Hey, I’m back with a new reading challenge update! April was a slower month for me, mostly because I hit a book slump toward the beginning of the month because something I was reading just wasn’t doing it for me.
Title:Blood Heir Author: Amélie Wen Zhao Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Version: ARC – ebook Page Count: 496 Publisher: Delacorte Press Synopsis:GoodReads Notable Notables: Anastasia retelling, POC characters Recommended Readers:Fans of fantasy and X-Men Rating: ★★★★★
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Please note: this is a review of the original ARC before the subsequent pull and re-publication of the novel.
Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao follows Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess of the Cyrilian Empire, who is presumed dead and in hiding after being framed for the murder of her father, the Emperor. To clear her name and find the real killer, Ana enlists the help of notorious con man Ramson Quicktongue, who has dark ambitions of his own. However, Ramson’s ulterior motives aren’t Ana’s only concern. She is an Affinite, a person with a particular gift at controlling the world around them, but Ana’s affinity isn’t earth, wind, the mind, or even flesh—it’s blood, and it comes with deadly intent. As Ana learns more about the dark side of her country—particularly how rampant the human trafficking trade for Affinites truly is—she must face what she is willing to do to change it, including embracing herself and her own power.
Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. If you participated in your own post, please feel free to leave a link in the comments, so I and others can see! Otherwise, feel free to leave a comment with your responses. I’m always happy to hear what other people are reading.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?