The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Electric Heir

Author: Victoria Lee

Book Series: Feverwake Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: LGBT main and he’s also Jewish!

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (TW rape and child molestation, xenophobia, immigration issues, torture, abuse)

Publisher: Skyscape

Pages: 480

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Synopsis: Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer’s image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget—that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.

Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer’s crimes, he’s determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control—and that Noam is plotting against him—Noam’s dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer’s protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.

Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara’s attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer’s web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.

Review: I hate when great series end and this was one of them that I’ll definitely miss. The book was absolutely amazing, the characters continued to be well developed and complex, the setting and world building were greater in this one than the previous book, and the story continued to hold my interest. I loved how the author combined two genres to make this incredible series and I loved how the book series also brought in real world issues.

The only issue I had with the book is that it ended (*sad*) and that sometimes the time skips forward and it threw me off a bit. Most of the time it was stated but sometimes it wasn’t.

Verdict: I definitely recommend this series for your quarantine reading!

BOOK INFORMATION

The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2)

by Victoria Lee
Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT

Synopsis:

Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer’s image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget—that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.

Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer’s crimes, he’s determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control—and that Noam is plotting against him—Noam’s dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer’s protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.

Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara’s attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer’s web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40382231-the-electric-heir

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R72A9m

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-electric-heir-victoria-lee/1131482511?ean=9781542005074#/

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Electric-Heir-Victoria-Lee/9781542005074?ref=grid-view&qid=1579378412834&sr=1-1

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Electric_Heir.html?id=yWp2xQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent twelve ascetic years as a vegetarian before discovering spicy chicken wings are, in fact, a delicacy. She’s been a state finalist competitive pianist, a hitchhiker, a pizza connoisseur, an EMT, an expat in China and Sweden, and a science doctoral student. She’s also a bit of a snob about fancy whisky.

Victoria writes early in the morning, then spends the rest of the day trying to impress her border collie puppy and make her experiments work.

She is represented by Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary.

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17959878.Victoria_Lee

Website: http://www.victorialeewrites.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sosaidvictoria

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sosaidvictoria/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victorialeewrites/

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Disclaimer: I received this book from somewhere, I think it was from @yatllive, but I’m not entirely sure. But thank you to the publisher regardless! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Fever King

Author: Victoria Lee

Book Series: Feverwake Book 1

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: LGBT main character, he’s bi and he’s also Jewish!

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (death, violence, gore, some slight animal abuse, immigration issues, and abuse/torture mention, rape and child molestation TW)

Publisher: Skyscrape

Pages: 409

Amazon Link

Synopsis: In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.

Review: So I never read the synopsis of books and I mostly go off short 140 character blurbs from twitter or what the book is a mix of (I know, not the best way to choose books but twice burned twice shy). So I did not know this was a dystopian virus book and damn it was so good. The characters were amazingly well developed and complex, the story was intriguing, the magic system was super well explained, and the pacing was on point! I loved every bit of this book and Victoria Lee has become one of my all time faves now!

My only issue is that all of the timelines and the extras that are in the book threw off the rhythm of the book because they were just placed in the end of the chapter, but I also had an arc so I’m sure this was more developed in the final book.

Verdict: If you feel sick this is the perfect pick me up!