Review – Blood Heir by: Amélie Wen Zhao

Synopsis: 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 Quicktongue.

A 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.

I adored this story. It was such a fast-paced adventure that you just had to know what came next. Each part of Blood Heir is so intriguing, exciting, and blood-thirsty.

Going through this story, you cannot help but root for Ana after everything she’s been through. Plus with Ramson he’s everything you love to hate. He’s the type of character that you can’t quite tell if he is good? Is he bad? Will he turn into the hero we want him to? Watching these two’s story intertwine was so fabulously done. There are also so many great side characters that absolutely make this story… and also break your heart.

Blood Heir is dark, but adventurous and the world-building is fantastic. It had me guessing and uncovering things up until the end and I love that in a book. Super excited to see where the story goes next.

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

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