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Ion of CaroliniaThe 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. 25 stars Review first posted on Fantasy Literature It s the 22nd century and North America is divided into several different countries in the aftermath of a worldwide disaster A plague that first hit back in the early part of the 21st century killed and continues to kill almost every person who get infected with the virus Those few who survive become witchings developing a variety of magical powers as a result of the virus s presence in their bodyNoam lvaro is a bisexual teenage refugee from Atlantia now living in the West Durham slums of the well developed country of Carolinia He s the son of a Jewish mother and a Hispanic father thus ticking as many boxes as I ve ever seen for diversity representation in a single character When Noam survives a plague outbreak that kills his father and most of the people he knows he emerges with unusually potent magical powers over technology that make him highly valuable to the people in charge of the Carolinian government Noam outwardly accepts his new life as a student in Level IV the Carolinia government s elite witching training program and as the defense minister s prot g Secretly though he plans to use his new position and power to bring down the government which has been extremely hostile to refugeesBut then things get complicated particularly when Noam meets Dara a handsome brown skinned fellow student who looks like a magazine model Noam is torn between his deep attraction for Dara and his fears about Dara s allegiance to another politician who s taken anti refugee positions Noam is also confused about how much he can trust Calix Lehrer the minister of defense who has taken such a keen interest in Noam s development The Fever King is an LGBTIA urban fantasy novel that feels like science fictionalternative history Even the magic has a uasi scientific explanation which was appealing and helped to ground the novel On the other hand it didn t seem realistic that not just the main characters but every single character in the novel is ueer per Victoria Lee s blog It made The Fever King feel like an interesting if unlikely exercise in diversity representation The politics in the novel and its concerns with refugee rights and the gulf between the haves and have nots also bear a clear message for our current societyLee s storytelling is a little disjointed and unclear most noticeably in the first half She creates an imaginative future society but it could have used worldbuilding For that first half I wasn t particularly enjoying the story just plowing through it But then it gets much clearer and the final third is exciting and tension filled with some solid twists and turns The Fever King is the first book in Lee s FEVERWAKE duology and though the ending doesn t leave you with a terrible cliffhanger the overall story is clearly unfinished at this pointAlthough the main character and his love interest are teenagers this is a hard hitting R rated book with countless F bombs a semi explicit gay sex scene it cuts from the initial foreplay to the aftermath discussion of sexual abuse underage drinking drug use violence and murder That s uite a list and I thought it was excessive for what is considered to be a YA book There s an audience for this type of novel but I wouldn t recommend it for younger teens I ll admit to some curiosity about how the plot will be resolved in The Electric Heir to be published in 2020 but I m on the fence as to whether I ll actually read it I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher Skyscape and the publicist Thank you

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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 nat. The thing about The Fever King is that it s about so many different things that it s just truly indescribableIt s about a virus that has taken so many innocent lives yet has become a magical blessing for those who survive it It s about moral ambiguity and deciding what s right and wrong for you but also for everyone else It s about identity and trauma and finding your place in a world that is always changingIt s about a boy named Noam and a boy named Dara and what they must do to keep living in a world that demands from them but has only given them painAnd it s also about the horrendously achingly painfully slow slowburn romance that blossoms between them but that s not the point The void from earlier was back yawning wide in Noam s chest Dara felt it too he thought Dara might not have lost his family but he had that same hole inside him They matched I think the most striking aspect of this book though is not its captivating narrative or its impressive writing style or its intriguing setting rather its intricate carefully written portrayal of the complexities of its charactersAll of these characters are arguably morally ambiguous They are figuring out where they belong in the world or in some cases have already decided it and are acting upon it They ve all faced trauma personal and intergenerational and it s affected them all differently The nuance that which this pain is written with is done so carefully Noam a bisexual biracial Latinxwhite Jewish teenage boy who survived a virus that took his family friends and fellow refugees and gained the magic of technopathy from it an activist for immigrant rights and a sweet soft boy who is too strong for his own good Dara a gay Jewish POC celebrity son of the minister who is as much of a jerk as he is alluringly mysterious also my son who has been through too much suffering and deserves some semblance of happiness Lehrer the ueer Jewish minister of Carolinia who s been alive for who knows how long who I secretly or not so secretly hateMore so the gay slowburn romance that blooms in this book is just absolutely thrilling Thrilling in the please kiss already and why does this hurt so much and I have never been terrified for two people waystunning art by bbonsbonssWhile I will admit that I took some time to get into this book once I was immersed in it I was immersed The story moves at just the right pace keeping you on your toes and anxious for what s to come but still keeping you engaged in the present It only helps that Noam s voice is such a delightful perspective to read fromNot only is this an enjoyable exciting story to read however it also tackles important issues such as immigration Some readers have been angered by the inclusion of this as well as the simple existence of ueerness and believe the book would be better without those subjects But I would argue that this book is stronger with these political themes and the existence of these characters are inherently political because of the people who don t want them to be includedNevertheless I found the discussion extremely important and well written and it did not take away or distract from the narrative only added to it As a ueer child of immigrant parents I related deeply to the threads of ueerness and immigration woven throughout the book and I am grateful they were included That was the whole point Governments didn t have to listen to the people until the people made it hurt not to listen uite honestly this whole book hurts because it seems like seeds of pain are sowed in just when you think you ll be okay but the ending of this book for sure overpowers it all I won t say much because I think you all deserve to suffer like I did but I will say this it is shocking it is the ending you wish wasn t perfect but kind of is and it will absolutely destroy youOn that note my initial reaction upon finishing this book was hello 911 yes I d like to report this book for making me want to kashoot myself Frankly I think that reaction still stands There are so many things this book makes me want to kashoot myself over from the characters to the romance to the discussion of political issues but I would still want to read it all over againIf it isn t obvious I truly adored this book and found it not only powerful but enrapturing and enjoyable as well and the amount of appreciation I have for it has no end If you re looking for gay moral greyness and a soul crushing heartbreaking book this one s for youPS I highly recommend giving this author interview a read as well as the extremely heartfelt letter the author wrote about why she wrote The Fever King and how her real life experiences are reflected in this book rep biracial Latinx white bisexual Jewish MC gay POC Jewish LI ueer Jewish major character all ueer cast content warnings violence intergenerational traumagenocide murder abuse sexual abuse statutory rape parental death death of a child mental health and suicide slut shaming ableist language drug and alcohol abuse details hereThank you to for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This did not my affect my opinion in any wayAll uotes are from an advanced copy and may differ in final publication

