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Fans of Children of Blood and Bone will love the sequel to Blood Heir. The second book in an epic fantasy series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to liberate her empire from a dark reign. Ana Mikhailov is the only surviving member of the royal family of Cyrilia. She has no army, no title, and no allies, and now she must find a way to take Fans of Children of Blood and Bone will love the sequel to Blood Heir. The second book in an epic fantasy series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to liberate her empire from a dark reign. Ana Mikhailov is the only surviving member of the royal family of Cyrilia. She has no army, no title, and no allies, and now she must find a way to take back the throne or risk the brutal retribution of the empress. Morganya is determined to establish a new world order on the spilled blood of non-Affinites. Ana is certain that Morganya won't stop until she kills them all. Ana's only chance at navigating the dangerous world of her homeland means partnering with Ramson Quicktongue again. But the cunning crime lord has schemes of his own. For Ana to find an army, they must cross the Whitewaves to the impenetrable stone forts of Bregon. Only, no one can be certain what they will find there. A dark power has risen. Will revolution bring peace--or will it only paint the streets in more blood.


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Fans of Children of Blood and Bone will love the sequel to Blood Heir. The second book in an epic fantasy series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to liberate her empire from a dark reign. Ana Mikhailov is the only surviving member of the royal family of Cyrilia. She has no army, no title, and no allies, and now she must find a way to take Fans of Children of Blood and Bone will love the sequel to Blood Heir. The second book in an epic fantasy series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to liberate her empire from a dark reign. Ana Mikhailov is the only surviving member of the royal family of Cyrilia. She has no army, no title, and no allies, and now she must find a way to take back the throne or risk the brutal retribution of the empress. Morganya is determined to establish a new world order on the spilled blood of non-Affinites. Ana is certain that Morganya won't stop until she kills them all. Ana's only chance at navigating the dangerous world of her homeland means partnering with Ramson Quicktongue again. But the cunning crime lord has schemes of his own. For Ana to find an army, they must cross the Whitewaves to the impenetrable stone forts of Bregon. Only, no one can be certain what they will find there. A dark power has risen. Will revolution bring peace--or will it only paint the streets in more blood.

30 review for Red Tigress

  1. 5 out of 5

    jessica

    im impressed with how much AWZ has grown as an author with just one book. although this story is still pretty tropetastic, they serve a purpose and are utilised well. i feel the characterisation has developed and i loved getting to know more in depth about some of the minor characters from the first book. and while i think the writing is still just okay, its easy to get through. i also think this installment does better in terms of plot progression for the series as a whole. the first book does im impressed with how much AWZ has grown as an author with just one book. although this story is still pretty tropetastic, they serve a purpose and are utilised well. i feel the characterisation has developed and i loved getting to know more in depth about some of the minor characters from the first book. and while i think the writing is still just okay, its easy to get through. i also think this installment does better in terms of plot progression for the series as a whole. the first book does a great job at world-building and setting a foundation, but nothing in terms of plot was relevant to this book (except maybe the very end). so i like that i know exactly how the events in this book will play a part in the next. overall, this is a very solid sequel that uses the building blocks from the first book and creates a detailed story. cant wait to see how it all plays out in the final book! ↠ 3.5 stars

