ARC Review: Infinity Son

Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle, #1)

Title: Infinity Son
Author: Adam Silvera
Publication Date: January 14th 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★

Synopsis

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


Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss for review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

I was really excited when I was approved for an ARC of this book. I thought it sounded really cool and interesting. However that wasn’t what ended up happening. I found this book confusing, and a little bit all over the place. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters and I thought it was overall pretty unsatisfying.

Characters

I wasn’t the big fan of the characters at all. Our two main characters are twin brothers Brighton and Emil. Let’s start with Emil. He was definitely the less annoying of the two. I liked him a lot more than Brighton and I was more interested in his storyline. His storyline tugged more at my heart but even still I wasn’t that invested in him.

Now onto Brighton. I did not like him at all. He was an annoying, selfish brat who only thought about himself. He didn’t seem to care about the other characters no matter how much he thought he did. His whole arc throughout the book didn’t mean anything to me and every time there was a chapter with his POV I skimmed at best. I haven’t disliked a character this much in a very long time.

Plot/Writing

The writing in this book was so cringey. Nothing was explained in regards to the world and society the characters lived in. There were terms that were just thrown around that weren’t explained very well. I don’t think Silvera’s writing is something that appeals to me which is really disappointing. There is a lot going on and it’s hard to keep track of it all.

Also halfway through the book there were chapters from different characters that I wasn’t expecting and it was jarring to keep flipping back and forth. Also the blend of fantasy and reality fell flat. It wasn’t done in a way that made sense or was enjoyable to read about.

The actual plot of this book wasn’t anything spectacular. I didn’t care about either of the main characters which in turn that meant I didn’t really care about the story. I will say I enjoyed the side characters a lot more, especially Mari and if I continue this series it will be for her and only her. The ending was interesting but not really unsurprising. At the end of the book I was just left feeling meh.

Overall Thoughts

I don’t know if I’m going to read the sequel. There were so many things I didn’t enjoy about this book that it definitely outweighs the aspects I did enjoy. Maybe once the cover the sequel is released and if I like how it looks I’ll read it but for now I don’t think I’m going to be anxiously anticipating the next book in this series. I also don’t think I will be picking up any more Silvera books. It seems to be that he’s just an author I don’t really enjoy all that much.

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