4 out of 4 stars
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Genesis (The Infinity Series Book 2) by Bellamy Westbay is an exciting novel following a group of people as they journey to find the cure for a poisoned companion. It is the second book in a series about a banished angel, Alex, and his friends. Alex is in love with a human, Gwen, who was kidnapped and poisoned in the first novel in the series. The second book picks up where the first book ended and follows Alex, Gwen, and her friend Jasper as they travel across the multiverse to find three keys that will open a door to the Tree of Life. Alex feels that fruit from this tree is the only option to save Gwen’s life.
We follow along as the trio travels from Earth to planets in other galaxies to meet with gatekeepers who guard the keys to the Tree of Life. These gatekeepers each require a task be performed in order to grant a key. Once the keys are obtained they can then access the Tree of Life whose fruit will grant immortality to Gwen, thereby counteracting the poison and saving her life. The story is told from multiple viewpoints, each chapter alternating between the viewpoint of the various main characters.
I was a little concerned prior to starting this novel, as I had not read the first one in the series. I was prepared to read the story and if necessary read the first one for better context. What I found was that there were enough references to incidents in the first novel to make the story make sense to me. There were times while reading the story that I wished I had read the first one in order to really understand the depth of emotion the characters were feeling, but it did not make following along with the story difficult.
I particularly enjoyed the interactions between a few of the characters. The dialogue between characters flowed easily and was well written. The author was very descriptive when talking about the various planets and peoples that were introduced. As a fan of this genre, I have read several paranormal books regarding angels. This book seemed to follow the standard formula for the genre so it was a bit predictable but I still found it entertaining.
The book seemed to be professionally edited, as I noted no spelling or grammar errors in the writing. The story was easy to follow, despite the alternating viewpoints. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. There is some strong language present, as well as some sexual content so I would not recommend it for younger readers. It does end on a cliffhanger, but in a way that wraps up one situation and sets up for the next novel. I enjoyed this book and am waiting for the third in the series to be published so that I can see how the story continues.
Genesis (The Infinity Series, Vol.2)
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