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.
If you all remember, a couple of months ago before my slump consumed me, I went all balls to the wall crazy for this book…I’m not sure that was like the best way to put it, but anyway, that love has not diminished either. Akemi is an auto-buy author for me and though I wish I had put this review up a week or two ago, I’m here declaring my love and suggesting that if you show an interest in this that you should buy it.
My notes were a little useless but to those who may find this useful my initial reactions were ‘OMG AHHH’ when I finished cause I was way too invested reading it to take notes as I went.
Akemi Dawn Bowman finally gets to put her love of scifi to use in the genre, giving us her first dip into it. HOLY COW what an amazing job as well! The world building in this was AMAZING. I love the thought of a saved consciousness after death so this was a huge kinda bonus for me jumping into this book. Akemi also made it feel so real, like you didn’t just die and ta-dah you’re all good to go with this new ‘life,’ the humans needed time to adjust to the lack of things that were necessary when alive such as pain or sleep.
The courts were absolutely fascinating and I had loved Caelin. Gil seemed so combative but I got him…won’t go into that though now.
Nami was so sweet but had such a great heart and you wanted to root for her if not immediately identify with her. She was also stubborn. So stubborn and I love those stubborn cinnamon rolls best.
The plot took its time and not in a bad way but in the sort of way that Akemi wanted you to understand this world before she just hit you with the plot sledgehammer and BOY DID SHE EVER WITH THE ENDING OF THAT BOOK.
Honestly I’m not sure how we’re supposed to just continue on until book 2.
Great writing, slow immersive read, complex worldbuilding, and fun characters. This was a 5/5 cups of coffee read for me and one of the best reads of 2021 for me so far. Thanks so much to Akemi and the publishers for an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review.
For more great content from me about this amazing book, go to my Buzz Week post for it!