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The Electric Heir

(Feverwake #2)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  84 reviews
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.

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Expected publication: March 17th 2020 by Skyscape
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Lily ☁️
THE COVER IS LIVE—bless your eyes here!!!

This book is incredible, I don’t even have the words. I n c r e d i b l e.

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When I saw a 2020 release date, I blacked out for a second before I remembered that's next year and not 2 years like my brain thought kjhdsjkdfg

I just know this book is going to cause a heart attack but it's ok I'm ready to die for these characters anyway
Victoria Lee
Oct 01, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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The Electric Heir is, at its core, about what it means to be a survivor—both the experience of surviving, and the expectations that society places on survivors. Like Noam and Dara, I survived childhood sexual abuse and violence. Like Lehrer, my abuser was attractive and powerful and charismatic. Like Dara, I was not believed when I came forward…not until other girls said he’d done it to them too. Girls who more closely fit the stereotype of abuse survivors.

rin ( ̄ヘ ̄)	 read/watch mo dao zu shi
got an arc. a win for the gays

the fact that victoria made content warnings available and ready.. we stan

i would consider not suing victoria lee for the emotional distress caused by book #1 but only if i get to read this one like right now even thought it's not even written yet probably
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

tw: all content warnings provided by the author can be found here (

My review for The Fever King (Book 1)

Buddy read with Mina


The decision felt like a steel shell closing around his heart. And then he felt nothing at all.

Whew, this series was such a journey and I guess I acquired two new sons along the way.

This sequel is a study of survival and is definitely more character driven. The plot

buddy read with Laura (whom I'll tag later bc I'm lazy and on mobile)!!

RTC but oh it was GOOD (although I briefly considered taking away one star because Dara thinks p*neapple belongs on piz*a......sweetie no)
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars gladly given!!! literally crying as i finished this lol yall aint READY for this spaghetti. this was everything i wanted and MORE bless up victoria lee.

I HAVE! AN ARC!!! FOR THIS BEAUTY!!!!!!!! god BLESS skyscape ur my angel
mina reads™️
ARC provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I think the fever king may have been alot tighter plot wise but the character work in this had me crying and I couldn’t stop reading, definitely the most nuanced portrayal of grooming/ abuse survival I’ve ever read. I will definitely have a full review soon I just need to reread this to collect all of my thoughts

Make sure to read the content warnings provided by the authors and read safely loves:
Jun 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
I wasn't sure about this cover when I first saw it, but it's definitely growing on me !! I loooove how it looks next to the cover of The Fever King


Hello why is this book not out yet how am I expected to wait nine months I've barely made it three hours this is TORTUREEEE
Noam had crawled his way into Dara’s mind and planted himself there, a root system tangled into Dara’s thoughts and Dara’s telepathy.


Actual rating 4.5

On my blog.

Rep: Jewish mcs, bi mc, gay mc with substance abuse disorder, MDD, & unspecified eating disorder, Black side character, Chinese American side character, Indian American side character, lesbian side character

CWs: all CWs are online here. To note: relationship between adult and minor is between (view spoiler)
kelly ♥
i’m incoherent right now so let me just say: dara shirazi has never done anything wrong in his life ever. review to come
Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
I have scrapped and rewritten this review so many times it's ridiculous, how can I review a book that is so good and so personal? None of my words can possibly do this book justice. Every time I try to say what makes this book what it is my mind either blanks or what it comes up with just isn't enough to convey why I love The Electric Heir so much. So this is a short review not for lack of this to talk about but because this book renders me speechless. I'm writing this with tears in my eyes.

Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Actual rating: 1.5

Thank you so very much to Skyscape and NetGalley for this advanced copy.

Unpopular opinion time

First things first, I was wondering why there were trigger warnings at the start of this book. “Could it be that much darker than the first?”, I thought. Too soon, I realized that, yes— yes, it could! TW: sexual assault/rape, pederasty (I felt ill when there was the “You’re so much older than your age” line thrown in nonchalantly), drug, alcohol, and child abuse, physical/emotional
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I waffled back and forth on how many stars to give this book. Five? Four? Surely not three, but on the other hand if I saw someone else give it three I wouldn’t be entirely baffled. Rationally, I can see how someone might rate this as low as three stars. If you judge The Electric Heir against using a standard fantasy novel metric you can clearly see that it has flaws.

