Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
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.
Why I Can’t Wait:
Akemi Dawn Bowman is one of my favourite authors as she explores sensitive topics via her YA contemporaries in an intelligent and thought-provoking manner. The Infinity Courts is her first foray into fantasy and I’m so excited to see how she handles this stylistic change. I’m actually lucky enough to have a manuscript copy that I can’t wait to begin reading.
Release Date: 06 April 2021