BOOK EPUB Blood Heir BY Amélie Wen Zhao – doctorio.us
The predictability was at an all time high folks I mean I made notes on my kindle on what I think would happen to certain characters or situations or twists just so I could play a game with myself later on to see if I got it right I predicted 90% of the vents correctly in one way or another Also the fact that I took that amount of time out just goes to say how bored I was throughout reading I wasn t hooked or reaching for my kindle Charlie Hernndez the League of Shadows every chance I got The next major aspect that pissed me off was the flashbacks and character history became too much What makes a great Fantasy for me If an author manages tombed the character s backstory and reasons why within the narrative There were ntire chapters full of only flashbacks I didn t find this necessary in the world building and although some of them were key to understanding the motives behind characteristics of the story all of them were drawn out The pacing This was the internet xplorer of YA fantasy books that I have read this year Was that a tad harsh Yes Am I going to take it back No Everything in this book felt like it took forever to reach there While the writing in this book was great the dialogue was certainly not There were a lot of cliche statements tropes between characters that have been repeatedly done before Some conversations were so jarring and uncomfortable I visibly cringed My last issue was the chemistry or lackthereof between the two main characters I didn t root for them it felt forced to me Overall this book was meant to be amazing to me I was anticipating it for a while and I just could not get passed a couple things It felt like the ntire novel was a case yeah this is okay but The images above are taken from an art account and other than the dit credit to this talented person Added to post April 30 2019GOOD NEWS Zhao is publishing Blood Heir AS IS in November Added to post Jan 31 2019Show your support for publication by purchasing a pre sale copy of Blood Heir from your countries primary bookseller Added to post late Jan 30 2019Added since author Amelie pulled her book from publishing Folks this is just mob style bullying The book is fantasy not non fiction or The Wee Free Men (Discworld, even historical fiction The book might as well be banned burned or censored I cannot believe that some people s opinions have persuaded the writer to pull the novel Not only that but Blood Heir was being published by Random House for goodness sake It s not like it hasn t beendited proofed Kidnapped etc Saying that authors can t kill off minority characters or touch on certain subject is absurd Creativity should be about freedom of art in any form as the creator chooses Social media is out of control and this is a sad day for publishing and free speech Posted afternoon of Jan 30 2019Yes I have anARC Usually I don t read books months before they are published however due to controversy s I may make an All Quiet on the Western Front exception here and read this very soon Three things to say in advance 1 many people are upset that a young black girl dies in this story Is this to say we can never have a minority killed offver again Cause that seems wrong2 The is zero ZERO proof that the writer is screen capping or listing reviewers who give her poor reviews The rumour is based one on twitter post by some random chick who won t give provide any sources That s not journalism folks It s just flat out ridiculous rumour Don t accuse someone if you don t have at least a shred of proof and no your word is not worth crap on Twitter sorry but it s not3 The line from LOTR many have mentioned being used in this book has been used by a dozen or fantasy or other genre books over the years I don t think you can claim that don t go where I can t follow is so iconic that it can never be used again it s a very symbolic phrase perhaps but I see no reason why this concept can t be revisited many times over in literature PS I have NOT yet read Six of Crows so parallels to it I won t be able to speak to História do Rei Transparente even when I do read this one 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 BITUPDATE This was not the day to get thismail about my pre order being void And don t preach on my post or you will be deleted I ve put up with Best Mechanic Ever enough bullshit in my 40 years It will be back to happy days when I read another great book I guess I should have stayed on Netgalley so I could have read this I have been wanting this book sooo bad but some assholes bullied the author into pulling her bookThis is a free fg country people I would like to decide for myself whether I might like a book or not I have read plenty of books with slurs rapes genocidetc Dinosaur Dinners etctc Do you see that shit pulled No As well it shouldn t So thank you to all the bastards that can t get a life and ruin things for other people Oh and you all can kiss my ass PS If you don t like this post then unfriend me you wouldn t be any different than the dickhead boys and girls that dropped my friendship while I was out battling cancer Yeah you big wigs on GR that I would LOVE to call out for your uncaring asses but I won t I have better things to do I m sorry to the author and I hope you change your mind And I m sorry for anyone out there that might be trying to tell their story and it gets pulled as well PSS I hope I find hundreds of likes on this post to show we don t tolerate bullying in any way shape or form We all had the right to rate this book from dnf to 5 stars Just think about that Glad I don t have Twitter wish that shit would shut down too Signed Royally Pissed Omg I keep finding beautiful cover They dare to be so pretty I pre ordered it too Mel Update So the cover is live Andddd it s time for me to hide and never come on Goodreads again Just kidding Sort ofI 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 forDear ReaderFour years ago I began writing a story about a corrupt In His Blood empire steeped in winter filled with morally gray con men deadly assassins twisted villains and above all a girl named Anastacya who has the power to manipulate blood and who believes she is a monsterIt took me two years to realize that the monster in the story is meI am an immigrant I am a woman of color And I am an Other In my time in the United States I have neverxperienced the sense of crushing fear about my identity that I have recently Get out of my country communist is only one of the slurs I 30 Apr 2019Ladies 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 2019To the haters I sayAccording 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 Desert Kings (Deathlands, examining the plot and characters to see if the critics were right She decided