Arc review – The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman


April 4, 2021 by ceresbooksworld

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The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Book one in The Infinity Courts Trilogy

Publisher : Simon Pulse

Publication date : April 6th, 2021

Source : eArc from netgalley

Rating : Evil Love



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.


Nami goes to a party but her friend asks her to stop and buy some alcohol before coming and Nami never arrives because she is killed at the supermarket. She ends up in Infinity, the place where all souls meet after their deaths. However, this world is not the paradise she dreamed of, Ophelia, the AI that was on earth, took control of Infinity and reduced the humans to slaves before she could really destroy them. Nami will be saved by the rebellion before the AI takes away her will.

That’s it, I won’t go further into the story but you should know that I loved this book, it’s been a while since I was surprised like this.

Nami is a responsible, intelligent girl, I wouldn’t call her brave, she thinks a lot, she has a very good background and that’s probably what made her doubt everything and that will lose her. In Infinity people manage to have powers and they will try to destroy Queen Ophelia and her four princes. Nami’s power is that she can transform herself into an AI physically, so she can go unnoticed. What annoys me the most about Nami is her good heart, the rebellion wants to destroy the AIs to get Infinity back and finally be free. Nami after meeting Prince Caelan starts to wonder if all AIs are evil after all. She is a little naive on this point but she is a teenager and we can’t really blame her.

The rebellion is composed of many interesting characters, there is Ahmet, Annika, Sura, Theo and Gil. Gil is at the beginning the least friendly person and the one who trusts Nami the least, we understand it besides they will be able to create a link between them.

The story is really interesting, we understand Nami’s feelings and search for herself, when she was alive Ophelia was her connected watch and she talked to her all the time, she was one of her most faithful friends and she has a hard time getting used to the idea that in death Ophelia is evil. She still wants to believe that everyone can live together.

I love Akemi Dawn Bowman’s books, she has a style all her own, you always feel the feelings of her characters in very intense ways. I really loved this one and I can’t wait to read the rest because I want to know what will happen to Nami and the rebellion and I got attached to all these characters. And as I said at the beginning of this review, Akemi managed to surprise me on one point.

Quick Word: A thrilling story with a heroine like no other.


Nami se rend à une soirée mais son amie lui demande de s’arrêter acheter de l’alcool avant de venir et Nami n’arrivera jamais puisqu’elle se fait tuer à la superette. Elle se retrouve à Infinity, l’endroit où toutes les âmes se retrouvent après leurs morts. Cependant, ce monde n’est pas le paradis rêvé, Ophelia, l’IA qui était sur terre à pris le contrôle d’Infinity et réduit les humains en esclaves avant de pouvoir vraiment les détruire. Nami sera sauver par la rebellion avant que les IA lui enlèvent sa volonté.

Voilà, je n’irai pas plus loin dans l’histoire mais vous devez savoir que j’ai adoré ce livre, ça faisait un petit moment que je n’avais pas été surprise comme cela.

Nami est une jeune fille responsable, intelligente, je ne la qualifierai pas de courageuse, elle réfléchit beaucoup, elle a un très bon fond et c’est probablement ce qui l’a fait douter de tout et qui la perdra. A Infinity les gens arrivent à avoir des pouvoirs et ils vont essayer de détruire la Reine Ophélia et ces quatres princes. Le pouvoir de Nami c’est qu’elle arrive à se transformer en IA physiquement, elle peut donc passer inaperçue. Ce qui m’agace le plus chez Nami c’est justement son bon cœur, la rebellion veut détruire les IA pour récupérer Infinity et enfin être libre. Nami après avoir fait la connaissance du prince Caelan commence à se demander si finalement toutes les IA sont diaboliques. Elle est peu naive sur ce point mais c’est une adolescente et on ne peut pas vraiment lui en vouloir.

La rebellion est composée de beaucoup de personnages intéressants, il y a Ahmet, Annika, Sura, Theo et Gil. Gil est au début la personne la moins aimable et celle qui a le moins confiance en Nami, on le comprend d’ailleurs mais entre eux va se créer un lien.

L’histoire est vraiment très intéressante, on comprend les sentiments de Nami et la recherche d’elle-même, lorsqu’elle était vivante Ophelia était sa montre connectée et elle lui parlait sans arrêt, c’était une de ses amies les plus fidèles et elle a du mal à se faire à l’idée que dans la mort Ophélia est maléfique. Elle veut encore croire que tout le monde peut cohabités ensemble.

J’adore les livres d’Akemi Dawn Bowman, elle a style bien à elle, on ressent toujours les sentiments de ses personnages de manières très intenses. J’ai vraiment adoré celui-ci et j’ai hâte de lire la suite parce que je veux savoir ce qui va arriver à Nami et la rébellion et je me suis attachée à tous ces personnages. Et puis comme je le disais au début de cette chronique, Akemi à réussi à me surprendre sur un point.

En bref : Une histoire palpitante avec une héroïne pas comme les autres.

About the author

Akemi Dawn Bowman is a critically-acclaimed author who writes across genres. Her novels have received multiple accolades and award nominations, and her debut novel, STARFISH, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist. She has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She overthinks everything, including this bio. You can find Akemi on Instagram @AkemiDawnBowman.


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2 thoughts on “Arc review – The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

  1. i’m so glad you enjoyed this!! this absolutely destroyed me (because of that ending)! lovely review ❤

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