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mash

    Lists this book is found in: Best Books I read in March 2021 ~ 5 stars ~ “Some rulers’ reigns were forged with steel, some with gold, and some with might. And mine, Ana thought, closing her eyes. Mine is forged by blood.” Red Tigress is the second instalment in the Blood heir trilogy, a YA fantasy series written by Amélie Wen Zhao. It follows the same two characters as the last book, along with another two. Ana is now the rightful queen but Morganya sits on her throne instead. Ana has no arm Lists this book is found in: Best Books I read in March 2021 ~ 5 stars ~ “Some rulers’ reigns were forged with steel, some with gold, and some with might. And mine, Ana thought, closing her eyes. Mine is forged by blood.” Red Tigress is the second instalment in the Blood heir trilogy, a YA fantasy series written by Amélie Wen Zhao. It follows the same two characters as the last book, along with another two. Ana is now the rightful queen but Morganya sits on her throne instead. Ana has no army or government allies but she knows that she must win back her throne or her kingdom will collapse and die. Ramsan is still the con-man and thief he was but now he has the strength of Ana by his side, however his dark secret might break all ties he has with her. We also follow Linn, a young woman fighting for her life that burns with vengeance and has vowed to end all those who have caused her family suffering, and with the help of a mysterious Yaeger man, she might just be close enough to reach her goal. Going into this book, I was excited. Not super-anticipated-release excited but more comfortable-and-content excited because I liked the first book in this series but I didn’t fall in love with it. Though, I cannot say that for this instalment. This book was bloody and dark and heart breaking, but so, so good. This broke my heart and it hurt so much more because I didn’t expect it. This book is proof that the first book in a series does not have to be the best and that even the most unexpected books can break you because that is the power of words. The writing of this book is so beautiful, I don’t know how to describe it. It isn’t your typical YA soft writing, this is the exact opposite. It is raw and harsh and absolutely cruel, but it is eerily beautiful. The writing of this book sucks you in and holds you in place because of how well it is done, it will make you cry and you’ll want to throw it because of all the things it makes you feel, but you won’t because you can’t stop reading the truth and emotion pouring out of its pages. The plot of this book was fantastic and very engaging. There were so many plot twists and so many wicked and cruel moments, I loved it. I prefer YA fantasy that is darker so this was perfect for me. It alternates between the three perspectives so there is always a lot of action and chaos. There is a lot of bloodshed and a lot of death but the plot will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time. It moves at break-neck speed, moving from one event to another with barely a pause, but it wasn’t overwhelming at all for me. Where do I even begin to talk about these amazing characters? Let me make it clear that none of the four main characters are nice, none are kind towards other people (excluding the ones they love) and they are all broken and dark and have twisted feelings. If you want happy, kind characters, turn away from this book because those are not ones you will find. Despite the fact that they are morally grey, I love them with all my heart. Ana is such a ferocious and fierce character, I love her. She is tough and doesn't let anything get to her but she also understands herself and she knows what she does and why she does it. I like her because she puts her kingdom before everything, before her feelings and before the feelings of others and she has her priorities straight. To some, she might sound cruel and ruthless but she is neither, she is resourceful and cunning and she does everything she can to give her people the life they deserve. Ana is definitely one of my favorite female MC’s ever and I admire her spirit and her determination. “She was Anastacya Mikhailov, blood Affinite and rightful Empress of Cyrilia. And she would fight for her people.” Ramson. Where do I even start with him? He is such a cunning and resourceful man, but I love him. The things he did for the people he loved in this book blew me away because here we have a con-man and thief but also a friend and brother and son. Was he a good person? No, Did he do some questionable and dangerous things? Yes, but was he still an amazing character? Most definitely. The way he treated Ana was how all people should be treated, he wasn’t possessive or arrogant, he was simply there, supportive when she needed it and determined when he knew he had to let go. I admired his ability to turn his back and to put his feelings to the side to achieve what is better and greater for everyone. His character isn’t immediately likable but he had a slow, paper-unfolding kind of development and it was beautiful to see. “He would turn his back, once and for all, on this strange chapter of a story he’d never meant to play in, and a princess he’d never meant to fall for.” Linn is an amazing murderous queen and I loved her so very much. “Linn needed only one hand to kill a man” Her perspective was such a fascinating one, we see the broken, dark and messy person that lives behind that mask and I loved it. She was broken but she remade herself. Slowly, like a blossoming flower, we see her grow and develop and become the beautiful broken mess she is and it was a wonderful experience. “Where there was a window, there was a way out. Because no matter how many chains they wrapped around her, no matter how many locks they threw her behind, no matter how much her body was battered and bruised and broken, she would never forget who she was in her heart. I am shadows and wind. I am the invisible girl. I will fly.” Now for my underappreciated baby (that we should have gotten more of) Kaïs. He is such an honest and soft cinnamon roll, despite having one of the most feared affinities. He isn’t possessive or rude, he is just a loving supportive guy and it was so refreshing. And his love for his mother is so wholesome and his determination to find her was awe-inspiring. I am hoping for more character development in the next book for him because we only got one short chapter from him and I want more of him. Oh and I totally ship him with Linn, they are great together but not yet, they need time to grow individually before they can grow together. “I will go wherever you will go. I pledge my swords to protect you, my shields to defend you.” Overall, I loved this book. The writing was eerily beautiful and raw and true. The plot was engaging and had such cruel and unexpected plot twists and the characters are morally grey and absolutely amazing. I recommend this series to fans of darker YA fantasy with morally grey protagonists and beautiful writing. I have no idea how I am supposed to survive until the next book but I guess we’ll see. “We are but dust and stars.” Thank you for reading my review and I hope it helped. You can read my review of Blood Heir here **Disclaimer** This is all personal opinion and is in no way intended to harass or offend anyone. If I do, I sincerely apologize (also let me know so I can fix the offensive content, thank you!) Blog Pinterest

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Ship ahoy! Finally my wait is over! I loved the first installment so much and I truly missed adorable and irresistible Ramson Quicktongue ! I wouldn’t imagine the second installment could be so much better! But it is! Actually it is marvelous and earned my blazing, sizzling, bloody, threatening, action packed five gazillion stars! The first book ended with a cliffhanger promising us the real adventure just begins and it was just a warming session before something exciting and action packed come Ship ahoy! Finally my wait is over! I loved the first installment so much and I truly missed adorable and irresistible Ramson Quicktongue ! I wouldn’t imagine the second installment could be so much better! But it is! Actually it is marvelous and earned my blazing, sizzling, bloody, threatening, action packed five gazillion stars! The first book ended with a cliffhanger promising us the real adventure just begins and it was just a warming session before something exciting and action packed comes out! Ana Mikhailov’s true identity has been come to the light. She’s the only surviving member of royal family of Cyrilia and now vindictive soldiers who are loyal to Morganya are out to torture the non- affinities without serving justice properly to work for Morganya’s new established world order. Ana should be teamed up with Ransom one more time to navigate the dangerous world of her homeland but Ransom conducts his own vengeance plan and he keeps this important information from her. They should cross the Whitewaves to reach the stone fronts of Bregon! But the thing they don’t know is something darker is about to rise and threat their existence: something more powerful, dangerous, vindictive they can barely fight against or survive! This new adventure was more heart throbbing, exciting with more mind games and twists gave me so much stomach churning and WTH moments! My heart is still pumping so fast! I feel so exhausted after ultra adrenaline rush! The final cliffhanger made me scream so hard: I WANT THE THIRD BOOK ASAP! I TRULY NEED IT! Yes, give me more Ransom Quicktongue adventures pleaseeeee!!! Sooo many many many thanks to Netgalley and Random House Children’s / Delacorte Press for sharing this amazing arc copy with me in exchange my honest thoughts. You made my entire month!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lucie V.

