Book: Infinity Son
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Harper Collins – Quill Tree Books
Published: 14 January, 2020
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.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It has become quite common that an unsuspecting, normal, wallflower-ish person suddenly becomes special, superhero, the chosen one.
At the same time, I found the concepts of phoenixes and basilisks and their magical blood, the effect they have on humans, interesting, Harry Potter nostalgia. Harry Potter didn’t have LGBT character which we find here, so you can say it is a Harry Potter upgrade.
The whole book is basically a deja-vu. You’ll have come across parts of this book in some earlier released books.
The end is also kind of predictable. I was not unhappy to read this book but there was nothing very new about it.
My Rating: 3/5 🌟
P.S. I had received a digital review copy of this book. Thank you Edelweiss plus and Harper Collins.