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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 ✨ 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 until 2 am bleary eyed and exhausted and leave you with your soul crushed beyond recognition—and have you loving every single second of it Something that leaves a distinctly enunciated yes in its wake that reverberates warmly in your heart with its perfect almost poetic diction and its all consuming intensityAnd that special something has ensconced itself deeply in The Fever King The Fever King is about family—the one tied together by blood and the one you choose for yourself—about being torn between two worlds and fighting for what is right It’s about loss living life in the wake of trauma and about finding oneself; about making choices that shape oneself and shaping oneself with the choices one makes “Now that both Noam’s parents were gone the world was much larger than it had been before—gaping around him sharp toothed and hungry” It is filled with beautiful metaphors accentuating a writing style that stands out with its uniueness; a touch of poetry mingled with velvet soft prose “The ground underfoot sprouted with flowers magical little buds of gold and silver that moved without breeze glittering petals spiraling up into the air When Noam inhaled their magic was spun sugar on his tongue” The narrative too is completely entrancing with many clues foreshadowing what’s to come brilliantly threaded into it creating an slightly unsettling atmosphere that keeps you intrigued and suspicious and always on edge waiting for the next shoe—sharp and elegant—to drop in a brilliant arch that cuts airWhat is perhaps the biggest reason behind and inspiration for my adoration for this book however are the characters; not only the main character Noam—who made something profound in my heart stir when he curled up in a corner to read a book in silence and it felt like home to him who continued to fight for immigrants’ rights and refused to give up even in the face of adversity—but also if not especially Dara “Dara who claimed he hated everything but secretly dreamed of counting the stars” There comes a point in your life when you realize that fictional characters can make you feel so much love for them that you actually feel like you live through their hardships with them and that’s what Dara does He’s a character with layers upon layers and the you unveil the you love himAmong many romances The Fever King’s stands out with a slow burn that tugs at your heart and makes you simultaneously delight and suffer in eual measure It shows you that having your heart ripped to shreds by unsaid words dark secrets misunderstandings and horrifying reveals and mended together by the most beautifully written and heart wrenching scenes and witty humorous banter can be the best gift you’ve ever had the fortune to receive “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” In a world filled with magic Victoria Lee brings to life not only an immensely captivating and unforgettable story as well as characters that capture your heart; she paints a vivid imagery of very relevant and important issues in our society and cleverly illuminates them with a searing portrayal “That was the whole point Governments didn’t have to listen to the people until the people made it hurt not to listen” The Fever King is a book that crushed my soul and had me loving every single second of it soaked in angst and drenched in anticipation Victoria Lee believes in her story lives her story and pours so much love and so much of herself into her characters—and it showsIt’s a book that destined to imprint itself into your being so wholly that you’ll be left wondering who you were before you came to love it after you finish it—and all I can say is you don’t want to miss out on it Thank you so much to Megan Beatie for sending me an advance copy of this book It in no way influenced my opinion or rating The uotes above were taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publicationI jumped through what feels like a million hoops to get to this book early stayed up until 2 am to read it and had my soul crushed and I can genuinely say that it all paid offBlog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Bloglovin’

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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

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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 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 share There’s drinking drugs sex Adult stuff It’s a page turner but not an instant one The first chapter is confusing because of the complexity of the world It takes time to understand—truly understand—what is going on and what Noam’s purpose is but once you do it all become worth it It’s like when you have three essays to hand in on one specific date and you know it’s going to be a nightmare to finish those but once you finish them you feel so god like Except you know less dramatic That was a bad example really It’s not my dayThe gay romance is worth waiting for It’s a love hate relationship reminiscent of Damen and Laurent’s from Captive Prince But just a tiny bit less abusive before it becomes steamy and romantic I couldn’t get enough of Noam and Dara’s interactions which never failed to surprise me Hot and cold is not something that attracts me in real life mates but because I’m not the one to deal with the mood swings and lies the cat and mouse game feels satisfying somehow I am so excited for the seuel There is so much happening in this story that these are some very filled 370 pages and the ending left me speechless Whaaaat? No waaaay Such crueltyBlog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

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  • The Fever King Feverwake #1
  • Victoria Lee
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 9781542040174

