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Infinity Son

By: Adam Silvera
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond,Kirby Heyborne,Maria Liatis,Elliot Knight
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New York TimesPublishers Weekly, and IndieBound best seller!

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, best-selling 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. 

Don't miss Infinity Reaper, the gripping sequel!

©2020 Adam Silvera (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Way too much complaining by the characters throughout the book....constantly whining. Finished this book just to finish it would not continue if this is actually a series.

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Half a story filled with unlikable characters

I purchased this audiobook after it had been recommended several times. I really need to reevaluate who I take recommendations from.

The entire book is filled with completely unlikable characters and next to zero resolve. Add to this the very odd pacing of the story, and the almost complete lack of resolve, it felt like less than half of a story the author just had to bust out to keep the publisher off his back. I am legitimately considering canceling my preorder of the next book this one was so poorly executed.

The only thing that was decent about the book was the idea or concerns surrounding the Phoenix’s and Hydra’s, but that was so over shadowed by just how much each character whines and show zero development. The only character that shows any development whatsoever is only done as a plot device to create a “cliffhanger” ending.

Honestly, the story felt so unfinished it really should have only been half a credit, with the next book being the other half.

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A bit childish

I think the target audience is a bit on the younger side. The story is ok but definately isn’t as developed as I was hoping for.

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Heros or villains?

I have to admit I'm not sure who was a hero and who was a villain, the best i can describe the characters that were supposedly the "good guys" is anti heros

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I Wanted to Love it

I am a huge fan of Adam Silvera. I was excited for this to come out. it took me pretty much a few weeks to get through it because it was going too many places for me. It had some good parts, but the story as a whole fell kind of flat. Just like many comments, there was no world building. So right away you are introduced to this world of special people with powers without a huge back story or background in their mythology. Maybe if there was a chapter or two dedicated to how and why this current universe is filled with these beings and creatures, the story might have came together more and the reader wouldn't be confused about the vocabulary characters were using to describe certain things. I get how the major disasters that are blamed on the celestials could be a representation of what is going on politically with immigrants or how 9/11 brought upon prejudices against Muslims, you could even say the Senator in his story is Adams view of the current President. The characters seemed just thrown together and never really grow. I really like Adam Silvera's work and feel this one might not be for everyone. You never know till you give it a try. This however, is not my favorite.

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3.5/5

This book started out so good. When Emil got his powers though everything just felt rushed from there. He had a handful of training that was supposed to feel like weeks, immediately into a fight that he didn’t want to be in and kept whining about it.

Speaking of whining, Brighton is such a cry baby. His quest for fame and popularity was so in your face constantly and he kept saying things like “how long have they been keeping this a secret”. His assumptions that everyone must have been keeping things from him and laughing behind is back was annoying after the first one. You found out your brother has powers, you watched him training, you recorded it, how about give him the benefit of the doubt and stop complaining.

Prudencia’s powers...Deux Ex Machina anyone? Like where did they come from all of a sudden? Why did she have to have powers? If she had them from the get go why couldn’t they have known (although Brighton would probably complain about them. Such a cry baby)

I like Ness. If I read the sequel it’ll be for the Emil and Ness of it all.

I would have appreciated the end a hell of a lot more if it Brighton didn’t complain so much. Think about it. If he didn’t then you wouldn’t have seen that ending coming. It would have been wayyyyy more of a shock.

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Wasn't his best

I've listened to his other books and i have always loved his world building and the dark realistic writing adam has. That said his maybe first attempt with magic and celestials was okay. The world wasn't fleshed out as well as his other novels. The pacing was off and it was fairly predictable. The point of view kept changing and it was difficult to keep up with whose prespective i was supposed to be seeing. The ending also ended abruptly.









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The part of ghost blood was confusing and not explained of the world.

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Amazing!!

I was hesitant on buying this book in the store. I got a trail for audible and I grabbed this book. by far way better than expected. As for multiple narrators, it made the story way more enjoyable as you could connect with each individual character and there personalities.

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i should be used to this (eye roll)

it was a good voice acting no complaints. but the story is like always depressing im not expecting rainbows or butterflies. but this characters struggles so much ... Anticlimactic... still have high hopes for the sequel.

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It had so much potential

Protagonist is incredibly weak. Lame representation of the LGBT community. Constant whining; instead of critical thinking.

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