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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 t will be published one day Because even The Wreck of the Medusa if the author did some wrongn the way she wrote about certain things I would like to see Resonator it for myself and create my own opinion The only good outcome of this controversys that I ve spent hours reading about slavery Catwoman (DC Icons, in Asia and slaveryn the 21st century And let me tell you we need to talk about this ssue I wanted to write a nice summary of why I think that the backlash against this author and her unpublished book but I cannot do t without my emotions running high If you want to read I suggest reading this review From Mary S R I think All Things Made New it s absolutely spot on And I could not do a better jobOrf 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 Words Fail Us in a review Let me tell youf you go and take only part from almost any book you can create a controversy You are judging Tomb Raider 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 nowt seems like we won t find out 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 An Honorable Defeat it chief Firstly this reviews not going to talk about or explain the controversy behind this book If you want to know why The Groundnut Cookbook 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 reviews going to be s just that a review Sooo t happened again I got excited over something and ended up severely disappointed Honestly a lot of the The Gates of Europe issues I had with this book are similar to thessues I had with Wicked Saints I was really just bored out of my mind Blood Heir s promising Its premise and magic system s really refreshing although Claiming the Enemy (Porter Brothers Trilogy, it has very similarnklings of the Grishaverse I think had the execution been much better this would have been a great new take on YA Fantasy Unfortunately t wasn t My name s Anastacya Mikhailov Except The Hero Pup it wasn t Anastacya Mikhailov was the name of the Crown Princess of Cyrilia drowned eleven moons pastn her attempt to escape execution for murder and treason against the Cyrilian Crown Anastacya Mikhailov was a ghost and a monster who did not and should not exist I m going to start off with what I enjoyed because I did actually enjoy a couple things The writing After the Ice in this book was really phenomenal at times andf Super Grandma and Super Grandpa (The Unknown Superheroes it weren t highly repetitiven Murder in Mind its nature this might have even been a three star read I also really enjoyed the actionn 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 The World in Winter it up this book I thinkf anything deserved for this not to be a DNF The Asylum it was this one fact Okay moving on Thissn t a revolution This Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, is a massacre My firstssue 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 The Road He Travelled intended for their to be developmentn his character he ended up as a jerk too Ana was The Sea Garden immature and often made hasty decisions thiss a trait that I absolutely cannot stand with main characters I mean give me a powerful female lead that Introducing the Ancient Greeks isn t a clutz a damseln distress or childish and you ll have me hooked Every character that came along The Student Cookbook irritated men 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 game with myself later on to see Torpedo Run if I gott right I predicted 90% of the events correctly The Driver 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 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 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 necessaryn 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 De glazen troon (De glazen troon, internet explorer of YA fantasy books that I have read this year Was that a tad harsh Yes Am I going to taket back No Everything Silent Witnesses in this book felt liket took forever to reach there While the writing The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, 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 lastssue was the chemistry or lackthereof between the two main characters I didn t root for them The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus it felt forced to me Overall this book was meant to be amazing to me I was anticipatingt for a while and I just could not get passed a couple things It felt like the entire novel was a case yeah this The Common Years is okay but Themages above are taken from an art account and other than the edit credit to this talented person Update So the cover The Valkyrie Song (Jan Fabel, is live Anddddt 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 Inishowen includedn the ARCs Advanced Reader Copies of BLOOD HEIR It touches upon why I wrote BLOOD HEIR and who I wrote The Other Side of the Coyne it forDear ReaderFour years ago I began writing a story about a corrupt empire steepedn 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 Zombacter is a monsterIt took me two years to realize that the monstern the story La muñeca asesina is meI am anmmigrant I am a woman of color And I am an Other In my time Risking It All in the United States I have never experienced the sense of crushing fear about mydentity that I have recently Get out of my country communist s 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 because I am different I am not worthy of belongingBlood Heir explores the demonization of the and this experience of not belonging Ana s journey examines how one can nternalize hatred and fear how that can warp one s core and turn t nto something cruel and twisted But ultimately her story s one of self acceptance and of the realization that we cannot change who we are
nor what we are born with but we can choose what we do with what we are given And like what we are born with but we can choose what we do with what we are given And like Ana chooses to fight for a better tomorrowSo I gave magic to my girls who were told they were monsters I gave my children of color the ability to fight oppression Because n a world where there The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures is so little I can control I want to put hope and powern their hands for once and Asian Bites 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. That threatens the very balance of her world And theres only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to Perfect its core Ramson uicktongueA cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld Ramson has sinister plans though he might have met his matchn Ana Because n this story the princess might be the most dangerous player of al.
