ARC Review: The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Thank you so much to Simon Teen and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of The Infinity Courts! Everything from the cover to the summary of this book looked incredible, so I was the most excited to read it and OMG I was not disappointed at all!

The Infinity Courts 5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.

The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all.

As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.
From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes an incisive, action-packed tale that explores big questions about technology, grief, love, and humanity.

The way this book starts out, I had completely forgotten what I was supposed to be looking for in it, so I wasn’t expecting Nami to get murdered when she does, in the way she does, but oh man, it was so good and it made the rest of the book so intense. And of course, when everyone in Infinity is like you have to do this or you need to do that, Nami being murdered in the way that she was at the age that she was is a perfect reason for her to be like I still need to come to terms with the fact that I’m dead in the first place! I really felt for her and liked her as a main character and I loved our secondary characters as well. The 4 princes were so interesting and Ophelia as an AI taking over the afterworld was such a cool concept that I had never thought of anyone doing- I was definitely a huge fan. That ending killed me in the best way possible and now I absolutely cannot wait for book two to come out, which I know means that I’ll be waiting for a while since it doesn’t come out until 2022. Do yourself a favor and check out The Infinity Courts ASAP because it’s really got something for everyone and it’s definitely one of my favorite books of 2021!

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