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 ...more
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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 ...more
“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 ...more
Dreams have come true. I have finished this brutal book, and am so incredibly in love with each and every character.
Hell. Fucking. Yes. I. Need. This. Now.
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 for.it
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 ...more
~ 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
The plot is a mash-up of x-men and Harry Potter with much better diversity. Unfortunately, I ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
The book ...more
(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. ...more
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 ...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 ...more
There are some fun ideas within this novel, not least of all ...more
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He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.