** Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC of this book as part of a tour hosted by Turn the Page Tours. **
Title: The Dragon Heir
Author: Amelia Wood
Release Date: March 12th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Fiction—Fantasy
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Steel and vengeance…
Ember Ignis, the heir of House Draco, knows hatred. She’s grown up in it, reveled in it, under the watchful eye of her mother, Lady Verity. Second only in power to the royal family, Ember and Verity are practically untouchable.
That is, of course, until Verity goes missing, leaving Ember scrambling to find her mother as rumors of a powerful rebel group spread. Armed only with rumors and the assistance of a lesser son from a low house, she is willing to cleave the world apart to get her mother back.
All the while, the crown prince of House Phoenix, Asher Cinis, struggles with a crushing addiction that dulls the abuse he endures at his mother’s hands. He prepares to flee, to abandon duty and honor- until Juniper Farley, a new servant at the palace, steps into his life and sees him beyond the crown.
As Ember races to find her mother before the consequences turn deadly, and Asher struggles to choose between his head and his heart, they find enemies lurking in every corner, and that the brightest smiles hide the darkest secrets.
About the Author
Amelia Wood is a teenage author based out of Tennessee, US. Her debut novel, The Dragon Heir, is set to publish in early 2022. For more information on the upcoming release of her books, sign up for her free newsletter and follow her on Instagram.
I was really excited to be chosen for this tour. I love YA fantasy and this book sounded right up my alley.
Some Things I Liked
World building and social structure. I really enjoyed the different houses and the way the society was set up. It felt a little like Game of Thrones and I enjoyed that each family had different themes and skills.
Multiple POVs. I also really liked that we got to hear from more than one character’s perspective. The reader really gets to experience the entire world created here and I thought it was a great way to feature more of the unique world building.
Some Things I Wasn’t Crazy About
I found Ember to be a bit bratty and she irritated me a bit. I found she was not a very likable main character.
Similarly, I found Asher to be a touch annoying. He made a lot of questionable decisions and I found myself frustrated with both main characters.
I’d definitely keep reading this series. Is this a drop everything because a new book is out series? No. Would I add it to my TBR and get to sequels? For sure.
I enjoyed this debut and I think the world building and story would appeal to readers of YA fantasy. There were elements I wasn’t crazy about but overall, a good debut.