INFINITY SON (Infinity Cycle #1) BY ADAM SILVERA
Genre: Urban Fantasy, YA, Queer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
Rating: 3.25 stars (goodreads)
Summary: Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.
Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.
Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.
Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.
First of all i wanna say i’m a huge fan of Adam Silvera’s work. I think i read all his books to this day and i loved all of them. This one fell just a little short in comparison to other of his works.
Let’s first talk about the good things about the book, i truly loved the characters and came to care about many of them. Emil and Brighton were amazing, as brothers and each one by themselves. The rest of the cast was interesting too, even the bad guys were intersting.
As always the way Adam writes is awesome, you can really feel the action on the story and you feel like you are totally there. Adam’s writing is amazing like that.
The problems i had with the book were the probabiblities of things happening at the exact moment, for instance there are a few plot twists that come from nowhere because you have no information whatsoever about the stuff they are talking about, just randomly … “oh, you know what? blah blah blah”.
I’m a big fan of foreshadowing, and there is some of it there in the book (if you want me to talkabout it i’ll make a post with spoilers). And i’m not mad about the foreshadowing on the book, which is pretty obvious, which is a little annoying, like the moment you read it you know it’s gonna happen. But you could read fast and miss it.
But yeah, there were moments that i just couldn’t accept because they came from nowhere and it felt a betrayal.
Also, i had a little trouble with fact he talks a lot about Basiliscs, Hydras, Phoenixes, but like, tell me a little history of how it all came to be? Explain to me the world a little more, because most of the time i felt like i had to guess about stuff, i mean, i understand this is a world where these kind of things exist, but in ours it doesn’t, share and explain why it does in this world.
I mean, the book is entertaining, it took me a little too much to finish reading it, but i enjoyed it enough that i’m looking forward to reading the next one coming out this Tuesday. .
Still, for an Adam Silvera’s book it fell short to the others books he has written.
Also, if this is the book he said he’s got a pilot written for (he din’t especify for which of his books it was) i would watch the show for sure.
I don’t wanna come out as a hater, i did enjoy the book, it just wasn’t what i was expecting.
Overall i have it 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 in goodreads, hoping it gets better in the next book.
And if you want me to talk about spoiler stuff let me know.
I totally forgot to talk about the representation on this book. As always there is representation in Adam’s books. I wasn’t surprised by it, but it wasn’t as developed as i expected it to be. I hope in the next two books it gets more place and finally we have a happy ending for LGBTQ+ characters on Adam’s books. Like, (beware of the spoilers) to this day it never ended well for the gay relationships in his books and it’s sort of getting old. I want a happy ending. But i bet someone will die, because that’s how Adam works most of the time.(END OF SPOILERS)
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