The second book in THE INFINITY COURTS trilogy
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Cover illustrated by Casey Weldon and designed by Laura Eckes
Black Mirror meets Marie Lu’s Warcross in Nami’s continuing adventures as she fights to free her friends in this high-stakes sequel to The Infinity Courts by award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman.
It’s been ten months since Nami narrowly escaped the Four Courts and Ophelia’s wrath. Ten months since she was betrayed by someone she once considered a friend. Someone she poured her heart out to. And now her family here in the afterlife are gone, captured, and Nami is utterly alone.
On the run, only steps ahead of the AI forces pursuing her, and desperate to free her friends, Nami must take the allies she can find, even if she doesn’t fully trust them. And as she tests the limits of her own power, she must also reckon with the responsibility that entails.
Stakes are high as Nami navigates old enemies, unexpected allies, and an ever-changing landscape filled with dangers and twists at every turn. Along the way, she’ll learn powerful truths about who she can trust and the sacrifices that must be made in order to fight for a better, freer world for all.
cw: death, gun violence, references to torture, threat, mind control
Simon & Schuster Audio - narrated by Mizuo Peck
Brazil – Globo Livros
Romania - EuroLibris, Imprint Veridia
"While The Infinity Courts (2021) focused more on what it means to be human, aware, and capable of empathy, this sequel is packed with action, as Nami embraces her powers and fights back whenever she can...[a] fast-paced bridge leading toward higher stakes and more complications on the horizon." – Kirkus Reviews
"After a compelling series debut, The Genesis War continues Nami’s fight against Ophelia and the Four Courts. Just as original and gripping as The Infinity Courts, readers will devour this book in a desperate attempt to find out more about Nami’s power and her fight to help her friends escape the AI controlled afterlife." — The Young Folks
"The stakes are higher, the pain is more intense, and there are plenty of new characters to love and hate... Akemi weaves in human emotion and action-driven plots perfectly, building memorable characters that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. Her jump from contemporary to genre fiction was flawless." — Spotlight Report
"With intriguing themes and great character development, THE GENESIS WARS is an explosive sequel in a fantastic series. Readers will be left reeling and eagerly awaiting the next installment! Highly recommend picking up this YA series, especially for fans of THE KINGDOM, GEARBREAKERS, and WARCROSS." — YA Books Central, featured review
for THE INFINITY COURTS series
"A cerebral and pulse-pounding exploration of what it means to be human. Highly recommended for any library shelf." — ★ School Library Journal, starred review
"An intriguing speculative world that interrogates consciousness and humanity." — Kirkus Reviews
"Bowman has written [a] high-stakes sci-fi that is as much a commentary on human nature as it is a story about hope. [...] Readers are unlikely to find a more altruistic character in YA than Nami, and her empathy alone makes the pages turn." — Booklist
"Bowman combines the psychological with the heart-pounding in her powerful leap into science fiction. Featuring an imaginative world, a terrifying villain and a complex heroine, The Infinity Courts is a mesmerizing series opener that’s sure to lead to a thrilling, expectation-shattering sequel." — BookPage
"Akemi Dawn Bowman has written some of the most heartfelt wonders in contemporary YA, and this venture into sci-fi proves that her skill transcends genre." — BuzzFeed
"Akemi Dawn Bowman is a wonderfully diverse author—writing stunning novels across genres that defy expectations. The Infinity Courts is no different. When Nami dies in a horrific shooting, her consciousness wakes up in Infinity, an AI controlled afterlife. Ophelia, an AI assistant like Siri, rules over the souls trapped there, creating a division among the separated sections—called Courts. This book is so original and fast-paced, it deserves to live beyond the book in cinematic glory." — The Young Folks
"Death has never seemed like such an adventure. As one of my favorite authors, Bowman’s venture into science fiction is everything I hoped for and more. From an ensemble cast whose personalities skyrocket off the page, to the richly imaginative world and gripping prose, every part of this book felt masterful and left me on the edge of my seat. The Infinity Courts is absolutely everything I could want in a sci-fi." — Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth
"The Infinity Courts walks that glorious knife's edge between science fiction and fantasy, balanced at all times by Akemi Dawn Bowman's deep understanding of characters and relationships. The layered conflicts between humanity and technology and reality and perception kept me up at night. A fascinating story about survival in the afterlife." — Tracy Deonn, New York Times bestselling author of Legendborn
“A wildly imaginative epic powered by dazzling fantastical concepts, a wonderfully passionate heroine, and so much vibrant heart—this will be your new obsession!” — Sarah Kuhn, author of the Heroine Complex series
"The Infinity Courts is a high-stakes, action-packed wild ride of a book. It’s intelligent, emotional, and beautifully written. I was pulled in immediately by its fast pace action and emotionally diverse characters." — Spotlight Report
“Akemi Dawn Bowman is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with when she wields a pen. […] In a delicious combination of the thought-provoking study of death and humanity […], The Infinity Courts lands in the market as a delightful sucker punch.” – The Nerd Daily
"Immersive, imaginative, and intriguing, THE INFINITY COURTS is a fascinating and thought-provoking YA fantasy that questions humanity, morality, and the afterlife. Highly recommend." – YA Books Central
"Fantasy, science fiction and romance all wrapped into one, The Infinity Courts is a page-turner you won’t want to put down." – In the Know