The Infinity Courts Published by Simon and Schuster on April 6, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Epic, Science Fiction, General, Social Themes, Emotions & Feelings
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Format: Ebook Arc
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Westworld meets Warcross in this high-stakes, dizzyingly smart sci-fi about a teen girl navigating an afterlife in which she must defeat an AI entity intent on destroying humanity, from award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman.
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.
Infinity Courts are so much more than what I expected it to be. You start out meeting Naomi and her family and find out how much she loves this boy, Finn. Then she dies unexpectedly, and the whole rest of the book centered around what death ends up being. Afterlife is controlled by that AI that was so helpful to her in life but now is out to eradicate her and all humans from the afterlife. If you love books that handle the afterlife and what it could contain, this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoy books like this cause no one knows what after death has. You can believe in what your religion teaches, what your family thinks, and what science says happens, but no one knows. That makes these books so unique cause each one has a different take on it, and this one is no exception. The plot twists are phenomenal, the detail to what is going on is fantastic, and our main character has a heart for both AI and humans and is torn to her roots on what to do. I loved this book and highly recommended it and can’t believe I have to wait a year to find out what happens next.
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