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Infinity Reaper

(Infinity Cycle #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 ratings  ·  234 reviews
Emil and Brighton Rey defied the odds. They beat the Blood Casters and escaped with their lives–or so they thought. When Brighton drank the Reaper’s Blood, he believed it would make him invincible, but instead the potion is killing him.

In Emil’s race to find an antidote that will not only save his brother but also rid him of his own unwanted phoenix powers, he will have to
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published March 2nd 2021 by Quill Tree Books
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Sahil Javed
Apr 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: lgbtq, fantasy
22/06/20 - that cover, that fucking cover. they've done it again. i didn't think they could beat the cover of the first book but fuck me. rip to my bank balance.

if emil and ness don't become a couple i'm gonna fucking riot
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adam Silvera about Brighton:

Mar 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Infinity Reaper by Adam Silvera includes a complex built fantasy world but actually lacks the depth of its characters. So for me this book deserves the same rating as Infinity Son, which is 3 stars.

I was actually giving this book a chance after Infinity Son let me down. And the same problem occured. Silvera really made the effort to build a whole new fantasy world from the ground up. I have so much respect for that! Although it is also the downside of this book. Too much world building and not e
May 08, 2021 added it
Shelves: 2021-reads, dnf
DNF. Genuinely thought it would be more interesting than Infinity Son, and maybe the problems of the first book would be rectified in this one. Even with the expansion of the world, I cannot get past how flat and awful the characters are. Realised I had better things to do with my time so didn't continue reading. ...more
Mar 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2021
I second the same thought I had after book one, Brighton can choke
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Did I think the first book mainly sucked until the end? Yes but have been waiting for this book for this book since that ending of book one? Yes, yes I have. And I know often in the second book in a series we usually have a struggle, but does this one? No. It does not. It only goes from strength to strength. I loved it! This book does start immediately where Infinity Son ended, so if you need to reread the last few chapters like I did, theres your warning. There was just so much I enjoyed about ...more
Jun 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021
Oof I said I wasn’t gonna read this after not liking the first one but the cover of this one has potentially changed my mind
mfw i read an arc of the first book mid 2019 and have to wait until 2021 to find out what happens next

Rose Liz
I’m not joking at all when I say I was ready to DNF this on page 1. It’s not that Infinity Reaper itself is a disaster novel. Sure, the plot is everywhere and the characters are flat. But Silvera is not bad writer. He has, however, managed create the worst character of all time.

Have I got your attention? Cool.

Let’s talk about Brighton.

This book opens with Brighton drinking the Reaper’s blood so he can be speshul. You know, because he told Emil in Infinity Son that he rather die than live w
Infinity Reaper is the second installment of the Infinity Cycle series. Now while I absolutely loved the previous one.. this one just kind of confused me. I would like to blame the waiting period between the two books but I honestly don't think 4 months is that long in my eyes. I just think it was the audiobook this time around. For some reason mine kept pausing or skipping certain things and I had no idea why.

So, yeah, it was hard to concentrate in the beginning of this book so when it started
Simeon Tsanev
Mar 10, 2021 rated it did not like it
It takes skill writing an unlikeable character. This book is not an indication that Adam Silvera has that skill.

Not only is Brighton a blatantly one-dimensional piece of shit who has to make sure we get how egomaniacal he is with li-te-ra-lly every thought he has, but every character around him is forced to carry the idiot ball and act like there’s anything lovable about him, or like he has to be indulged for any reason whatsoever. Brighton singlehandedly destroys any enjoyment this otherwise m
Mar 04, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lgbtq, dnf
I can’t do this anymore. DNF @ around 50%

This is, quite possibly, the worst book I’ve read in my life (or at least one of the worst ones).

Honestly, after not enjoying that much the first one (the only thing I liked was Emil and Ness’s obvious future relationship) I started this book with the lowest possible expectations… and this is somehow worse than I had anticipated.

So, in a not too exhaustive list, here’s everything wrong with Infinity Reaper (from my perspective)

1.- The writing. To put it
Jun 21, 2020 marked it as 2021-releases
the cover is literally screaming You must have me in your bookshelf :0
Kemora Johnson
Omg 😳 this was epic. I screamed out loud at certain parts of this book. This starts right up from where Infinity Son ended. That was in the middle of an extreme battle that changes everyone’s lives for the worst. I tried to wait as long as possible to read this book because I knew once I started I wouldn’t be able to stop. Baby was that an understatement I started this book honestly right before work yesterday and I had to put it down until 7 pm. From 7 pm- 2 am I read and I slept for a few hour ...more
That dazzling cover alone got me, nothing more.
Jupiter  Hamlet  Moody-McIntyre
If anything happens to Ness I'm going to commit a war crime. ...more
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adam really out did himself with this one. Infinity Son was a pretty okay book. Compared to Adam's contemporary novels I felt it lacked a bit of the quintessential Silvera emotion. But Infinity Reaper definitely made up for all of what Infinity Son lacked.

