[The Electric Heir] will leave fans of the first book satisfied. An exciting read from start to finish.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The themes of immigration, deportation, racism, and martial law are so relevant…a satisfying conclusion.” —Booklist
“[A] striking, cathartic conclusion to the Feverwake duology…Victoria Lee weaves together a compelling, terrifyingly plausible landscape of revolution with an intricate and original system of magic…Lee’s Feverwake novels remind us that we deserve a better future, that there is real magic in fighting for justice—and that within the fight, we are not alone.” —Tor.com
“The Electric Heir kindles all the beloved facets of the first book, from its realistic and flawed characters to its striking twists and turns, decisions and consequences that both enrage and enrapture you. An electrifying and worthwhile conclusion, The Electric Heir is the perfect send-off for the Feverwake series and its beloved characters.” —The Young Folks
“This has been by far, one of the most riveting reads of 2020…It’s dark, it’s romantic, rife with tension, and it builds to this incredible crescendo.” —The Nerd Daily
“The Electric Heir is the perfect read for this time in world events. With complicated and deep characters that must face trauma in their own way, Lee offers readers hope.” —Independent Voice Newspaper
“The dark and harrowing conclusion to The Fever King will stick with you long after you finish reading it, and with such an electrifying romance, Lee will break your heart and make you like it.” —Ashley Poston, bestselling author of Geekerella and Heart of Iron
“Victoria Lee has created a world as brutal as it is familiar, filled with nuanced and undeniably human characters. Sharp, unyielding, and utterly magnetic, The Electric Heir is a ferocious gut punch of a novel that will leave you gasping for breath.” —Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come a Darkness
“Gritty and gloriously intelligent, The Electric Heir is that rare novel that combines no-punches-pulled brutality with an understated yet poignant sense of tenderness. Youʼll come for the cleverness and intricacy of the world building, but youʼll stay for the complex, heartbreaking humanity of these characters.” —Andrea Tang, author of Rebelwing
Narrator Michael Crouch provides thoughtful artistry in his delivery of this science fiction story with LGTBQ and dystopian themes. In Book 2 of the Feverwake series, Noam becomes a double agent in his fight against a new political powerhouse, while his partner, Dara, struggles to keep Noam from becoming morally compromised. Crouch’s narration complements the story’s suspenseful twists while encouraging listeners to empathize with the heroes, survivors of abuse who are still suffering from mental traumas. Crouch’s performance captures the complexity in Noam's and Dara’s ethical convictions and their continual need for mutual support. Crouch’s tender portrayal of this growing relationship is the best part of a compelling story. G.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine
The year is 2123; it has been 6 months since Noam helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia.
Lehrer is chancellor. Atlantian refugees are pouring into Carolinia. Noam is on a mission in the quarantined zone. Everything is far from OK. What Lehrer doesn’t know is that Noam remembers that Lehrer is the one responsible for everything: Lehrer, who is his teacher, mentor, and, now, lover. And then Dara—who should be dead, whom he sent off into the quarantined zone—walks right back into Noam’s life. Having taken the vaccine to save his life, Dara now finds himself without his powers and with a clear thirst for revenge. Fortunately, Noam wants to use his role as Lehrer’s protégé to help the resistance, but Dara and Noam have very different ideas of what that looks like. In a narrative that shifts between Noam’s and Dara’s perspectives, this book deals with complex issues including grooming, attempted rape, sex and sexuality, alcohol abuse, political ethics, and biological warfare. At times it feels as if the author is attempting commentary on too many things and the story might have had a stronger effect if it were more focused; however, it will leave fans of the first book satisfied. As before, there is diversity in ethnicity and sexual orientation in the cast.
An exciting read from start to finish. (maps, content notes, resources) (Dystopian science fiction. 15-18)