    “Some rulers’ reigns were forged with steel, some with gold, and some with might. And mine, Ana thought, closing her eyes. Mine is forged by blood.” ✅ Russian inspired ✅ Magic/powers ✅ Action and scheming ✅ Fast-paced and engaging ✅🆗 Characters Red Tigress follows Ana, Ramson, Linn, and Kaïs as they try to secure an alliance with Bregon, evade Morganya, and outsmart Kerlan (all at the same time, of course). Time is of the essence for Ana, she needs to make her move before Morganya has a “Some rulers’ reigns were forged with steel, some with gold, and some with might. And mine, Ana thought, closing her eyes. Mine is forged by blood.” ✅ Russian inspired ✅ Magic/powers ✅ Action and scheming ✅ Fast-paced and engaging ✅🆗 Characters Red Tigress follows Ana, Ramson, Linn, and Kaïs as they try to secure an alliance with Bregon, evade Morganya, and outsmart Kerlan (all at the same time, of course). Time is of the essence for Ana, she needs to make her move before Morganya has a chance to kill even more of her people, and destroy her empire for good. I liked Blood Heir, and I knew there was potential for an even better sequel, so I was excited to read this book, and I was not disappointed! Red Tigress is full of action, plotting, and betrayal, and the pace is much more enticing than in Blood Heir. The fact that we follow 4 characters now in this adventure also creates small cliff-hangers at the end of some chapters, and once I got into this book, it was hard to stop reading. I love that we saw more of Linn in this book, I really like her character. She is determined, brave, and at the same time, she is still full of hope. I really enjoyed getting to know her more intimately, and I will say it again just so it's clear: I LOVE HER. “Where there was a window, there was a way out. Because no matter how many chains they wrapped around her, no matter how many locks they threw her behind, no matter how much her body was battered and bruised and broken, she would never forget who she was in her heart. I am shadows and wind. I am the invisible girl. I will fly.” Ramson and Ana's characters are similar to what we saw in Blood Heir, but their relationship gets more complex in this book, and it also feels more realistic than the kind of romantic feelings that suddenly developed at the end of the first book. I am eager to see what will happen between them in the next book, and I am glad that the rushed romance that was hinted at the end of the first book got slowed down in this book, a part of me was afraid that they would just declare their undying love for each other and become just another typical YA couple. Kaïs is a nice addition to the gang. He is sweet and fierce, and he brings a balance to the more brutal and raw side of Linn, Ana and Ramson. I really hope to see more of him in the next book and to have more chapters from his POV. “I will go wherever you will go. I pledge my swords to protect you, my shields to defend you.” The plot is also more engaging. There are many unexpected twists and double crossings, it was hard to figure out what would happen, or who to trust, and I loved it! I was at the edge of my seat for the last third of the book, and I am not sure yet how I feel about this ending. It is sad, yet it does make sense so I can't be mad... The epilogue is also amazing, it gives us a glimpse of the opposing forces that will battle against each other in the next book, and I am really excited to see how this series will end. Blood Heir ⭐⭐⭐.5 Artwork by PhantomRin

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    4.5 Stars ⭐️ The cover of this book just as awesome as the first book! I enjoyed it as much as I could fighting a reading slump. Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

    I already know I'm going to want to read this book. OH MY GOD THAT COVER I already know I'm going to want to read this book. OH MY GOD THAT COVER

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 4.5 Stars AMAZING! RTC _______________ OMFG LOOK AT THAT FIERCE AF COVER, I'M DYING ! 🔥🔥❤️🔥🔥 Star Rating: —> 4.5 Stars AMAZING! RTC _______________ OMFG LOOK AT THAT FIERCE AF COVER, I'M DYING ! 🔥🔥❤️🔥🔥

  8. 5 out of 5

    ♠ Tabi⁷ ♠

    I will gladly let the girl on this cover stare at me like that for centuries take that, all you people who think A R T is something you can control according to your personal opinions

  9. 5 out of 5

    rose ★

    okay mini update time! when i first read this, i’ll admit that i was a bit confused on how exactly i felt about it. because i had been waiting for red tigress to be released for almost a year and a half, i spent a lot of time with the world of just book one, getting excited for what i thought this installment would be. and this... wasn’t what i thought it would be? not in a bad way! just in a way that confused me at first. it so often happens in a series that book one will start out relatively s okay mini update time! when i first read this, i’ll admit that i was a bit confused on how exactly i felt about it. because i had been waiting for red tigress to be released for almost a year and a half, i spent a lot of time with the world of just book one, getting excited for what i thought this installment would be. and this... wasn’t what i thought it would be? not in a bad way! just in a way that confused me at first. it so often happens in a series that book one will start out relatively small, with the second installment majorly expanding the world and raising the stakes. and that was what i should have expected to happen in this book, but somehow in my year and a half of preparation i never prepared myself for the idea that this would have to be pretty different from blood heir. which definitely threw me at first, so when i finished it, despite being emotionally devastated from what was happening to my loves here, a part of me thought i didn’t like it?? now that i’ve spent some time with it, i don’t think that’s the case. i’m still a bit confused, and do plan on rereading it soon to fully sort out my thoughts, but this left me with no lasting bad impression, not at all. once i let go of my conceptions of what i thought this would be i realized that i really appreciated what this actually was. all that to say, i’m gonna give this five stars for now. i do believe it deserves it. and hopefully after a reread i’ll be able to say more abt the book itself!! :) ☆ kinda tempted to just immediately reread this ngl. anyways i’m broken!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    NAT.orious reads ☾

    Guyysssaahh. We have a cover omgg. I was positively surprised by Blood Heir so it's safe to say I can't wait for this precious book to be published. I really hope Illumicrate is doing a special edition for this as well <3 update: Illumicrate IS offering a special edition for this and I can't wait. GHAAAAAA Guyysssaahh. We have a cover omgg. I was positively surprised by Blood Heir so it's safe to say I can't wait for this precious book to be published. I really hope Illumicrate is doing a special edition for this as well <3 update: Illumicrate IS offering a special edition for this and I can't wait. GHAAAAAA

