Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Book Review/Blitz: Infini

Infini

by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Aerial Ethereal #2
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”

It was terrible advice.

My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.

He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.

He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.

Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.

“You can help me fix it,” she says.

And then she hands me a list.


Review

I'm not crying, you're crying! This book is full of emotion and I absolutely love it.

If you haven't read Amour Amour already, you should totally do that before reading Infini. It's not *necessary*, but it is. Haha. Seriously, though. Read it. It's amazing. Amour Amour brings the circus to life in a way that astounded me. The circus is present in Infini, too, but it feels different here than it did in the first book. Not bad, just different. I think you'll understand if you've read both books.

The romance in Infini is just so (I really struggled to find the right word here and still failed) lovely. I don't want to go into much detail here because I don't want to spoil anything. Please go in blind! However, I will say that this is a beautiful romance between friends. The love between Luka and Baylee was palpable.

Throughout all of Krista & Becca's books, there's an overwhelming theme of family and surrounding yourself with people that love you. No one else I've ever read has ever touched on family like they do. Yes, they write romance, but they also write about powerful familial love. It blows me away in a completely different sense.

Krista & Becca write characters like nobody's business. From their main characters to their side characters (and there's a lot of these in this book), every single one is fleshed out and developed. They always leave me wanting stories from other characters and that's what I love to see in writing. By the way, totally down for a Katya or Dimitri story!

One more thing I want to touch on that really made stuck out for me. Baylee deals with depression. As someone that has battled with depression for a decades, thank you to Krista & Becca. You handled Baylee's depression in such a realistic and thoughtful manner. I could connect with her in a way that I really didn't expect. Her feelings and how her depression affected her, I got that. I intimately understood exactly what she felt. It might not seem like a big deal to some, but seeing that representation in Infini meant a lot to me.

Infini was an amazing book. It was everything that a reader could have hoped for after Amour Amour.

Trigger warning (taken from book): This book contains adult language and graphic scenes, including situations that may cause trigger reactions. Such situations include: grief & loss, bulimia, depression, kleptomania, and various forms of abuse. This story is meant for readers eighteen years or older.

Rating

5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from the authors in exchange for an honest review. *

About Krista & Becca Ritchie


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Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

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