Infinity Son is a brand new book written by the American author Adam Silvera. This is the first novel in a fantasy series and I had the chance to read it before it came out.
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.
Sometimes it’s hard to write a review. Especially when you feel so torn about the book. I enjoyed it, there is no doubt in that, but not as much as I wanted to.
The first part of the story is fast-paced, interesting and hooked me up immediatly. Instead, in the second half of the novel I had to force myself to read. I liked the end, but it didn’t made up for the rest of the story.
Starting from the beginning, I liked the idea, the plot and the cover. I’ve read something by the author in the past and I felt like this was right up my alley. Plus it’s a LGBTQ+ book so I really was looking forward to it.
At the beginning we are thrown into a fantasy world but there is not much world-building. It’s not hard to understand how it works, but I would have liked more explainations, especially about the different magical beings.
Going on I was less and less involved in the story, I felt myself going back to reread some bits and wishing to jump to the next chapter.
About the characters, the two brothers were quite interesting to follow, they see the world in very different ways and they have thieir own fate to be fulfilled. I think the author should have focused just on their POVs without jumping to other characters. Right now I don’t remember any of them, it’s not a good sign.
There was so much potential and I think just a little bit of more work or some real feedback wa needed. If the author added one page, every two or three chapters with something like a journal article that explained the world, it could have made a great difference. This, plus only two POVs would have been perfect. I don’t think I will continue with the series, I will wait to read someone else review and see if it gets better. I really hope it will, because it’s a good story, it just needed more work.
*I want to thank Harper Collins International for allowing me to read an ARC of this book.*