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Blishing Folks this is just mob style bullying The BOOK IS FANTASY NOT NON FICTION OR EVEN HISTORICAL is fantasy not non fiction or ven historical 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 dited proofed tc 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 an A New Philosophy of History eARC Usually I don t read books months before they are published however due to controversy s I may make anxception 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 off Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction ever 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 toven when I do read this one 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 mpire 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 never xperienced 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 FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck 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 Heirxplores the demonization of the Other and this Big Little Man experience of not belonging Ana s journeyxamines how one can internalize hatred and fear how that can warp one s core and turn it into something cruel and twisted But ultimately her story is 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 me 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 in a world where there is so little i can control i want so little I can control I want 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 Zha. That threatens the very balance of her world And there is only one person corrupt nough to help Ana get 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. 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 "of people decried this 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 Creating Lasting Value 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 tven that different from the original and don t Understanding Markets and Strategy 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 mightxpect 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 get a free pass not saying Montana Dreams either is right but why this book specifically Especially when nobody I sawven seemed to #be considering that the PoCs might be Asian and not blackSecond people are saying that the decision to dit was the #considering that the PoCs might be Asian and not blackSecond people are saying that the decision to dit was the 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 Modern South Asia 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 isolatedvent 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 always going to be controversy and if I as an author pulled one of my books very time someone found something problematic in 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 it from publication because I felt like I couldn t really stand behind their uality as an author so it possible that the feedback did make Zhao second guess herself and want to do betterAnyway let s get into 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 nd 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 Ancestral Voices 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 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 abo. 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. Ut 70% of the story this moves at a break neck pace Then it hits a slow point but recovers in the nd which opens the door to a seuel in which I M SURE ANA WILL HAVE m sure Ana will have 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 xpected books like CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and THRONE
GLASS to be I thought both of those sucked whereas this one was awesomeThis 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 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 Aristotle Detective (Aristotle 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 stars 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 Bones, Clones, and Biomes 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 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 that the backlash against this author and her unpublished book but I cannot do it without mymotions 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 The author has confirmed that Blood Heir will publish November 19 2019 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 pu. 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. ,

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