If you’ve ever read an Adam Silvera book, you probably know him as the king of the ugly cry. You may have even posted a picture of yourself crying after reading one. No? Just Michael?
If you haven’t read anything he’s written yet, you have quite a few options: More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, They Both Die at the End, What If It’s Us… all incredible, fantastic, highly emotional reads. We would recommend starting any one of them immediately—but also, don’t dive in yet, because Adam’s catalogue is about to get a lot more epic.
Hitting shelves on January 14, 2020, is Adam’s first-ever fantasy novel, Infinity Son! He revealed he’s been working on the book for ten years now. Can we just say how #blessed we feel to be here at the exact right time for this glorious story to enter the world? So as we revel in the beauty, magic, and anticipation of tears to come, we wanted to round up everything we’ve gathered so far about Adam’s next book—AKA Infinity Son, AKA #PhoenixFireBook.
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If you heard a screech in the distance that sounded like it might have been from an actual phoenix, it was just us. It’s the sound of sheer delight, obviously, that we can’t help but make every time we look at this cover in all its glory! We mean, that phoenix front and center? That ominous tagline?! It’s going to be a hard yes from us. But what more is waiting for us on its pages?!
About Infinity Son
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.
Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.
Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.
Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.
What else we know so far:
We’ve obviously been keeping an eye on Adam’s social media to gather up every clue we can, and here’s what else we’ve got about the story so far:
- It’s told from multiple perspectives: Emil, Brighton, Maribelle, and Ness, though at its heart is the relationship between the two brothers.
- It’s a grounded fantasy set in an alternate New York City: Imagine walking around New York at night, and then someone suddenly flies past you.
- Celestials vs. specters: Some of the individuals born without powers aren’t exactly happy about it, and are willing to do whatever it takes to acquire powers of their own.
- LGBTQIAP+ characters: Emil is gay, Ness and Maribelle are bisexual, and there’s a powerful F/F couple you’ll also meet.
- Magical creatures: Phoenixes aren’t the only creatures you’ll get to meet…
So, yeah. We meant it when we said this novel sounded epic. Go ahead and preorder your copy now, and be sure to check your local indie for signed copies!
Keep checking back for more updates about Infinity Son! What else do you want to know about the book?