The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (The Infinity Courts, #1)

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.

TITLE: The Infinity Courts
AUTHOR: Ademi Dawn Bowman
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 480 pages
AGE: Young Adult
GENRE: Science Fiction

Partial Queer Rep Summary: No canon queer rep.

DNF 151 pages in (31%).

I couldn't get into this one, the start is really dramatic then slows down a lot and I don't care enough about what's set up to try and push through and see if things pick up later. No major problems with the book itself so far, I'm just not enjoying the experience of reading it so I'm stopping now.

CW for violence, gun violence, murder, major character death, death.

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