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Infinity Son

(Infinity Cycle #1)

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  8,910 ratings  ·  2,240 reviews
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 cel
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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Isabella MC is gay, but doesn't make it the most important thing in the story. I loved how he made it completely normal like any other romance/character trait …moreMC is gay, but doesn't make it the most important thing in the story. I loved how he made it completely normal like any other romance/character trait and not like it was something super shocking and different. It's perfectly written in.(less)
Sandra That age is fine. I would consider it in the same age group as Marissa Meyer’s Renegades.

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A phoenix might live forever but my hopes just died with this book.

You might be shaking your head, thinking One star, for real? Bit of a dramatic move. Well, that makes two of us. I didn’t have high expectations when I started this book – both What If It's Us and They Both Die at the End were disappointing – and I thought I’d rate this with two stars, maybe three. The first few chapters were rocky but then I started to enjoy myself. And around the 100-page mark, it all went downhill again. So mu
Adam Silvera
Mar 21, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I still need to sit on this one for a bit to know how I really feel. There were parts of it that I really enjoyed. I loved Emil's storyline, I loved all the celestials that we got to know, & I love all the twists this story brought on. On the other hand I found issue in the world building and the pacing. This felt like a very in and out book for me when it comes to enjoyment. I do think it sets up nicely for the sequel & I'm looking forward to seeing where book two takes us. (especially because ...more
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"Times passes, and the agony doesn’t go away. The faintest phoenix song begs me to survive, but I’m tired of the music and wish someone would put out my fire for good."


Adam Silvera is keeping his crown on making people cry with his books. This book definitely made me want to cry.

Having all the ingredients and not following any recipe.

I'm going to start everything by saying if this is your first AS book (or if it will be and you end up sharing my feelings about it) then
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

can we please make a pact and just agree that we are all suffering from collective amnesia and this book never happened? because i love adam silvera, hes a sweetheart, and i really dont want to drag him and his new book, but its really the only thing i can do.

many reviews do a great job with going in depth as to why this book is such disappointment, so let me just leave this brief list:
- no world building. none. zilch. zero. nil. nada. its a contem
Miranda Reads
May 15, 2020 rated it it was ok

A new BookTube Video is Up all about whether you should buy, borrow or burn 2020 YA books! Let me know what you think!
The Written Review

50 pgs: Let me get my rainbow flag and shout it from the rooftops.

100 pgs: I don't know why everyone is hating on this glorious superhero book.

150 pgs: I get it.

The Full Review :
The strongest power above all is a living heart. Humanity is what makes heroes, not powers. The strongest power is human
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
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“I didn’t grow up with powers, but I’ve been a brother for eighteen years. No fire burns brighter than that.”

🌟 I am going to be the villain in this story and say that maybe Adam should stick to writing contemporary novels and I am going to explain why. I initially gave the book 3 stars as I felt pressured to do so in support of Adam but that would not be honest. I think 2 stars is a rating I feel more comfortable with.

🌟You see, there is an idea and
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
New York. Magic. Phoenixes. Gay. Adam Silvera.
An indestructible combination right?


- The idea
I will expand on this later, but I really thought I would love this book for a variety of reasons. The summary intrigued me, and my excitement was only increased because it was by one of my favourite authors. The bare bones idea of this book was amazing, but unfortunately the execution didn't do it justice. I think it could make a good movie if adapted right!

- Ness
A character only introd
May 09, 2017 rated it did not like it

Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! Did you hear me say NOPE! This is not my cup of latte, any kind of heavy liquor!

I was so excited as soon as I saw this amazing cover and reading a blurb introduces us a gay main character on the board! But I finally found out only thing I could enjoy about this book is LGBTQ representation with lots of queer characters! Unfortunately that’s the one and only thing I loved!

World-building-Nope! It collapses on your body in the middle of the book. You just jump into an ocean full
Claire ✨
An amateurish first draft of a book, INFINITY SON drags itself through juvenile writing and lifeless characters in a poorly-built world.

Yikes. I had never read an Adam Silvera book before INFINITY SON... and safe to say I'll probably not read anything else by him again.

His contemporaries, the premises of which don't interest me, are praised to the moon and back, so naturally when I heard he was writing a fantasy I was immediately piqued. INFINITY SON is about sixteen-year-old Emil, a regular wal
Charlotte May
Ok, so this wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. But it wasn’t great either 🤷‍♀️

I really enjoyed They Both Die at the End and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, i was excited to give this a go but I went in with trepidation as the reviews are pretty bad.

Emil and Brighton are twin brothers, and they have always dreamed that when they turn 18 they will gain the powers to become ‘celestials.’

But when Emil gets powers and Brighton doesn’t it tests their brotherhood to the max.

Main gripes were - I
Jul 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
I can't believe we are to be #blessed with an Adam Silvera fantasy book.

We don't deserve this.

I may or may not be stalking his social media everyday in hopes of just a sneak peak at this book. Love you Adam.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

My library let me skip the line to listen to the audio BUT, it wasn’t for me. I skip listened. Sigh...

