Blood Heir

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November 19, 2019
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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 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.

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What I loved:
Blood Heir is a fantastic debut taking the classic Anatasia story and adding magic to it in the form of affinities that have various powers. Ana can control someone's blood, and at the very start, our tale is breaking out of a high-security prison with a crime lord. What a way to throw us into the story and get us hooked right away. I can read the whole series now that book three is out, and I loved it just as much the second time around. Ana is a strong character bound and determined to find the man she saw kill her father. what she discovers once she returns to the palace is mind-blowing and the perfect way to keep you enthralled, so you want to jump right into the second book.
Final Verdict:
Blood heir is a remarkable debut. It shines in originality, the magic system is unique and well defined, and the pacing is quick and does not leave you hanging—the ending while a cliffhanger of sorts leaves you wanting to dive right into the next book.
Audiobook Review:
The narrator is perfect for this story, with a great handle on the account and the pacing to keep you listening up the final page. I was not bored, nor did not I want the story to end.
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