About the Author: Victoria Lee

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



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 lukewarm the books that lack whatever alchemy is needed to ensure they land on my heart with a sound of impact Unfortunately my images of The Fever King are already starting to fray around the edges The story is a thing I already faintly remember and soon it would wither and I’d watch my memories of it yellow and fade as everything fades in the endless wash of days So what’s this book about? In Carolinia those with power than sense and money than mercy live in regal decadent splendor behind high walls while refugees scavenge the smoldering waste where the plague is waiting to snatch them by the throatNoam the bisexual Jewish Latinx son of undocumented immigrants from Atlantia loses his father in a virus outbreak that spares his life and gives him nothing but swirling shapeless memories when his parents’ arms were a fortress and a havenplus an uncanny ability to control technology A hint of fear mingles with wonder behind Noam’s eyes when he’s brought to the witching training center and told that he would be receiving personal tutoring from Calix Lehrer the legendary minister of defense and previously America’s briefly crowned kingThis is Noam’s chance and he seizes it in a desperate hold However much he had failed his parents he could still fight for the rights of immigrants like him—those who were told their dreams didn’t match where they’d come from and would therefore never come to pass But Noam is a witching now working for the government and that garners him the mistrust of his people Determined to show his fellow refugees that he hasn’t deserted their side Noam works on gathering information that could definitively condemn the government’s treatment of immigrants Nevertheless that doesn’t stop Noam from admiring his tutor Calix with all the greedy worshipful need in his boyish heart His delusions are however soon dashed and broken when Noam meets Dara Lehrer’s adoptive son and the fraught relationship between father and son yields the truth about Lehrer’s true intentions That was the whole point Governments didn't have to listen to the people until the people made it hurt to not listen As great as the concept of The Fever King is it is knuckled under by the disappointingly unsatisfying executionI plowed through this book moved only by the cold embers of will My interest only sputtered throughout my reading like tinder that refused to catch completely I couldn’t twist myself out of boredom’s holds and after a while my mind stepped around many events without noticing I just did not care and the feeling welled up in me so swiftly that I almost did not finish this bookFor a fantasy that weaves political intrigue and elements of sci fi The Fever King makes for a sluggish read It’s not a novel where the reader can seize the arc in a palpable grasp and can feel the intensity mounting towards a rapturous climax The pace is slow The tension is slack The few plot twists meant to induce chills yield only a shadow of the impact I wanted them to contain The world building is not intended to do than sound convincing and leaves far too many unknowns I was keenly aware throughout that the less I uestioned the workings of the virus and the “antibodies” the I would enjoy this bookNoam’s character is unfortunately not compelling enough to carry the narrative and after lengthy lonely stretches of seemingly thin motivations repetitive dialogue the shallowly executed mash up of secondary characters that are nebulously realized I found the limits of my patience and gone past them into the blasted hinterlands of irritation The story's resolution was also unsatisfyingly easy Plot turnings and character developments sheer towards the path of least resistance rather than diving deeper into something complex and nuanced The entire plot hinges on a series of coincidences and bouts of luck that don’t stand up to scrutiny They are too neat too complete and too many to be entirely plausible And I was not impressedAt least for a while the mystery of who or what Calix Lehrer truly is—friend foe monster hero or something abstractly symbolic—and the raised stakes of intrigues around him stirred a flutter of interest in me There’s an indefinable edge to his character that I found fairly arresting The developing facets of his real motivation are complex and brutal when unveiled for what they truly are I liked how the threads that separate monster from hero are tangled enough that you can’t trace you steps back to either one of themI also cheer the author’s timely criticism of anti migrant violence but I thought the strokes were so broad that the attack was ticklish than searing The book introduces many important themes—immigration racism young people actively pushing back against what the world has decided for them—but doesn't explore them in a thorough way Instead it seems content to simply bring them upAlso central to the plot is a brewing romance between Dara and Noam It’s formidably refreshing to see a ueer romance taking center stage in a YA fantasy novel but to be honest the pallid dynamics between Noam and Dara hardened my heart to actually shipping them My least favorite thing in romance is unnecessary conflict that could easily be solved if the charactersjustCOMMUNICATED Most of their exchanges involve drinking unhealthily amount of alcohol I get that teenagers drink but in this novel it’s honestly skirting the edge of teenage rite passage into really dangerous territory accusing each other of not understanding each other again communication kids and getting each other off Again I just couldn't bring myself to careOverall I think there was so much promise to the idea of this novel that the sketchy execution was immensely disappointing This seems to be an unpopular opinion because many readers seemed to have enjoyed this book So I’d say give it a try if it sounds up your alley

