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The Electric Heir

(Feverwake #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,459 ratings  ·  377 reviews
In the sequel to The Fever King, Noam Álvaro seeks to end tyranny before he becomes a tyrant himself.

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 hi
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by Skyscape
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Victoria Lee said I’m gonna give the gays everything they want but also break their hearts a little. as a treat.


The Feverwake series centers around Noam and Dara, two boys who survived a virus that turned them into witchings, giving them the possession of powerful magic. The Electric Heir, like The Fever King, is without a doubt absolutely electrifying (pun fully intended). It’s certainly darker, and much more difficult to read, but it’s also so much harder to put down, even for one minute, a
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.

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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I'll never be able to put into words how much this book and this series mean to me. I'll never be able to thank Victoria Lee enough, or to make them understand how thankful I am for their words. I have so much love for Noam and Dara, so much love for them and their dreams. finishing this book, this duology, feels like leaving a part of myself behind, but I'm grateful for every single second I got to spend with these characters. ...more
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review

CW: mention of suicide and suicidal ideations, illness, death, violence, fascism,  excessive drinking, pedophilia, statutory rape, abuse in all its forms, graphic description of physical abuse, manipulation, mind control, trauma, murder, gore, generational trauma, depression, eating disorder.

So...I read THE ELECTRIC HEIR back in September and couldn't review it. I told myself that I'd read it too fast, didn't retain
☀ Kat Nova ☀
Frustrated. Disgusted. Speechless.

Those were my moods throughout most of this book. Sometimes my insides hurt. I was scared to keep reading and I was scared to stop reading. The electric heir kept me on my toes all the time because I could never tell if things would be okay or if everything would go to shit... Most of the time it went to shit.

”But when you stop wanting it, you don’t get that option. You won’t. You don’t get to change your mind with him.“

First, I have to mention how well Victoria
This book broke my heart and mended it all at once.
h o l l i s
After coming out of THE FEVER KING with much less love than I thought I would, I was pretty pleased by how strong I felt this follow up was. At least, initially.

My main problem was where this story went in regards to a certain relationship and the direction it took. There are so many complicated emotions, so many traumas, so much grief, wrapped up in the why or maybe the how of it. And Lee does (I think, at least) a good job of trying to explain the messiness of it all, the conflicting perceptio
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy, lgbtq-rep
let me preface this review by saying that my issue with this book is not the dark turn this sequel took (and, boy, is it dark) or the way that Victoria Lee handled the delicate subject matter within. my issues lie with everything else and trust me when I say that no one is more disappointed about this rating than me

(TL;DR at the end)

the easiest way to summarize my feelings about this sequel is that Victoria Lee took this book in a direction I was not expecting and while I can see why a lot of pe
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, so The Electric Heir was even more amazing than the first book. It doesn't matter that I read them accidentally out of order. I loved every page I read between these books. Now this one starts about 6 months or so after the first one ended. Not going to lie, I love when books in a series do that because it makes the transition between each book less painful.

After reading the first book, things definitely made more se

Buddy reading with my love!

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
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“I said I have an ideology. And there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s nothing wrong with fighting for something you believe in.”

This book. I seriously cannot tell you how it struck all those places in me that I did not even knew existed. I cried, I laughed, I chewed all my nails and I prayed. I can see this book right at the top, just below Six of Crows in my list of favourite duologies. I am going to be vague otherwise I'll just give out all the spoilers.

It picks up six month after The Fever
Fuck my life, I just opened up my copy and we have DARA POVs! OMG. I need his thoughts in my life. I need him in my life.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020-reads
“you’ll do whatever’s necessary to take back what you think is yours.”

this book sadly took me ages to get through, as i was (and still am) in a major reading slump since the beginning of the year. crazily enough, it’s also the first thing i finished reading in 2020 at the end of may. uni course work is literally taking up all of my time and it’s so sad lmao, but anyways!

after absolutely adoring the fever king when i read it last year, i was full of anticipation for the sequel! what i still con
charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
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)
I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

buddy read with Laura!!

Finishing this book felt like being the "I lived bitch" meme

The Electric Heir messed with my emotions in a way that The Fever King didn't. I want to make it clear before we start that I don't consider myself a survivor of the type of abuse portrayed here, and this is a duology that's especially written for survivors. So there will be things I don't get and all I
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
Georgia (thefictionfolio)
"Noam had crawled his way into Dara's mind and planted himself there, a root system tangled into Dara's thoughts... Inextricable."

TW for violence, death, genocide, suicide, abuse, rape, sexual assault of a minor, sex, drug and alcohol use, various mental health conditions, disordered eating

➸ My 5 star review of book 1, The Fever King

The Electric Heir came for my entire life. I was expecting as much, after adoring the first book, and hearing nothing but amazing things about it's sequel.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
April 14, 2020:

A perfect sequel to an excellent start of a duology, The Fever King. With Dara & Noam's point of views, this science-fiction & fantasy blend gives you more than you can ever wish for. Picking up from the separation these two had to endure since the last book, The Electric Heir delivers precisely on the rebellion themes, righteous squad, and the need to set things right to make the world a better place. Though, this sequel doesn't just ponder over the political consequences and bri
mina reads™️

Make sure to read the content warnings provided by the authors and read safely loves:

arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

CW: pedophilia, abuse,i recommend checking the author's website to stay safe

This book was at once an excellent sequel and a mildly disappointing conclusion to the duology.
I again found myself enamored with the fascinating and innovative dystopian world that Lee imagines for us. This series really restored my hope
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.

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
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Be right back, still trying to lift my jaw from the ground. The Electric Heir is a beautifully written love letter for survivors, and I consider it an incredible privilege to be able to read such a gritty, albeit hopeful, novel. ALL THE STARS!

Full review to follow.
CW: depictions of sexual assault and child abuse, domestic violence, references to suicide, and depictions of eating disorders and substance abuse. For more detailed information, please see the author’s website:

As soon as I finished The Fever King, I knew I had to read this sequel because that was a great ending. Even though I’ve gotten used to waiting an year for every sequel, I won’t deny that binging a series is always more fun. And this one was both fun and inte
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
Sara (lyrical.reads)
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
[ 4.25 🌟 ]

These characters literally went though hell and back. So so many emotions (I almost threw the book across the room in a good way).

We’ve come so far since The Fever King.

Content warnings: sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, references to suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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

✨ 4/5 ✨

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
Nandini | Novels and Nebulas
I'm so thankful for the opportunity to read this early! I received an e-ARC via Net Galley from Skyscape.

Reasons to Love
✔ Dual POV
✔ Theme of hope
✔ M/M romance
✔ Multimedia format
✔ High-stakes plot

Victoria Lee is the best at crafting characters and her talent shines in this book. Not only do we get to see different sides of Dara and Noam, but the secondary characters also gain much more importance in the plot, especially the other Level IV students. I also really appreciated how
Okay book nerds. Strap in because this book may just be my top/favorite read of 2020. I kid you not.

The Electric Heir is one conclusion I will never forget. It's powerful, it's gripping, it's intense, it's heartbreaking, and above all, it's beautifully done. I am truly in awe of this book.

Beautifully written
The Electric Heir is beautifully written. There's no other way to go about it. Every sentence, every chapter, every archive part, every flashback—they were all there for a reason, they were
Ash | 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.

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Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent her childhood writing ghost stories and fantasizing about attending boarding school. She has a Ph.D. in psychology, which she uses to overanalyze fictional characters and also herself. Lee is the author of A Lesson in Vengeance as well as The Fever King and its sequel, The Electric Heir. She lives in New York City with her partner, ca ...more

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