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amy Imogene Reads

    You best believe I’ll be reading this installment. Pumped!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Red Tigress is a thoroughly enjoyable read and a worthy sequel to Blood Heir. It was wonderful to be back in this complex world again full of amazing characters. With it’s distinctive magic system and special powers that really pack a punch, it certainly stands out from the crowd. We are swept into a high action adventure with lots of interesting twists and turns along the way. So much happens, it’s action-packed, fast paced and the intense and nail-biting moments will have your heart racing. Th Red Tigress is a thoroughly enjoyable read and a worthy sequel to Blood Heir. It was wonderful to be back in this complex world again full of amazing characters. With it’s distinctive magic system and special powers that really pack a punch, it certainly stands out from the crowd. We are swept into a high action adventure with lots of interesting twists and turns along the way. So much happens, it’s action-packed, fast paced and the intense and nail-biting moments will have your heart racing. There is always that feeling that no-one is safe particularly with one or two surprise character demises. The fight scenes and scenery are vividly described and I could see them all so clearly. However, it’s the characters who definitely make this novel. Rich and diverse you will definitely find a favourite. They are lively and full of personality, some new relationships are forged and strong bonds formed, some of which tugged at the heart strings. Ana Mikhailov’s character has matured and developed and I like her much more in this in this novel. Ramson, on the other hand, was bit lost in this sequel, he seemed indecisive particularly when faced with the decision whether or not to pursue the vengeance against his employer or remain loyal to Ana. He’s missing his air of mystery and edginess that I loved so much in Blood Heir. Anticipating their relationship would move along in this novel, I was left feeling a little bereft the way things were left off between Ramson and Ana and I definitely wanted more. Linn is still a fabulous character with an enormous strength of will and bravery and her wind affinity magic remains my favourite. Kais is a complete surprise, a cold hearted villain in Blood Heir, his new persona was adorable. You’re never entirely sure if he is friend or foe but he shows such empathy and understanding, particularly towards Linn and Ana, you can’t help but love him. Exciting and unpredictable this story will have you engrossed from start to finish. I wasn’t entirely happy with the way it ended, mainly due to the fact many of the characters went their separate ways and a lot of things remained unresolved, it definitely needs book three to wrap it all up. Red Tigress is a must read for all YA fantasy lovers, it’s a befitting sequel to Blood Heir and lays the foundations for the third and final novel. Thank you to the publisher for my early review copy via Netgalley

  13. 4 out of 5

    AJ

    Thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review "Courage filled her; a surge of hope. She had lost her affinity, but here.. here was proof that she did not need it to lead. This is the way the second book in a series should be done! The pacing was even and picked up at the perfect moments, the action and storyline was more intense and it was hard for me to stop reading after certain scenes. I was shocked quite a few times and the cliffha Thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review "Courage filled her; a surge of hope. She had lost her affinity, but here.. here was proof that she did not need it to lead. This is the way the second book in a series should be done! The pacing was even and picked up at the perfect moments, the action and storyline was more intense and it was hard for me to stop reading after certain scenes. I was shocked quite a few times and the cliffhanger was brutal in the best possible way! I'm ready for book 3 and I totally need more Ransom in my life! Full review to come closer to publication date! 4/5 ✰’s

  14. 4 out of 5

    Athena of Velaris

    “We will not find fairness in this world. But it is up to us to take what we are given and to fight like hell to make it better.” Once again, I am blown away by Amelie Wen Zhao. This book is such an amazing sequel to Blood Heir: it expands the world, develops the characters and relationships, introduces new conflict, and grapples with morality. The politics and intrigue weave together wonderfully with the dark fantasy setting, and there is enough action to prevent the story from ever dragging. Th “We will not find fairness in this world. But it is up to us to take what we are given and to fight like hell to make it better.” Once again, I am blown away by Amelie Wen Zhao. This book is such an amazing sequel to Blood Heir: it expands the world, develops the characters and relationships, introduces new conflict, and grapples with morality. The politics and intrigue weave together wonderfully with the dark fantasy setting, and there is enough action to prevent the story from ever dragging. Though I went in remembering very little of the plot of the first book, the story was still easy to fall into and the world never felt underdeveloped. “I know how it feels, to be trapped. But if there is anything I have learned, it is that you can always make a choice.” Linn Though she plays somewhat of a supporting role, her character remains my favorite. Watching Linn grapple with her power while simultaneously dealing with her blooming relationship with Kaiis was interesting and intense. I love how she treats the other escaped indentures, and how her past enslavement makes her more empathetic to the world instead of the opposite. Linn had so many chances to hurt others the way she had been hurt, but she instead decided to do what was right--even when that was the hardest choice to make. Above all else, she refuses to be broken by the horrors she endures, instead taking each event and letting it make her stronger. Ana She has never been my favorite character in this series, though I do find her interesting. Watching Ana step into her power and deal with the truth of her empire added to her character, as did her desire to make the world a better place. Her control over blood magic suddenly got better across the span of a few chapters--which annoyed me--but I can appreciate the way her arc left off. Overall, she does fall into the category of overpowered YA warrior princesses, though Amelie Wen Zhao takes the trope and does it rather well. Ana could easily be the villain if someone else was telling the story, and I am so glad that that fact was never ignored. Ramson He reminds me of a younger and dumber Kaz Brekker (which is--oddly enough--a compliment). I am so glad Ramson faced his past and family, and I enjoyed watching him attempt to outsmart and outcon everything that drew breath, especially towards the middle. The addition of his sister was an interesting choice, and I liked how comparisons could easily be drawn between the two siblings. Ramson's romance with Ana is sort of cute, despite the fact that they will always put other things before it when it comes to their priorities. Kaiis I don't really remember him from book one, but liked where his character went in book two. Honestly, he is a lot like Mattias from SoC when it comes to overall character, though his motivations are very different. Speaking of which, Kaiis had the most interesting moral arc of all of the characters. His choices--or lack of them--felt very human and raw, making him seem like a probable human. The way hints about his parentage were laid out early on made every twist easier to believe, and though some of his decisions were rather obvious, I liked their effects on the plot as a whole. Sorsha She was my least favorite character in the book. I understand that she is written to be one of the villains, but felt that it was impossible for readers to sympathize with her. Sorsha has gone through so much pain that had she had a few cracks in her armor of madness, her character would have been all the more compelling. Monsters that have been made by circumstance are some of the most interesting characters out there, yet Sorsha just felt bad for the sake of bad. When readers are able to sympathize with the villain, the complexity of the story increases tenfold, something I wished would have happened here. Honestly, Sorsha felt like a missed opportunity for character development with the rest of the cast, and I hope her character is explored more in book three. “I am afraid, Ama-ka." "That, my daughter, is when you can choose [...] to be brave.” One of the most remarkable things about this series is the fantastic writing and worldbuilding. Every nation has complex political structures, historical backgrounds, and corruption, just as each villain is interesting in their own way. The world is so easy to fall into because it so well developed: the magic system makes sense and the scenes take little effort to picture. As to the writing, each word is well chosen and powerful. Not a single sentence felt unnecessary or lacking. The main reason I gave Red Tigress four--really 4.25--stars is that the villains did have iffy motivations, and some events were easy to predict, yet even taking that into account, this is still an excellent novel. “Sometimes [...] bravery was not loud, or grand, or brilliant as the blaze of a thousand fires. Sometimes it was quiet. Unremarkable. Unknown. The resilient wend of water through rocks, year after year after year.” This series is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J. Maas, something I don't say lightly. If you are at all interested in high stakes, fast paced fantasy, Red Tigress is the book for you. This book doesn't receive a quarter of the hype it deserves, so please pick it up if you think there is even a 20% chance you will enjoy it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cindy ✩☽♔

