues with care and understanding. Opening their hearts to eachother, especially later in the book when my favourite character pops up, Linn.

The book also contains gods in many forms and I found some of these to be unique and refreshing.

This book isn't just about a princess trying to find her fathers killer and take back her title, it's so much more. I left this book with a feeling of hope, hope for the world they live in and hope for those oppressed by the those of higher power. I hope that in 'Red Tigress' we see some old faces return and that they become allies in the future of Cyrilian.
I can't fault anything in this book. Amélie will now be an auto buy for me. 💛
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Megan King
4.0 out of 5 stars Great weekend read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire done different
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2020
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