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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 ave to listen to the people until the people made it Mosques of the World Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books) 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 Iad 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 Histoire de la Lorraine happening so let me explain This is a debut and their are some mistakes that I do understand Iave 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 Le Porteur de Mort: Tome 1 - L'Apprenti 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 doinger 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 Applied Hydrogeology 4th Edition 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 wouldappen 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 Le faucheur d'ombres haters to lovers trope was not convincing and I didn t care whatappened to the main characters Their actions and conversations also became redundant at some point Summary This is a Surmonter les motions destructrices 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 tave anything against Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 43 : Enigma her but it is what it is I think TFK was a book that Iave 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 Was this completely predictable YesDid I care Not even a little and that should tell you something about Psychopathologie : études de cas. Presses Universitaires de France. Psychologie d'aujourd'hui. 1975. (Psychiatrie) 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 toave 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 Conseils pratiques sur le modelage, le moulage et la sculpture here that wasn t the case I m not going to penalize a book for doing what it shouldave 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 A Mother’s Confession have magical powers and it s a story aboutow people react to personal and generational trauma a story about whether and Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism 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 foundim 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 BARBIE ET LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES - POCHE 9 he survived a deadly virus and became a witchlinge s thrust in a world that represents everything The Man With the Turuoise Eyes And Other True Stories of a Private Eye's Search for Missing Persons heas always Verset de l'ouverture spirituelle hated and to seeow conflicted Le beau mtier d'avocat he isow Iznogoud, tome 5 : Des astres pour Iznogoud 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 aboutAndis 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 La Radiesthesie Sensorielle: Explication scientifique de Radiesthesie Sensorielle 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 seeingow marginal most of them were it wasn t that much of an issue This also meant that there isn t a woman who Death Of Margaret Mitchell has a relevant role in the whole book which I don t really likeI liked reading about this world It looks like aorrible place to be in but it also La Guerre de deux cents ans (French Edition) has one of the most interesting magic systems I ve read in a while both because it includes superpowers Iad never seen in a novel before the main character main s power is technopathy basically magical Mentalissimo 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 oftenad no idea ow 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 ead and I couldn t think about anything else I The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life 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 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 Ionestly didn t know much else about it or what to expect so I was pleasantly surprised by ow 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 bit info dumpy in some parts and I initially struggled slightly understand some of the world building There was also a fair amount of technological and science talk that went completely over my ead Things did make sense as the story went along though and it really started to Histoire d'une mouette et du chat qui lui apprit voler (avec deux CD) 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 foundim realistic and uite relatable at times especially when Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs he didn t instantly fit in with everyone else whene first arrived at level IV I loved Les sentiments du prince Charles howe refused to turn Concurrency Control and Recovery in Database Systems his back on wheree came from and Art Forms in Nature The Prints of Ernst Haeckel his passion to strive for change He could sometimes be a bit too blinkeredowever and there were times when I was frustrated with The Vesper Service Murders 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 shite went through broke my A Promise of Fireflies heart There were just so many layers tois character and I loved im 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 not going to name because it could be a spoiler who was just so well written and complex did suspect early on that there was definitely something up with them but I really wasn t expecting the extent of it I ave a feeling that we Mother Earth's Beauty: Types of Air Around Us (For Early Learners) 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 toave any strong feelings about but I did like Ames a lot I Tea with T: Let's Talk About Age Management, Eyes, Part 1 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 thanim just simply opening up about everything that Forever Young he enduredThis book does delve into uite a feweavy topics so that s something to keep in mind before you read it The author does Camille a rendu son soumis prcoce: Note N 9 (Mon journal intime) have content warnings oner website but I Mit Quietscheente auf Weltreise: und warum Kokosnüsse gefährlicher sind als Haie (German Edition) highly recommend it 24 March 2020 Don t touch me don t talk to me don t come near me don t even look at me Iave a new favourite book world characters main character couple villian magic system literally everythingNoam lvaro and Dara Shirazi are the best thing The Pillars of Hercules A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean happened to me in 2020 so farpic by annettieconfettitumblrcom I don t want you to think I m just like all the others Noam saidesitating there with A Very British Coup hisand in Dara s lap and Dara frowning expectantly up at Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) 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 loveow 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 The Whistling Bird Women Writers of the Caribbean Three Continents Press have been theappiest person in the world Now those words were poison Noam tasted venom like Virtualization, A Beginner's Guide heat onis tongue So read my mind Noam said brandishing a Le Cycle Mythologique Irlandais Et La Mythologie Celtique hand towardis own temple I believe you Dara I just don t care To God You Noam I ave to tell you something please I know Noam said He tried to grin but it felt weak He said I love you too And e grasped Dara s face between both Women of Gion The Legendary Age hands and kissedim on World in Peril The OriginMission Scientific Findings of the 46th72nd Reconnaissance Suadron his shocked mouth Dara didn t resist Dara didn t say a word even when Noam pushedim back and into the car and slammed the door shut behind Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story himNow that I m over In the former United States sixteen year old Noam Álvaro wakes up in aospital bed the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed Fondamentaux de la Natation (les) Technique et Entrainement Initiation Perfect his family and madeim a technopath His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts im into the magical elite of the nat.