    So excited this is happening!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Darci

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review! * Rating: 3.75 stars ”Monsters make the most powerful weapon in the arsenal.” Finally, we’re reunited with our favorite blood princess and silver-tongued con man! This book follows Ana’s journey to find her footing within the complex political world of Cyrilia. While Ana would sought allies to support her mission in regaining the throne, she also gained beloved friends as well as fearsome (and unexpected) enemies along Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review! * Rating: 3.75 stars ”Monsters make the most powerful weapon in the arsenal.” Finally, we’re reunited with our favorite blood princess and silver-tongued con man! This book follows Ana’s journey to find her footing within the complex political world of Cyrilia. While Ana would sought allies to support her mission in regaining the throne, she also gained beloved friends as well as fearsome (and unexpected) enemies along the way. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the dual POV-telling of this book, which I usually struggle to get through in most cases. Each POV added something transparently useful to the plot, and that kept me thoroughly engaged while reading. Overall, the story flowed very well, and I easily finished the book in one sitting. I found one character to be particularly interesting, likely because of the resemblance she bears to Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender. She has such potential to become an immensely complex character in the final book! Additionally, I think our newly-found adversary (as indicated by the ending) is a fascinating one, and I’m intrigued to see where that path leads to. I typically find the romance aspect in a book to be my favorite— and this book let me down slightly in that regard. There were crumbs of emotions given to us in this novel, but it was nowhere near the magnitude I was hoping for. I wasn’t a particular fan of where things left off between Ana and Ramson here, but I'm hopeful this will pick up in book 3! This book set up many necessary plot lines to be seen to fruition in the last book, and I can’t wait to see how things wrap up! * Favorite quote: “She had been born into darkness, into hatred and fear, and she had chosen that path. A second face came to [her mind]: fierce brown eyes beneath the shadow of a hood. She knew another, she thought, who had been born into the same circumstances. And that girl had chosen light.” To me, this book is reminiscent of the cover and a big indicator to the tone of the big show down/conclusion in the final book!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Luc Berthelot

    Can’t decide between 3 or 4 stars - it was good, but some parts disappointed me? Felt like it only heated up at the 1/3 mark. Suffered from the splitting up main characters syndrome.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

    Sophomore slump it is. “Red Tigress” walks through a world that is burning as Ana works to obtain allies for the coming fight to reclaim her place on the throne but with enemies around every corner and the thirst for power affecting all she finds herself gearing up a fight long before the ultimate battle. It’s never good when you end a book with a shrug but alas here we are. My biggest issue is that the characters, once so alive and full of personality and substance suddenly became one dimension Sophomore slump it is. “Red Tigress” walks through a world that is burning as Ana works to obtain allies for the coming fight to reclaim her place on the throne but with enemies around every corner and the thirst for power affecting all she finds herself gearing up a fight long before the ultimate battle. It’s never good when you end a book with a shrug but alas here we are. My biggest issue is that the characters, once so alive and full of personality and substance suddenly became one dimensional and despite supposedly carrying the narrative they felt like they stuck to the background and never really left a definitive mark on the story. The villains were menacing but remained off screen giving the spotlight to a lesser evil that had a handful of scenes that could have made themselves an actual threat but I was too busy counting how many times they used the same term to incite fear than to actually feel that emotion. The plot itself is rather week and drawn out almost feeling like it was an attempt at a different story altogether that was thrown into this to fill the gaps needed to make it to a book 3 which is never fun as a reader. I feel like it could have worked if we again focused more on the relationships and the crossroads they faced at this obstacle but instead the plot and the characters kept back for no real reason? Not going to lie as a huge fan of Blood Heir I’m more than a little disappointed at this addition to the series and while I’m aware of the criticism the first book had I wonder if that’s why this book feels so watered down but I might just be reaching. **special thanks to the publishers and netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review**