Where as in Son I felt the world building as minimal and I had a lot of questions about how everything worked, in Reaper I felt understanding in the world these books take place in. The story did lull a bit in the middle parts, but the ending w
Kristel (hungryandhappy)
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it

I have never encountered a character more annoying than Brighton! Omg, I want to shake some sense into him. I was already annoyed by him after book 1 but now? Wow, just wow.

So many things happened and I'm mad about most of them. Like I have this rage inside me I can barely contain!

Arghhhh Adam, why are you doing this to me? I'm in pain!!!
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad to see that you already have ideas for new books for the future. You have never disappointed me with your writing especially when it makes me cry 😂. I can't wait to see what these new ones are about. ...more
May 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was SUCH an amazing continuation of Infinity Son.

I am amazed at the world that has been created and how relatable the characters are, while still having the aloofness that all fantasy characters have.

*sigh* If only I could travel into the books...doggammit.

ANyway, this was the second book in the Infinity Cycle series and we followed Emil and Brighton's journey farther into the pits they dug for themselves in the first one.

And I really enjoyed it! It was a fun read, with a lot of angst an
Naomi Waters
Feb 16, 2021 marked it as to-read
Damn, can I just, like that cover, I can't even. Like how is it so gorgeous?!
Its like they knew I hated the first book and all the people behind the creation of this book got together and decided to create a cover so stunning that I would have to buy it. I dont care how bad the first book is at this point! Even a blind person could see that this cover is awesome! I might actually have to read this now.
Btw I hope Brighten dies a horrible slow death. Actually no I take that back, I just want him d
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing


I’m not gonna lie I think that Brighton deserves to die *at least I won’t be powerless* WHY may I ask is he prizing power beyond his life it should be the other way round I’ve not read this but I LOVED infinity son and I’m hoping that in this book he does I’m not sure iff u reply no spoilers please I can’t believe he did this I was like f*ck this when he drunk it and I won’t be able to sleep until I find out iff he does LOL
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i am SO glad i kept reading after not caring much for the first book in this series.

this was MUCH better and holy shit, that ending?! i really enjoyed this one. ness is still my boy, but i also adore wyatt. poor emil is in a tough spot here.

but oh, brighton still fucking sucks. yikes.

definitely looking forward to the third book!
Yuval Givony
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
Jun 18, 2021 rated it liked it
I think I should have reread the first book before this one. There are all these groups of people and terms that I had difficulty telling apart. Spellwalkers, Celestials, Spectors, Alchemists, Blood Casters, it's too much. I need a flow chart of who's who and which groups are the good guys. I also felt like there were too many characters and moving parts, resulting in me only being able to focus on a couple things and being lost on others.

There are four points of view: Brighton, Emil, Ness, and
Jul 22, 2021 marked it as didn-t-finish
i love you adam silvera but honey stick to contemporary/ya romance/heartbreak!!!
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ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


What the hell was that ending?

I honestly still need to wrap my head around that one even though I knew that it would go down that path anyway. Infinity Reaper definitely set things up for the next book, the grand finale of this series and I already came this far, I want to know how this will end. I just hope it doesn't leave on an Adam Silvera cliffhanger.

Infinity Reaper
John Walker
Spoilers for book one:

But the fact that based on the description alone it seems my LEAST favorite character from book one is dying. And this entire book is going to be saving him? That's an automatic no for me. Nice cover though...
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Find this review and more on my blog at Worlds Unlike Our Own .

Infinity Reaper picks up right where the first book ended – Emil has been stabbed with an infinity-ender blade and Brighton has drunk the Reaper’s Blood potion. But things are not going according to plan. The potion which should have given Brighton powers and made him invincible is now poisoning him. The brothers know that it’s a race against time to save Brighton, having seen their father die the same way. Meanwhile, Ness is held
I had some reservations about starting this second book in Adam Silvera’s Infinity Cycle series, mainly because the first book wasn't my favorite. Not because it was a bad book, it wasn't, but it marked Silvera's first foray into the fantasy genre and the execution left plenty to be desired. Despite my misgivings, there were several things I enjoyed about that first book and I was hopeful that this second installment would bring some much needed clarification to how this world works and who exac ...more
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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 (Infinity Cycle #1)
  • Untitled (Infinity Cycle, #3)

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