The Lost Heir by Allison Whitmore seemed to be a book that was tailor-made for me to love. After all, enter a heroine empath named Isabella who is searching for her family’s Lost Heir so she can rescue the purple fire and save the empath society from certain doom. Alas, I did not love the book. In fact, I found it really confusing for nearly 60% of the book.
The Lost Heir had no real lead-in to the story and gave me a lot more questions than answers. I really enjoyed the basic premise, it was just the execution of it that confused me. I found it hard to keep up with our characters, where they were, what they cared about, and why. Usually in the first book of a series, there is a ‘level-setting’ period where authors set the stage for the story. In the case of the Lost Heir, it’s like that part never existed, an issue that really makes the lead book challenging.
The Lost Heir had a fantastic story. For that reason, despise some unpleasantness, I am giving the Lost Heir, 3 out of 5 stars. If the author can fix some of the background issues and move a bit slower, I suspect this book will turn out to be fantastic.
I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.