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
C.G. Drews
I have a deep love for both (a) urban fantasy books, (b) books about complicated messy this delivered on BOTH those fronts and I'm so so glad I got a chance to read it early. I've been sort of obsessing over Infinity Son, because I freaking adore Silvera's contemporaries (History Is All You Left Me basically is one I think about all the time) so I'm really grateful I got to read an early eARC!

highlights definitely are
→ more of an emphasis on magical creatures than most fantasises I
Becca & The Books
Aug 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
It's a yikes from me ...more
h o l l i s
Here's the thing. I didn't really want to be here, posting a review for a much hyped book that I clearly didn't like, but up until the 60% mark I was at least hoping to have one or two good things to say to warrant a two star "hey man, you tried, good on you" rating.

But no. I can't round up on this.

A combination of mostly annoying (oh god I wanted Brighton to go DIAF times infinity) and or doing-nothing-for-me characters, so little world building that I honestly only understood maybe like 15% of
Jaye Berry
Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, 2019
*Record scratch, freeze frame* So you're probably wondering how I got in this situation.

A couple days ago:
Friend: Hey I got an arc of Infinity Son do you want to borrow?
Me, knowing damn well I don't like Adam Silvera's writing: Sure!

And another 1 star book is born.


In other news: for as much as I've heard Adam Silvera talk about this book and how excited he was to write it, I really thought this would be a high fantasy but no. This is an urban fantasy with a magic system that never really make
Ashley Nuckles
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a decent first fantasy story! I liked Emil and Ness, but I couldn’t truly get into the fantasy part of this book, and some of the other characters felt a little rushed. Probably won’t read the sequel, but I still enjoyed my time reading this one! I’ll probably think of more to say later in my wrap up video but that’s all I’ve got now!
Jul 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020-reads, lgbtq
The Problems With Infinity Son Are ∞

Are we surprised? At least it's *slightly* better than What If It's Us. If you’d like to see me talk about this book, I have a bit of a scathing review on my booktube channel explaining why I gave this 1 star:
Ben Alderson
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing

That is all.
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
This book had so many elements that would have made me It's Bitch.

~ queer Latino main characters
~ a beautiful cover
~ magic and magical birds
~ Latinx families and upbringing

but this felt like I was reading a little kids third-grade free time essay ,,, it's messy, the writing isn't good at all, the storyline is so jumbled it just doesn't make sense, and on top of that this magic system isn't explained at ALL and it just throws you in expecting you to just know what all these terms mean. After mak
Cody Roecker
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
update: 2/21/21

finished my reread just under two weeks before the release of INFINITY REAPER and there are so many genius moments in this book like daaaaaamn

UPDATE 7/20:

Dreams have come true. I have finished this brutal book, and am so incredibly in love with each and every character.

Update: 7/13/19

Hell. Fucking. Yes. I. Need. This. Now.

Update: 12/2/18
Honestly it doesnt matter what this is, I'm sure to love it, and its sure to burn me to ashes so...I'm ready
update 5/26/17: I have a theor
♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name)
DNF at Pg. 69. This book holds the quickest dnf I have ever done on a book in my life. So there’s that. I just wasn’t enjoying it and honestly I have too many books that I want to read that this is just a hard pass. Oh, and Brighton can still choke. :)
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
May 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
[1/1/20] - actually, after reading the reviews... I think I'll pass


well, Dhonielle Clayton told me that i "have to get myself a copy"


i will...


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Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lgbtq, ya, fantasy, arc
Wow. Well, that will be my last Adam Silvera novel. I hope he finds his audience, but it is not me. The whole narration style is written as if by a 15-year-old boy, 5 years in the past. So the whole book is stuffed with what feels antiquated slang. Coupled with the super casual narration that uses absurd comparisons, and I just couldn't. The writing style will work for someone, that someone is not me.

The plot is a mash-up of x-men and Harry Potter with much better diversity. Unfortunately, I thi
Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)
Nov 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
UPDATE #2: It happened. I received the notice this morning! I got an eARC! 😭



✨(PS I also made a blog post!) ✨


Fantasy AND Adam Silvera? Count me 110% in.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
I can't fucking believe that I got a ARC of this book.

This had a unique concept (that I think wasn't executed as well as it could have been), multiple pov, a okay writing and LGBT representation.


ARC received from publishers via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Official release date: 14th January 2020.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Infinity Son is the story of two brothers, power wars and phoenixes as a vigilante group rises up against those who seek to steal magic for themselves.

Although I liked the premise for this, I unfortunately think it was poorly executed. For one, there are too many perspectives, making the story unnecessarily confusing and convoluted. The world building is also none existent, with the magical system hardly explained at all leaving t
Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it

I apologize for the gif use but... I really needed it today. Lindsay's my entire mood on this book.

I didn't like What if it's Us but I'd never read any Adam Silvera before that, and we all know I'm really a fantasy slut, so while I went in with very low expectations, there was a chance that I'd vibe more with this book. But it did not happen, and I'm left very confused about what I just read.

Look, I appreciate the author's note he wrote so much. I look for representation in what I'm reading too,
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Adam Silvera is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End and More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me and Infinity Son and Infinity Reaper and with Becky Albertalli, What If It's Us and Here's to Us.

His next book The First to Die at the End releases October 4th, 2022, with the final Infinity Cycle book to follow soon after.

He was born in New York and now li

Other books in the series

Infinity Cycle (3 books)
  • Infinity Reaper (Infinity Cycle, #2)
  • Untitled (Infinity Cycle, #3)

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