Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Sam also did a drunk review of this which is dropping on Thursday if you’re interested in her thoughts
What I drank: white wine. Its close to our last day in the apt and I need to appreciate these last few days.
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 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.
Drunk overview: there are superpowers but bc of some people being shitty there are conflicting public opinions. Our main characters are twins and the one who doesnt want powers ends up getting them and the one who wanted them didn’t. Thet have to join the underground superpower group for reasons.
Drunk Ramblings: this book had some really great parts and a lot of frustrations.
- There were too many characters. I know superheroes tend yo have a wide canon buy trying to remember the names of everyones brother, sister, and parents is exhausting. Also meant I stopped paying attention.
- There were also too many POVs. This should have stopped at four? But it felt like there were 12 (definitely an exaggeration)
- The twists in this story were all kind of obvious
- I liked one of the twins but found myself really frustrated by the other.
- I really liked the way the superpowers worked. I would have been interested more in the time befofe this book or well after this book
- A lot of it is that Ive read a lot, meaning Ive read the “origin” story a lot, and I think this would have been better if it jumped further ahead of what was happening.
- Ost of the characters didnt feel that compelling because we didnt have enough time with them. Each individual character had interesting plotlines but when a character has to be summed up in four sentences it looses a lot of its depth and emotion.
- The twins are really the only people we focus on
- Hen really I think this would have been more interesting if we focused on one (of the way too many) secondary characters.
- This book was trying to do too much. There were too many stories to tell in a single book.
- Holy shit, it suffers from Iron Man 2 syndrome, too many bad guys, too many plots.
- But legit, the world building was fun (I would hace enjoyed a little more history of the world through “normal eyes” aka before Emil (I think it was Emil) got powers.
- The writing didnt make an impression.
Drink pairing: tequila sunrise. Something bright that you might want on occasion (but lets be honest, a good margarita would be better)
Rating: 2.5. There are a lot of interesting parts but a good editor would be a lot of help