Amélie Wen Zhao (download or Summary) Blood Heir
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty g30 Apr 2019Ladies andentlemen 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 Il sale della vita 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 decided they weren tIn March Zhao called her editor at Delacorte Press and told her that she wanted to move forward with the novel after all She made some revis This book was so damnood 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 My Favorite Things 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 It will be back to happy days when I read anotherreat book I uess 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 enocide etc etc etc Do you see that shit pulled No As well it shouldn t So thank you to all the bastards that can t The Nine of Us 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 andirls 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 ets 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 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 oing to talk about or explain the controversy behind this book If you want to know why it Hiding in the Bathroom got pulled and then set to be re published there are so manyreat reviews and articles out there that explain the situation All this review is The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, going to be is just that a review Sooo it happened again Iot excited over something and ended 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 although it has very similar inklings the Grishaverse I think had the execution been much better this would have been a reat 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 Eleven Moons Past In Her Attempt eleven moons past in her attempt escape execution for murder and treason against the Cyrilian Crown Anastacya Mikhailov was a host and a monster who did not and should not exist I m oing to start off with what I enjoyed because I did actually enjoy a couple things The writing in this book was really phenomenal at times and if it weren t highly repetitive in its nature this might have even been a three star read I also really enjoyed 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 ended up
as a jerk too Ana was immature and often made hasty decisions this is a trait that a jerk too Ana was immature and often made hasty decisions this is a trait that absolutely cannot stand with main characters I mean ive 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 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 The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin, game with myself later on to see if Iot it right I predicted 90% of the events correctly in one way or another Also the fact that I took that amount of time out just Dare Mighty Things goes to say how bored I was throughout reading I wasn t hooked or reaching for my kindle every chance Iot The next major aspect that pissed me off was the flashbacks and character history became too much What makes a reat Fantasy for me If an author manages to embed the character s backstory and reasons why within the narrative There were entire 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 explorer of YA fantasy books that I have read this year Was that a tad harsh Yes Am I oing to take it back No Ev. In the Cyrilian Empire Affinites are reviled Their varied ifts 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 the emperor.
Amélie Wen Zhao ↠ 7 read & downloadThat the backlash against this author and her unpublished book but I cannot do it without my emotions 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 o 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 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 either overtly or subtextually as being racist or problematic the author took it upon herself to remove the book from circulation and make the necessary 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 and the final changes aren t even that different from the original and don t even seem to be describing traits that are obviously black in my opinion Yes people of color are oppressed in this world but it seemed to me that the descriptions in the book were typical of what you might expect to see of someone who was Middle Eastern or maybe Mongolian and not someone who was black which would make sense since this is set in an alternate Russia I m honestly shocked people came at this book so hard when there are other books that are much problematic that Eternal Quest get a free pass not saying either is right but why this book specifically Especially when nobody I saw even seemed to be considering that the PoCs might be Asian and not blackSecond people are saying that the decision to edit was the author s choice and while that is true I don t think that she would have pulled her book if she hadn t been at the epicenter of some pretty ugly allegations and hardcore negative feedback It s the right of people to read and interpret the book as they choose as readers but I also think it s foolish to suggest that this was an isolated event influenced solely by the author s agency and the controversy surrounding the book had no influence on her decision Should she have pulled it I personally don t think so There s alwaysoing to be controversy and if I as an author pulled one of my books every time someone found something problematic in I d have no active books available for purchase That said I d have no active books available for purchase said ve also pulled some of my books from publication because I felt like I couldn t really stand behind their uality as an author so it s possible that the feedback did make Zhao second uess
HERSELF AND WANT TO DO BETTERANYWAY LET S GETand want to do betterAnyway let s et the book BLOOD HEIR is like many books coming out these days set in a world where magic is suppressed or forbidden with an autocratic kingdom rife with corruption There s a hint of Avatar The Last Airbender in here in that different Affinites have different abilities and some of them are feared or reviled than others The heroine Ana is one of these she s a blood Affinite and can possess people s bodies and rip them open from the inside out She s hardcoreBLOOD HEIR is also a dark retelling of the Anastasia fairytale I m calling it a fairytale because the story we know and love has been debunked they found bones that were a DNA match for the princess thus putting an end to the parade of hopefuls Ana s father was murdered and Ana herself was framed for it She s on a uest to unmask the real culprit save her brother and her kingdom and exonerate herself in the process But it isn t that simple as she finds out when the man she visits in jail for information turns out to be a snake of a con artist who is than happy to throw her under the bus Enter Ramson the morally Resurrection Year grey hero who has a dubious past of his ownBLOOD HEIR is so dark and has actual stakes There s some truly chilling scenes in here and they re all beautifully written Until about 70% of the story this moves at a break neck pace Then it hits a slow point but recovers in the end which opens the door to a seuel in which I m sure Ana will have to come to terms not just with her powers but also some new and daunting responsibilities BLOOD HEIR is actually a lot like how I had expected books like CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and THRONE OF GLASS to be only I thought both of those sucked whereas this one was awesomeThis is how you write about oppressed magic and have a morallyrey but kick ass main protagonist who The Fire Within (Rockford Fire Department gets shit done and also has a bit of romance on the side but doesn t let herselfet distracted by it Ana would certainly never look at a bag of candy left for her by a stranger and think OH BOY YUMMERS without stopping to ask herself where it came from stares hard at CelaenaIf you were put off by the controversy don t be This is pretty typical YA fantasy fare maybe a little darker than most but engaging and well written with a heroine who doesn t suck and has to make some pretty miserable choices over the arc of her character development I liked it Thanks to Netgalleythe publisher for the review copy 35 to 4 star. That threatens the very balance of her world And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana et to its core Ramson uicktongueA cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld Ramson has sinister plans though he might have met his match in Ana Because in this story the princess might be the most dangerous player of al. Erything in this book felt like it took forever to reach there While the writing in this book was reat 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 et passed a couple things It felt like the entire novel was a case yeah this is okay but The images above are taken from an art account and other than the edit credit to this talented person 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 etting published People need to stop Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, 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 Weet another POV besides her Ramson and oh boy this young A Miracle, A Universe 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 soood 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 end on them and while it is open ended 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 Another fast pacing mostly entertaining 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 everything about Ransom uicktongue I m 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 empire steeped in winter filled with morally ray con men deadly assassins twisted villains and above all a irl 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 never experienced 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 ve had screamed at me from across the street What I ve experienced personally and seen across social media outlets and national television broadcasts has all amounted to a hyperawareness of my foreignness my Otherness and the possibility that because I am different I am not worthy of belongingBlood Heir explores the demonization of the Other and this experience of not belonging Ana s journey examines how one can internalize hatred and fear how that can warp one s core and turn it into Something Cruel And Twisted cruel and twisted ultimately her story is one of self acceptance and of the realization that we cannot CHANGE WHO WE ARE NOR WHAT WE ARE BORN who we are nor what we are born but we can choose what we do with what we are iven And like me Ana chooses to
Fight For A Better TomorrowSo I Gavefor a better tomorrowSo I ave to my Black Metropolis, Vol. 2 girls who were told they were monsters Iave my children of color the ability to fight oppression Because in a world where there is so little I can control I want to put hope and power in their hands for once and in a world where those deemed different are often cast out and made to be monsters I want them to winThank you for readingAm lie Wen Zhao 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 The author has confirmed that Blood Heir will publish November 19 2019 EDIT Another November 19th 2019 publish What s By Words Alone 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 canet 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 was excited about this book I still am and I hope it will be published one day Because even 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 Constantinople and the West good outcome of this controversy is that I ve spent 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. 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 areater conspiracy is at work one.