Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: March 2nd 2021
Source: Times Reads
Page Count: 434
Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
HERE’S MY REVIEW!
My review for Blood Heir.
I truly enjoyed reading Blood Heir in 2019 so I cannot miss this opportunity to review this book as well.
It has been a while since I read YA Fantasy so reading this was such a breeze because I miss immersing myself in fantasy books like this. However, I forgot some parts of the story and I had to skim through the first book in order to familiarize with story again.
However, Red Tigress really fell flat for me compared to Blood Heir. My problem with this book was it failed to maintain the level of consistency and pacing that was in the first book. I kept on searching for great chapters and revelations but the book was just not as fun and mysterious like Blood Heir. In my experience, middle books always act like fillers and in a series. They would prepare you for the final book but they would not reveal any major revelations that changes the whole story.
The only part that made me excited to read was the climax. It gave me hope that after the climax, the story would be more entertaining compared to the first chapters. I didn’t really connect with the supporting characters like Linn and Kais and I felt like there were just there as plot devices and mainly because I forgot what their roles were in the first story. I also felt that Ana and Ramson’s relationship in Red Tigress was not developed well as their dialogues and interaction felt so short with so little development. I think that the author is just saving us their slow burn relationship for the third book.
All in all, the story was not just memorable enough for me to look back after this. I will definitely still check out the third book, Crimson Reign next year in March 2022.
Thank you Times Reads for sending me Red Tigress in exchange of an honest review.