[ Read Online Blood Heir (Blood Heir, #1) ✓ womens-studies PDF ] by Amélie Wen Zhao ì UPDATE It has a new release date everyone Your Affinity does not define you What defines you is how you choose to wield it As many of you may know by now, this book has apparently been embroiled in a rather intense controversy I say apparently because I personally have only heard of the incident through second hand sources here on Goodreads and have not in fact been following the issue on Twitter So please understand I cannot to speak to that issue I am just here to give my honest review on the book I read Note Not spoiler free This book tells the story of Ana, the fallen princess for Cyrilia, who, due to her affinity for controlling blood, is forced to flee the palace after being accused of murdering her own father She embarks on a journey for justice, seeking to find the man truly responsible for her father s dem 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 bullying.
A 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 awesome Ana 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 This Hot Debut Is The First Book In An Epic New Series About A Princess Hiding A Dark Secret And The Con Man She Must Trust To Clear Her Name For Her Father S Murder 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, The Emperor, 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 That Threatens The Very Balance Of Her World And There Is Only One Person Corrupt Enough To Help Ana Get To Its Core Ramson QuicktongueA 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 All UPDATE 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 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 book This is a free f g 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 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, yo I still have my original ARC Undecided if I will read, because it appears very few significant edits were made First off, something a lot of people don t know Asian friends Please do not get confused the main character is not Asian I know a lot of people think that she is I myself thought that , but after further digging clarification, Ana is not Asian Nor are the people who are enslaved Do with that as you will.
The most recent NYT article, abridged some readers argued that Zhao s depiction of slavery was racially insensitive she collected herself and reread her book several times, examining the plot and characters to see if the critics were right She decided they weren t Zhao aimed to invoke real world issues, including human trafficking and indentured servitude in Asia It was very devastating to me that the book was r The author has confirmed that Blood Heir will publish November 19, 2019.
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 3
Update So, the cover is live Andddd it s time for me to hide and never come on Goodreads again Just kidding Sort of I 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 for.
Dear Reader,Four years ago, I began writing a story about a corrupt 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 monster.
It took me two years to realize that the monster in the story is me.
I 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 m Added to post April 30, 2019GOOD NEWS Zhao is publishing Blood Heir AS IS in November Added to post Jan 31, 2019 Show 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 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 been edited, proofed, 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 S