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The Electric Heir

(Feverwake #2)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  401 ratings  ·  194 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 Lehrers image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by Skyscape
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Victoria Lee said Im 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). Its certainly darker, and much more difficult to read, but its also so much harder to put down, even for one minute, and not
Lily ☁️
THE COVER IS LIVEbless your eyes here!!!

This book is incredible, I dont even have the words. I n c r e d i b l e.

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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
Victoria Lee
Oct 01, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
[Scroll down for content warnings.]

The Electric Heir is, at its core, about what it means to be a survivorboth 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 forwardnot until other girls said hed done it to them too. Girls who more closely fit the stereotype of abuse survivors.

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

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
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
c, (½ of readsrainbow)
Noam had crawled his way into Daras mind and planted himself there, a root system tangled into Daras thoughts and Daras 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
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 thats the case, then The Electric Heir is supportive hand reaching for those who are still surviving, not yet out of the woods. Its for the people who still blame themselves even though they rationally know they shouldnt.

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

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
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
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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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 authors 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 Ive gotten used to waiting an year for every sequel, I wont deny that binging a series is always more fun. And this one was both fun and intense
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
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

✨ 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
Julia ✨
trigger warnings: intergenerational trauma, genocide, violence, abuse, attempted rape, mental health and suicide, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, emetophobia, drug and alcohol abuse, parental death, ableist languag.

This book was dark, raw, disturbing, painful, real, messy, difficult, scary, marvelous, traumatizing.

If I thought that The Fever King was dark and hard to read, the electric heir laughed me in the face while eating my heart for lunch.
After finishing this, I doubt I still have a heart.

Fuck my life, I just opened up my copy and we have DARA POVs! I mean, I guess he IS the electric heir, but still. OMG. I need his thoughts in my life. I need him in my life.
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 Youre so much older than your age line thrown in nonchalantly), drug, alcohol, and child abuse, physical/emotional abuse,
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.

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
Alexandra Nae
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. Its powerful, its gripping, its intense, its heartbreaking, and above all, its beautifully done. I am truly in awe of this book.

Beautifully written
The Electric Heir is beautifully written. Theres no other way to go about it. Every sentence, every chapter, every archive part, every flashbackthey were all there for a reason, they were all
michelle (magical reads)
4.25 stars

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Noam could taste his own fear in his mouth, hot and ferrous. It coiled down his spine like a snake: venomous.
Fear was as much a weapon as anger.

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.

I suppose this is technically a spoiler for book one, but theres no
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
kelly ♥
im incoherent right now so let me just say: dara shirazi has never done anything wrong in his life ever. review to come ...more
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, 2020
CW/TW: Genocide / Trauma / Violence / Abuse / Attempted Rape of a Minor/ References to Suicide attempts / Slut-Shaming / (internalized) Victim Blaming / Ableist Language / References to substance abuse

Thank you to Skyscape and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway

Oh darn it, Victoria Lee. Did you really have to snap my heart out for another round or five?

I read The Fever King last year and fell hard in love with Noam and
Georgia (thefictionfolio)
Oof. So I finished it. I'm exhausted. RTC
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?
Feb 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: young-adult, arc
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
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read this review & more on the blog.

This book is absolutely horrifying, but in a gruesomly fascinating way - like watching a car crash without being able to look away.

Content warnings include: statutory rape, domestic violence, substance abuse, violence, murder, sexual assault, graphic injury, references to sex off-page and non-explicit sex on-page.
Mentions of: rape, child abuse, slutshaming, victim blaming, torture, human experiments, pedophilia.
Content warnings can also be found at the end
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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. Shes been a state finalist competitive pianist, a hitchhiker, a pizza connoisseur, an EMT, an expat in China and Sweden, and a science doctoral student. Shes also a bit of a snob about fancy whisky.

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