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The Fever King: Feverwake, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Absorbing but disturbing blend of sci-fi, fantasy, romance.

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Debut novelist Victoria Lee has created an absorbing, genre-defying page turner that will appeal to a broad range of readers. The Fever King skillfully combines elements of near-future science fiction, dystopia, romance, and fantasy into a believable and relatable whole, so that a reader who's more drawn to one genre than another will easily incorporate the other elements into their enjoyment of the story.

The only slight drawback is that the world and its rules are a little difficult to piece together at the beginning, but things quickly fall into place as the story moves along. The story also raises lots of questions both timeless and of the moment. How do we treat refugees? Why do we fear people who are different from us? Is it ever OK to do something wrong in order to make a positive change? Disturbing, violent images, strong language, and sensual but nongraphic sexual content make it best for high-schoolers and up.

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