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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 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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    ✨ 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 until 2 am bleary eyed and exhausted and leave you with your soul crushed beyond recognition—and have you loving every single second of it Something that leaves a distinctly enunciated yes in its wake that reverberates warmly in your heart with its perfect almost poetic diction and its all consuming intensityAnd that special something has ensconced itself deeply in The Fever King The Fever King is about family—the one tied together by blood and the one you choose for yourself—about being torn between two worlds and fighting for what is right It’s about loss living life in the wake of trauma and about finding oneself; about making choices that shape oneself and shaping oneself with the choices one makes “Now that both Noam’s parents were gone the world was much larger than it had been before—gaping around him sharp toothed and hungry” It is filled with beautiful metaphors accentuating a writing style that stands out with its uniueness; a touch of poetry mingled with velvet soft prose “The ground underfoot sprouted with flowers magical little buds of gold and silver that moved without breeze glittering petals spiraling up into the air When Noam inhaled their magic was spun sugar on his tongue” The narrative too is completely entrancing with many clues foreshadowing what’s to come brilliantly threaded into it creating an slightly unsettling atmosphere that keeps you intrigued and suspicious and always on edge waiting for the next shoe—sharp and elegant—to drop in a brilliant arch that cuts airWhat is perhaps the biggest reason behind and inspiration for my adoration for this book however are the characters; not only the main character Noam—who made something profound in my heart stir when he curled up in a corner to read a book in silence and it felt like home to him who continued to fight for immigrants’ rights and refused to give up even in the face of adversity—but also if not especially Dara “Dara who claimed he hated everything but secretly dreamed of counting the stars” There comes a point in your life when you realize that fictional characters can make you feel so much love for them that you actually feel like you live through their hardships with them and that’s what Dara does He’s a character with layers upon layers and the you unveil the you love himAmong many romances The Fever King’s stands out with a slow burn that tugs at your heart and makes you simultaneously delight and suffer in eual measure It shows you that having your heart ripped to shreds by unsaid words dark secrets misunderstandings and horrifying reveals and mended together by the most beautifully written and heart wrenching scenes and witty humorous banter can be the best gift you’ve ever had the fortune to receive “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” In a world filled with magic Victoria Lee brings to life not only an immensely captivating and unforgettable story as well as characters that capture your heart; she paints a vivid imagery of very relevant and important issues in our society and cleverly illuminates them with a searing portrayal “That was the whole point Governments didn’t have to listen to the people until the people made it hurt not to listen” The Fever King is a book that crushed my soul and had me loving every single second of it soaked in angst and drenched in anticipation Victoria Lee believes in her story lives her story and pours so much love and so much of herself into her characters—and it showsIt’s a book that destined to imprint itself into your being so wholly that you’ll be left wondering who you were before you came to love it after you finish it—and all I can say is you don’t want to miss out on it Thank you so much to Megan Beatie for sending me an advance copy of this book It in no way influenced my opinion or rating The uotes above were taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publicationI jumped through what feels like a million hoops to get to this book early stayed up until 2 am to read it and had my soul crushed and I can genuinely say that it all paid offBlog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Bloglovin’

  4. says:

    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 Álvaro 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 protégé 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

  5. says:

    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 share There’s drinking drugs sex Adult stuff It’s a page turner but not an instant one The first chapter is confusing because of the complexity of the world It takes time to understand—truly understand—what is going on and what Noam’s purpose is but once you do it all become worth it It’s like when you have three essays to hand in on one specific date and you know it’s going to be a nightmare to finish those but once you finish them you feel so god like Except you know less dramatic That was a bad example really It’s not my dayThe gay romance is worth waiting for It’s a love hate relationship reminiscent of Damen and Laurent’s from Captive Prince But just a tiny bit less abusive before it becomes steamy and romantic I couldn’t get enough of Noam and Dara’s interactions which never failed to surprise me Hot and cold is not something that attracts me in real life mates but because I’m not the one to deal with the mood swings and lies the cat and mouse game feels satisfying somehow I am so excited for the seuel There is so much happening in this story that these are some very filled 370 pages and the ending left me speechless Whaaaat? No waaaay Such crueltyBlog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

  6. says:

    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 think I’m just like all the others” Noam said hesitating there with his hand in Dara’s lap and Dara frowning expectantly up at him Dara’s fingers loosely curled round Noam’s wrist“I know you’re not” Dara said“I’m not going to fuck you and then just—”“I know”“I like you and I want I need to make sure you know that because—” “Noam”Noam stopped talkingI love how we went from“I love you Noam” Dara said It was almost pleading “I know you don’t believe me but it’s true I know you And I love you”Two weeks ago Noam would have been the happiest person in the world Now those words were poison Noam tasted venom like heat on his tongue“So read my mind” Noam said brandishing a hand toward his own temple “I believe you Dara I just don’t care”To“God You—Noam I have to tell you something please—” “I know” Noam said He tried to grin but it felt weak He said “I love you too” And he grasped Dara’s face between both hands and kissed him on his shocked mouth Dara didn’t resist Dara didn’t say a word even when Noam pushed him back and into the car and slammed the door shut behind himNow that I'm over fangirling I want to mention how smart the magic system is Basically you have to understand how things work to be able to do that For example if you're a healer you have to study medicine but at the same time you have healing power because you know how the body works And if you study other things you can get other powers It's just so fascinatingLet's not talk about the end I'll start the next book as soon as I can And honestly I feel like I won the lottery because I bought them at the same time Waiting a year would be devastatingDara is my soft child and must be protected at all costs If you dare to hurt him I'll kill you He suffered enough already17 March 2020My baby has just arrivedPlease let it blow my mind 🙏If you're interested in the story but don't know if you want to read it or not check out the webtoon It made me obsessed for sure