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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 clearCaught 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 go. I m not going to lie the only reason I decided to pick this book up was for the mm rep which did not disappoint prepare for a lot of angst I honestly didn t know much else about it or what to expect so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it It definitely took me some time to get into the story as it did start out pretty slow I found it a bit info dumpy in some parts and I initially struggled slightly to understand some of the world building There was also a fair amount of technological and science talk that went completely over my head Things did make sense as the story went along though and it really started to heat up during the last 100 or so pages Holy shit did it get intense Even during the slower moments the writing and plot still managed to keep me intrigued throughout and I found myself constantly trying to figure out who to trust and what people s motives were The whole concept of the book was unlike anything I ve ever read The idea of magic being a kind of virus that not many people were able to survive was such an interesting take on itMost importantly I actually cared about the characters which really does make all of the difference It was very much a character driven book and I appreciated all of the little moments that went into developing their relationships I really liked Noam as the main character and I found him realistic and uite relatable at times especially when he didn t instantly fit in with everyone else when he first arrived at level IV I loved how he refused to turn his back on where he came from and his passion to strive for change He could sometimes be a bit too blinkered however and there were times when I was frustrated with his character but the reasons behind some of those moments were made clearer as the story progressed I don t think I ve ever felt such a strong desire to protect a character the way I did with Dara The glimpses into some of the shit he went through broke my heart There were just so many layers to his character and I loved him so much There was one character who I m not going to name because it could be a spoiler who was just so well written and complex I did suspect early on that there was definitely something up with them but I really wasn t expecting the extent of it I have a feeling that we have only just begun to scratch the surface of this character and what they are capable of The other characters didn t really play much of a part for me to have any strong feelings about but I did like Ames a lot I hope that the next book gives us development for these characters as well Another thing that I liked about this book was the clever way in which Calix s backstory was introduced via things like letters audio recordings encrypted videos etc I found this much effective than him just simply opening up about everything that he enduredThis book does delve into uite a few heavy topics so that s something to keep in mind before you read it The author does have content warnings on her website but I highly recommend it


10 thoughts on “The Fever King Feverwake #1

  1. says:

    Me picks up a book with very high expectations and ends up disappointedMy brain slamming fists on table REGRET REGRET REGRET REGRET REGRET REGRET REGRI relish the risk incurred by picking up a book that might inspire love or hate because both ends are passionate As a reader what I dread the most is the middle ground the l

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    The thing about The Fever King is that it’s about so many different things that it’s just truly indescribableIt’s about a virus that has taken so many innocent lives yet has become a magical blessing for those who survive it It’s about moral ambiguity and deciding what’s right and wrong for you but also for everyone else It’s about identity and trauma and finding your place in a world that is always changingIt’s ab

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    ✨ My full review is now up on my blog ✨There’s something about books that make you avoid any and all real life responsibilities stay up

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    25 stars Review first posted on Fantasy Literature It’s the 22nd century and North America is divided into several different countries in the aftermath of a worldwide disaster A plague that first hit back in the early part of the

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    The premise of this book sounded captivating and I couldn’t wait for the author to introduce the romance between the two male characters who basically hate each other but I did not expect this YA story to be so mature The world building is dark Noam works to improve the conditions of refugees by working with government officials and developing his own powers and there are plenty of secrets no one cares to sha

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    24 March 2020 Don't touch me don't talk to me don't come near me don't even look at me I have a new favourite book world characters main character couple villian magic system literally everythingNoam Álvaro and Dara Shirazi are the best thing happened to me in 2020 so farpic by annettieconfettitumblrcom“I don’t want you to th

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    I’m not going to lie the only reason I decided to pick this book up was for the mm rep which did not disappoint prepare for a lot of angst I honestly didn’t know much else about it or what to expect so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it It definitely took me some time to get into the story as it did start out pretty slow I found it a bit info dumpy in some parts and I initially struggled slightly to underst

  8. says:

    I had no idea that I need this book in my life until I stumbled upon the synopsis Dang That sounds so intriguing M

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    Was this completely predictable? YesDid I care? Not even a little and that should tell you something about how well written

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    This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription “That was the whole point Governments didn’t have to listen

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