Amélie Wen Zhao ☆ 7 readInstagram Twitter Facebook PinterestIt s Avengers impossible to discuss this book without addressing the controversy surroundingt Basically publication was delayed and digital ARCs were pulled after some preliminary readers alleged that there were passages The Princess and the Goblin in this book that were according to the articles I read summarizing thessue 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 American Prince 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 blackn my opinion Yes people of color are oppressed The Devouring (The Devouring, in this world butt seemed to me that the descriptions n 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 s set n an alternate Russia I m honestly shocked people came at this book so hard when there are other books that are much problematic that get a free pass not saying either s 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 Il tesoro di Gengis Khan (Le avventure di Dirk Pitt, is true I don t think that she would have pulled her bookf 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 The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing interpret the book as they choose as readers but I also thinkt s foolish to suggest that this was an The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips isolated eventnfluenced solely by the author s agency and the controversy surrounding the book had no Aloha Rodeo influence on her decision Should she have pulledt I personally don t think so There s always going to be controversy and Stealing Venice if I as an author pulled one of my books every time someone found something problematicn them I d have no active books available for purchase That said I 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 All aboard the Ninky Nonk! it s possible that the feedback did make Zhao second guess herself and want to do betterAnyway let s getnto the book BLOOD HEIR The Lady and the Peacock is like many books coming out these days setn a world where magic Another Mothers Love is suppressed or forbidden with an autocratic kingdom rife with corruption There s a hint of Avatar The Last Airbendern here THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. in that different Affinites have different abilities and some of them are feared or reviled than others The heroine Anas one of these she s a blood Affinite and can possess people s bodies and rip them open from the Three by Atiq Rahimi inside out She s hardcoreBLOOD HEIRs also a dark retelling of the Anastasia fairytale I m calling The Witchs Kind 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 fort She s on a uest to unmask the real culprit save her brother and her kingdom and exonerate herself The Galapagos Affair in the process Butt Rome Sweet Rome isn t that simple as she finds out when the man she visitsn jail for Tales From Nature information turns out to be a snake of a con artist whos than happy to throw her under the bus Enter Ramson the morally grey hero who has a dubious past of his ownBLOOD HEIR Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, is so dark and has actual stakes There s some truly chilling scenesn here and they re all beautifully written Until about 70% of the story this moves at a break neck pace Then Goalie Interference (1Night Stand it hits a slow point but recoversn the end which opens the door to a seuel The Lights of Manchester 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 HEIRs 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 The Reconstructionist is how you write about oppressed magic and have a morally grey but kick ass main protagonist who gets shit done and also has a bit of romance on the side but doesn t let herself get distracted byt 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 The Dollmakers Daughters it came from stares hard at CelaenaIf you were put off by the controversy don t be Thiss 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 Il it Thanks to Netgalleythe publisher for the review copy 35 to 4 stars Update My favorite book of the year has a new release date You have nodea how disappointed I am to
"Hear That This Book "that this book not be getting published People need to stop getting offended over things This The Missing is a fiction book andt 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 Health Policy Analysis 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 hiddenn t I loved him And the scenes with him and Ana own my lifeThe writing was so good and the story was an ncredible 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 The nexus its open ended because of the second book Operatie oranje woensdag itsn t the death cliffhanger sentence that I loathe And I ll be ready for book two when The Mouse-Proof Kitchen it comes Can I also just state that the freaking cover artist deserves a metal for the beautiful cover Added to post April 30 2019GOOD NEWS Zhaos publishing Blood Heir AS IS Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success 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 thiss just mob style bullying The book s fantasy not non fiction or even historical
