by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Published by Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 6th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA
Format Read: ARC
Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.
The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.
When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all.
As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.
From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes an incisive, action-packed tale that explores big questions about technology, grief, love, and humanity.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wow. This book needs to be on everyone’s radar. The Infinity Courts is unlike any book I’ve ever read. The concept is so freaking cool. Imagine the afterlife is a place created by humanity’s consciousness, a place called Infinity. However, Infinity isn’t the paradise we’ve all daydreamed and wondered about. Infinity has been taken over by A.I.s (known as Residents). Ophelia, this story’s version of Alexa and Siri, got fed up with being a servant to humans. She gained access to Infinity and took it over. Now all of the Residents are living out the afterlife humans dream of. You’re probably wondering about the humans in Infinity. There are 4 courts humans are sent to War, Victory, Death, and Famine. Some humans are tortured while some are mindless servants to the Residents. It all depends on the court.
This book pretty fast-paced. It was hard for me to ever put it down. I kept flipping the pages, eager to see what would happen next. I immediately liked Nami, the main character. Nami is such a strong, honest character. She fights for what she believes in even when others disagree. I found her struggle with morality to be realistic. Some people might find it a tad annoying, but I liked that Nami struggled with the idea of killing.
The ending of this book was *chef’s kiss*. My mind was blown in numerous ways. The author truly knocked this book out of the park. I cannot wait until the next book comes out! I need it ASAP.
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