The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
My name is Zach. I am an eighth grader and live in Ketchum, ID. I enjoy playing board games, reading, mountain biking, Nordic and alpine skiing, playing with my family, snowmobiling, and being outside.
The Infinity Courts, by Akemi Dawn Bowman is a wonderfully captivating story that explores the complex dynamics of the main character.
Nami Miyamoto spends most of the book battling her struggle to do what is morally right over what needs to be done in order to survive. Nami starts out living a great life She is on her way to a high school party, when she dies. Immediately the author transports you (in an unbelievably cool way) into quite an enchanting version of the afterlife.
Unbeknownst to Nami, there is a war going on in this world. She is thrown into the mix, where she meets allies, friends, and foes. She tries to decide how far she is willing to go in this war, and where she draws the lines. She discovers how to live and thrive in the afterlife, and how to survive this brutal world.
The reveals and turns of this book were by far some of the best crafted, mind-boggling twists I’ve ever read. Immediately after finishing this book, I couldn’t wait for the second book to release (on April 19th) and continue this story. On a story level, the author does a great job of keeping the danger high, the interactions believable and cool, and the plot progressing at a nice pace. It is really hard to describe how this book made me feel, all I can say is that I was engrossed the whole way, and I loved it. I’d highly recommend this complex, action-packed story to any teen who likes to read.