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The Lost Heir

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Isabella Foxworthy was just another girl…until she learned she was an empath, able to read the energy of others. A secret world known as the Violet City lies beneath her family’s hotel in Los Angeles. Through this discovery, Isabella is catapulted into a whirlwind of magic, adventure, and danger. The Violet City holds the key to protecting her stability; her family hotel, ...more
Paperback, First, 368 pages
Published January 8th 2016 by Booktrope Publishing
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Jessica Trotter
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
This beautifully written book is filled with adventure and mystery. Right from the beginning, the stage for a great mystery book is set and the unanswered questions leave you wanting to read more and more. We learn about main character Isabella, who lives in a hotel with grandmother when her parents were killed. Isabella begins to learn about her family who is part of an Empath Society and that she too is empath. She discovers the hotel that she grew up living in sits on a whole secret world cal ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You’re a light in this darkness. 5 GOLD STARS

Do not be afraid of what is to come. It cannot be avoided. You gotta take the right risks, so you can get what you want. WOW!! What an amazingly brilliant and tremendous story! I LOVE that beautiful cover! I was intrigued from the very start trying to figure out if those parts were dreams or memories or visions or something different altogether. Then a couple more pages and I was so utterly absorbed into the story, trying to predict what everything me
Kenghis Khan
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
On the whole, I liked the book. I think the book does a great job moving the plot through dialogue. This is a hard task. Except in its broadest outline, dialogue amongst characters, rather than descriptive commentary, is what drives the plot in "The Lost Heir". Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" does this as well - it's frustrating on a certain level, because one has to rely on the insights attributed to characters to drive the story. But on another level, this makes for a more engaging read and helps ...more
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
see full review @ Katie's Corner

I remember when I got the book the cover intrigued me right away. Yes, my judge-the-book-by-its-cover attitude revived, and if you have seen that cover you know that it’s absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. I think I am using to much adjectives now, *snicker*. So let me get back to the main point. I will be brief, as it’s 1st of January and I have quite a number of things to do.

In the beginning the book didn’t really go that well with me. I do not know what was wr
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The answers long coming but lacking a real good explanation enough to answer all her questions. Between hearing things and subtle comments she can't seem to connect the dots. How hard is it to get a straight answer? Obviously really hard. So starts a search with people she knows when things go wrong right before the holidays. She's sure she knows who s needs to find him and where he is and what they need to do. Only her assumptions turn out to wrong, things aren't always as they seen and it ends ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review is from: The Lost Heir (Kindle Edition)
I received an ARC copy of this book and promised an honest review. I received this book randomly, and had no idea what it would be about, had never heard of the authors, and didn't even know the genre I would be reading. The opinions are entirely my own.

This is a rather unusual fantasy book. It quickly pulled me in to what was going on, with a sense of curiosity of what was going to happen. The main character, Isabella, is a 15-year-old girl wh
Angel Hatfield
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Isabella was almost sixteen and went to St. Agnes HS. Isabella’s parents had died in a fire when Isabella was eight . Even though she had been in the middle of the fire Isabella had not been hurt then she was rescued and taken to her grandmother.Isabella’s grandmother was all she had for family and together they lived at the family hotel- The Foxworthy Hotel. Isabella was an empath and felt other people’s emotions. Isabella’s best friend was Lana but she was away for the Christmas holidays. Lana ...more
siobhan Quinlan
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in exchange for a honest review from Readers Favorites
4 cups of tea read.
The Lost Heir by Allison Whitmore, Erin Virginia, Grace Arden, is the story of Isabella Foxworthy, the heir to the Foxworthy Hotel. Isabella discovers she is a empath, she is able to feel what others are feeling. Approaching Isabella`s 16th birthday she is thrown into a world of magic and chaos where she must find the lost heir and save her hotel. Joining up with some unlikely friends will Isabella be
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This YA book was won by me at a FB release. I was fascinated by the concept & wanted to read this. The opinions & reviews are solely my own. As a Library Youth Specialist, I would definitely recommend this book for my tween, teen, young adult + patrons who appreciate fantasy. Yes, you see signs of those writers' literary heroes; does it detract? Not in the least. As Isabella's 16th birthday nears, she must develop her powers as an empath, discover the lost heir, & restore the purple ...more
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
I overall enjoyed reading this book. I had never read anything that involves empaths before and it was a very interesting take on people with this ability. I loved most of the characters. Some of them seemed a bit too perfect. At some points I was confused about what was happening, but I understood eventually. I liked a bunch of parts throughout the story, but it also had some parts that I thought were pointless. Overall the story was interesting and it kept my attention. Most of the characters ...more
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The action started on page one and did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this story of this hodgepodge group of kids who come together by circumstance and stay together by choice. A great story of friendship and discovery with lots of fun and excitement in between. Great read.
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Finding out one is special is one thing...finding out you're needed to save a Violet Fire & hence your little world...quite a different story!! Isabella is a hotel heiress and her sixteenth birthday is fast approaching. She must learn to trust her four friends as they band together to protect the last diadem.