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Gallup

    Ana is wanting to take her throne. She is the only living member of the Royal line. She has no title, no army, nothing. She partners with Ramson again to help her take back what is hers. However, they must face danger. I feel like I liked this more than Blood Heir. I was a little bored at times though. I liked the betrayals, secrets, political intrigue, and action. Ana is a great character and I can’t wait to see what is in store with her.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    4.5 stars! I didn't love it quite as much as Blood Heir, mostly because—in my romance-obsessed opinion—Ramson and Ana didn't get enough scenes together (they aren't in ANY scenes together for about the first third of the book), but it was still super good and I cannot WAIT for book three! Most of my thoughts are spoilery so they'll be below, but overall I love how well plotted and shocking this series is so far—so many times I was LEGITIMATELY STRESSED OUT for my babies!!! So many gasps aloud! S 4.5 stars! I didn't love it quite as much as Blood Heir, mostly because—in my romance-obsessed opinion—Ramson and Ana didn't get enough scenes together (they aren't in ANY scenes together for about the first third of the book), but it was still super good and I cannot WAIT for book three! Most of my thoughts are spoilery so they'll be below, but overall I love how well plotted and shocking this series is so far—so many times I was LEGITIMATELY STRESSED OUT for my babies!!! So many gasps aloud! So much time spent almost tearing my hair out trying to read as fast as I could so I could find out what happened next! (view spoiler)[So I wasn't completely hooked until Ramson and Ana FINALLY met up 35% of the way through. You have no idea, I was dying waiting for them to be in a scene together! What's the point of reading if Ramson and Ana aren't making me swoon on every page?? Speaking of swooning: THE FREAKING POOL SCENE I WANTED THEM TO FINALLY KISS. AND THEN EVENTUALLY THEY FINALLY DID KISS BUT ONLY LIKE ONCE AND IT MADE ME SO HAPPY BUT THEN RAMSON AND ANA HAVE TO GO SEPARATE WAYS??? PLEASE MEET BACK UP QUICKER IN BOOK 3. AND I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW STRESSED I WAS WHEN RAMSON ALMOST DROWNED. I haven't been that stressed reading a book in a long time, which is such a good thing because it proves how invested I am in these characters! (hide spoiler)]

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joanna Bennett

    Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an earc to read in exchange for a reivew! Since being a fan of the first book and hoping it would get published regardless of the fiasco, I had high hopes for this sequel. I had thoughts about where this book could go when it came to the plot but I was completely wrong and this was nothing like I had imagined. There were good things about it but also parts I just didn’t care for. One difference between the first book and this one is that there are multi Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an earc to read in exchange for a reivew! Since being a fan of the first book and hoping it would get published regardless of the fiasco, I had high hopes for this sequel. I had thoughts about where this book could go when it came to the plot but I was completely wrong and this was nothing like I had imagined. There were good things about it but also parts I just didn’t care for. One difference between the first book and this one is that there are multiple point-of-views. If you know me, I enjoy when this happens because we get more from the other characters. Ramson is one character that I was dying to know more about. He was just so interesting, and sometimes morally grey, that I couldn’t help needing to know everything about him. Another character is Linn and of course, Ana. Another difference, whether it’s good or bad depends on the reader, is that this one just felt more plot driven and the characters lacked the pizazz they had in book one. At times I felt things for them but also not when it came to other instances. There is a lot of wow factor with plot twists that involve them but it’s hard to really be engaged by them when you just can’t connect with the characters. I also feel like Ramson became a different person and this could be due to his backstory and things coming to the surface but I just wasn’t entirely a fan of it. There are also times where plot development, or even character development, happens off the page and I wish more would have been at surface level than just alluding to things until a reveal. It would have really helped with the villain development. Regardless, the villains were still interesting especially one in particular. There were hints of a relationship starting between Ramson and Ana by the end of the first book and I figured there would be nice moments between them to break up everything else. I was wrong about that. The book doesn’t really focus on any relationships and it just seems like there is more turmoil because the characters can’t seem to communicate properly. I was hoping as I read further things would pick up but it never did and it makes me wonder if it ever will and if it will even be believable in the next book. Now, don’t get me wrong. It may seem like I didn’t like this book but the positive is that there is a lot of action since this is more plot-driven. I can’t say it was fully my thing but I do appreciate the pacing of the book even if it felt overwhelming at times. I can’t say there was ever a dull moment. It wasn’t what I thought it would be since I figured her aunt/the empress would appear more but instead we get a side journey that gives us more background into Ramson and where he comes from. It does tie into the empress though. (view spoiler)[When it came to Ramson, there was a part where Ana was supposed to meet him but she never shows due to issues of trying to be murdered. There were no parts of him frantically searching for her or even seeming to care because the next chapter or two is from a different perspective. Ana also loses her abilities by the end which I didn’t like. Who knows if she will get them back or what challenges will come with it in the next book. It’s just frustrating that they were taken away so easily. (hide spoiler)] Overall, it was good but I think it suffered from the sequel syndrome. I am still curious what will happen next as there is a lot of moving parts still at play and so I will have to wait and see how it all works out in book three. I will definitely go in with lower standards though.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Maria F.