However, Eletric Heir is not a standard fantasy novel. And also, fuck being rational.

Five stars. And if goodreads let you give
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: intergenerational trauma, genocide, violence, abuse, attempted rape, mental health and suicide, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, emetophobia, drug and alcohol abuse, parental death, ableist language (Detailed warnings found on Lee's website)

The Electric Heir defies words. It's stunning. I hadn't planned on reading it in one day, but you know those books that don't let you go?
shri (sunandchai)
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full review on my blog!

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

I always pitch The Fever King as a book about survivors for survivors. And if that’s the case, then The Electric Heir is supportive hand reaching for those who are still surviving, not yet out of the woods. It’s for the people who still blame themselves even though they rationally know they shouldn’t.

It’s for the people who feel hopeless, lost, and purposeless after every sense of agency is taken away from you.

Feb 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, young-adult
i got approved for the arc from netgalley and i want to cry i am so happy.
can't wait to start this book.
i'm going to need lots of chocolate and tissues.

Content Warnings and Trigger Warnings: (taken from Victoria's website) intergenerational trauma, genocide, violence, abuse (physical and sexual), statutory rape, attempted rape (on-page), mental health (depression, anxiety, eating disorder), suicide, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, emetophobia, drug and alcohol abuse, parental death, ableist
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This duology may be the best dystopian series I've read. I'm honestly so impressed with the sheer psychological depth and the way it handles several important themes. Yes, this novel is a dystopian focused on overthrowing a corrupt government, like there are many others, but I've never read anything like this. At its core, it's about learning to recognize and getting out of an abusive relationship, and about how the end can justify the means, but only to a certain extent. All this made it heavy ...more
michelle (magical reads)
4.25 stars

I absolutely adored The Fever King, and I was so anxious to read the sequel. The ending of the first book left me heartbroken, but The Electric Heir left me filled with hope. It's a stunning sequel, one that tells a story of healing and overcoming your abusers.

read more here

full review to come
Mar 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, tbr-sequels, etbr
I need this now and yet I know that I'm not even remotely ready for this
Celia McMahon
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
***make sure you all read the trigger warning on this book because it deals with some seriously heavy stuff*

Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to review this book ahead of its release date.

The sequel to THE FEVER KING follows both Dara and Noam as they fight for survival on both sides of the Carolinia. Dara has survived his fevermad condition and has aligned himself with a rebellion. Meanwhile, Noam has shacked up with Lehrer, the now chancellor whose intentioned for Atlantians are skewed.
Miri ♪ Book Dragoness ♪
This was terribly dark but it also ended up being really well-written and probably a best book of the year.

Thoughts to come soon!

Ahhhh! I cannot believe I am finally going to read this!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for granting me this eARC

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Enne (they/them)
Apr 19, 2019 marked it as unreleased
i need this right this second and 2020 is still 8 months away ffs someone save me
Kelsi Reads
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really love this duology. The Fever King was one of my favorites when it first came out, so I was really excited to get my hands on the sequel. This book/series has such a strong Queer representation and is executed perfectly.

I love that this one picks up just a few months after The Fever King. It gives enough time for the characters to grow and change and make different situations for themselves as
Kera (featherboundbooks)
“I want to choose you,” Noam said softly. “Every day, again and again.”

If I thought The Fever King was great, this was incredible! What an amazing depiction of victims of mental, physical and sexual abuse. This book was painful to read in parts. But so so worth it because you really feel for these characters and their plight.
I fell in love with Dara and Noam in the first book and didn’t realize how much I needed this second book until I was reading it. These two boys go through so much. There
☽ lana ☾
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit, the first quarter of this book made me sick. I have a feeling that was the intended affect but man do I hate reading that stuff. It was really unsettling to have such a vivid inside look at Lehrer’s grooming and abuse. And I was so frustrated at Noam, but again, isn’t that the point? To show us that victims come in all shapes and sizes and the only person who deserves hatred and disgust in the perpetrator. I had
Lori Harris
Jan 04, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I received an ARC through Netgalley, this does not affect my opinion.
i can't wait to get to this!!

received an arc by netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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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

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