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Infinity Son: Infinity Cycle, Book 1

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Diverse cast, complex characters shine in superhero fantasy.

Book Adam Silvera Fantasy 2020
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This fast-paced, compelling story is a refreshing contribution to the superhero fantasy genre. Infinity Son has leads who are people of color, queer, and from various class backgrounds, so the cast is realistic and relatable. Emil is particularly compelling. His journey toward courage and self-love is captivating, especially contrasted to his brother's spiraling resentments that take him further away from Emil. This magic-heavy tale is grounded in a futuristic New York City that never feels far from reality. The constant use of social media and the political mess of the book means readers will be able to draw parallels to real life. Themes including the trauma of war, loss and grief, revenge, and the complexity of family relationships don't underestimate the teen reader's ability to handle hard realities. There is a fair amount of violence, but its fantasy context means that even high body count battles don't feel too gory. The death of a key character (and its aftermath) will be an emotional gut-punch, but a familiar one for anyone who has read Silvera's other books. The cliffhanger ending will keep readers on the lookout for the next book in this promising new series.

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