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Infinity Son

(Infinity Cycle #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  282 ratings  ·  193 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
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: January 14th 2020 by HarperTeen
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    Adam Silvera
    Mar 21, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
    Hint: PHOENIXES.
    Mar 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: owned, overrated, queer
    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
    Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Adam Silvera + fantasy + gay is a combination that can defeat Thanos
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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 it
    Jul 04, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    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.
    May 09, 2017 marked it as need-this-like-air  ·  review of another edition

    ✨    jamieson   ✨

    Adam Silvera writes fantasy!?!?
    ...I'm bringing my tissues...

    Y'all know it's gonna hurt.
    Cody Roecker
    Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    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 theory that probably isn't true but would be cool.

    what if this is the Scorpius Hawthorne series that are mentioned in his other books? I would die, tbh.

    I am
    N (they/them)
    Jan 23, 2018 marked it as unreleased
    Does this book have a release date? No
    Does this book have a cover? No
    Does this book have a title? No
    Am I going to add to my anticipated releases shelf? Of course I am, it's by Adam Silvera...
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    thanks for my life Adam
    Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)
    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.
    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
    Jaye Berry
    Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2019, fantasy, ebooks
    *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
    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 a teen in modern New York thrust
    Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Apr 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I love how we’re all at the point where we can say that we will read a book without a synopsis or title just because the master of all sass Adam Silvera wrote it.

    What a time to be alive. :)
    Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    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.
    May 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: reviewed
    well, Dhonielle Clayton told me that i "have to get myself a copy"


    i will...


    Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    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
    Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

    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,
    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
    Ben Jackson
    Oct 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    This is the first bad review I have written and it pains me a bit to do it because I was really, really (stand in a queue for hours) excited for this. All the ingredients for a great book were there; a gay, diverse fantasy novel, written by a talented author and Harry Potter Fan?!! What more could a fellow gay Harry Potter fan really ask for? But it turned into my biggest literacy disappointment of the year (ok the decade) so far. The best bit about it was the author's note at the start.

    The book
    Magdalena Deniz
    Aug 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: lost-interest
    Okay, so this is Bad.

    (I have a lot to say, both about the book and its author and the fandom circulating around both, but I will start with the book.)

    There is absolutely no world-building. The reader is violently catapulted into this fantasy/magical version of modern NYC. There are people called celestials (they have powers) and also there are specters (they also have powers, but they got them the Bad Way by drinking magical creature blood) and there are Spell Walkers (who do god knows what.
    Lauren Lanzilotta
    Looks like our Lord and Saviour has chosen January 2020 to officially save YA fantasy.
    Jul 10, 2019 marked it as dnf-lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
    DNF @40%

    This would have worked wonderfully as a comic book, and I think that it would also make a solid movie, because the bones of the story are there and there's a lot of potential (urban fantasy novel in which the gay Puerto Rican main character gets to be the chosen one!), plenty of which would also lie in the visuals (It's about modern-day Phoenixes, which as a concept is inherently cool.)

    However, in the state it is currently? I read an ARC, but I think this needed at least another serious
    Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    DNF at 30% This book just isn’t for me, for several reasons. One, I’ve only ever really liked different perspectives in one book: Six of Crows. I’ve tolerated it in some other books, where it made sense. There were already four perspectives 30% of the way through and I honestly couldn’t keep track. This wasn’t helped by the jumbled world building. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a fantasy book that is set in the modern day. I also prefer a slower beginning, especially ...more
    Jun 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2020-releases
    ...optimistically places on '2020-bookshelf'...

    It's Pride Month and I believe in MAGIC
    Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    I’ve not read a Silvera book before but I’ve heard loads of great things, which was why I was incredibly intrigued about INFINITY SON. But sadly for now it’s a DNF and I’ll be passing my proof copy onto someone who will hopefully love it a lot more.

    Everything just seemed to be going wrong for me: I didn’t sync with the writing style; I wasn’t in the mood; the worldbuilding was clunky and ill-explained and I was confused from the start; it wasn’t original enough to keep my attention and felt very
    Aug 13, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc-s, reviews
    Emil and Brighton are brothers who idolise a vigilante group known as Spell Walkers. Spell Walkers are attempting to rid the world of beings known as Spectres who are cruelly stealing the lives of endangered creatures to absorb their power. When Emil suddenly manifests powers of his own he his forced into the action he wanted to avoid, whilst Brighton is jealous that Emil could become the Spell Walker Brighton always dreamed of being.

    There are some fun ideas within this novel, not least of all
    wow I'm so disappointed actually
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    Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, and They Both Die at the End. His next book What If It's Us is co-written by Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and releases on October 9th, 2018.
    He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.

    Other books in the series

    Infinity Cycle (3 books)
    • Infinity Son Sequel (Infinity Cycle, #2)
    • Untitled (Infinity Cycle, #3)