The Fever King Feverwake #1 (Pdf) AUTHOR Victoria Lee

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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. 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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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. 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 lvaro 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

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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. 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


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

  2. says:

    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 alway

  3. says:

    ✨ 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

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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 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

  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 se

  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 charact

  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 slo

  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

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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

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