I’ve always been a sci-fi fan, so when I saw a parallel worlds story on NetGalley, I requested it right away. Parallel worlds have been done in the past. Sometimes excellent: Sliders seasons 1 & 2. Sometimes poorly: Long Earth #4. I’m afraid that Jus Accardo’s foray into the trope was just okay.
My biggest issue with Infinity was that there were no adventures romping through parallel worlds. The characters talked about it briefly and described a few of the worlds, but the author never took us to another world. I’d be willing to say that because this first story is more of an introduction to the series, the lack of world-hopping can be excused. I’d pick up the second book when it comes out, but if it too has no world-hopping, or spends the entirety of the story in one world, then it’d lose me as a reader.
There was quite a bit of teenage angst, and a sloppy romance angle thing going on. A few situations had me scratching my noggin trying to suspend my disbelief, and although the author attempts to explain the motives behind the villain, the motivation was hard to swallow. The premise of the story was interesting but fell a bit short of the execution.
Overall, I didn’t feel that I wasted my time reading Infinity. I will admit that after about 50% of my read, I received an ARC of another book I wanted to read, and I just wanted to get Infinity done so I could start on the other book.
Sci-fi fans will probably like Infinity, by Jus Accardo. I suspect that the parallel world adventures will pick up in book two. I’d rate Infinity three and a half stars.