The Genesis Wars: The Infinity Courts, Book 2
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Genesis Wars is a sequel to The Infinity Courts, by Akemi Dawn Bowman. A mix of fantasy and science fiction, the novel follows Nami as she runs from the deadly Artificial Intelligences in the afterlife. Lots of violence -- usually with bladed weapons. Nami and Caelan seem to have crushes on each other but have no time for romance. Rare strong language is limited to "hell" and "damn."
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What's the Story?
As THE GENESIS WARS begins, Nami is on the run again, pursued by the tyrant queen of the afterlife, Ophelia. Betrayed by a close confidant, her family captured, Nami is utterly alone. She looks for allies in unlikely places and tests the limits of her own powers.
Is It Any Good?
Author Akemi Dawn Bowman creates vivid characters, detailed worlds, and philosophical puzzles in this sequel, mixing religion, magic, and technology to power her tale of what it means to be human. With echos of Black Mirror and Marie Lu's Warcross, The Genesis Wars deftly recaptures the momentum generated by the first volume, The Infinity Courts, which readers need to start with. But there are plenty of pleasures to be had in this middle installment of the trilogy.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how The Genesis Wars deals with the differences between humans and machines. Do you think AIs could be a threat in the future?
Nami doesn't know whom she can trust. What makes a person trustworthy?
What might it be like to be immortal?
- Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Superheroes, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Courage, Empathy, Teamwork
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Publication date: April 19, 2022
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
- Number of pages: 432
- Available on: Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: May 31, 2022
Our Editors Recommend
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