Really enjoyed this story with all of its twists and turns.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Facinating mythos

What would you do if you found out you had to save a world you had never heard of with people you didn't know well and had to trust with your life.
Akoya Rayne
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read :)
Aira Hravart
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this in one sitting, and I definitely was in the mood for something new. This story was spiritually driven with the focus on the importance of discovering one self. There is also a strong relationship between the cohort (Seth, Micah, Cleo and Xander) and with the main character, Isabella, who throughout the journey tends to be pious when she starts out, and eventually starts to blossom on her own as she starts to uncover the mysteries about her family, which I also feel is the c
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
I really wanted to like this book. I loved the cover of this book, and I thought the plot sounded so interesting! However, this book fell flat for me. I do not think the authors are horrible authors by any means, and I don't want this negative review to seem that way. I just don't think this book meshed well with me.

What I did like about this book was the premise. I thought the plot was so interesting and unique. I haven't read anything like it before. I applaud the authors for having such grea
Jan 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry to be the person to write a bad review of this book, but I just could never get into it. I really, really wanted to quit reading it, but it had 4 and 5 star reviews, so I kept holding onto the hope that it would get better. It never did. I feel that I should state that I am an avid fan of fantasy, science fiction, and YA, and this book just totally fell flat. This book was recommended by an acquaintance who is friends with one of the authors' daughters. The cover looked cool. The premi ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I loved the cover of this book, and the description, so I picked it up. Unfortunately the book was a let down for me.

First of all, I got this book thinking that it would he more for YA. Now maybe I was mistaken but it read more like a middle grade novel than YA, even though the main character is 15/16.

Also, most of the time I was confused about what was happening. I felt like the authors didn't really clarify anything about the power itself, and the book itself was also very long to get through.
Denise Morse
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
The book definitely has a beautiful cover and likeable characters however for me, it was very difficult to get into it and to finish. I thought it could have been both tightened up and expanded at the same. More explanations of the world they live in but also quicker to get to the story and the central problem.
Cait • A Page with a View
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-arcs
I feel bad giving this a low rating because there was nothing truly bad about it. The writing was fine, the setting and characters were fine, the plot was fine... but that's just it. Everything was simply ok. Nothing particularly interesting. I couldn't get that into any of it and ended up calling it a DNF.
Vivi Ogino
This book is wonderfully written. The dialogue was good. I just loved everything about it from the start. I love Isabella’s character.
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! I loved this book and can't wait to read more! This is a must read
While I enjoyed the story and the world that was built it was a little bit on the younger side. I think it is perfect for older tweens and teens. Good example of building a magical world. Interesting plot and fun advetures.
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
It's a very nice book; however, I have the feeling that I have read the same story many times, in almost any book just with diferent names and places.
Patricia Burleson

This is very good book. It's full of action, friendships, mystery, magic and a magical beings. Great story line and the characters are very good. So get your copy and enjoy reading it.
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy
I received a copy of The Lost Heir from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First of all thank you to the wonderful Allison Whitmore who was very patient in my slow slow slow progress of reading this. Life since the beginning of the year has been very hectic and busy and my goodreads challenge of reading 100 books is going out the window because I'll be lucky to find time for 50.

This book was a big surprise to me. I read the symposis and I was like, "Yea ok that sounds interesting. I've
Stacy Sabala
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, suspense, romance
Book Review- The Lost Heir by Allison Whitmore

Isabella Foxworthy survived a fire when she was eight rescued by a strange man. She now lives with her grandmother at the Foxworthy Hotel. They are getting ready for the New Year’s celebration where Isabella has to perform. She is dreading it as it’s her birthday that day and strange things start to occur the closer her birthday gets.
She finds out she is to perform with Micah and Seth, the nephews of her family friend Robert. Then she learns Theophil
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
There is a lot, A LOT, going on in this book. It was over whelming to be honest. Things moved at such a fast pace that you never really have time to acclimate to all the changes. Therefore, it seemed like the characters really didn't have any realistic time to adapt to all their changes either. I liked Isabella, Seth, Micah, Cleo & Xander. However, the domino effect set in motion by the pace of the story is that there is little room for character & world development. The world the author ...more
A Book Addict's YA Palace
Original review posted on my blog A BOOK ADDICT'S YA PALACE

THE LOST HEIR by Allison Whitmore was another of those books that first latched it's claws in me with this gorgeous cover! Unfortunately those claws lost all their traction within the first few chapters.

I don't know if this fell flat because of a disconnect between the authors or if it was solely the 1 dimensional characters that did me in. The whole idea behind THE LOST HEIR is wonderful and I lik
Jennifer Scott
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this story from Net Galley. Yay books!

Spoilers possible ahead...

If you were thinking that this book is a stand alone, you may be sadly mistaken. The ending totally sets it up for more. Which may be good, there are probably still a lot of unanswered questions still lingering around.

Is it just me, or do you hate when reading a book where they want the main character to do something important...but they give them the least amount of info as possible. I really wish that at time
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 3 Feb 01, 2016 12:13PM  
  • Sade on the Wall
  • Six Points of Light: Hook's Origin
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Begin Again
  • Fall of Knight
  • Antidote (Antidote, #1)
  • Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1)
  • Kindness Wins
  • My Darling Gunslinger
  • The Old Cape Teapot
  • Nightmare Ballad
  • The Lilies of Dawn
  • The Beat on Ruby's Street
  • Solis (Fourth Talisman, #2)
  • Girl in The Glass (The Healer's Shadow #1)
  • Parallel Spirits
  • Against Walls (Amgalant One)
  • Imaginary Boy
Allison Whitmore was born in Los Angeles and studied literature and writing at Long Island University. She spent several years teaching English and history after earning her master's degree. She now devotes her time to writing and coaching beginning writers in fiction and editing screenplays, her second passion.
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