Thank you NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for providing me with a copy for review.
Release Date: 14 January 2020
Genres: YA, Fantasy, LGBT
I have never been so excited to receive an ARC as I was to receive an ARC for Infinity Son, my most anticipated upcoming release. I’ve read every one of Adam Silvera’s novels and I have never been disappointed, he has such beautiful writing that pulls you totally into the world he weaves and makes you feel so connected to the characters that it feels as though you are a part of the story yourself.
Infinity Son follows a group of celestials (known as the Spell Walkers) who possess natural powers that manifested at some point in their lives as they face off against a group of specters, people who crave power so deeply that they violently take the powers from magical creatures for themselves. The twin brothers at the center of the novel, Emil and Brighton, who have always admired the Spell Walkers and longed to discover they too possess power, are thrown deeply into this chaos after their own run-in with a specter.
This is Adam Silvera’s first fantasy novel and I hope it is the first of many because he writes fantasy so well. It is a totally unique story, that feels like it perfectly blends the typical aspects of a fantasy novel with elements of superheroes and vigilantes and modernity. The world building introduces the reader to the different parts of this world and the events that have taken place beforehand without being overwhelming or confusing. I never felt like I didn’t understand what was happening. It embraces the modern world and social media plays a huge roll throughout the novel, something that is often ignored in fantasy.
It does all of this whilst still feeling very character focused, something that I always love about Adam Silvera’s writing style. There are a lot of central characters in this book, but each one is well developed and distinctive. He did a brilliant job of introducing them all, portraying their personalities and feelings, giving some background details about them, working in their relationships with the other characters, and so much more. I cannot wait to see them again and learn more about them all in the sequel.
It is the book I have always dreamed about. A fantasy with powers, magical creatures, wands, unexpected plot twists, and more. A fantasy that gives me vibes of Charmed, Harry Potter, Buffy, superheroes, and everything else that defined my childhood. A fantasy that understands the importance of family and friendship in connection with independence. A fantasy full of queer characters who fully embrace their sexuality and no one is ever questioned.
It is everything and I can’t wait for it to come out so everyone can experience this book too.