STEALING INFINITY, by Alyson Noël, Entangled: Teen, June 28, 2022, Hardcover, $18.99 (young adult, ages 14 and up)
A girl’s life is upended when she’s suddenly shipped off to a remote boarding school in Alyson Noël Stealing Infinity.
My life goes completely sideways the moment I meet the mysterious Braxton. Sure, he’s ridiculously hot, but he’s also the reason I’ve been kicked out of school and recruited into Gray Wolf Academy ― a remote island school completely off the grid. I never should have trusted a face so perfect.
But the reality of why Gray Wolf wanted me is what truly blows my mind. It’s a school for time travelers. Tripping, they call it. This place is filled with elaborate costumes and rare artifacts, where every move is strategic and the halls are filled with shadows and secrets.
Here, what you see isn’t always what it appears. Including Braxton. Because even though there’s an energy connecting us together, the more secrets he keeps from me, the more it feels like something is pulling us apart. Something that has to do with this place ― and its darker purpose. It’s all part of a guarded, elaborate puzzle of history and time… and I might be one of the missing pieces.
Now I have all the time in the world. And yet I can’t shake the feeling that time is the one thing I’m about to run out of…fast. —Synopsis provided by Entangled Teen
I don’t know about you, but there are times when I want to savor a read and other when I want to devour one. Stealing Infinity falls strictly into the devour category.
Time travel. Tarot cards. Numerology. Art. History. Mystery. Intrigue. Romance. Adventure.
Stealing Infinity has them all. And I think that’s why the book works as well as it does. Take one of those elements away, and the story crumbles.
At the center of the story is Natasha, a once-popular high school senior whose life changed forever when her father disappeared. Her father’s disappearance has always felt like a betrayal, but the more time she spends at Gray Wolf, her perspective shifts. Told in first-person, readers get a direct view at Tasha’s thoughts, experiences and motivations.
Stealing Infinity has a grittier feel to it and certain elements, including that of an attempted rape make it suitable for older, more mature teens. The next book in the series, Ruling Destiny, is slated for a 2023 release.
Author Alyson Noël fast pacing and bold storyline twists are sure to appeal to a broad cross-section of readers, making Stealing Infinity a cinematic summer read.
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