Review: The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Posted April 11, 2019 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Fever King
by Victoria Lee

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BOOK INFO


Released: March 1st 2019
Series: Feverwake #1
Published by Skyscape
Pages: 412
Format: eBook
 

“…it boils down to one thing: it did not engage me.”
~ Under the Covers

As this is a DNF review I am going to keep this fairly short. I decided to stop reading this book at around 60%, so I definitely gave it a fair shot. But, I didn’t stop reading it because I hated it. This year I have made a resolution that I would try and read less 3 star and below reads, the consequence of this is that a lot more books will be DNF. I knew as I was reading that at most this book would get 2 stars from me and so I choose not to continue.

If I am going to pinpoint why I would have given this such a low rating, it boils down to one thing: it did not engage me. I liked the idea of the story, but I thought the story telling was clumsy. I liked the idea of the characters, but they fell flat on the page, especially the main character. I liked the idea of using fiction to make a point about what’s happening in the real world, but I thought this was done with such a heavy hand that it no longer felt clever and interesting. It was a lecture rather than a discussion.

But, I know I am in the minority in this regard as I have seen a lot of really positive reviews. For me, it felt like a great idea but there wasn’t enough skill behind the execution. spacer

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I do not like being given a lecture ao I definitely don’t want to read one. Thank you.

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Sophia Rose

LOL, guess my instinct was spot on when I skipped this one. Sorry it was not engaging, Suzanne.

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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Suzanne

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have started to DNF more.