“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is THE INFINITY COURTS by Akemi Dawn Bowman. This is an author that I’ve had such good luck with. I loved Starfish, Summer Bird Blue, and her most recent, Harley in the Sky. As soon as I heard she had a new book coming out, I had to rush and find the synopsis. I think this new book sounds amazing and I’m especially intrigued by the science fiction elements since everything else I’ve read from Bowman has been contemporary, coming of age type stories.
Also, just a head’s up that this will probably be my last post until next week due to the Christmas holiday. We aren’t doing much to celebrate but I do want to spend some quality time with my family. I finally have a few days off so I will be catching up on visiting all of my favorite blogs though so I’m sure I’ll see you around the blogosphere. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
THE INFINITY COURTS by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Publication Date: April 6, 2021 by Simon Pulse
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.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