    A world torn in two. A corrupt monarch. Betrayal. Treacherous secrets. Unlikely alliances. Red Tigress starts immediately where Blood Heir ends in this heart-pounding sequel filled with so much angst, action, a deep sea adventure and a quest to put an end to Morganya and the reign of terror she has inflicted. We’re back with our favorite duo Ransom and Ana as they join forces yet again to find a new alliance in Bregon- where Ransom swore to never step foot again. Ana longs to bring an end to Morga A world torn in two. A corrupt monarch. Betrayal. Treacherous secrets. Unlikely alliances. Red Tigress starts immediately where Blood Heir ends in this heart-pounding sequel filled with so much angst, action, a deep sea adventure and a quest to put an end to Morganya and the reign of terror she has inflicted. We’re back with our favorite duo Ransom and Ana as they join forces yet again to find a new alliance in Bregon- where Ransom swore to never step foot again. Ana longs to bring an end to Morganya’s reign and take a hold of the throne that wholly belongs to her while bringing balance to the Affinite and Non-affinite world Ransom- cunning and clever as ever- has his own selfish agenda that could help or doom them all. Meanwhile, we have a third POV of Linn who is trying to escape imprisonment when her sworn enemy Kaïs promises an alliance in exchange for his freedom Linn swears to never trust him but must come to depend on him as she searches to be reunited with Ana again Will their plan to bring balance and peace prevail? Or will their selfishness agendas be their downfall? I really enjoyed this sequel! I thought it was super political yet I never felt bored or lost. I have enjoyed seeing Ana’s development and seeing her more confident with her power! I also really enjoyed Linn’s POV and loved seeing her and Kaïs go from sworn enemies to tentative friends to fierce protectors 👏🏼 Finally Ramson also stole my heart this time around! You can really see how conflicted he is with his emotions and how much his past trauma has affected him. The tender and vulnerable moments between him and Ana are my FAVORITE! Finally, the storyline was magnificent! I did not expect this to go where it went but I enjoyed it- it gave me X-men vibes! Mutant and proud! Lol The epilogue was KILLER and I can’t wait to see where this story goes!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Cailin (Rose Petal Pages)

    *3.5 stars I loved Blood Heir when I read it last year, and was so excited for the chance to read its sequel early as it was a highly anticipated release of mine! What I think stands out most in Amélie Wen Zhao's writing is her ability to create such an enveloping atmosphere in her novels. She writes beautifully and sets up scenes and settings so well. This holds true for Red Tigress, but unfortunately, other aspects of this sequel fell flat to me. While I enjoyed the book, it just didn't compel *3.5 stars I loved Blood Heir when I read it last year, and was so excited for the chance to read its sequel early as it was a highly anticipated release of mine! What I think stands out most in Amélie Wen Zhao's writing is her ability to create such an enveloping atmosphere in her novels. She writes beautifully and sets up scenes and settings so well. This holds true for Red Tigress, but unfortunately, other aspects of this sequel fell flat to me. While I enjoyed the book, it just didn't compel me in the same way Blood Heir did. The characters were vibrant and played off each other so well in Blood Heir, but it seemed to me that in Red Tigress, the characters and emotional dynamics were sacrificed for the sake of the plot. There was far less internal conflict in the characters--it seemed as if all of their thoughts were taken up by political setup/plot-related things than real, emotional internal dialogue. Not to mention, the two main characters and love interests were hardly in any scenes together! So I was less invested in what was actually happening in the story because to me, it seemed like the emotional intensity for the characters just wasn't there this time around. The stakes seemed less personal. With all that being said, though, I do think this was a good sequel to Blood Heir and sets up for the last book in the trilogy well. I just hope there's more of an emphasis on the characters themselves and their relationships so that they're not lost in the plot. Overall I still highly recommend this series to fans of dark, YA fantasy! What fell flat for me in this book others might wind up loving, so it all comes down to personal preference in terms of story/plot structure style.

  24. 4 out of 5

    AlwaysV

    A super amazing read! Loved what I didn't get, though. I rated this book Five Gorgeous Stars as a part of the trilogy. I do expect the finale to give me an ending of a Dream-Like Fantasy ~ thus ~ Five Paying-Forward Stars. My prediction of what will happen at the conclusion of the trilogy is all bad. At the end of an all out War~the monarchy will fall & the people will rule! But the high casualties couple with all the suffering and misery aftermath, would allow no winners! Is it possible for Ana A super amazing read! Loved what I didn't get, though. I rated this book Five Gorgeous Stars as a part of the trilogy. I do expect the finale to give me an ending of a Dream-Like Fantasy ~ thus ~ Five Paying-Forward Stars. My prediction of what will happen at the conclusion of the trilogy is all bad. At the end of an all out War~the monarchy will fall & the people will rule! But the high casualties couple with all the suffering and misery aftermath, would allow no winners! Is it possible for Ana to change? I don't see that happen. Is it possible for Ramson & Ana to end up meeting each other at the middle and being together in the end? Not likely. Political wars ~ even in a Fantasy trilogy ~ won't produce a happy ending. I dare the author to prove me wrong! I'm positive that she will do just that! Therefore, with this vote of extreme confidence, I yield Five My-Kind-Of-Fantasy Stars💎⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sharing one of my heartbreaking scenes: A day will arrive when you will be asked to sacrifice that which you hold dearest for the good of your empire. Had Shamaïra seen this moment? Had she been trying to warn Ana back then? Had she known how it would feel to have her mind wanting one thing and her heart another? "So this is the end," Ana said quietly. The sentence hung in the air, half question, half statement, lingering. Waiting for his response. . . "Ana." Her name sounded like a supplication coming from his lips. "I . . . " He shut his eyes briefly, and she thought of that day in the storm, when they had held each other at the cliff's edge and he had kissed her. It had felt like the start of something back then. Not the end. "Will I see you again?" . . . Ramson was quiet for a long moment, watching her carefully, and she wondered whether he would respond with a cruel truth or a kind lie. At last, he spoke. "I don't make promises." . . . So I don't have to break them.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    I loved "Blood Heir"- book one of the Blood Heir series. Jumping back into this world, where "Blood Heir" leaves off was a (mostly) fun experience. This story won't make much sense without reading the first book, so I highly recommend reading this after "Blood Heir." I really enjoyed the first third of the book- Ana's team has grown to an easy-to-read group of 4 people. The additions to her team were interesting and well-placed. They did act like dramatic, young-adult characters though and at tim I loved "Blood Heir"- book one of the Blood Heir series. Jumping back into this world, where "Blood Heir" leaves off was a (mostly) fun experience. This story won't make much sense without reading the first book, so I highly recommend reading this after "Blood Heir." I really enjoyed the first third of the book- Ana's team has grown to an easy-to-read group of 4 people. The additions to her team were interesting and well-placed. They did act like dramatic, young-adult characters though and at times, I really just wanted to shake them a bit and yell "grow up!!"-- but I suppose that is often be a characteristic of young-adult fiction ;). Around the second half of the book, I had a difficult time staying interested in the plot and the setting. I found the new setting of the story to be difficult to enjoy- the antagonist reminded me a lot of the fire kingdom from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I think that the characters were almost over-characterized, so their actions and behaviors were over-the-top and unbelievable. (If I have to see the word "maniac" or "maniacal" ONE more time!.. ugh). And yet, I enjoy this trilogy so far. While it does at times fall into the "sophomore slump" of many series/trilogies, I think that there is a lot to work with to make a great ending with the finale of the trilogy. 3.5 stars. Book ends in a cliffhanger, but I think it's a bearable one ;). Thank you Netgalley and and Random House Children's/Delacorte Press for an advanced copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Michaela Whitney

