#currentlyreading . What are you reading this weekend? I

#currentlyreading . What are you reading this weekend? I

3/27/2021, 5:13:02 PM
#currentlyreading . What are you reading this weekend? I just started “The Infinity Courts” by Akemi Dawn Bowman mostly because the synopsis sounded wild and the cover is a stunner. I was just kind of like, “let’s peek into this bad boy”. I admit that the first chapter (it’s like 8 pages) had me feeling like I might be too old for this story. (Cranky old lady vibes from me this week) And then chapter two sucked me right in. It’s like this book went from 0 to 100 on my interest level in the turn of a page. It’s because Bowman got right into my feels with a complicated and unfair friend dynamic and then the murder of our protagonist, Nami. Feels like a major spoiler to say, but it’s right in the synopsis of the book and the story only really starts when Nami wakes up in a place called Infinity, where the human consciousness goes after the body dies. I’ve got like Hunger Games lab meets Illuminae meets Fae Courts vibes from it all so far and I’m really looking forward to getting deeper into this story today. I’m totally invested now. It releases on April 6, so I’ll hopefully have a full review up via post or my IG stories when I finish! Synopsis: 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.

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