Title: The electric heir (Feverwake #2)
Author: Victoria Lee.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, LGBT.
Publication date: March 17th 2020.
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.
Rating: 3 stars!
I absolutely loved book one (review here!) so I was very excited to read the sequel!
I still absolutely loved the characters, the relations they have with each other, and what they are willing to give up for each other!
I still enjoyed that the ‘problem’ in this book surrounded a disease, I don’t think we see that too often! And it is pretty well done in this one!
Also LGBT is woven into this story so well, it is just there, as it should be!
I just felt like the book could either be shorter or should have contained a bit more action. There was so much talking and planning and barely any action, that I started to struggle with picking the book back up at times.. There was this huge build up to some action scene and then it just felt kinda flat?! I think I just expected a bit more of the ending!
But I 100% recommend this series! It is original, has interesting characters and especially interesting relations!
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.
Prize: Win (1) copy of THE ELECTRIC HEIR by Victoria Lee (US Only)
Starts: March 11th 2020
Ends: March 25th 2020
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