they weren tIn March Zhao called herditor at Delacorte Press and told her that she wanted to move forward with the novel after all She made some revisions and Blood Heir is now scheduled to be released in November Ultimately it s true to my vision she saidZhao s decision to move ahead with publication will likely reignite the fractious ongoing debate about diversity representation and cancel culture in the young adult literary worldWhile some see the discussion about cultural appropriation in fiction as a necessary if painful step toward addressing the lack of diversity in publishing others argue that the online YA community has become too cutthroat An Officer and a Spy even intolerant in its attacks on first time authors who tackle challenging social issues or write outside their immediate culturalxperienceAnd here is the author s letter about her decision to publishDear ReadersI m glad to announce that Blood Heir will publish on November 19 2019In writing this novel I researched Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, extensively on the subject of modern day human trafficking and indentured labor throughout the world and specifically from my heritage It is a practice that thrives on societal complicity and complacency and it is my hope that Blood Heir will confront the silence surrounding thispidemic that continues to affect 45 million victims globallyThrough important dialogue that occurred recently it became clear to me that my book was being read in a different cultural context than my own so I decided to take the time to make sure the hallmarks of human trafficking were being incisively drawnI hope to share a new perspective from my background as a Chinese immigrant living in America I am Ooko excited for readers to meet my heroine who believes in justice and is ready to fight for it with her wits grit and magic and for them to have a chance tongage in further dialogue about these important social issuesThank you for your supportSincerelyAm lieI am so proud of this community for showing Am lie their support and for speaking out against bullying and I am so so proud of her for staying strong and getting something positive out of the negativity sent her wayIf you re reading this Am lie I just want you to know that your determination to stand by what you believe "is right and strength against the narrow minded bullies is so inspiring and I love you for itWhatever happens "right and strength against the narrow minded bullies is so inspiring and I love you for itWhatever happens whatever anyone says know that we are there to stand by your side Know that there s those of us who will have your back in whatever comes nextI really wanna hug you right now You and the whole Goodreads community And to all who might read this never forget to have Naked each other s backs And when you want to criticise a matter first fully listen to what someonelse might have to say then and only then voice your critiue and opinion of itI hope we all learn a lesson from this to not make assumptions about what someone lse might be saying without full knowledge and attack them for itMic drop 09 Feb 2019I need to say this because we all need a little positivity and unity I m proud of youNo not the bullies who in th. Is murdered her world is shattered Framed as his killer Ana must flee the palace to save her life And to clear her name she must find her father’s murderer on her own But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew Corruption rules the land and a greater conspiracy is at work one. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestIt s impossible to discuss this book without addressing the controversy surrounding it Basically publication was delayed and digital ARCs were pulled after some preliminary readers alleged that there were passages in this book that were according to the articles I read summarizing the issue anti black After a small but vocal minority of people decried this book ither overtly or subtextually as being racist or problematic the author took it upon herself to remove the book from circulation and make the necessary Claim The Crown edits before resubmitting the bookI have a few thoughts on thisA lot of people who were talking about this book being racist hadn t actually read the ARC and were just uoting the statements of the people who had My friend Alice has an original copy that she was comparing against the finished copy at the time of my reading this an Another fast pacing mostlyntertaining dual POVed full of action heart throbbing dark debut trilogy s first book is consumed and the first time hero between antihero kind of cunning con man stole the show and I loved Nerds everything about Ransom uicktongue I m not sure about his nickname too many times it gave me hard laughs maybe I drank so much Moscato or charmed too much forxpecting memorable last name for this character I found myself pray for reading this character s own book reminding me of straight version of Jack Sparrow who doesn t apply In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, eye liner meets OUAT s Captain Killian Hook Irish charm Colin O Donoghue meets Rusty Ryan Brad Pitt s Ocean s Eleven character because both cute boys are blond The story takes place in the Cyrilian Empire where the Affinities started revealing and are considered as threat because if they don t control their supernatural powers they may bring massacre and bloody death to their land And unfortunately our crown princess Anactacya Mikhailov has the most dangerous Blood Affainity which forces to hide herself behind the palace walls living in the shadows When her father has killed and she was convicted as his murdererntire situation has been changed She runs away from her dungeon and she is determined to find the killer who did this to her father and clear her name which makes her become a partners in crime with a dangerous con man Ransom uicktongue Yay we met againSo get ready for the adventure and read uniue Bark exciting riveting retelling of AnastasiaWhat I liked about this bookRansom Ransom Ransom Ransom Ransom Ransom Ransom Okay I need to stop it right now But I m so sure I m all set to pay some ransom to read adventures of this flirty con manDisturbing affainity trafficking parts the kidnapped or forcedly taken people sxhibitions to their buyers as if they re cage animals are one of the heart wrenching parts of the book which is also the reflection the illegal human trafficking industry generates 150 billion in the present timeuick tempo mystery and fast action parts always keep your attention alive and you want to read biting year nails and hands and finally On Such a Full Sea entire armHere is my so way too much intrigued photo when I m reading Ransom s partsWhat I not so liked about itAna