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The Fever King Feverwake #1Angirling I want to mention Letters of Rennyo how smart the magic system is Basically youave to understand Christ All in All how things work to be able to do that For example if you re aealer you Neophytes of the Stone have to study medicine but at the same time youave The Essential Neurosurgery Companion healing power because you knowow 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 Pour les nerveux : Le traitement simple et efficace du docteur Vittoz 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 tourt Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self him I ll kill you He suffered enough already17 March 2020My babyas 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 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 Im Westen nichts Neues 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 developingis 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 7 Secrets to Get your Prayers Answered have three essays toand 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 Noughts Crosses 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 muchappening 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 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 Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) 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 killsis father and most of the people Pustahan Tayo Mahal Kita he knowse emerges with unusually potent magical powers over technology that make Skyskrapersommer himighly valuable to the people in charge of the Carolinian government Noam outwardly accepts wild card Der Traum der ewigen Jugend in Zeiten der Post Apokalypse 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 thoughe plans to use Enqute sur la noblesse his new position and power to bring down the government whichas been extremely Les Nombrils - Tome 5 - Un couple d'enfer (French Edition) hostile to refugeesBut then things get complicated particularly when Noam meets Dara aandsome brown skinned fellow student who looks like a magazine model Noam is torn between Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen his deep attraction for Dara andis fears about Dara s allegiance to another politician who s taken anti refugee positions Noam is also confused about Handbook of Primary Care Procedures (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials) how muche can trust Calix Lehrer the minister of defense who as taken such a keen interest in Noam s development The Fever King is an LGBTIA urban fantasy novel that feels like science fictionalternative istory Even the magic The Fiddler in the Subway has a uasi scientific explanation which was appealing andelped to ground the novel On the other Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) 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 theaves and ave nots also bear a clear message for our current societyLee s storytelling is a little disjointed and unclear most noticeably in the first alf She creates an imaginative future society but it could Rve, cl de l'identit have used worldbuilding For that firstalf 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 Exercices de style his love interest are teenagers this is aard itting 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
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and I thought it was 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 ow 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 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 Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta have you loving every single second of it Something that leaves a distinctly enunciated yes in its wake that reverberates warmly in youreart with its perfect almost poetic diction and its all consuming intensityAnd that special something The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy 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 itad been before gaping around Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois him sharp toothed andungry 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 is tongue The narrative too is completely entrancing with many clues foreshadowing what s to come brilliantly threaded into it creating an slightly many clues foreshadowing what s to come brilliantly threaded into it creating an slightly 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 owever are the characters not only the main character Noam who made something profound in my Calvinists Incorporated Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier University of Chicago Geography Research Papers heart stir whene curled up in a corner to read a book in silence and it felt like The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives home toim 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 e ated 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 Thank You God For Everything hardships with them and that s what Dara does He s a character with layers upon layers and the you unveil the you loveimAmong 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 and makes you simultaneously delight and suffer in eual measure It shows you that your Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata heart ripped to shreds by unsaid words dark secrets misunderstandings andorrifying reveals and mended together by the most beautifully written and Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing heart wrenching scenes and wittyumorous banter can be the best gift you ve ever Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric had the fortune to receive The void from earlier was back yawning wide in Noam s chest Dara felt it tooe thought Dara might not The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia have lostis family but The Origin of Feces head that same Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution hole insideim 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 eart 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 ave to listen to the people until the people made it Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides hurt not to listen The Fever King is a book that crushed my soul andad me loving every single second of it soaked in angst and drenched in anticipation Victoria Lee believes in Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante her story liveser story