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Infinity Son

The Infinity Cycle, Book 1
Written by: Adam Silvera
Series: Specters Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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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.

©2020 Adam Silvera (P)2020 HarperAudio

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  • Richelle N
  • 2020-01-24

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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  • StarGazerZer0
  • 2020-01-19

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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  • Sergio
  • 2020-07-26

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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  • Aly P
  • 2020-05-09

Love the plot

I'm excited that Adam Silvera has branched into fantasy, his contemporary works are great and speak to my soul, so I was looking forward to this. For the most part it delivered. We have sweet Emil, who just wants a boy to make him feel loved and his overconfident brother Brighton, who's obsessed with Celestials, sort of humans with great power. I loved their opposite natures and the way they balanced each other out. They also have a nice brotherly bond that stays strong even after being tested.
The side characters were interesting as well, my favorite being Ness because he's a lot more complicated than he appears. Mirabel also had some good scenes and I'm looking forward to seeing her change after what happened.

This didn't tug at my heartstrings like Silvera's previous books, but there were a couple emotional scenes and I have high hopes for book two after that cliffhanger ending

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  • H.
  • 2020-05-04

virtue signaling shit

The writing is well done and the concept of the story is great. but the constant shoe horned in virtue signaling just ruins the story. it brings me out of the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-29

Too much even for guilty pleasure

I like his work and this one was fun as well. However, the writing of the characters was really weak this time.

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  • Evangion
  • 2020-02-24

good world idea, not my style of execution

the first narrator gave me hope for the book. the other narrators ruined that for me. the world the author establishes seems interesting enough, but I didn't like enough of the characters to want to keep going. i think the early parts develop well, but the final hour feels rushed, including one scene where a character exhibits new powers that would have benefited from a pov other than them.

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  • alsimvilla
  • 2020-02-01

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.