    I received a copy through NetGalley for review. So I had really liked the last one book. it's a 3.5 rounded up to a 4 only because to took so long to get going. But this one felt a little to me like it suffered from second book syndrome for nearly 75% of it until FINALLY, finally it picked up. And then the plot took off like a cannon. But all those ties took a while to meet up. I like all the characters in this series. They all are flawed people, just trying to do what's best in different ways, fig I received a copy through NetGalley for review. So I had really liked the last one book. it's a 3.5 rounded up to a 4 only because to took so long to get going. But this one felt a little to me like it suffered from second book syndrome for nearly 75% of it until FINALLY, finally it picked up. And then the plot took off like a cannon. But all those ties took a while to meet up. I like all the characters in this series. They all are flawed people, just trying to do what's best in different ways, fighting against this large web of corruption. We get the full run up Ana, Ramson, Linn, Kais are all showing up to face portions of their past that have haunted them. And make decisions and how to salvage this future. They each have to face the darkest portions of themselves and their pasts. Morganya is worse than what she replaces, punishing all who will not bow to her, cutting people down in the street with her cruel power, round up affinities who will not ally with her- no one is safe. Ana has to reconcile the fact that not every one of her former allies still want a version of her on the throne. That maybe it's time for the monarchy to truly end. To examine herself, and stop an oncoming disaster before it is too late, and Morganya becomes unstoppable. The finale in this one is insane. It's not so much a cliffhanger just a lot going on right before it hits that calm before the storm moment. I'm curious to see where each of our cast ends up next.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marie -The Reading Otter

    Review: I received this book from NetGalley for Review. This was a fantastic follow up to Blood Heir, one of my favorite books I read early in the year. January feels like a million years ago at this point. I loved being back with Ana, Ramson and Linn. Even though because of how this year has gone, I don't remember as much as I liked from that first book at first, after a couple chapters I was able to dive back into things. The stakes felt higher in this book than in the first, and there was a Review: I received this book from NetGalley for Review. This was a fantastic follow up to Blood Heir, one of my favorite books I read early in the year. January feels like a million years ago at this point. I loved being back with Ana, Ramson and Linn. Even though because of how this year has gone, I don't remember as much as I liked from that first book at first, after a couple chapters I was able to dive back into things. The stakes felt higher in this book than in the first, and there was a higher urgency to things. I loved seeing Ana become more in-tune with her power and become less afraid to use it as she gains control. This is series is becoming a fast favorite, and I can't wait to read what's coming next. I plan a more in-depth review closer to the book's release date.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Ana’s brother is dead. With her aunt Morganya taking the throne and beginning her reign in a shower of blood, Ana finds herself in need of help to stop her. But how to defeat someone who seems to hold all the power, especially when there’s whispers of a powerful weapon that she’s searching for? Ana has to partner with the dashing Ramson once again and travel to the kingdom of Bregon, in the hopes of securing an alliance that will save her and her people’s lives. I received an advanced reading cop Ana’s brother is dead. With her aunt Morganya taking the throne and beginning her reign in a shower of blood, Ana finds herself in need of help to stop her. But how to defeat someone who seems to hold all the power, especially when there’s whispers of a powerful weapon that she’s searching for? Ana has to partner with the dashing Ramson once again and travel to the kingdom of Bregon, in the hopes of securing an alliance that will save her and her people’s lives. I received an advanced reading copy of Red Tigress in exchange for an honest review. To read my full review, visit my blog here: https://stephsstoryspace.wordpress.co...

  29. 5 out of 5

    ☆ili☆

    I NEED the 3rd book. Right now.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reoch

    The Red Tigress throws the reader right into more action from page one. The book follows three perspectives that become intertwined as the story progresses. I felt that the story was much more streamlined than the first book. Every chapter was interesting and tied into the overall arch of the story. The characters were all enjoyable to read and I felt that their character arcs were much more intriguing than in the first book. I loved seeing Ana come to accept her power and master it. She was muc The Red Tigress throws the reader right into more action from page one. The book follows three perspectives that become intertwined as the story progresses. I felt that the story was much more streamlined than the first book. Every chapter was interesting and tied into the overall arch of the story. The characters were all enjoyable to read and I felt that their character arcs were much more intriguing than in the first book. I loved seeing Ana come to accept her power and master it. She was much more regal and acted like an empress and her growth was realistic and it made me like her as a character much more than before. Overall, this book was an exciting adventure and I very much enjoyed it. I felt that the segment of Ana’s story in this book wrapped itself up well while still setting a stage for an exciting follow up. I look forward to the next book!

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