and pours so much love and so much of With Krishna's Eyes herself intoer 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 Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique hoops to get to this book early stayed up until 2 am to read it andad my soul crushed and I can genuinely say that it all paid offBlog Twitter Instagram Tumblr Bloglovin 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 Yoga in the Workplace has taken so many innocent lives yetas 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 liv. Ion of CaroliniaThe son of undocumented immigrants Noam L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE has spentis 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 Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 him the science behindis magic. Ing in a world that demands from them but The Mark of Cain has only given them painAnd it s also about theorrendously 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 Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 he thought Dara might notave lost Found in Translation his family bute Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso had that sameole inside Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire 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 casesave 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 Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus 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 foris own good Dara a gay Jewish POC celebrity son of the minister who is as much of a jerk as The Maze Runner : Book 1 he is alluringly mysterious also my son whoas been through too much suffering and deserves some semblance of Do No Harm happiness Lehrer the ueer Jewish minister of Carolinia who s been alive for who knowsow long who I secretly or not so secretly The Poseidon Adventure hateMore so the gay slowburn romance that blooms in this book is just absolutely thrilling Thrilling in the please kiss already and why does thisurt so much and I How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction 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 onlyelps that Noam s voice is such a delightful perspective to read fromNot only is this an enjoyable exciting story to read Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours however it also tackles important issues such as immigration Some readersave 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 The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, have to listen to the people until the people made iturt not to listen uite The Kindest Lie honestly this whole bookurts 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 Uncivil Rites 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 Iave for it Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies has no end If you re looking for gay moral greyness and a soul crushingeartbreaking book this one s for youPS I Kraken: An Anatomy highly recommend giving this author interview a read as well as the extremelyeartfelt letter the author wrote about why she wrote The Fever King and The Best I Can Be hower 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 ealth and suicide slut shaming ableist language drug and alcohol abuse details ereThank you to for a copy of this book in exchange for an Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien honest review This did not my affect my opinion in any wayAll uotes are from an advanced copy and may differ in final publication Me picks up a book with veryigh 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 Fire on the Water 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 myeart 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 Once Upon an Eid 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 losesis father in a virus outbreak that spares Ten Doors Down his life and givesim nothing but swirling shapeless memories when The Perfect Girlfriend his parents arms were a fortress and aavenplus an uncanny ability to control technology A My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel hint of fear mingles with wonder behind Noam s eyes whene s brought to the witching training center and told that e would be receiving personal tutoring from calix lehrer be receiving personal tutoring from Calix Lehrer legendary minister of defense and previously America s briefly crowned kingThis IS NOAM S CHANCE AND HE Noam s chance and e it in a desperate ROMANCE hold However muche Chosen for Greatness had failedis parents Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 he could still fight for the rights of immigrants likeim 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 Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, him the mistrust ofis people Determined to show The First Mistake his fellow refugees thate Shell Beak Tusk 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 admiringis tutor Calix with all the greedy worshipful need in The Adventurers his boyisheart His delusions are Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter 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 tave to listen to the people until the people made it Commodity Conversations 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 solds 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 Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay 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 plotinges 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 Charmed Particles hero or something abstractly symbolic and the raised stakes of intrigues aroundim stirred a flutter of interest in me There s an indefinable edge to Running with the Kenyans his character that I found fairly arresting The developing facets ofis real motivation are complex and brutal when unveiled for what they truly are I liked Perdido Street Station how the threads that separate monster fromero 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 uit Drinking Easy Ways To uit Drinking For A Healthier Happier and More Motivated Life Without Alcohol Book 1 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 beonest the pallid dynamics between Noam and Dara Duty hardened myeart 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 僕のヒーローアカデミア 21 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 toave enjoyed this book So I d say give it a try if it sounds up your alle. 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