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Review: The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman

The Infinity Courts is one of my favorite SF series. The Genesis Wars is a brilliant sequel with an ending that will have you screaming. It’s a book that does not fall into this Second Book Syndrome and instead has me even more excited for the series finale. Talk about a book! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


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.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

The Genesis Wars is an action packed sequel that had me screaming. In this sequel, Nami asks us what responsibility we have to those who follow us. When we only look out for ourselves, what happens to everyone else? Nami must constantly fight a mentality which is, in many ways, detached from loss. In an afterlife, when so many people have been living for generations, how do we remind them of the loved ones left behind? How do we convince people to risk their lives for others they don’t have an immediate connection to?

The Genesis Wars has twists which will shock you. I would have read it just for the action alone. And based on that ending, I need book three immediately. Besides the action, I loved how The Genesis Wars develops Nami’s characters. War and guilt can twist us into different people. And we can make decisions that we think are for good, but good for whom? Sometimes we become so used to what we have, to our dreams, that we need someone to question us.

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I am so impressed with the battle and action scenes in The Genesis Wars. This is truly a sequel that will change everything you thought you know. It made me love Nami and the ways she is changed by her own guilt. To remember that anger is like a fire that can go out. Especially as Nami struggles with betrayal and the way it’s destabilized her own trust in herself. People can surprise us if we give them the change, if we allow the possibility of change. This sequel is a must read and truly explosive. Find The Genesis Wars on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


What is your favorite sequel with an amazing ending?

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