  7. says:

    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

  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 My gay romance radar went on autopilot and my inner ueer faerie is slaphappy lolGuess that's what you call a win win situation XD

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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 these characters are The Fever King is the first book in a futuristic sci fantasy series set in what is left of the once United States It follows a main character who is bisexual Jewish and Colombian and it features a main mm romance It's a story that talks about a lot of interesting themes and I'm going to get to that in this review but first I want to talk about what this book made me think about predictabilityI think we often use this was predictable to mean that a book was boring and banal And I mean that's often true especially for books in which predictability isn't the point I wouldn't complain about predictability in the romance genre you know but sometimes it's just notSometimes a book is predictable because it took the path you wanted it to have because it developed in a way that made sense because the author didn't decide to sacrifice a perfectly solid and entertaining storyline for the sake of shock value And as long as the main character isn't naive or unobservant for no reason and here that wasn't the case I'm not going to penalize a book for doing what it should have doneAnd did this book go there The Fever King is set in a country with an internal refugee crisis and an external persecution problem as it's the only state in the world that doesn't imprison people who have magical powers and it's a story about how people react to personal and generational trauma a story about whether and how much the goal can justify the meansIf you know anything about me you should also know that this last sentence is probably the thing I like to see the most in fiction Why? Because it makes for terrific villainous characters And this was no exception I can't tell you as much as I'd like about the character I'm talking about because while it's a very predictable storyline I'd rather write a spoiler free review but I found him really fascinating and awful and isn't that the best combination? As usual the characters that make me think I want to know and please die like right now are the ones I feel strongly aboutI also really liked the main character Noam He's the son of immigrants and after he survived a deadly virus and became a witchling he's thrust in a world that represents everything he has always hated and to see how conflicted he is how he's desperately looking for allies and at the same time kind of wants to go back? He was a really interesting character to read aboutAnd his romance with Dara? The way they start out suspicious of each other but grow closer anyway and still don't really know what's the right thing to do I have a lot of feelings it must be that I just really like reading about confused young gays who are trying their best to do the right thingThe other side characters weren't that developed but seeing how marginal most of them were it wasn't that much of an issue This also meant that there isn't a woman who has a relevant role in the whole book which I don't really likeI liked reading about this world It looks like a horrible place to be in but it also has one of the most interesting magic systems I've read in a while both because it includes superpowers I had never seen in a novel before the main character main's power is technopathy basically magical hacking  and because it's based on knowledge; you can get new powers if you study for example you can get telekinesis from physicsWhat I liked less about the world is that I often had no idea how anything looked like but I can't say I didn't like the writing either because this is the kind of story that felt effortless and that I went through in less than two days two days during which it took over my head and I couldn't think about anything else

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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 to the people until the people made it hurt to not listen” 🌟 I picked this up because a couple of trusted bloggers read it and loved it The book came out during the time I had my finals back at university I then started seeing many disappointed readers reviewing it and this book’s average rating was going down steadily At the time of this review it is 377 I still wanted to read this because it sounded interesting and I now know what is happening so let me explain🌟 This is a debut and their are some mistakes that I do understand I have been reading many great debuts lately but I always keep this is mind I think the execution of this book was OK at best🌟 I don’t know how to say this but the writing style seems clinical and a bit too “rigid” I found out that I was right and the author is doing her PHD in science The book was not long but I found myself dozing off a couple of times while reading it The writing was not bad to be fair but I think it needed to be flexible and alive🌟 The other problem is that book tried to be many things at once If you check what I wrote under genre above I put YA LGBT Fantasy Dystopian and Sci Fi This reminded me of Marie Lu’s Legend series without the fantasy parts There is a reason why I mostly avoid Dystopian novels these days and that is because I swear they all have the same plot at least that is what I feel There is always a virus and a prodigy and betrayals and I knew what would happen in this book after finishing just a few chapters🌟 There were many tropes that made this easy to predict and the characters were not multidimensional I thought the haters to lovers trope was not convincing and I didn’t care what happened to the main characters Their actions and conversations also became redundant at some point🌟 Summary This is a harsh review but you know me I can’t pretend that this is something that it is not I follow the author on twitter and she is a really great person I don’t have anything against her but it is what it is I think TFK was a book that I have read many times before in different books the characters were not easy to connect to and there were repetitions I am not going to continue the second book when the book comes out but I will be reading the web comic as it may be better and easier to read

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