Amelie Wen Zhao was born in Paris, grew up in Beijing, and moved to the United States when she was 18 to attend college in New York City, her current home. Blood Heir is her first novel.
'Zhao shines in the fast-paced and vivid combat scenes, which lend a cinematic quality that pulls readers in' NYT Book Review 'BLOOD HEIR is cinematic storytelling at its best. A stunning new voice in YA, Amelie Wen Zhao has drawn characters who are as complex and captivating as the fantastical world she's built. Get ready for a retelling like you've never seen before' Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of SKY IN THE DEEP and THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK 'Sure to keep readers turning pages...Perfect for fans of Amy Tintera or Sarah J. Maas, but readers should prepare for plenty of heartbreak' Booklist '[A] pointed exploration into the consequences of exploitation and the defining nature of choices' Publishers Weekly 'Ana is not the typical damsel in distress' Kirkus