Title: The Electric Heir
Author: Victoria Lee
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Series: Feverwake #2
Genre/s and Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, LGTBQ+, Bisexual rep, gay rep, plus other queer characters, POC, Racism, M/M romance, OwnVoices
Content Warnings: Profanity, alcohol/drug abuse, mental health and suicide, non-consensual/rape, emotional abuse and manipulation, physical abuse. For a much more detailed list, see this content warning post from the author themself.
Publication date: March 17, 2020
Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer’s image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget—that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.
Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer’s crimes, he’s determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control—and that Noam is plotting against him—Noam’s dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer’s protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.
Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara’s attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer’s web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.
Hello book nerds! Guess what? It’s my tour stop in The Electric Heir Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club and. For this post I have a review to share, as well as some of my favorite quotes!
I’ve already published a review for The Electric Heir back in January (it’s one of my favorite reads that month, probably the whole 2020), but I couldn’t resist on signing up for this blog tour! And with luck, I was chosen to be a part of the tour! (Thank you so much The FFBC!)
My thoughts on The Electric Heir
The Electric Heir is just so beautifully written. Not just because of the magnificent prose, but because the author understands how to build characters and let them develop and be their own. These characters are interesting because they’re complex and they keep on changing as we read the story. I loved witnessing the whole journey these characters went through. Painful as it is, their arcs are well-developed and carefully-written. Best of all is that the storyline is gripping and it tackled several significant themes. There was abuse, trauma, mental health, politics, unhealthy relationships, and more. Everything wraps up at the end of the book and it is satisfying indeed.
For a detailed book review, click here.
My favorite quotes from the book
As I’ve mentioned, The Electric Heir‘s prose is just awe-inspiring and poignant. As a result, I have a lot of favorite quotes from this book. But for this tour stop, I managed to choose my top five. Here they are:
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About the Author
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. She’s been a state finalist competitive pianist, a hitchhiker, a pizza connoisseur, an EMT, an expat in China and Sweden, and a science doctoral student. She’s also a bit of a snob about fancy whisky.
Victoria writes early in the morning, then spends the rest of the day trying to impress her border collie puppy and make her experiments work.
She is represented by Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary.
See more reviews, interviews, guest posts, playlists, and dream casts from other wonderful bloggers included in The Electric Heir blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club! Click here to see the tour schedule!
Win (1) copy of THE ELECTRIC HEIR by Victoria Lee (US Only)
Starts: March 11th 2020
Ends: March 25th 2020