Tuesday, April 14, 2020

DNF Review - Infinity Son (Infinity Son, #1) by Adam Silvera

Title: Infinity Son (Infinity Son, #1)
Author: Adam Silvera
Pages: 368
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Children's
Release Date: 14th January 2020

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:
*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley*

- DNF at 39% - 

Emil and Brighton are twin brothers who live in a world where two groups of people with powers are at war with each other - the Spell Walkers and the specters.

Brighton is a superfan of the Spell Walkers and wishes he had powers of his own. Unlike his brother, 
Emil doesn't want powers, he just wants the violence to stop, and to stop living in fear of the enforcers.

Then one day, accidentally getting into a fight, Emil discovers that he has a power of his own, and finds that the Spell Walkers and specters both want Emil on their side.

Emil doesn't want to fight, but does he have a choice?

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant going into Infinity Son having seen quite a few people say that they were disappointed by the book, but I was determined to give it a fair chance, which I feel like I have.

The premise was interesting and I liked that there were mythological creatures like phoenixes and hydra in a modern day setting.

One of my favourite things was the diversity.

None of the characters really stood out for me.

Emil and Brighton were very different people, and I found Emil much easier to relate to. Brighton did annoy me a bit at times.

What I read of the plot was okay, but it didn't hold my interest and not that much happened in the 39% that I did read.

I struggled to connect with the characters and didn't care what happened to them. I also couldn't connect with the writing style.

It got to the point where I was just skim reading and not actually reading the book properly, so I decided to DNF.

I'm disappointed that I didn't enjoy this more as the concept intrigued me.

Unfortunately, this wasn't for me.


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