fiction The book might as well be banned burned or censored I cannot believe that some peopleThe book might as well be banned burned "or censored I cannot believe that some people opinions have persuaded the "censored I cannot believe that some people opinions have persuaded the to pull the novel Not only that but Blood Heir was being published by Random House for goodness sake It s not like t hasn t been edited proofed etc Saying that authors can t kill off minority characters or touch on certain subject Bloody Seoul is absurd Creativity should be about freedom of artn any form as the creator chooses Social media Migritude is out of control and thiss a sad day for publishing and free speech Posted afternoon of Jan 30 2019Yes I have an eARC Usually I don t read books months before they are published however due to controversy s I may make an exception here and read this very soon Three things to say The Color Purple in advance 1 many people are upset that a young black girl diesn this story Is this to say we can never have a minor. 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 s her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls When Ana’s father the emperor. Ity killed off ever again Cause that seems wrong2 The s zero ZERO proof that the writer Negotiate the best deal is screen capping or listing reviewers who give her poor reviews The rumours 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 f you don t have at least a shred of proof and no your word s not worth crap on Twitter sorry but t s not3 The line from LOTR many have mentioned being used n 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 s so conic that One from None it can never be used againt s a very symbolic phrase perhaps but I see no reason why this concept can t be revisited many times over Im Afraid of Men in literature PS I have NOT yet read Six of Crows so parallels tot I won t be able to speak to even when I do read this one 30 Apr 2019Ladies and gentlemen Reforesting Faith it s been confirmed BLOOD HEIR WILL BE PUBLISHED Thiss not a drill I repeat this Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor is not a drill Blood Heir will be out November 19th 2019To the haters I sayAccording to New York Times thiss why and how Zhao finally decided to go ahead with publishing Blood Heir Foursome if you want to know whyt was cancelled scroll down to the Jan 31 update Zhao reread her book several times examining the plot and characters to see Corduroys Garden if the critics were right She decided they weren tIn March Zhao called her editor at Delaco Another fast pacing mostly entertaining dual POVed full of action heart throbbing dark debut trilogy s first books 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 not sure about his nickname too many times What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? it gave me hard laughs maybe I drank so much Moscato or charmed too much for expecting 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 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 placen the Cyrilian Empire where the Affinities started revealing and are considered as threat because My Father Left Me Ireland 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 livingn the shadows When her father has killed and she was convicted as his murderer entire situation has been changed She runs away from her dungeon and she Antisemitism is determined to find the killer who did this to her father and clear her name which makes her become a partnersn crime with a dangerous con man Ransom uicktongue Yay we met againSo get ready for the adventure and read uniue exciting riveting retelling of AnastasiaWhat I liked about this bookRansom Ransom Ransom Ransom Ransom Ransom Ransom Okay I need to stop Stumbling Giants 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 s exhibitions to their buyers asf they re cage animals are one of the heart wrenching parts of the book which Sabrina Corina is also the reflection thellegal human trafficking Anabella Giggles All Night! (Annabella industry generates 150 billionn 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 entire armHere Patient Safety Ethics is my so way too muchntrigued photo when I m reading Ransom s partsWhat I not so liked about Fat in the Fifties itAnas not my favorite heroine I didn t like her but I didn t hate her either Maybe she Kent Island is overshadowed by Ransom and became a murderer when she was so young and left alonen the dark without knowing how to use her powers and how to relate with people She Brides, Mourners, Bacchae 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 maymagine 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 n Scorpio At my *Breaks I Resumed My ReserachOVERALL Ending Is Satisfying And I * I resumed my reserachOVERALL Ending s satisfying and I Ransom I forgot to tell you right oh silly me and as a couple I loved Ana and his connection This 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 LONGhave to wait too long author has confirmed that Blood Heir will publish November 19 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 After the Flood int 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 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 New Worlds for All 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 authornto pulling her bookThis The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, 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 genocide etc etc etc Do you see that shit pulled No As wellt 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 Generic it gets pulled as well PSS I hope I find hundreds of likes on this post to show we don t tolerate bullyingn 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 Campus Sexual Assault it too Mel 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 readt 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 Radical Pacifism in Modern America in this Let me tell you they are not the victims They started this without reading this book Just disclaimer I absolutely disagreef anyone Bioinformatics Methods is threatening them Thats a wrong thing to do Take the high road What Doesn't Kill Us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength 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. Is murdered her worlds 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 The Impossible Climb is far different from the one she thought she knew Corruption rules the land and a greater conspiracys at work one.