is not my favorite heroine I didn t like her but I didn t hate herither Maybe she is overshadowed by Ransom and became a murderer when she was so young and left alone in the dark without knowing how to use her powers and how to relate with people She is so temperamental a little na ve confused lost but also powerful and dangerous I think at the seuels we may witness her changing growing so we can decide about her definite characteristic attributesForeseeable not too surprising turns and twists Yes You may imagine most of them but they are still okayI took several breaks from my reading because my mission was finding what the hell happened to me during the last mercury retrograde in Scorpio At my breaks I resumed my reserachOVERALL Ending is satisfying and I loved Ransom I forgot to tell you right oh silly me and as a couple I loved Ana and his connection This Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! entertaining fast paced story gave me delightful time so yes I want and I m gonna read the other books happily and voluntarily I hope we don t have to wait too long 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 authors who tried to destroy Zhao you know fair competition the victims in this Let me tell you they are not the victims They started this without reading this book Just disclaimer I absolutely disagree if anyone is threatening them That is a wrong thing to do Take the high road in this Say why you disagree with what they did you can get angry I m still angry pledge to never read anything from them DO NOT RATE their books without reading Be better than that but certainly do not attack themOriginal Let me tell you I wasxcited about this book I still am and I hope it will be published one day Because ven if the author did some wrong in the way she wrote about certain things I would like to see it for myself "and create my own opinion The only good outcome of this controversy is that I ve "create my own opinion The only good outcome of this controversy is that I ve hours reading about slavery in Asia and slavery in the 21st century And let me tell you we need to talk about this issue I wanted to write a nice summary of why I think that the backlash against this author and her unpublished book but I cannot do it without my motions running high If you want to read I suggest reading this review From Mary S R I think it s absolutely spot on And I could not do a better jobOr if you would like to watch a video I recommend this one by Francina Simone She did a wonderful job with that videoAnd now I have only one thing to say Only a few people read this book and the majority of the backlash came after people read some outtakes written in a review Let me tell you if you go and take only part from almost any book you can create a controversy You are judging it without seeing the whole picture without reading how the author addressed those scenes You know maybe those scenes were the moment when the MC realised the system was wrong Maybe not But we do not know And now it seems like we won t find out 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 bullyingA dark retelling version of Anastasia I m all in I ve read one other Anastasia retelling Heart of Iron which was totally different than this one but both were awesomeAna was my baby monster she could do some pretty amazing things with other people s blood We get another POV besides her Ramson and oh boy this young gent had a mind full of things betrayals a dark past a dark heart with a hint of light hidden in it I loved him And the scenes with him and Ana own my lifeThe writing was so good and the story was an incredible page turner I was so scared of another book with a cliffhanger because I ve started so many dang series that Mastered (The Enforcers, end on them and while it is opennded because of the second book it isn t the death cliffhanger sentence that I loathe And I ll be ready for book two when it comes Can I also just state that the freaking cover artist deserves a metal for the beautiful cover The author has confirmed that Blood Heir will publish November 19 2019 You focused on the battle and lost sight of the war The first three chapters were a solid 5 stars Man, Son of Man everything after felt like reading a completely different book This was not it chief Firstly this review is not going to talk about orxplain 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 Alter Ego explain the situation All this review is going to be is just that a review Sooo it happened again I gotxcited over something and nded up severely disappointed Honestly a lot of the issues I had with this book are similar to the issues I had with Wicked Saints I was really just bored out of my mind Blood Heir is promising Its premise and magic system is really refreshing although it has very similar inklings of the Grishaverse I think had the xecution been much better this would have been a great new take on YA Fantasy Unfortunately it wasn t My name is Anastacya Mikhailov Except it wasn t Anastacya Mikhailov was the name of the Crown Princess of Cyrilia drowned Uncommon Wisdom eleven moons past in her attempt toscape Unseen City execution for murder and treason against the Cyrilian Crown Anastacya Mikhailov was a ghost and a monster who did not and should notxist I m going to start off with what I Art enjoyed because I did actuallynjoy a couple things The writing in this book was really phenomenal at times and if it weren "T Highly Repetitive In Its Nature This "highly repetitive in its nature this have God Is in the Crowd even been a three star read I also reallynjoyed the action in this book The main reason I kept reading though was because of the narrative dealing with human trafficking It was the main reason why I picked it up this book I think if anything deserved for this not to be a DNF it was this one fact Okay moving on This isn t a revolution This is a massacre My first issue with this book was the characters I did not like a single character Everyone just felt unpleasant and unkind Ramson started off a jerk and although I could see how the author intended for their to be development in his character he Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard ended up as a jerk too Ana was immature and often made hasty decisions this is a trait that I absolutely cannot stand with main characters I mean give me a powerful female lead that isn t a clutz a damsel in distress or childish and you ll have me hooked Every character that came along irritated me in some way. In the Cyrilian Empire Affinites are reviled Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural dangerous And Anastacya Mikhailov the crown princess has a terrifying secret Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls When Ana’s father themperor.